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  • Eagles - Dark Desert Highway

  • How America’s Dream Band Turned into a Nightmare
  • By: Mick Wall
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • 3.6 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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By: Mick Wall
Narrated by: Jeff Harding
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Publisher's Summary

'This could be heaven or this could be hell...'

So sings Don Henley on their biggest hit, 'Hotel California', and it is true that the Eagles story was one that blurred the ultimate Hollywood highs and subterranean LA lows beyond recognition.

The band that embodied the American dream with globe-straddling success, impossibly luxurious lives, almost supernatural talent also descended into nightmare with bloodletting betrayal, hate-filled hubris, the skeletons of perceived enemies, brutally discarded lovers and former band mates left unburied on the road behind them. The story of the Eagles is a truly gothic American fable: one of ultimate power and rivers of money; of sex and drugs at a time when both were the lingua-franca of sophisticated So-Cal living; of a band who sang of peaceful easy feelings in public while threatening to kill each other in private.

Now, for the first time, esteemed music biographer Mick Wall will provide the definitive insight into America's bestselling band of all time, a band who have sold more records than Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones combined, exploring their meteoric rise to fame and the hedonistic days of the 70s music scene in LA, when American music was taking over the world.

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  • 24-02-2024

It’s ok for a brief beginner’s overview of the Eagles.

I don’t know why it is written so snarky, and with such contempt and condescension.
It is the Eagles, except brushed over quite generally and doesn’t go into specifics and detail on any incident or relationship etc that is mentioned.
The narration is rigid, but bearable. Although he does have the habit of putting on a high pitched voice when quoting a female, which sounds a bit childish.

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Interesting but unbearable narration

The story is interesting although very much drawn out, but the narrator is unbearable. His tone is the same for every sentence, and always there is sarcasm and cynicism shining through. It is a veeeerrrryyy long listen if every sentence has the same intonation. And what is with the imitation female voices sounding cocky and silly? Making them look ridiculous.

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The making of the band.

Very interesting look at the personalities of the musos + the business dealings behind the Eagles.
What a pair of arxxxxxxes those 2 blokes were.
Smarmy narration.
Well worth a listen if you’re an Eagles fan.

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Great book

One of my favourite bands you don’t realise what goes on behind closed doors. Good times and sad

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Terrible narration

The narrator is sarcastic and obviously not an Eagles fan. He sounded like he was calling a ballgame. He ruined it for me.

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From wary to WOW!

Having read the author's Led Zeppelin fable I was wary of what I was getting into. The account of the band's story held my attention. The narration is equally irritating and entertaining. The band's music I know. Their story I did not. Excellent & informative.

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