Relentless

  • by Yngwie J. Malmsteen
  • Narrated by Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Fred Berman
  • 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The rock-and-roll memoir of one of the world's greatest guitarists.
Yngwie Malmsteen's revolutionary guitar style - combining elements of classical music with the speed and volume of heavy metal - made him a staple of the 80s rock scene. Decades later, he's still a legend among guitarists, having sold 11 million albums and influenced generations of rockers since. In Relentless, Malmsteen shares his personal story, from the moment he burst onto the scene seemingly out of nowhere in the early 80s to become a household name in the annals of heavy metal. Along the way, he talks about his first bands, going solo, his songwriting and recording process, and the seedy side of the rock business.Malmsteen was named one of Time magazine's ten greatest electric guitar players.
The author's most recent album, Spellbound, was released in December 2012.

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A Bit All Over the Place

Firstly it's somewhat misleading to advertise this book as being narrated by Yngwie himself. Yngwie reads an introduction and is then never heard again. The main narrator does a great job however.

Fans of Yngwie will know what to expect from this book. Yngwie is as full of himself as ever here and is characteristically unapologetic for it. The book begins with Yngwie ranting about Socialism of all things and ends with Yngwie, for the millionth time, stating how he must have total creative control over everything he does... yeah we get it.

Learning about Yngwies early, and surprisingly somewhat privileged, life was quite interesting. There's also some good gossip about Bonnet, Turner and some sleazy managers.

Overall I'd say only listen to this if you're an Yngwie fan, otherwise this will be a struggle.
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- Ben Gray

Book Details

  • Release Date: 29-05-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios