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Publisher's Summary

Tales of adventure, misadventure, love, and loss - this collection of non-fiction short stories from the Australian rock legend turned writer is vintage Jimmy. Outrageous, witty, warm and wise, Killing Time shares more than 40 yarns reflecting an epic life - from an encounter with a soul legend in Memphis, a night in a haunted studio in upstate New York, and a doomed haircut in Thailand to a madcap misunderstanding in a Japanese ski resort, a family feud on a remote coral atoll, and an all-too-revealing appearance for a Sydney charity.

©2020 Jimmy Barnes (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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A cracking collection of stories

This book is even better than the first two. It will make you laugh, cry and think.

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Killing Time

Being a Chisel/Barnes fan I didn't know how I would go listening to Jimmy read this book to me. It worked well. I am a bit sad that I have finished.
great book, great story, bring on the next one JB.

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not as expected

Overall it was ok, however it felt more shallow not mind blowing or deeply insiteful like his first two books which I really enjoyed.

i was expecting a few more stories from when he was on the road, encounters with other people, hard rock stories sort of thing.

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Laugh and cry

Really enjoyed this book. I laughed and cried. Jane is one amazing woman. Jimmy tells a great story with so much passion.

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I’ve been a long time fan of Jimmy Barnes. Now even more.

I love the fact jimmy is the notator. This is a genuine heartfelt noration of his stories he experienced himself.
Although I don’t know Jimmy personally, I think I relate to him on so many levels.
I have never been in the music game ( I can’t sing or play a thing), but I feel as though I lives have crossed ( maybe from a far distance).
I would love to meet him in person , and hope not to be star struck when it occurs.
This has been my most enjoyable books to listen to.
Highly recommended

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AMAZING

My daughter got it for me for Christmas I read half of it in less than a day then I remembered audible so I read and listened too, couldn't stop crying about your beautiful fur babies.😢 condolences to you and your beautiful family, Can't wait to see more.

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Good but not Great

I enjoyed listening to this book; however, I had heard many of the stories before in interviews and promos for the book. It was good to hear Jimmy retell the stories but it was not as great as the previous books.

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Loved this book

I have listened to all 3 of Jimmy’s books. They are all great, honest , touching and at times hilariously funny.
He has truly found himself in Killing Time, I recommend it completely.

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Great stories

Enjoyed the stories and makes it more personal being read by Jimmy himself. Plenty of laughs and some tears. Great read

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Like having a beer with Barnsey

Loved it! The good the bad and the ugly, I laughed and cried oh did I cry. Thank you for the incite into your world. I have read both books and this was just a topper to add to the collection. Thank you, just what I needed!

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  • 22-12-2020

One of the best...

Jimmy took me on a rollercoaster ride of tears, laughter and wonder. Another intriguing story of a wonderful man who faced by huge life challenges.

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  • Peter E. Mclean
  • 15-11-2020

Awesome Audio Book!!!

Awesomely narrated by Aussie music legend Jimmy Barnes!!! Laughter, tears, and joy flood through as Jimmy recounts some highlights and stories about the music industry and his family life.

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