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Reckless

By: Chrissie Hynde
Narrated by: Rosanna Arquette
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By the time she was 14, Chrissie Hynde knew she had to get out of Akron, Ohio. Her perfect '50s American childhood upturned by a newly acquired taste for rock 'n' roll, motorbikes and the ‘get down boys' seen at gigs in and around Cleveland - Mitch Ryder, the Jeff Beck Group, the Velvet Underground and David Bowie among the many.

Wrapped up in the Kent State University riots and getting dangerously involved in the local biker and drug scenes, she escaped - to Mexico, Canada, Paris and finally London, where she caught the embryonic punk scene just in time not only to witness it first-hand, but more importantly to seize the opportunity to form her own band, The Pretenders.

Iggy Pop, The Sex Pistols, The Clash, Vivienne & Malcolm, Ray Davies...on every page household names mingle with small town heroes as we shift from bedroom to biker HQ; from squat to practice room; from pub gig to Top Of The Pops - the long and crooked path to stardom, and for The Pretenders, ultimately, tragedy.

That Chrissie Hynde is alive to tell the tale is, by her own admission, something of a miracle. Throughout she is brutally honest, wryly humorous, and always highly entertaining. She has written one of the most evocative and colourful music memoirs to be published in recent years.

Narrated by Rosanna Arquette.

©2015 Chrissie Hynde (P)2015 Random House AudioBooks

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Drugs-destroying life

Her honesty, probably could have written a heap more but she got her message across

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The drugs

Very interesting highly recommend it can be a bit of a eye opener on how Chrissy lived and was treated

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Raw and Honest

I usually gravitate to audiobooks narrated by the writer. You’ll never get closer to the source.
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It’s a great story. A great slice of life. It really only covers the sad and sordid side and pays scant attention to one of the greatest voices in Rock.

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Blowing

Rosanna was not right narrating. Should have been done by Chrissie Hynde. Pretty dull life for a rock star.. I am a big fan, but this book blew..

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Great book, bit of a shame on narration

The book itself is awesome but the narration was lacking big time, lots of stumbled words and no flow. Would've preferred Chrissy to read it.

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