A winner, a loser, a leader, a loner. The Rock 'n' Roll Diaries. One Mission: To be the biggest band on the planet. When Burt decides he must start a rock band to win the love of Bex, he is forced to assemble a quartet of teenage opposites. The RockAteers are born. It must work, and not just for Burt's sake. Egg has spent his life on the outside looking in, Tea needs to evade a tough future, and Clipper wants more than a fast track to football academy.
When Egg reveals his song-writing genius, the only way is up.... But can they function as a band? Who will win the race to sign them? And who will win the girl? Embodying the reality of This is England and the fun of The Inbetweeners, follow our band on a rollercoaster ride of chaotic gigs, hissy fits, and dirty tricks. The listener can truly live and breathe their experience as the chapters come with an accompanying music track for an entirely new, multilayered experience.
Told from the perspective of the four band members, we discover what it’s really like being in a band, and through their candid diary entries, their emails and lively narrative scenes, we find out what the characters think of one another as they embark on a journey that will change their lives forever.
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A tad predictable
The production value is superb, with fitting score to enhance the read rather than being random transition elements. Jamie Scallion is top notch as a reader.
The story is very straightforward, and quite predictable, at for this Part 1. Also, if the main characters are given commendable subtlety and very individual charm, the 'bad guys' (Burt's parents, Simon Cowell... I mean, Sir Wilson Cloom) lack a little bit of finesse in their writing, maybe? You'd expect them to kick a dog on the street and start with an evil laughter.
Jamie Scallion's delivery of his book is excellent; he gives his characters a different voice without changing his (smartly avoiding the 'cringe factor' of the male reader's attempt at a female voice), and his accent is spot on for these characters (well, he wrote them).
Could easily have.