Life

Life

With the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards created the riffs, the lyrics and the songs that roused the world, and over four decades he lived the original rock and roll life. Now, at last, the man himself tells us the story of life in the crossfire hurricane....

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Title:Life
Author:Keith Richards
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ISBN:Life
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:564 pages pages

Life Reviews

  • Abeer Hoque
    Jun 11, 2011

    Keith Richards was a clever kid, a talented artist, a choirboy who sang for the Queen and became an outstanding musician in one of the world's best bands. What is most on display in this book is his tremendous interest in music and musicians, not in rock, bands, money and fame - a lot ...

    I used up my nine lives long ago, but here I am. I'm still playing and I'm still rocking and still rolling. And I survived to tell this tale. Probably the best audiobook I've ever listened to. Actually this is the first and only audiobook I've listened to. It's narrated b...

    I started listening to the Rolling Stones back in the early 1970s. ?Hot Rocks? (an early ?greatest hits collection ? and still one of the best by any band), ?Sticky Fingers,? ?Exile on Main Street,? ?It?s Only Rock and Roll,? etc. In terms of the group and its his...

    Keith Richards? autobiography starts really well and holds that momentum for a long time; although when it reaches the period covering the Eighties it does fall somewhat into score settling, and after that becomes somewhat bland and without spark. As such you have to hand it to this ...

    Growing up in Dartford for Keith ? was somewhere to get out of. After WWII it was pungent with horse manure & desperation and he never forgot the story that he was born in an air raid shelter. It wasn?t London. It wasn?t hip or cool - it was the backside of the wrong side of ...

    It was fascinating! If you have always loved The Rolling Stones and rock and roll and have a lot of nostalgia about the 60's... then I think you'd find Keith Richards memoir fascinating, too. It is long, but most of the time, well, I was just blown away hearing about all the stuff Keit...

    "It was 1975, a time of brutality and confrontation. Open season had been declared since our last tour, the tour of '72, known as the STP. The State Department had noted riots (true), civil disobedience (also true), illicit sex (whatever that is), and violence across the United States....

    Bob Dylan's memoir is a classic. Patti Smith's memoir "Just Kids" a classic. "Life" by Keith Richards not a classic but a really really OK book. But me writing that I really wanted it to be a great rock n' roll classic book and "Life" maybe grand, but great it isn't. It's obvious th...

    A no-holds-barred autobiography from one of the original bad boys of rock & roll. Keith Richards jokes are legion, but after listning to this audio book, it's no joke acknowleding that this guy has more lives than a darn cat. Car crashes, knife fights, gun skirmishes, not to men...

    What can I say? I am a fervent Stones fan, more of a Mick than Keith although Andrew loves Keef and has shown me the "way." But it is the combination of the group that makes the band, and the times they have lived through. KR makes this abundantly clear throughout Life and is at times...

    I want this book to stay on my book shelf even though I am not going to waste my time finishing it. I didn't want to delete it so I knew no other way to give my review but to give it some kind of star and to say that I had read it without getting "You started Life so many days ago" fro...

    5 stars for the music ? the best part. Guitarists will appreciate the description of how Keith came up with 5 string open G tuning, which he often used. * 4 stars for historical detail. 2 stars for long rambling tales of drug use and the resulting busts. Much of it sounds like ...

    Ok, Keith Richards.... ever since I first heard SATISFACTION on my little portable AM radio....I have loved the Stones. I had to have been 12 years old or so..... I have listened,and loved their music to the present. I had heard the stories,and knew that drug use, etc.etc. etc. but ...

    If it hadn't been for the murder, we'd have thought it a very smooth gig.That's a wild thing to say, first because it happened, and second because this is what he says about it. And that's the flavor of this memoir, which amounts to the most intricate junkie's excuse ever written. Afte...

    I rarely read books by or about celebrities, but I will make the occasional exception if the celebrity in question has written a song as great as "Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain," or (as in this case) "Satisfaction." Keith Richards lays out the story of his life from very humble begin...

    I picked this book up because it was lying around the art colony where I was living for a month, and because NYT op-ed columnist, Maureen Dowd, of all people, had said Keith Richards had come off surprisingly chivalrously (high praise for a free swinging rock and roll star). "Life"...

  • Madeline
    May 24, 2011

    Keith Richards was a clever kid, a talented artist, a choirboy who sang for the Queen and became an outstanding musician in one of the world's best bands. What is most on display in this book is his tremendous interest in music and musicians, not in rock, bands, money and fame - a lot ...

    I used up my nine lives long ago, but here I am. I'm still playing and I'm still rocking and still rolling. And I survived to tell this tale. Probably the best audiobook I've ever listened to. Actually this is the first and only audiobook I've listened to. It's narrated b...

    I started listening to the Rolling Stones back in the early 1970s. ?Hot Rocks? (an early ?greatest hits collection ? and still one of the best by any band), ?Sticky Fingers,? ?Exile on Main Street,? ?It?s Only Rock and Roll,? etc. In terms of the group and its his...

    Keith Richards? autobiography starts really well and holds that momentum for a long time; although when it reaches the period covering the Eighties it does fall somewhat into score settling, and after that becomes somewhat bland and without spark. As such you have to hand it to this ...

    Growing up in Dartford for Keith ? was somewhere to get out of. After WWII it was pungent with horse manure & desperation and he never forgot the story that he was born in an air raid shelter. It wasn?t London. It wasn?t hip or cool - it was the backside of the wrong side of ...

    It was fascinating! If you have always loved The Rolling Stones and rock and roll and have a lot of nostalgia about the 60's... then I think you'd find Keith Richards memoir fascinating, too. It is long, but most of the time, well, I was just blown away hearing about all the stuff Keit...

    "It was 1975, a time of brutality and confrontation. Open season had been declared since our last tour, the tour of '72, known as the STP. The State Department had noted riots (true), civil disobedience (also true), illicit sex (whatever that is), and violence across the United States....

