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WILD THING The Short, Spellbinding Life of Jimi Hendrix

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Ako Mitchell

Biography & Memoir • 14.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2020

From the opening lines of this moving audiobook, listeners will know that narrator Ako Mitchell has an artist's appreciation for 1960s music legend Jimi Hendrix. With deliberate diction and dramatic pacing, Mitchell, nevertheless, sounds authentic and relaxed--a combination of narrating strengths that takes Phillip Norman's excellent writing to another level. Norman has written acclaimed biographies of Paul McCartney, Buddy Holly, Elton John, and others, so he knows the music scene. Here, Norman's lyrical prose conveys an intimate and comfortable connection with Hendrix and his world--as if he's part of that world rather than on the outside looking in. While Hendrix is the star of this audio, it's also a sweeping account of how the music of that era intersected with the social changes that were rattling the English-speaking world. T.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2021]

Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2020

CD ISBN 9781664496354 $123.75 • Twelve CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781705012826 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN $31.49

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