• by Tom Graves
  • Narrated by Tom Graves
  • 3 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The result of careful and meticulous research, this stylishly-written biography of infamous blues musician Robert Johnson reveals the real story behind the mythical talent that made him a musical legend. According to some, Robert Johnson learned guitar by trading his soul away to the Devil at a crossroads in rural Mississippi. When he died at age 27 of a mysterious poisoning, many superstitious fans came to believe that the Devil had returned to take his due.
This diligent study of Johnson's life debunks these myths while emphasizing the effect that Robert Johnson, said to be the greatest blues musician who ever lived, has had on modern musicians such as Eric Clapton and the Rolling Stones and fans of the blues. Tom Graves, a master of what Ernest Hemingway called "the true sentence" and the telling detail, pieces together the fragments of the jagged, elusive puzzle that is Robert Johnson.


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Bringing the legend to life

Thoroughly enjoyed this short listen about the life and after life of Delta blues man , Robert Johnson. Tom Graves the author narrates it beautifully. It’s atmospheric , full of mystery as the story unfolds about what we know and don’t know about Robert Johnson. As a blues fan - this is essential listening. You’ll love it.
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- Jay

Very informative in the life of Robert Johnson

Would you consider the audio edition of Crossroads to be better than the print version?

Yes the audio version is much better because you can listen to it anytime you wish to the car

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- Smarty

Book Details

  • Release Date: 30-08-2013
  • Publisher: Tom Graves