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  • On the Road with the Fab Four: The Mal Evans Story
  • By: Kenneth Womack
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Womack
  • Length: 19 hrs and 6 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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By: Kenneth Womack
Narrated by: Kenneth Womack
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The first full-length biography of Mal Evans, the Beatles’ beloved roadie, assistant, confidant and friend

A towering figure in horn-rimmed glasses, Malcolm ‘Mal’ Evans was an invaluable member of the Beatles’ inner circle. Serving as their long-time roadie, personal assistant and protector, he was a sometime lyricist, occasional performer and regular fixer at the height of the group’s fame and beyond.

But Mal’s dedication to his beloved ‘boys’ and his own desire for stardom took its toll, leading to the dissolution of his marriage and his untimely death in January 1976.

Until now, Mal’s extraordinary life has remained shrouded in mystery. Drawing on hundreds of exclusive interviews and with full access to Mal’s unpublished archives – including his personal diaries, manuscripts and memorabilia – renowned Beatles scholar Kenneth Womack paints the first complete portrait of this complicated figure at the heart of the Beatles’ story.

Living the Beatles Legend is a fascinating but ultimately tragic tale about life at the edges of superstardom.

©2023 Kenneth Womack (P)2023 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Great tale - pronunciation grates

This is an important Beatles book. Mal was a major player through much of their career and his own life has strong elements of tragedy. Womack carries the story strongly chronologically based on Mal’s own notes and diary. His (Mal’s) insights give an amazing front row seat to such a significant period of time.
Overall Womack narrates well, but I wish he had gone for some UK pronunciation of place and people names - they do grate at times, annoying you out of your focus. But, that is a minor niggle.
As most reviewers of the book (any format) will say, while you know the story, this adds a new view and perspective. The second volume will not be audible-able: it is documents, photos, Mal’s diary and draft memoir. Another treasure trove for Beatlemaniacs.

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Awesome book

Another brilliantly written book by Kenneth, and about such an amazing man, the gentle giant who is never forgotten

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