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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (954 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Loretta Lynn, George Vecsey Narrator: Sissy Spacek Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2010 ISBN: 9780307912862
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In addition to being named Entertainer of the Year by the CMA, Loretta Lynn has had sixteen #1 singles, fifteen #1 albums, and countless other hit records. The fiftieth anniversary of her recording career in 2010 will be celebrated throughout the music industry. She lives in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • The Queen of country music. The New York Times

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Kay | 2/14/2014

    " Sissy Spacek was Loretta Lynn's choice to read this audiobook. We all know the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annie *Perky Monkey-Buns* | 2/11/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book. She is a honest country woman at heart. I have relatives that grew up in the back woods and I know exactly what she means about country people being superstitious. She did not sugar coat her marriage or health problems. I do not usually read non-fiction, but in this case I am glad I did. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April Richardson | 2/9/2014

    " Who doesnt love Loretta Lynn? She is just the cutest thing ever, even if you are an avowed country music hater, like me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon Carrier | 2/7/2014

    " Y'all know I am low-brow, but Loretta pulls out a good red, even going so far as to sketch the interior of her tour bus, for Heaven's sake! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 2/1/2014

    " My friend suggested that I watch the movie, but I spend so much time in the car that I knew I'd just better read it! Great example of how a lot of hard work can really pay off! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elisa | 1/26/2014

    " so spicy! a great easy read- recommended to anyone interested. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Blake | 1/19/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book. I knew a little bit about Loretta Lynn, but I had no idea her life was this dramatic! It reads just like you're sitting there listening to her tell you the whole story herself - and she's a good storyteller. The parts about her beginning are the best, where she talks about her mother papering the bedroom with magazine pages and hanging out with her cousin Marie 'cause they're both mean as snakes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela | 1/10/2014

    " Interesting book, it's like Loretta Lynn is reading to you. I learned that Crystal Gayle is Loretta Lynn sister, she was born Brenda Lee and changed it to Crystal Gayle when she became a country singer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zelda | 1/8/2014

    " Learned some new things about her.....some good, some I wish I didn't know about her. But she is what she is!! LOL "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elaina Vitale | 12/29/2013

    " Loretta is my hero, but my tolerance for cutesy naivety is incredibly low. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steph Cooper | 12/25/2013

    " Love the story, but she does get too woe as me by the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kandice | 12/24/2013

    " Her story is so great! From the outside, she looks like an overnight success, but there is a lot of poverty, heartache, and flat out work behind her success story. She is breathtakingly honest, and very true to who she is. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emily | 11/23/2013

    " i love loretta, but the dialect seemed a little over done, and the tone of the whole book was rather defensive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 10/29/2013

    " I enjoyed this auto-biography, particularly about Loretta's early days. I was motivated to read the book after hearing an interview with her on NPR. Though I was never a huge fan of her music or country in general, this was an enjoyable read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Darlene | 10/18/2013

    " pretty good read especially for older people who knew her when she started out "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy | 9/30/2013

    " My favorite country singer of all time. She really made it from nothing. Love this book! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lizzy | 4/23/2013

    " I didn't connect with this - it's too far removed from my time period I guess. I read this right after reading Dolly Parton's book and I just couldn't connect with it. It doesn't help that I probably wouldn't recognize a Loretta Lynn song on the radio if it came on. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 4/6/2013

    " This is a remarkable book I also love the movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 kbergman | 10/26/2012

    " Fascinating memoir, fast read. Loretta Lynn was pregnant at 14 and she had no idea where babies come from! And she was a feminist in 1976. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maya | 10/23/2012

    " Even though I do not believe that everyone will enjoy this, being a country-loving/singing songwriter, this book has become a favorite...and I'm not even done! I love Loretta Lynn too. She's an inspiration to many. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kitty Tomlinson | 6/15/2012

    " I read this many years ago--just before the movie came out. Loved the book and the movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie Thomson | 1/22/2012

    " read this book or i will take you to fist city. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 m raye | 1/7/2012

    " I'll never forget when she talks about her dad wearing knee pads into the coal mines and his back gets scraped, or not wearing them and his knees get all cut and bruised. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 10/29/2011

    " OK - so I love this book - sue me! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Holly Embry | 8/23/2011

    " My opinion might be a bit biased because I was smitten with Loretta Lynn's personality. I truly enjoyed the story, the language, the frankness. And it wasn't as depressing as I expected it to be, because the emphasis was on dignity and hard work rather than despair. What a great read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dottie | 6/28/2011

    " While my life was different from hers certainly -- there's a kinship between Loretta Lynn and me -- because I'm also a coal miner's daughter. She certainly had quite a life -- and is a pretty amazing person and talent. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Blue Dogstar | 6/16/2011

    " Excellent book full of great stories. Loretta is very real and she shares a lot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 5/17/2011

    " How can you not love Loretta? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erica | 4/23/2011

    " I'm not a country music/Loretta Lynn fan but I enjoyed this classic memoir. Originally published in 1976, this 2010 reprint includes a brief update by Lynn. Lynn's discussion of her early life is the most compelling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zelda | 4/21/2011

    " Learned some new things about her.....some good, some I wish I didn't know about her. But she is what she is!! LOL "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steph | 2/18/2011

    " Great book, I love her and her story. If watching Deliverance gave you a horrible distaste for hillbilly culture, you should definitely read this as an antidote. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Autumn | 2/14/2011

    " I found this book to be hard to get through. I really wanted to like it since I like her. Not great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaitlyn | 2/6/2011

    " Learned that crystal gayle is Loretta Lynn's baby sister and Shel Silverstein wrote several outstanding songs. Fun read full of bass ackwards country contradictions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kbergman | 1/1/2011

    " Fascinating memoir, fast read. Loretta Lynn was pregnant at 14 and she had no idea where babies come from! And she was a feminist in 1976. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat | 1/1/2011

    " If you love the movie, do yourself a favor and read the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Iris | 12/9/2010

    " Have been listening to a lot of LL lately & I really liked this book, especially Lynn's descriptions of the feminist movement and her objections to it especially since she is one of MY feminist heroes. Her story about falling asleep on TV as Betty Friedan was talking was hilarious. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 12/3/2010

    " I enjoyed this auto-biography, particularly about Loretta's early days. I was motivated to read the book after hearing an interview with her on NPR. Though I was never a huge fan of her music or country in general, this was an enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Missy | 9/28/2010

    " I loved that this book was written EXACTLY the way a person from KY would talk. No hiding behind her fame...This book was written with no holds bar. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kitty Tomlinson | 9/26/2009

    " I read this many years ago--just before the movie came out. Loved the book and the movie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Olean Public Library | 9/8/2009

    " This book is a very good book about a country singer. "

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About the Narrator

Sissy Spacek is an Academy Award–winning American actress and singer. She has appeared in a number of films, including Badlands, Carrie, and Coal Miner’s Daughter, for which she won an Academy Award for Best Actress. She has also received Oscar nominations for her roles in MissingThe RiverCrimes of the Heart, and In the Bedroom.