Chronicles by Bob Dylan audiobook

Chronicles: Volume One

By Bob Dylan
Read by Sean Penn

Simon & Schuster Audio
5.05 Hours 1
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Grammy Award Nominee for Best Spoken Word Album! "I'd come from a long ways off and had started a long ways down. But now destiny was about to manifest itself. I felt like it was looking right at me and nobody else." Bob Dylan's Chronicle: Volume One explores the critical junctions in his life and career. Through Dylan's eyes and open mind, we see Greenwich Village, circa 1961, when he first arrives in Manhattan. Dylan's New York is a magical city of possibilities -- smoky, nightlong parties; literary awakenings; transient loves and unbreakable friendships. Elegiac observations are punctuated by jabs of memories, penetrating and tough. With side trips to New Orleans, Woodstock, Minnesota and points west, Chronicles: Volume One is an intimate and intensely personal recollection of extraordinary times. Revealing, poetical, passionate and witty, Chronicles: Volume One is a mesmerizing window on Bob Dylan's thoughts and influences. Dylan's voice is distinctively American: generous of spirit, engaged, fanciful and rhythmic. Utilizing his unparalleled gifts of storytelling and the exquisite expressiveness that are the hallmarks of his music, Bob Dylan turns Chronicles: Volume One into a poignant reflection on life, and the people and places that helped shape the man and the art.

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Summary

Summary

A London Guardian Pick of Best Books of the 21st Century

A New York Times bestseller

USA Today bestseller

Winner of the 2005 Audie Award

A 2004 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

A 2004 New York Times Book Review Top 10 Book of the Year

Grammy Award Nominee for Best Spoken Word Album!

"I'd come from a long ways off and had started a long ways down. But now destiny was about to manifest itself. I felt like it was looking right at me and nobody else."
Bob Dylan's Chronicle: Volume One explores the critical junctions in his life and career. Through Dylan's eyes and open mind, we see Greenwich Village, circa 1961, when he first arrives in Manhattan. Dylan's New York is a magical city of possibilities -- smoky, nightlong parties; literary awakenings; transient loves and unbreakable friendships. Elegiac observations are punctuated by jabs of memories, penetrating and tough. With side trips to New Orleans, Woodstock, Minnesota and points west, Chronicles: Volume One is an intimate and intensely personal recollection of extraordinary times.
Revealing, poetical, passionate and witty, Chronicles: Volume One is a mesmerizing window on Bob Dylan's thoughts and influences. Dylan's voice is distinctively American: generous of spirit, engaged, fanciful and rhythmic. Utilizing his unparalleled gifts of storytelling and the exquisite expressiveness that are the hallmarks of his music, Bob Dylan turns Chronicles: Volume One into a poignant reflection on life, and the people and places that helped shape the man and the art.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Chronicles is hardly tame. It is lucid without being linear, swirling through time without losing its strong storytelling thread.”   New York Times
“A remarkable achievement, and like Henry Miller’s best personal writings, it is a story that opens up the times that it portrays, and then reveals the possibilities of the human spirit.”  Rolling Stone
“Off the beaten path as it is, Chronicles is nevertheless an astonishing achievement. As revelatory in its own way as Blonde on Blonde or Highway 61 Revisited, it provides ephemeral insights into the mind one of the most significant artistic voices of the twentieth century.” Amazon.com
“Bob Dylan sure can turn a phrase. He engages the reader with his...forays into absolute down-home clarity.”   Barnes&Noble.com
“After a career of principled coyness, Dylan takes pains to outline the growth of his artistic conscience in this superb memoir...Ultimately, this book will stand as a record of a young man’s self-education, as contagious in its frank excitement as the letters of John Keats and as sincere in its ramble as Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, to which Dylan frequently refers. A person of Dylan’s stature could have gotten away with far less; that he has been so thoughtful in the creation of this book is a measure of his talents, and a gift to his fans.”  Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“[A] wonderful production...Most strikingly, Sean Penn [has an] ideal voice for a reluctant pop hero desperately trying to put the genie back in the bottle.”  AudioFile

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Author Bio: Bob Dylan

Author Bio: Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan is one of the most lauded songwriters and performers of all time. A musical and cultural icon since his debut in the 1960s, he has written more than six hundred songs and sold more than one hundred million records around the world. In addition to his numerous awards for songwriting and performance, he was granted a Pulitzer Prize Special Citation for his profound impact on popular music and American culture. Expanding from his lyric writing background, Dylan has authored numerous books showcasing his unique blend of poetry and prose.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 5.05
Audience: Adult
Language: English