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Narrated by: Elton John, Taron Egerton
Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
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Publisher's Summary

In his first and only official autobiography, music icon Elton John reveals the truth about his extraordinary life, which is also the subject of the smash-hit film Rocketman. The result is Me - the joyously funny, honest and moving story of the most enduringly successful singer/songwriter of all time.

Read by actor and star of Rocketman, Taron Egerton, with an introduction and epilogue read by Elton John.

Christened Reginald Dwight, he was a shy boy with Buddy Holly glasses who grew up in the London suburb of Pinner and dreamed of becoming a pop star. By the age of 23, he was performing his first gig in America, facing an astonished audience in his bright yellow dungarees, a star-spangled T-shirt and boots with wings. Elton John had arrived and the music world would never be the same again.

His life has been full of drama, from the early rejection of his work with songwriting partner Bernie Taupin to spinning out of control as a chart-topping superstar; from half-heartedly trying to drown himself in his LA swimming pool to disco-dancing with the Queen; from friendships with John Lennon, Freddie Mercury and George Michael to setting up his AIDS Foundation. All the while, Elton was hiding a drug addiction that would grip him for over a decade.

In Me Elton also writes powerfully about getting clean and changing his life, about finding love with David Furnish and becoming a father. In a voice that is warm, humble and open, this is Elton on his music and his relationships, his passions and his mistakes. This is a story that will stay with you, by a living legend.
 

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Critic Reviews

"Self-deprecating, funny...You cannot help but enjoy his company throughout, temper tantrums and all." (The Times)

"Chatty, gossipy, amusing and at times brutally candid." (Telegraph

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Absolutely fabulous

What a tale, this made me admire the man even more, what an outrageous and caring man. Taron Egerton was superb as the narrator. This is the best audio book I have ever listened to.

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fantastic!

just like the man himself ! Taron did a great job reading Elton's words. loved this book.

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Bloody brilliant

this book is real its sad its true its funny its mad at its Elton

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A fantastic look into another life

Throughout this listen I never found myself bored. A remarkable life all should know about.

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Amazing

I loved this book about an extraordinary man telling his unique story so honestly and eloquently. I was saddened by how his parents treated him but Loved the positivity by Elton in the Epilogue Taron Egerton has done a great job in narrating this book as he did acting and singing in the movie- he as well is a great talent
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Fantastic story with great narrator

This book is narrated in a way that makes you feel like you're close friends with Elton and you're listening to him tell his life story over a cuppa. It's very raw, very real and so entertaining. I've struggled through 13+ hour books before but this wasn't a problem. I struggled to stop reading!

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A must listen

Brilliant book, Elton John has lived a totally amazing life and he writes so well. He is funny, engaging, self-deprecating and fascinating. Taron Edgerton is a great narrator, and the fact that he plays Elton in the biopic movie Rocketman makes his narration even more special . A really great book to listen to.

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Fabulous. Absolutely fantastic!

I am not normally one to read of listen to the autobiographies of celebrities but this was incredible. Elton is hilarious. Throughout the book I laughed out loud at some points and broke into tears in others. Elton has lived an incredible, crazy, fabulous and full life. I have loved him as an artist and this seems to be a window into his life and the lives of the other incredible people around him. It is a story of hard work and overcoming addiction but also if dizzying fame the sheer preposterousness of it all. I saw him earlier in the year on his farewell tour and I was in awe. I still am. He is the greatest star.

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All about Me

Elton delivers a poke in the eye for famous pretentious w*****s of the world. By the time I finished this book I was convinced I was his new bestie I was so drawn in by his story. Brilliant.

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Tedious

If a good editor had halved the length of this book & deleted much of the unnecessary self-indulgent references, the remaining story would have been a fairly good read.

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  • basen
  • 22-01-2020

Simply fantastic

Nothing is hidden. It is a true reflection of his life. His mom sounds horrible. They are not trying so spread some profound message through this book. It a perfectly written biography and this is how all biographies should be!

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  • Simon
  • 06-12-2019

Captain bloody Fantastic!

Brilliant book, narration is wonderful. An absolute necessity for anyone who has any interest in Elton or the music of the time. A frank account of his addiction and excesses, moving at times, it takes the listener on a epic journey as the captain, Elton rises to conquer the world from his humble beginnings in the suburb Pinner, along with Bernie, the kid from Lincolnshire. It’s clear he’s not forgotten his roots or the people who helped him along his way, or those who had such a musical influence and shaped his music. Can’t recommend it highly enough.

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  • Claire
  • 29-11-2019

fabulous

It feela honest from start to finish. An insight into a world most of us will never be a part of.

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  • BookWorm
  • 18-11-2019

Well read young man.

Fantastic narration by Taron Egerton. Really puts emotion into the words. Feels like an honest story by Elton John.

