• George Harrison

  • By: Alan Clayson
  • Narrated by: Mike Read
  • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 18-12-07
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Music Sales Corporation
  • 1 out of 5 stars 1.0 (1 rating)

Summary

Often overlooked as a songwriter, despite penning The Beatles' standards "Something" and "Here Comes the Sun", and being the first of the four to release solo material, George Harrison embraced fame reluctantly, retiring from public life after the assassination of John Lennon. Launching a spectacular late-1980s comeback with The Traveling Wilburys, he returned as a household name for a new generation with the Anthology projects and 2000's best-selling 1 album. This abridged version of George Harrison chronicles the life of "the quiet one" right up to his recent unsuccessful battle with cancer.
©2003 Alan Clayson (P)2007 Audible.com
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1 out of 5 stars
By Mac on 10-01-12

This was a waste of time

Any additional comments?

Clayson seems to understand nothing about Harrison's unique musicality and approach to songwriting. He also doesn't seem to appreciate Harrison's role in the Beatles. If Clayson dislikes Harrison so much, why write a book about him? Money, perhaps? I learned nothing new about George Harrison, and feel ripped off.

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4 out of 5 stars
By TIMOTHY on 12-11-12

A LITTLE MORE INSITE INTO THIS FAMOUS MAN.

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

I DID NOT READ THE PRINT VERSION.

What was one of the most memorable moments of George Harrison?

THE STORIES OF GEORGE'S EARLY INTERACTIONS AND INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE OTHE 3 FABS.

Would you be willing to try another one of Mike Read’s performances?

DEPENDS ON THE SUBJECT MATTER.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

THE DEATH OF MR. HARRISON.

Any additional comments?

READING BUY SOMEONE WITH SUCH A THICK BRITISH ACCENT ADDED AN AIR OF AUTHENTICITY BUT MADE IT SOMEWHAT DIFFICULT TO UNDER STAND AT TIMES.

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