Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics Audiobook, by Dolly Parton Play Audiobook Sample

Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics Audiobook

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Read By: Dolly Parton Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 3.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 2.63 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: November 2020 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781980072157

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Longest Chapter Length:

09:59 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

21 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

01:46 minutes

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Publisher Description

A Recorded Books Audio Original production of songs and stories performed by Dolly herself, Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics goes beyond the glitz, glamour, and rhinestones to the warmth, heart, and soul of a treasured pop-culture icon.

In this exclusive audio performance, the ten-time Grammy Award–winning artist weaves her words with music and memories to give listeners the stories behind the stories of her most cherished songs. And with some 3,000 songs to her credit, Dolly uses her gift for lyrics to connect to people of all genders, generations, and geographies.

Showcasing nearly 100 of her most popular songs, including “Jolene,” “I Will Always Love You,” “9 to 5,” and “Coat of Many Colors,” to name a few, this one-of-a-kind audio experience delivers answers to fans’ most burning questions: How close did Dolly come to singing “I Will Always Love You” as a duet with Elvis? How did she become an actress? And exactly who was Jolene?

Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics is a must-have memoir for fans of country music, music history, and (of course!) Dolly herself.

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“A hefty retrospective…All songs have brief introductions on topics such as when and how Parton wrote them, and longer pieces show her evolution from ‘a hard-core country artist’ with a ‘girlish soprano tremolo’ to a multifaceted star also at ease with pop, gospel, and bluegrass…Parton conceals more than she reveals about her 50-plus-year marriage…She is frank, however, about professional setbacks…A splashy, entertaining guide to the lyrics of one of the most popular musicians of our time.”

— Kirkus Reviews (starred review) 


  • “Songteller is an appropriate title, for Parton is as much a storyteller as she is a musician…Throughout, it’s clear that Parton understands both the sheer power of music and her own considerable gifts as a songwriter, performer, storyteller, and collaborator…Heartwarming and insightful in equal measure.”

    — Library Journal


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  • New York Times bestseller
  • #1 Amazon bestseller
  • New York Times Bestseller in Audio

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About the Authors

Dolly Parton is a singer, songwriter, actress, producer, businesswoman, and philanthropist. The composer of over 3,000 songs, she has sold over 100 million records worldwide and given away millions of books to children through her nonprofit, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.