  • Tosh
    Nov 07, 2010

    Keith Richards was a clever kid, a talented artist, a choirboy who sang for the Queen and became an outstanding musician in one of the world's best bands. What is most on display in this book is his tremendous interest in music and musicians, not in rock, bands, money and fame - a lot ...

    I used up my nine lives long ago, but here I am. I'm still playing and I'm still rocking and still rolling. And I survived to tell this tale. Probably the best audiobook I've ever listened to. Actually this is the first and only audiobook I've listened to. It's narrated b...

    I started listening to the Rolling Stones back in the early 1970s. ?Hot Rocks? (an early ?greatest hits collection ? and still one of the best by any band), ?Sticky Fingers,? ?Exile on Main Street,? ?It?s Only Rock and Roll,? etc. In terms of the group and its his...

    Keith Richards? autobiography starts really well and holds that momentum for a long time; although when it reaches the period covering the Eighties it does fall somewhat into score settling, and after that becomes somewhat bland and without spark. As such you have to hand it to this ...

    Growing up in Dartford for Keith ? was somewhere to get out of. After WWII it was pungent with horse manure & desperation and he never forgot the story that he was born in an air raid shelter. It wasn?t London. It wasn?t hip or cool - it was the backside of the wrong side of ...

    It was fascinating! If you have always loved The Rolling Stones and rock and roll and have a lot of nostalgia about the 60's... then I think you'd find Keith Richards memoir fascinating, too. It is long, but most of the time, well, I was just blown away hearing about all the stuff Keit...

    "It was 1975, a time of brutality and confrontation. Open season had been declared since our last tour, the tour of '72, known as the STP. The State Department had noted riots (true), civil disobedience (also true), illicit sex (whatever that is), and violence across the United States....

    Bob Dylan's memoir is a classic. Patti Smith's memoir "Just Kids" a classic. "Life" by Keith Richards not a classic but a really really OK book. But me writing that I really wanted it to be a great rock n' roll classic book and "Life" maybe grand, but great it isn't. It's obvious th...

  • Jason Rabin
    Dec 04, 2010

    Keith Richards was a clever kid, a talented artist, a choirboy who sang for the Queen and became an outstanding musician in one of the world's best bands. What is most on display in this book is his tremendous interest in music and musicians, not in rock, bands, money and fame - a lot ...

    I used up my nine lives long ago, but here I am. I'm still playing and I'm still rocking and still rolling. And I survived to tell this tale. Probably the best audiobook I've ever listened to. Actually this is the first and only audiobook I've listened to. It's narrated b...

    I started listening to the Rolling Stones back in the early 1970s. ?Hot Rocks? (an early ?greatest hits collection ? and still one of the best by any band), ?Sticky Fingers,? ?Exile on Main Street,? ?It?s Only Rock and Roll,? etc. In terms of the group and its his...

    Keith Richards? autobiography starts really well and holds that momentum for a long time; although when it reaches the period covering the Eighties it does fall somewhat into score settling, and after that becomes somewhat bland and without spark. As such you have to hand it to this ...

    Growing up in Dartford for Keith ? was somewhere to get out of. After WWII it was pungent with horse manure & desperation and he never forgot the story that he was born in an air raid shelter. It wasn?t London. It wasn?t hip or cool - it was the backside of the wrong side of ...

    It was fascinating! If you have always loved The Rolling Stones and rock and roll and have a lot of nostalgia about the 60's... then I think you'd find Keith Richards memoir fascinating, too. It is long, but most of the time, well, I was just blown away hearing about all the stuff Keit...

    "It was 1975, a time of brutality and confrontation. Open season had been declared since our last tour, the tour of '72, known as the STP. The State Department had noted riots (true), civil disobedience (also true), illicit sex (whatever that is), and violence across the United States....

    Bob Dylan's memoir is a classic. Patti Smith's memoir "Just Kids" a classic. "Life" by Keith Richards not a classic but a really really OK book. But me writing that I really wanted it to be a great rock n' roll classic book and "Life" maybe grand, but great it isn't. It's obvious th...

    A no-holds-barred autobiography from one of the original bad boys of rock & roll. Keith Richards jokes are legion, but after listning to this audio book, it's no joke acknowleding that this guy has more lives than a darn cat. Car crashes, knife fights, gun skirmishes, not to men...

    What can I say? I am a fervent Stones fan, more of a Mick than Keith although Andrew loves Keef and has shown me the "way." But it is the combination of the group that makes the band, and the times they have lived through. KR makes this abundantly clear throughout Life and is at times...

    I want this book to stay on my book shelf even though I am not going to waste my time finishing it. I didn't want to delete it so I knew no other way to give my review but to give it some kind of star and to say that I had read it without getting "You started Life so many days ago" fro...

    5 stars for the music ? the best part. Guitarists will appreciate the description of how Keith came up with 5 string open G tuning, which he often used. * 4 stars for historical detail. 2 stars for long rambling tales of drug use and the resulting busts. Much of it sounds like ...

    Ok, Keith Richards.... ever since I first heard SATISFACTION on my little portable AM radio....I have loved the Stones. I had to have been 12 years old or so..... I have listened,and loved their music to the present. I had heard the stories,and knew that drug use, etc.etc. etc. but ...

    If it hadn't been for the murder, we'd have thought it a very smooth gig.That's a wild thing to say, first because it happened, and second because this is what he says about it. And that's the flavor of this memoir, which amounts to the most intricate junkie's excuse ever written. Afte...

    I rarely read books by or about celebrities, but I will make the occasional exception if the celebrity in question has written a song as great as "Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain," or (as in this case) "Satisfaction." Keith Richards lays out the story of his life from very humble begin...

    I picked this book up because it was lying around the art colony where I was living for a month, and because NYT op-ed columnist, Maureen Dowd, of all people, had said Keith Richards had come off surprisingly chivalrously (high praise for a free swinging rock and roll star). "Life"...

    I tend to oversimplify, but if a photo can say a thousand words, two can say a million. I'm no Mick Jagger fan, but Keith Richards' gratuitous slams on Jagger in this narcissistic memoir show he aged just as poorly inside. ...

    Easily the most entertaining book I have ever read. ...

  • Velvetink
    Oct 24, 2010

    Keith Richards was a clever kid, a talented artist, a choirboy who sang for the Queen and became an outstanding musician in one of the world's best bands. What is most on display in this book is his tremendous interest in music and musicians, not in rock, bands, money and fame - a lot ...

    I used up my nine lives long ago, but here I am. I'm still playing and I'm still rocking and still rolling. And I survived to tell this tale. Probably the best audiobook I've ever listened to. Actually this is the first and only audiobook I've listened to. It's narrated b...

    I started listening to the Rolling Stones back in the early 1970s. ?Hot Rocks? (an early ?greatest hits collection ? and still one of the best by any band), ?Sticky Fingers,? ?Exile on Main Street,? ?It?s Only Rock and Roll,? etc. In terms of the group and its his...

    Keith Richards? autobiography starts really well and holds that momentum for a long time; although when it reaches the period covering the Eighties it does fall somewhat into score settling, and after that becomes somewhat bland and without spark. As such you have to hand it to this ...

    Growing up in Dartford for Keith ? was somewhere to get out of. After WWII it was pungent with horse manure & desperation and he never forgot the story that he was born in an air raid shelter. It wasn?t London. It wasn?t hip or cool - it was the backside of the wrong side of ...

  • Mike
    Jun 23, 2013

    Keith Richards was a clever kid, a talented artist, a choirboy who sang for the Queen and became an outstanding musician in one of the world's best bands. What is most on display in this book is his tremendous interest in music and musicians, not in rock, bands, money and fame - a lot ...

    I used up my nine lives long ago, but here I am. I'm still playing and I'm still rocking and still rolling. And I survived to tell this tale. Probably the best audiobook I've ever listened to. Actually this is the first and only audiobook I've listened to. It's narrated b...

    I started listening to the Rolling Stones back in the early 1970s. ?Hot Rocks? (an early ?greatest hits collection ? and still one of the best by any band), ?Sticky Fingers,? ?Exile on Main Street,? ?It?s Only Rock and Roll,? etc. In terms of the group and its his...

    Keith Richards? autobiography starts really well and holds that momentum for a long time; although when it reaches the period covering the Eighties it does fall somewhat into score settling, and after that becomes somewhat bland and without spark. As such you have to hand it to this ...

    Growing up in Dartford for Keith ? was somewhere to get out of. After WWII it was pungent with horse manure & desperation and he never forgot the story that he was born in an air raid shelter. It wasn?t London. It wasn?t hip or cool - it was the backside of the wrong side of ...

    It was fascinating! If you have always loved The Rolling Stones and rock and roll and have a lot of nostalgia about the 60's... then I think you'd find Keith Richards memoir fascinating, too. It is long, but most of the time, well, I was just blown away hearing about all the stuff Keit...

    "It was 1975, a time of brutality and confrontation. Open season had been declared since our last tour, the tour of '72, known as the STP. The State Department had noted riots (true), civil disobedience (also true), illicit sex (whatever that is), and violence across the United States....

    Bob Dylan's memoir is a classic. Patti Smith's memoir "Just Kids" a classic. "Life" by Keith Richards not a classic but a really really OK book. But me writing that I really wanted it to be a great rock n' roll classic book and "Life" maybe grand, but great it isn't. It's obvious th...

    A no-holds-barred autobiography from one of the original bad boys of rock & roll. Keith Richards jokes are legion, but after listning to this audio book, it's no joke acknowleding that this guy has more lives than a darn cat. Car crashes, knife fights, gun skirmishes, not to men...

    What can I say? I am a fervent Stones fan, more of a Mick than Keith although Andrew loves Keef and has shown me the "way." But it is the combination of the group that makes the band, and the times they have lived through. KR makes this abundantly clear throughout Life and is at times...

    I want this book to stay on my book shelf even though I am not going to waste my time finishing it. I didn't want to delete it so I knew no other way to give my review but to give it some kind of star and to say that I had read it without getting "You started Life so many days ago" fro...

    5 stars for the music ? the best part. Guitarists will appreciate the description of how Keith came up with 5 string open G tuning, which he often used. * 4 stars for historical detail. 2 stars for long rambling tales of drug use and the resulting busts. Much of it sounds like ...

    Ok, Keith Richards.... ever since I first heard SATISFACTION on my little portable AM radio....I have loved the Stones. I had to have been 12 years old or so..... I have listened,and loved their music to the present. I had heard the stories,and knew that drug use, etc.etc. etc. but ...

    If it hadn't been for the murder, we'd have thought it a very smooth gig.That's a wild thing to say, first because it happened, and second because this is what he says about it. And that's the flavor of this memoir, which amounts to the most intricate junkie's excuse ever written. Afte...

    I rarely read books by or about celebrities, but I will make the occasional exception if the celebrity in question has written a song as great as "Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain," or (as in this case) "Satisfaction." Keith Richards lays out the story of his life from very humble begin...

    I picked this book up because it was lying around the art colony where I was living for a month, and because NYT op-ed columnist, Maureen Dowd, of all people, had said Keith Richards had come off surprisingly chivalrously (high praise for a free swinging rock and roll star). "Life"...

    I tend to oversimplify, but if a photo can say a thousand words, two can say a million. I'm no Mick Jagger fan, but Keith Richards' gratuitous slams on Jagger in this narcissistic memoir show he aged just as poorly inside. ...

    Easily the most entertaining book I have ever read. ...

    Did y'all know that Keith Richards is a huge booklover and once wanted to be a librarian? Aug - I finally decided this was the quintessential summer read so read it on our camping trips. Having been a fan since the Stones first came on the scene (I vacillated between loving them an...

    I am tremendously impressed by this book. Keith Richards goes into great detail about his childhood, the difficulties he faced growing up, and how he became the successful musician that he is today. He writes in a natural style and reveals many private moments that are touching, painfu...

    very entertaining book about the life of keith richards...and what a life he's had. the book is billed as an autobiography although he had help from another writer.there is a lot of interesting stuff about the stones' early days when they just wanted to be a blues band, and quite a few...

    I quote a comment made by me during my reading of this book: This book has everything to do with the typical stories of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll. A truly immersive reading about a real rock band. Worth reading. And a person that immensely contributed to the emerging of The Roll...

    It's only rock~n~roll.... This book is pure entertainment! ?Life? is a very intimate portrait which is funny, sad, heart-felt and full of great rock-and-roll debauchery! Keith?s awe and respect for fellow musicians along with his great love of making music come through on every p...

    This is the Life. Believe it or not, I haven't forgotten any of it. ~Life, Keith Richards Well now, there you have it. Who'd have thunk "Keef" would have lived so long -- he certainly won't be leaving a beautiful corpse when he finally does kick off, that's for sure. And that will prob...

    While I've always been a Stones fan, I've never really taken part in the whole 'Cult of Keef' thing. As with most bands I like, I'm only really interested in the music, not the behind-the-scenes stuff. This book has confirmed that for me. All the while Keith is talking about his bad...

    Dear Keith Richards; Oh, Keef, you are wise and funny and your brain is rather impressive. Your body is a whole other matter and I really would encourage you to donate it to medical science for research because, clearly, something is going on in you that defies the laws of nature. C...

    Petra made me do it, really. To say I don?t care for The Rolling Stones would be an understatement. Hate the music, never thought they were any good, I would never give them a first, much less a second thought. The power of her great review of Life got me out of the comfort zone. Ser...

  • David Cerruti
    Jan 30, 2011

    Keith Richards was a clever kid, a talented artist, a choirboy who sang for the Queen and became an outstanding musician in one of the world's best bands. What is most on display in this book is his tremendous interest in music and musicians, not in rock, bands, money and fame - a lot ...

    I used up my nine lives long ago, but here I am. I'm still playing and I'm still rocking and still rolling. And I survived to tell this tale. Probably the best audiobook I've ever listened to. Actually this is the first and only audiobook I've listened to. It's narrated b...

    I started listening to the Rolling Stones back in the early 1970s. ?Hot Rocks? (an early ?greatest hits collection ? and still one of the best by any band), ?Sticky Fingers,? ?Exile on Main Street,? ?It?s Only Rock and Roll,? etc. In terms of the group and its his...

    Keith Richards? autobiography starts really well and holds that momentum for a long time; although when it reaches the period covering the Eighties it does fall somewhat into score settling, and after that becomes somewhat bland and without spark. As such you have to hand it to this ...

    Growing up in Dartford for Keith ? was somewhere to get out of. After WWII it was pungent with horse manure & desperation and he never forgot the story that he was born in an air raid shelter. It wasn?t London. It wasn?t hip or cool - it was the backside of the wrong side of ...

    It was fascinating! If you have always loved The Rolling Stones and rock and roll and have a lot of nostalgia about the 60's... then I think you'd find Keith Richards memoir fascinating, too. It is long, but most of the time, well, I was just blown away hearing about all the stuff Keit...

    "It was 1975, a time of brutality and confrontation. Open season had been declared since our last tour, the tour of '72, known as the STP. The State Department had noted riots (true), civil disobedience (also true), illicit sex (whatever that is), and violence across the United States....

    Bob Dylan's memoir is a classic. Patti Smith's memoir "Just Kids" a classic. "Life" by Keith Richards not a classic but a really really OK book. But me writing that I really wanted it to be a great rock n' roll classic book and "Life" maybe grand, but great it isn't. It's obvious th...

    A no-holds-barred autobiography from one of the original bad boys of rock & roll. Keith Richards jokes are legion, but after listning to this audio book, it's no joke acknowleding that this guy has more lives than a darn cat. Car crashes, knife fights, gun skirmishes, not to men...

    What can I say? I am a fervent Stones fan, more of a Mick than Keith although Andrew loves Keef and has shown me the "way." But it is the combination of the group that makes the band, and the times they have lived through. KR makes this abundantly clear throughout Life and is at times...

    I want this book to stay on my book shelf even though I am not going to waste my time finishing it. I didn't want to delete it so I knew no other way to give my review but to give it some kind of star and to say that I had read it without getting "You started Life so many days ago" fro...

    5 stars for the music ? the best part. Guitarists will appreciate the description of how Keith came up with 5 string open G tuning, which he often used. * 4 stars for historical detail. 2 stars for long rambling tales of drug use and the resulting busts. Much of it sounds like ...

  • Cindy
    Oct 29, 2010

    Keith Richards was a clever kid, a talented artist, a choirboy who sang for the Queen and became an outstanding musician in one of the world's best bands. What is most on display in this book is his tremendous interest in music and musicians, not in rock, bands, money and fame - a lot ...

    I used up my nine lives long ago, but here I am. I'm still playing and I'm still rocking and still rolling. And I survived to tell this tale. Probably the best audiobook I've ever listened to. Actually this is the first and only audiobook I've listened to. It's narrated b...

    I started listening to the Rolling Stones back in the early 1970s. ?Hot Rocks? (an early ?greatest hits collection ? and still one of the best by any band), ?Sticky Fingers,? ?Exile on Main Street,? ?It?s Only Rock and Roll,? etc. In terms of the group and its his...

    Keith Richards? autobiography starts really well and holds that momentum for a long time; although when it reaches the period covering the Eighties it does fall somewhat into score settling, and after that becomes somewhat bland and without spark. As such you have to hand it to this ...

    Growing up in Dartford for Keith ? was somewhere to get out of. After WWII it was pungent with horse manure & desperation and he never forgot the story that he was born in an air raid shelter. It wasn?t London. It wasn?t hip or cool - it was the backside of the wrong side of ...

    It was fascinating! If you have always loved The Rolling Stones and rock and roll and have a lot of nostalgia about the 60's... then I think you'd find Keith Richards memoir fascinating, too. It is long, but most of the time, well, I was just blown away hearing about all the stuff Keit...

    "It was 1975, a time of brutality and confrontation. Open season had been declared since our last tour, the tour of '72, known as the STP. The State Department had noted riots (true), civil disobedience (also true), illicit sex (whatever that is), and violence across the United States....

    Bob Dylan's memoir is a classic. Patti Smith's memoir "Just Kids" a classic. "Life" by Keith Richards not a classic but a really really OK book. But me writing that I really wanted it to be a great rock n' roll classic book and "Life" maybe grand, but great it isn't. It's obvious th...

    A no-holds-barred autobiography from one of the original bad boys of rock & roll. Keith Richards jokes are legion, but after listning to this audio book, it's no joke acknowleding that this guy has more lives than a darn cat. Car crashes, knife fights, gun skirmishes, not to men...

    What can I say? I am a fervent Stones fan, more of a Mick than Keith although Andrew loves Keef and has shown me the "way." But it is the combination of the group that makes the band, and the times they have lived through. KR makes this abundantly clear throughout Life and is at times...

    I want this book to stay on my book shelf even though I am not going to waste my time finishing it. I didn't want to delete it so I knew no other way to give my review but to give it some kind of star and to say that I had read it without getting "You started Life so many days ago" fro...

  • Petra X
    Mar 11, 2012

    Keith Richards was a clever kid, a talented artist, a choirboy who sang for the Queen and became an outstanding musician in one of the world's best bands. What is most on display in this book is his tremendous interest in music and musicians, not in rock, bands, money and fame - a lot ...

  • Steve
    Oct 16, 2010

    Keith Richards was a clever kid, a talented artist, a choirboy who sang for the Queen and became an outstanding musician in one of the world's best bands. What is most on display in this book is his tremendous interest in music and musicians, not in rock, bands, money and fame - a lot ...

    I used up my nine lives long ago, but here I am. I'm still playing and I'm still rocking and still rolling. And I survived to tell this tale. Probably the best audiobook I've ever listened to. Actually this is the first and only audiobook I've listened to. It's narrated b...

    I started listening to the Rolling Stones back in the early 1970s. ?Hot Rocks? (an early ?greatest hits collection ? and still one of the best by any band), ?Sticky Fingers,? ?Exile on Main Street,? ?It?s Only Rock and Roll,? etc. In terms of the group and its his...

  • F.R.
    Aug 29, 2011

    Keith Richards was a clever kid, a talented artist, a choirboy who sang for the Queen and became an outstanding musician in one of the world's best bands. What is most on display in this book is his tremendous interest in music and musicians, not in rock, bands, money and fame - a lot ...

    I used up my nine lives long ago, but here I am. I'm still playing and I'm still rocking and still rolling. And I survived to tell this tale. Probably the best audiobook I've ever listened to. Actually this is the first and only audiobook I've listened to. It's narrated b...

    I started listening to the Rolling Stones back in the early 1970s. ?Hot Rocks? (an early ?greatest hits collection ? and still one of the best by any band), ?Sticky Fingers,? ?Exile on Main Street,? ?It?s Only Rock and Roll,? etc. In terms of the group and its his...

    Keith Richards? autobiography starts really well and holds that momentum for a long time; although when it reaches the period covering the Eighties it does fall somewhat into score settling, and after that becomes somewhat bland and without spark. As such you have to hand it to this ...

  • Trudi
    Feb 02, 2012

    Keith Richards was a clever kid, a talented artist, a choirboy who sang for the Queen and became an outstanding musician in one of the world's best bands. What is most on display in this book is his tremendous interest in music and musicians, not in rock, bands, money and fame - a lot ...

    I used up my nine lives long ago, but here I am. I'm still playing and I'm still rocking and still rolling. And I survived to tell this tale. Probably the best audiobook I've ever listened to. Actually this is the first and only audiobook I've listened to. It's narrated b...

    I started listening to the Rolling Stones back in the early 1970s. ?Hot Rocks? (an early ?greatest hits collection ? and still one of the best by any band), ?Sticky Fingers,? ?Exile on Main Street,? ?It?s Only Rock and Roll,? etc. In terms of the group and its his...

    Keith Richards? autobiography starts really well and holds that momentum for a long time; although when it reaches the period covering the Eighties it does fall somewhat into score settling, and after that becomes somewhat bland and without spark. As such you have to hand it to this ...

    Growing up in Dartford for Keith ? was somewhere to get out of. After WWII it was pungent with horse manure & desperation and he never forgot the story that he was born in an air raid shelter. It wasn?t London. It wasn?t hip or cool - it was the backside of the wrong side of ...

    It was fascinating! If you have always loved The Rolling Stones and rock and roll and have a lot of nostalgia about the 60's... then I think you'd find Keith Richards memoir fascinating, too. It is long, but most of the time, well, I was just blown away hearing about all the stuff Keit...

    "It was 1975, a time of brutality and confrontation. Open season had been declared since our last tour, the tour of '72, known as the STP. The State Department had noted riots (true), civil disobedience (also true), illicit sex (whatever that is), and violence across the United States....

    Bob Dylan's memoir is a classic. Patti Smith's memoir "Just Kids" a classic. "Life" by Keith Richards not a classic but a really really OK book. But me writing that I really wanted it to be a great rock n' roll classic book and "Life" maybe grand, but great it isn't. It's obvious th...

    A no-holds-barred autobiography from one of the original bad boys of rock & roll. Keith Richards jokes are legion, but after listning to this audio book, it's no joke acknowleding that this guy has more lives than a darn cat. Car crashes, knife fights, gun skirmishes, not to men...

    What can I say? I am a fervent Stones fan, more of a Mick than Keith although Andrew loves Keef and has shown me the "way." But it is the combination of the group that makes the band, and the times they have lived through. KR makes this abundantly clear throughout Life and is at times...

    I want this book to stay on my book shelf even though I am not going to waste my time finishing it. I didn't want to delete it so I knew no other way to give my review but to give it some kind of star and to say that I had read it without getting "You started Life so many days ago" fro...

    5 stars for the music ? the best part. Guitarists will appreciate the description of how Keith came up with 5 string open G tuning, which he often used. * 4 stars for historical detail. 2 stars for long rambling tales of drug use and the resulting busts. Much of it sounds like ...

    Ok, Keith Richards.... ever since I first heard SATISFACTION on my little portable AM radio....I have loved the Stones. I had to have been 12 years old or so..... I have listened,and loved their music to the present. I had heard the stories,and knew that drug use, etc.etc. etc. but ...

    If it hadn't been for the murder, we'd have thought it a very smooth gig.That's a wild thing to say, first because it happened, and second because this is what he says about it. And that's the flavor of this memoir, which amounts to the most intricate junkie's excuse ever written. Afte...

    I rarely read books by or about celebrities, but I will make the occasional exception if the celebrity in question has written a song as great as "Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain," or (as in this case) "Satisfaction." Keith Richards lays out the story of his life from very humble begin...

    I picked this book up because it was lying around the art colony where I was living for a month, and because NYT op-ed columnist, Maureen Dowd, of all people, had said Keith Richards had come off surprisingly chivalrously (high praise for a free swinging rock and roll star). "Life"...

    I tend to oversimplify, but if a photo can say a thousand words, two can say a million. I'm no Mick Jagger fan, but Keith Richards' gratuitous slams on Jagger in this narcissistic memoir show he aged just as poorly inside. ...

    Easily the most entertaining book I have ever read. ...

    Did y'all know that Keith Richards is a huge booklover and once wanted to be a librarian? Aug - I finally decided this was the quintessential summer read so read it on our camping trips. Having been a fan since the Stones first came on the scene (I vacillated between loving them an...

    I am tremendously impressed by this book. Keith Richards goes into great detail about his childhood, the difficulties he faced growing up, and how he became the successful musician that he is today. He writes in a natural style and reveals many private moments that are touching, painfu...

    very entertaining book about the life of keith richards...and what a life he's had. the book is billed as an autobiography although he had help from another writer.there is a lot of interesting stuff about the stones' early days when they just wanted to be a blues band, and quite a few...

    I quote a comment made by me during my reading of this book: This book has everything to do with the typical stories of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll. A truly immersive reading about a real rock band. Worth reading. And a person that immensely contributed to the emerging of The Roll...

    It's only rock~n~roll.... This book is pure entertainment! ?Life? is a very intimate portrait which is funny, sad, heart-felt and full of great rock-and-roll debauchery! Keith?s awe and respect for fellow musicians along with his great love of making music come through on every p...

    This is the Life. Believe it or not, I haven't forgotten any of it. ~Life, Keith Richards Well now, there you have it. Who'd have thunk "Keef" would have lived so long -- he certainly won't be leaving a beautiful corpse when he finally does kick off, that's for sure. And that will prob...

  • Janet
    Nov 02, 2010

    Keith Richards was a clever kid, a talented artist, a choirboy who sang for the Queen and became an outstanding musician in one of the world's best bands. What is most on display in this book is his tremendous interest in music and musicians, not in rock, bands, money and fame - a lot ...

    I used up my nine lives long ago, but here I am. I'm still playing and I'm still rocking and still rolling. And I survived to tell this tale. Probably the best audiobook I've ever listened to. Actually this is the first and only audiobook I've listened to. It's narrated b...

    I started listening to the Rolling Stones back in the early 1970s. ?Hot Rocks? (an early ?greatest hits collection ? and still one of the best by any band), ?Sticky Fingers,? ?Exile on Main Street,? ?It?s Only Rock and Roll,? etc. In terms of the group and its his...

    Keith Richards? autobiography starts really well and holds that momentum for a long time; although when it reaches the period covering the Eighties it does fall somewhat into score settling, and after that becomes somewhat bland and without spark. As such you have to hand it to this ...

    Growing up in Dartford for Keith ? was somewhere to get out of. After WWII it was pungent with horse manure & desperation and he never forgot the story that he was born in an air raid shelter. It wasn?t London. It wasn?t hip or cool - it was the backside of the wrong side of ...

    It was fascinating! If you have always loved The Rolling Stones and rock and roll and have a lot of nostalgia about the 60's... then I think you'd find Keith Richards memoir fascinating, too. It is long, but most of the time, well, I was just blown away hearing about all the stuff Keit...

    "It was 1975, a time of brutality and confrontation. Open season had been declared since our last tour, the tour of '72, known as the STP. The State Department had noted riots (true), civil disobedience (also true), illicit sex (whatever that is), and violence across the United States....

    Bob Dylan's memoir is a classic. Patti Smith's memoir "Just Kids" a classic. "Life" by Keith Richards not a classic but a really really OK book. But me writing that I really wanted it to be a great rock n' roll classic book and "Life" maybe grand, but great it isn't. It's obvious th...

    A no-holds-barred autobiography from one of the original bad boys of rock & roll. Keith Richards jokes are legion, but after listning to this audio book, it's no joke acknowleding that this guy has more lives than a darn cat. Car crashes, knife fights, gun skirmishes, not to men...

    What can I say? I am a fervent Stones fan, more of a Mick than Keith although Andrew loves Keef and has shown me the "way." But it is the combination of the group that makes the band, and the times they have lived through. KR makes this abundantly clear throughout Life and is at times...

    I want this book to stay on my book shelf even though I am not going to waste my time finishing it. I didn't want to delete it so I knew no other way to give my review but to give it some kind of star and to say that I had read it without getting "You started Life so many days ago" fro...

    5 stars for the music ? the best part. Guitarists will appreciate the description of how Keith came up with 5 string open G tuning, which he often used. * 4 stars for historical detail. 2 stars for long rambling tales of drug use and the resulting busts. Much of it sounds like ...

    Ok, Keith Richards.... ever since I first heard SATISFACTION on my little portable AM radio....I have loved the Stones. I had to have been 12 years old or so..... I have listened,and loved their music to the present. I had heard the stories,and knew that drug use, etc.etc. etc. but ...

    If it hadn't been for the murder, we'd have thought it a very smooth gig.That's a wild thing to say, first because it happened, and second because this is what he says about it. And that's the flavor of this memoir, which amounts to the most intricate junkie's excuse ever written. Afte...

    I rarely read books by or about celebrities, but I will make the occasional exception if the celebrity in question has written a song as great as "Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain," or (as in this case) "Satisfaction." Keith Richards lays out the story of his life from very humble begin...

    I picked this book up because it was lying around the art colony where I was living for a month, and because NYT op-ed columnist, Maureen Dowd, of all people, had said Keith Richards had come off surprisingly chivalrously (high praise for a free swinging rock and roll star). "Life"...

    I tend to oversimplify, but if a photo can say a thousand words, two can say a million. I'm no Mick Jagger fan, but Keith Richards' gratuitous slams on Jagger in this narcissistic memoir show he aged just as poorly inside. ...

    Easily the most entertaining book I have ever read. ...

    Did y'all know that Keith Richards is a huge booklover and once wanted to be a librarian? Aug - I finally decided this was the quintessential summer read so read it on our camping trips. Having been a fan since the Stones first came on the scene (I vacillated between loving them an...

    I am tremendously impressed by this book. Keith Richards goes into great detail about his childhood, the difficulties he faced growing up, and how he became the successful musician that he is today. He writes in a natural style and reveals many private moments that are touching, painfu...

    very entertaining book about the life of keith richards...and what a life he's had. the book is billed as an autobiography although he had help from another writer.there is a lot of interesting stuff about the stones' early days when they just wanted to be a blues band, and quite a few...

    I quote a comment made by me during my reading of this book: This book has everything to do with the typical stories of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll. A truly immersive reading about a real rock band. Worth reading. And a person that immensely contributed to the emerging of The Roll...

    It's only rock~n~roll.... This book is pure entertainment! ?Life? is a very intimate portrait which is funny, sad, heart-felt and full of great rock-and-roll debauchery! Keith?s awe and respect for fellow musicians along with his great love of making music come through on every p...

    This is the Life. Believe it or not, I haven't forgotten any of it. ~Life, Keith Richards Well now, there you have it. Who'd have thunk "Keef" would have lived so long -- he certainly won't be leaving a beautiful corpse when he finally does kick off, that's for sure. And that will prob...

    While I've always been a Stones fan, I've never really taken part in the whole 'Cult of Keef' thing. As with most bands I like, I'm only really interested in the music, not the behind-the-scenes stuff. This book has confirmed that for me. All the while Keith is talking about his bad...

    Dear Keith Richards; Oh, Keef, you are wise and funny and your brain is rather impressive. Your body is a whole other matter and I really would encourage you to donate it to medical science for research because, clearly, something is going on in you that defies the laws of nature. C...

    Petra made me do it, really. To say I don?t care for The Rolling Stones would be an understatement. Hate the music, never thought they were any good, I would never give them a first, much less a second thought. The power of her great review of Life got me out of the comfort zone. Ser...

    How in the hell did this guy live so long? After Jimi and Janis died, all the smart money was on Keith Richard to be Rock n' Roll's next burnt-out flame. He fooled us all. And his secret to a long and exciting life? He was damn lucky. Maybe not in his music. He worked hard to be ...

    So far this is fascinating... I didn't read the Dylan Chronicles because I heard a bit too much about them, and have read about Dylan a lot--and he's so capable of making himself a hero and overlooking the collateral damage--in other words, he's such a writer!--I just didn't want to be...

  • Robin
    Jul 03, 2010

    Keith Richards was a clever kid, a talented artist, a choirboy who sang for the Queen and became an outstanding musician in one of the world's best bands. What is most on display in this book is his tremendous interest in music and musicians, not in rock, bands, money and fame - a lot ...

    I used up my nine lives long ago, but here I am. I'm still playing and I'm still rocking and still rolling. And I survived to tell this tale. Probably the best audiobook I've ever listened to. Actually this is the first and only audiobook I've listened to. It's narrated b...

    I started listening to the Rolling Stones back in the early 1970s. ?Hot Rocks? (an early ?greatest hits collection ? and still one of the best by any band), ?Sticky Fingers,? ?Exile on Main Street,? ?It?s Only Rock and Roll,? etc. In terms of the group and its his...

    Keith Richards? autobiography starts really well and holds that momentum for a long time; although when it reaches the period covering the Eighties it does fall somewhat into score settling, and after that becomes somewhat bland and without spark. As such you have to hand it to this ...

    Growing up in Dartford for Keith ? was somewhere to get out of. After WWII it was pungent with horse manure & desperation and he never forgot the story that he was born in an air raid shelter. It wasn?t London. It wasn?t hip or cool - it was the backside of the wrong side of ...

    It was fascinating! If you have always loved The Rolling Stones and rock and roll and have a lot of nostalgia about the 60's... then I think you'd find Keith Richards memoir fascinating, too. It is long, but most of the time, well, I was just blown away hearing about all the stuff Keit...

