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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (176 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Philip Norman Narrator: James Langton Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2012 ISBN: 9780062204936
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Author Phillip Norman, whose previous bestseller, John Lennon: The Life, was praised as a “haunting, mammoth, terrific piece of work” (New York Times Book Review) and whose classic Shout! is widely considered to be the definitive biography of the Beatles, now turns his attention to the iconic front man of the Rolling Stones, “the greatest rock ’n’ roll band in the world.” Norman’s Mick Jagger is an extraordinarily detailed and vibrantly written in-depth account of the life and half-century-long career of one of the most fascinating and complex superstars of rock music—the most comprehensive biography to date of the famously enigmatic musician. Keith Richards had his say in Life. Now it’s time to get to know intimately the other half of the duo responsible for such enduring hits as “Paint It Black,” “Sympathy for the Devil,” “Gimme Shelter,” and “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.” Mick Jagger is a must read for Stones fans, and everyone who can’t get enough of the serious memoirs and biographies of popular musicians, like Patti Smith’s Just Kids, Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? by Steven Tyler, and the Warren Zevon story, I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead.
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Quotes & Awards

  • “This delightfully intrusive biography by Philip Norman is likely to remain the most definitive word on the pouty-mouthed Rolling Stones front-man.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “The second, livelier, and all-around better of two major unauthorized Jagger biographies out in time for the Rolling Stones’ 50th year…An enjoyable, entertaining biography.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christa | 2/18/2014

    " Interesting- does not seem to be written with his permission. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike Bingley | 2/16/2014

    " Mick Jagger really doesn't come across as a very nice man. He treats his wives and (many) girlfriends badly and is really only interested in money and himself. He really comes across as a spoiled upper middle class kid who has always gotten his own way. That being said, this is an interesting read and one that I would recommend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alex Rivas | 2/9/2014

    " Like his book on John Lennon "The Life" and The Beatles "Shout" this book is a long and dry read. Too much attention to gossip surrounding the life of Mick Jagger and too little attention to his music, the art of songwriting and performance of one of the most prolific and icons of Rock and Roll. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeffrey McKinley | 1/25/2014

    " (Read 1/23/13) A well written biography of one of rock and roll's great icons. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tifinie | 1/22/2014

    " It really awesome book learn ALOT about him and the stones :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles Biggs | 1/20/2014

    " If you don't think you know all of Mick Jagger's life's details including everyone of his sexual relationships this is the biography to read. Actually after reading this book I'm absolutely amazed at what they accomplished musically given all the problems, drugs, arrests, divorces, accidents, lawsuits, and crazy fans. The last couple of chapters really begin to drag on once Philip Norman talks about Mick's life during the period 1990 - 2010. If you grew up with the Rolling Stones like I did then definitely read this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Webb | 1/19/2014

    " Really terrific. Well written and insightful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eliana Sá | 12/21/2013

    " Loved! Could stop learning; I love books like that, many pages and a long history to tell us. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara Adde | 11/21/2013

    " Almost sorry I spent so much time on this. Still love the music, but have less respect for the man. In contrast, Steven Tyler's autobiography contains much the same story, but I came out of it actually liking him despite himself. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maureen | 11/15/2013

    " a real page turner. Just wondering what Mick thinks of this book. Now I have to read Keith Richards book and compare "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim Sheehan | 10/29/2013

    " Lots of detail but I felt I really didn't learn anything new. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Holly | 10/21/2013

    " Would have been more enjoyable if it were an autobiography. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cyd | 10/5/2013

    " I loved the year by year hits, they were playing in my head the whole time I was reading this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 6/29/2013

    " Somewhat long but lots of good detail. This man is going strong with no signs of hanging it up--took me back to my teen years and learned a lot about Mick that I didn't know at that time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephen | 5/17/2013

    " interesting read into the life and ego of mick jagger detailing his career from kent to one of the most well known lead singer of all time and norman pulls no punches when he looks at jagger "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tracie | 3/18/2013

    " If you want to know more about The Glimmer Twins (I hate that moniker.) read Keith Richards' autobiography. This one was a snooze fest. "

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About the Author
Author Philip Norman

Philip Norman is a novelist, biographer, journalist, and playwright. He is the author of the bestselling biography John Lennon: The Life and the history of The Beatles Shout!: The Beatles in Their Generation. Norman has also published biographies of Buddy Holly, the Rolling Stones, and Elton John, as well as six works of fiction and two plays, The Man That Got Away and Words of Love. He lives in London.

About the Narrator

James Langton, born in York, England, trained as an actor at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Winner of fourteen AudioFile Earphones Awards, he has performed many voice-overs and narrated numerous audiobooks, including the international bestsellers The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud by Julia Navarro, The Virtues of War by Steven Pressfield, and The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan. He is also a professional musician who led the internationally renowned Pasadena Roof Orchestra from 1996 to 2002.