Fab: The Intimate Life of Paul McCartney

  • by Howard Sounes
  • Narrated by David Thorpe
  • 25 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

He is the proud torchbearer of the Beatles, the greatest band in the history of popular music, and one of the most closely-studied artists in show business, yet secrets and surprises remain in the life of Sir Paul McCartney. The full story is told in Fab.
Howard Sounes, author of the acclaimed Down the Highway: The Life of Bob Dylan, spent more than two years investigating every aspect of Sir Paul's life and work, including interviewing over 200 people. The result is the richest, most detailed, and most comprehensive biography of McCartney yet written.
Unlike previous biographers, the author pays equal attention to the story of McCartney in the Beatles and the ongoing story of his post-Beatles career, creating an engrossing history that spans the long arc of this great artist's life and work. Fab also includes the full, fascinating story of Sir Paul's calamitous second marriage to Heather Mills. Sounes proves a judicious critic of the music, while also delivering a superb psychological portrait of the man behind some of the world's most beloved songs.
Howard Sounes is known for writing detailed and revelatory biographies of a wide range of extraordinary personalities, including the murderers Fred and Rosemary West (Fred & Rose), the writer Charles Bukowski (Locked in the Arms of a Crazy Life), and the musicians Bob Dylan (Down the Highway) and Lou Reed (Notes from the Velvet Underground). Each book is based on extensive original research. For more information, visit www.howardsounes.com

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What the Critics Say

"For fans willing to ponder their hero's flaws, Fab delivers all you need to know." (Rolling Stone)
"A McCartney biography that intrigues all the way through." (The (London) Times)

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Interesting

Took a bit of getting used to as narrator didn't seem as easy on the ear as the book about john but warmed to him in the end. Couldn't understand why the author decided to refer to Ringo as Richie but then occasionally did call him Ringo so I sometimes found myself wondering who Riche was.

Overall good unbiased summary of Paul's life.
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- Amazon Customer

A must if you're a Beatle fan

Whilst lots of books out there cover McCartney's life during the Beatle years it was interesting to hear about his life post this period , most notably with Wings and his subsequent solo material. What made this really enjoyable was the narration by David Thorpe and the accents he used for the characters albeit at times a little stereotypical but great to listen to.
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- Dean O'Leary

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-07-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios