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LOU REED The King of New York

by | Read by Will Hermes

Biography & Memoir • 20.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2023

During a career that spanned from 1958 to his death in 2013, musician Lou Reed never became a pop star, but he made interesting music and was a New York City icon who knew everybody and lived a fascinating life. Music journalist Will Hermes narrates this history in a pleasing tone with consistent clarity while capturing his subject's moody cynicism. His vocal character works well with his insightful writing about Reed's mental health and drug issues, sexual complexity, and pull-no-punches songwriting. Reed's often arresting observations on the human condition attracted loyal fans and a coterie of celebrities like Bob Dylan and Andy Warhol. With his strong performance and research, as well as his suave storytelling, Hermes holds listeners close for the entire production. T.W. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2023]

Trade Ed. • Macmillan Audio • 2023

DD ISBN 9781250910851 $32.99

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