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  • Kim L Beckwith
  • 17-10-2019

Hilarious recount of a fascinating life

Elton is funny and unafraid of telling his story warts & all.
Taron’s narration was awesome and really enhanced an already hilarious book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-10-2019

Delightful

Elton John is a wonderful writer - engaging, a talented eye for detail, and very, very funny. Taron Egerton is the perfect narrator. I listened to it every spare moment I had, and then listened again. Highly recommended

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  • sportsmadwilly
  • 17-03-2020

Honest and Deep

A candid , honest look at the life of a megastar. Thank you for sharing this . An absolute beaut of a book.

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  • Harman Singh
  • 06-03-2020

Okay book, great life.

Okay book, great life. Taron Edgerton is a very amateur narrator. Or maybe it's the production team's fault. You can hear the man inhaling between sentences.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-03-2020

Amazing Story

I have so much more respect for Elton John after listening to his autobiography. What an incredible life and the way he tells his story is so honest. I wished it could have been read by Elton himself but after listening to the book I understand why it may have been very tough for him to do it. Tarron’s reading was brilliant and you can hear he enjoyed telling Elton’s story.

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  • Stuart
  • 27-02-2020

Exceptional honesty and frankness. A must read!

I bought this title after watching the movie on a long haul flight. The book packs in so much more than the film!

Elton John was enjoying his first massive wave of success as I was born. Through the '80's I watched his videos on TV and heard about him on the radio and his relationships with well known public figures - but never really knew much about him.

To anyone like me, this book answers all the questions. The detail, honesty and frankness is exceptional! The reader enjoys a roller-coaster ride of highs and lows, ultimately leaving the reader with great respect for the man - and for life itself.

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  • Georgina fowler
  • 16-10-2019

Amazing emotional journey

This is the first audio book I’ve ever listened too, Elton Johns story was emotional and funny; I’ve never laughed so much during a book. Taron Egerton reading is just the icing on the cake - from playing him in the biopic to reading his audio autobiography.

This was worth 11 hours of listening...highly recommend. A man who has been through many ups and many many downs

If I’ve taken one thing from this audio book. Don’t take cocaine. Ever

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  • D. V. Cole
  • 04-11-2019

Full on life

Elton lays out everything about himself and his life in this remarkable autobiography. At times I really didn’t like him and couldn’t understand how anyone could behave like that..however even Elton got fed up with his behaviour and changed it.... and the book reflects that journey.

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  • Campesque
  • 03-11-2019

A superb highly amusing, and sometimes sad, read from beginning to end.

I loved this book. I've never been a particular fan of his music, being a baby when Elton John enjoyed his first success, but always thought he came over as a decent and caring bloke.
I thought his autobiography would be interesting and entertaining, and I certainly wasn't disappointed. Throughout this fast-paced moving book Elton's sense of humour shines through and I found myself laughing out loud on numerous occasions. The guy tells a really good story against himself and this this book is full of anecdotes about other well known faces. What is really refreshing though is that the portraits he paints are affectionate and there is no nastiness. A thoroughly enjoyable book about a born surviour. I absolutely recommend this book whether you are a fan or not... you will be afterwards!
Taron Egerton's narration is the best I've listened to yet on Audible. You couldn't get a better narrator for this book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-11-2019

Moving, funny, and like the subject, fabulous.

I loved this book! I've always thought of Elton John as one of the greatest musical talents ever, and of Bernie Taupin as one of the greatest lyricists, and I've adored their collaborations over the decades. To see the background to that relationship and the desperate hardship of Elton's childhood, his father's intransigence and inability to love, his mother's selfishness and his love for them in spite of it brought me to tears. I saw Rocketman first, but then I had to have Me as soon as possible. It's well written, and well read. A real page turner. Go, buy, read, download, listen. You won't regret it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-10-2019

Fantastic Bio

Loved the stories and narration by Taron was perfect. Such an idol with a colourful life this is a great listen with some very funny moments.

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  • KateHenderson
  • 19-10-2019

Adored it!!

So brilliant. Want to re-read it straight away! Loved Egerton’s narration too!! Urge any Elton fan to listen!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-11-2019

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great listen Taron Egerton made me laugh so mush and if you've already seen rocket man then it flashes you back to the movie. 100 % recommend this book.

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  • Debmcd
  • 28-10-2019

Excellent

I could not stop listening .

The book was never boring,interesting and honest, humours and sad and everything in-between.

Excellent narration, kept me going back for more.

You do not need to be a fan of Elton to read this I like his music and loved the movie,but I am no means a super fan, the book kept me enralthed.

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  • Aimee
  • 01-12-2019

Don't expect Elton to read this...

I loved the story, and the incredible life that Sir E has lived. Outstanding. I noted before I downloaded it that it was read by Elton and Tarron , and was expecting as such. I think Elton reads the prologue, which is about 5 minutes overall. The rest is read by Tarron, who frankly murders it. Overacted, soulless and totally devoid of meaning. So so disappointed, would have loved to have heard those amazing stories, read by the man himself.

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  • Pete Mc
  • 22-11-2019

Great listen but a struggle listening to Taron Egerton

Honest insight into the life of Elton John, some really good stories in there.

What a life he’s lead.

Wish I’d bought the actual book though as Taron Egerton’s narration comes across as smug and conceited.

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