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Review: The Storm King

May 23, 2013

Storm King

Folk singer and national treasure Pete Seeger has collaborated with producer Jeff Haynes to create an audio book that is a must listen for anyone who loves folk music and/or storytelling.  The Storm King is fantastic from beginning to end – I loved every minute of this wonderful audio and I smiled through most of it.  It felt unrehearsed and unscripted – I felt as if Pete Seeger was sitting beside me, telling me stories from his life, career, and marriage.

I’m not sure this audiobook would appeal as much to those who aren’t familiar with Seeger’s work and don’t remember when he was blacklisted and called before Congress.  For me, and those of my generation, this book brings back many memories of a man who lived by his convictions and spoke for a generation through his music.

This splendid audiobook contains stories, reminisces, poems, and songs and I enjoyed every single one of them.  I recommend The Storm King to everyone who loves audiobooks.

Review copy provided by Hachette Books.  I am an Indiebound Affiliate.

14 Comments leave one →
  1. sandynawrot permalink
    May 23, 2013 6:38 am

    He was a little before my time but I was always kind of a throwback with my musical interests and have certainly listened to his music. I think I am enough of a music lover that even if I don’t know a lot about him, I’d like this. I like to listen to a story and I like hearing about other people’s experiences.

  2. May 23, 2013 7:08 am

    I love how you described Seeger as a “national treasure.” This seems like something that would be really enhanced by audio. Thanks for the review!

  3. May 23, 2013 8:16 am

    That it felt unscripted makes it attractive to me!

  4. May 23, 2013 8:17 am

    I don’t know anything about Seeger but your review makes me want to listen to this one nonetheless.

  5. May 23, 2013 12:00 pm

    Wow, this sounds great, especially for us old people! :–)

  6. Mitch Kelly permalink
    May 23, 2013 12:33 pm

    Great review! I listened to the audiobook as well and enjoyed every minute, though I was unfamiliar with Pete Seeger and his music before pressing play. I am so appreciative to have heard about his life spoken by him.

  7. May 23, 2013 1:16 pm

    This sounds great! I like that it has some of his music on it.

  8. Patty permalink
    May 23, 2013 4:07 pm

    If anybody could sell me on audiobooks…it’s you…and sometimes I am tempted!

  9. May 23, 2013 5:24 pm

    I don’t know who this person is but you’ve got me wanting to know more that’s for sure!

  10. May 23, 2013 8:00 pm

    This sounds wonderful! I don’t know much about Pete Seeger but you’ve made me interested.

  11. talesofwhimsy permalink
    May 23, 2013 9:11 pm

    He’s sounds like a guy I should research. Great review B.

  12. May 24, 2013 1:37 pm

    Probably wouldn’t do much for me.

  13. bookingmama permalink
    May 24, 2013 2:20 pm

    Not to rub it in, but I might be a little too young for this one! LOL!

  14. May 25, 2013 6:32 am

    I’ve been saving this one. Mr. BFR and I plan to listen while on a road trip later this summer. We are the perfect ages for it.

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