Extended Audio Sample

Download When Giants Walked the Earth: A Biography of Led Zeppelin Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample When Giants Walked the Earth: A Biography of Led Zeppelin (Unabridged), by Mick Wall
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (695 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mick Wall Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2009 ISBN:
Coming Soon! We're adding audiobooks daily and hope to make this one available for download very soon. Submit your vote below to let us know you really crave this title!
Vote this up! This audiobook has 0 votes

Led Zeppelin rose to become one of the biggest-selling rock bands of all time. Mick Wall, respected rock writer and former confidant of band members Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, unflinchingly tells the story of the band that wrote the rulebook for on-the-road excess and eventually paid the price for it, with disaster, drug addiction, and death.

Wall also recounts, in a series of flashbacks, the life stories of the five individuals that made the dream a reality: Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, John Bonham, and their infamous manager, Peter Grant.

Finally, the full, shocking story is told from the inside. Download and start listening now!

BK_BLAK_003491

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sean | 11/24/2013

    " I was not a fan of the narrative gimmick employed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul | 10/19/2013

    " Some good facts about what these guys were doing before getting together to become Led Zeppelin.Didn't really tell me any facts that I did not know.Not as gossipy as "Hammer of the Gods" which is another Led Zeppelin biography.Probably only for hardcore fans. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daniel Brockman | 10/17/2013

    " I'm not too far in this, but already this is a pretty insightful book into the group. The whole thing is pretty informal, which is almost a detriment-- but it gets at what rules and what is lame about Zep, all at once. It's nice to read something that gets both sides-- esp. w/r/t the band's habit of not acknowledging the source of its songs. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stan | 9/7/2013

    " A must if you're a Led Zeppelin fan, but I doubt any non-fan would get to the end. They are just not nice people! Lots of detail. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Todd Cumpston | 7/2/2013

    " Informative, yet entertaining biography of a band that, although I grew up with them, I didn't fully understand their history. I listened to the audiobook version- the only thing that would have made it better was if they had been able to include song clips. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Isabela | 6/22/2013

    " amazing!! such a led zepellin fan after reading it!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cynthia | 6/21/2013

    " Full biography of the group, from pre-Zeppelin to the present--as recent as summer 2009. Includes 24 black-and-white and color photos. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt | 12/15/2012

    " Power to The Zep! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason | 1/12/2012

    " not a whole lot different than Hammer of the Gods, more details maybe, but most interesting to me was the realtionships of the band, especially after Plant's son died, and Page's heroin addiction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 9/29/2011

    " I was not a big fan of the inner monologe sections, but they were very useful in providing background influences and allowed me to use the book as a springboard to dive deeper into pre-Zeppelin music. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill | 8/27/2011

    " Loved a lot of the history of the band that wasn't featured in Hammer of the Gods. This account could have used more salacious "shark incident" type dirt and fewer italicized "flashback" stories. Overall, I'll read anything ever written about Zep so evs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan | 6/2/2011

    " 3.5 if there were 1/2 stars. Interesting history of the group. Learned more about the making of the albums than the personalities of the band members. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anthony Ungaro | 7/23/2010

    " so far i am really please with the movement of this book. The first person narrative is a little annoying but it give you a better understanding of where the band came from "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Hally | 12/11/2009

    " Loved it, Found the chapter on Crowley brilliant indepth and a great addition to the book. "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations