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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (157 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Kelly Narrator: Paul Kelly Publisher: Hamish Hamilton, Penguin Group (Australia) Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2012 ISBN:
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Paul Kelly is a uniquely gifted storyteller, and here, using his lyrics as starting points, he reads stories of his life and his songs, including Before Too Long, To Her Door, Leaps And Bounds, Don't Start Me Talking, Dumb Things, From Little Things Big Things Grow and How to Make Gravy. Mirroring the structure of his legendary A to Z shows - where he performs around a hundred of his songs alphabetically over four nights - Kelly describes the highs and lows of performing, the art of songwriting, being on the road with the band, tales of his childhood, family, friends and fellow musicians.

He is then joined by special guests as some of Australia's finest actors - Cate Blanchett, Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, Judy Davis, and Ben Mendelsohn - each read a selected chapter.

Playful and honest, insightful and intimate, How to Make Gravy is an irresistible reflection on both the big and little things in life.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 2/13/2014

    " Loving every second of this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anita | 2/6/2014

    " If you are looking for a linear biography, stay away. Paul Kelly keeps his private life private, even in this memoir. An understandable decision, but it limits the storyline. If you are a fan of Paul's, as I am, it's worth a read. We get snippets of life, focussed more on songwriting and his work life, including touring, than his personal life. If you want a potted history, you can get a better one on Wikipedia. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracey Watkinson | 2/6/2014

    " Paul Kelly really is a uniquely gifted storyteller. His knowledge and facts concerning Australia's indigenous history and his written songs that accompany the book are pure poetry. This man is a gifted writer who deserves every accolade that comes his way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michele Powell | 2/3/2014

    " I really enjoyed this... Such a different way of compiling memoirs. I liked that I could read it out of sequence and loved finding out little stories about his works. An easy and most enjoyable read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel Katz | 1/5/2014

    " So sorry this book had to end, I could have kept going. Loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt Blomeley | 12/29/2013

    " Great reading. Interesting structure inter splicing brief autobiographical chapters between Kelly's song lyrics running from a to z in alphabetical title order. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Viola | 12/16/2013

    " Enjoyed reading this and saw the documentary about PK with family and we sang along with some of the songs and now know more about the story of the songs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Omid | 12/8/2013

    " Sometimes humorous, sometimes thought-provoking, always entertaining. A beautiful read and something that I will happily come back to in years to come. I'm so happy that i had the chance to read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 12/7/2013

    " An interesting journey with anecdotes about where songs came from and the road travelled by one of Australia's (and the world's) prolific folk/rock singer songwriters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carmel | 11/25/2013

    " Makes me realise how LITTLE I know about the world of music. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephen Ormsby | 10/31/2013

    " I loved reading about the stories behind the songs of this prolific Australian song writer. Each little story adds a new layer of complexity to these fabulous songs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sean Kennedy | 8/14/2013

    " Not your traditional linear autobiography, "How to Make Gravy" is a fascinating look into the mind of musical artiste extraordinaire Paul Kelly. More like a song book with notes written around each song, it's an intriguing blend of 'poetry' and real life story telling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 7/20/2013

    " Great book to pick up and read anytime as long as you are a fan of Paul Kelly. Lots of clever use of lyrics in the text "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark Hambley | 5/30/2013

    " Changed my life. Made me less ignorant. Learnt shitloads about my country that he has sung about my whole life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria | 1/11/2013

    " Awesome. Yes. Awesome, "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison | 1/10/2013

    " A fabulous read, definately a book to read for any Paul Kelly fan. It felt like you were on his life journey with him and I felt a bit sad once it was all over. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie O'donnell | 1/9/2013

    " This memoir offers a wonderful iinsight into Paul Kelly and his music. It is a book to be read in bits and pieces, I believe, revisiting his music along the way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brett Folkard | 12/12/2012

    " Fantastic book from an Australian icon. Master songwriter, and master writer, this book is an incredible collection of PKs musings on songwriting, touring, politics religion, history, drugs and more. Very readable, nicely written, very highly recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phil | 11/11/2012

    " Not a page turner - but it's not trying to be one. The insights of a craftsman and musician are peppered through the book. You have to do a bit of work to find them, but that's fair I reckon. "

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