    "It was 1975, a time of brutality and confrontation. Open season had been declared since our last tour, the tour of '72, known as the STP. The State Department had noted riots (true), civil disobedience (also true), illicit sex (whatever that is), and violence across the United States....

    Bob Dylan's memoir is a classic. Patti Smith's memoir "Just Kids" a classic. "Life" by Keith Richards not a classic but a really really OK book. But me writing that I really wanted it to be a great rock n' roll classic book and "Life" maybe grand, but great it isn't. It's obvious th...

    A no-holds-barred autobiography from one of the original bad boys of rock & roll. Keith Richards jokes are legion, but after listning to this audio book, it's no joke acknowleding that this guy has more lives than a darn cat. Car crashes, knife fights, gun skirmishes, not to men...

    What can I say? I am a fervent Stones fan, more of a Mick than Keith although Andrew loves Keef and has shown me the "way." But it is the combination of the group that makes the band, and the times they have lived through. KR makes this abundantly clear throughout Life and is at times...

    I want this book to stay on my book shelf even though I am not going to waste my time finishing it. I didn't want to delete it so I knew no other way to give my review but to give it some kind of star and to say that I had read it without getting "You started Life so many days ago" fro...

    5 stars for the music ? the best part. Guitarists will appreciate the description of how Keith came up with 5 string open G tuning, which he often used. * 4 stars for historical detail. 2 stars for long rambling tales of drug use and the resulting busts. Much of it sounds like ...

    Ok, Keith Richards.... ever since I first heard SATISFACTION on my little portable AM radio....I have loved the Stones. I had to have been 12 years old or so..... I have listened,and loved their music to the present. I had heard the stories,and knew that drug use, etc.etc. etc. but ...

    If it hadn't been for the murder, we'd have thought it a very smooth gig.That's a wild thing to say, first because it happened, and second because this is what he says about it. And that's the flavor of this memoir, which amounts to the most intricate junkie's excuse ever written. Afte...

    I rarely read books by or about celebrities, but I will make the occasional exception if the celebrity in question has written a song as great as "Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain," or (as in this case) "Satisfaction." Keith Richards lays out the story of his life from very humble begin...

    I picked this book up because it was lying around the art colony where I was living for a month, and because NYT op-ed columnist, Maureen Dowd, of all people, had said Keith Richards had come off surprisingly chivalrously (high praise for a free swinging rock and roll star). "Life"...

    I tend to oversimplify, but if a photo can say a thousand words, two can say a million. I'm no Mick Jagger fan, but Keith Richards' gratuitous slams on Jagger in this narcissistic memoir show he aged just as poorly inside. ...

    Easily the most entertaining book I have ever read. ...

    Did y'all know that Keith Richards is a huge booklover and once wanted to be a librarian? Aug - I finally decided this was the quintessential summer read so read it on our camping trips. Having been a fan since the Stones first came on the scene (I vacillated between loving them an...

  • Kp
    Oct 27, 2010

    Keith Richards was a clever kid, a talented artist, a choirboy who sang for the Queen and became an outstanding musician in one of the world's best bands. What is most on display in this book is his tremendous interest in music and musicians, not in rock, bands, money and fame - a lot ...

    I used up my nine lives long ago, but here I am. I'm still playing and I'm still rocking and still rolling. And I survived to tell this tale. Probably the best audiobook I've ever listened to. Actually this is the first and only audiobook I've listened to. It's narrated b...

    I started listening to the Rolling Stones back in the early 1970s. ?Hot Rocks? (an early ?greatest hits collection ? and still one of the best by any band), ?Sticky Fingers,? ?Exile on Main Street,? ?It?s Only Rock and Roll,? etc. In terms of the group and its his...

    Keith Richards? autobiography starts really well and holds that momentum for a long time; although when it reaches the period covering the Eighties it does fall somewhat into score settling, and after that becomes somewhat bland and without spark. As such you have to hand it to this ...

    Growing up in Dartford for Keith ? was somewhere to get out of. After WWII it was pungent with horse manure & desperation and he never forgot the story that he was born in an air raid shelter. It wasn?t London. It wasn?t hip or cool - it was the backside of the wrong side of ...

    It was fascinating! If you have always loved The Rolling Stones and rock and roll and have a lot of nostalgia about the 60's... then I think you'd find Keith Richards memoir fascinating, too. It is long, but most of the time, well, I was just blown away hearing about all the stuff Keit...

  • Charles Whittlesey
    Jul 30, 2012

    Keith Richards was a clever kid, a talented artist, a choirboy who sang for the Queen and became an outstanding musician in one of the world's best bands. What is most on display in this book is his tremendous interest in music and musicians, not in rock, bands, money and fame - a lot ...

    I used up my nine lives long ago, but here I am. I'm still playing and I'm still rocking and still rolling. And I survived to tell this tale. Probably the best audiobook I've ever listened to. Actually this is the first and only audiobook I've listened to. It's narrated b...

    I started listening to the Rolling Stones back in the early 1970s. ?Hot Rocks? (an early ?greatest hits collection ? and still one of the best by any band), ?Sticky Fingers,? ?Exile on Main Street,? ?It?s Only Rock and Roll,? etc. In terms of the group and its his...

    Keith Richards? autobiography starts really well and holds that momentum for a long time; although when it reaches the period covering the Eighties it does fall somewhat into score settling, and after that becomes somewhat bland and without spark. As such you have to hand it to this ...

    Growing up in Dartford for Keith ? was somewhere to get out of. After WWII it was pungent with horse manure & desperation and he never forgot the story that he was born in an air raid shelter. It wasn?t London. It wasn?t hip or cool - it was the backside of the wrong side of ...

    It was fascinating! If you have always loved The Rolling Stones and rock and roll and have a lot of nostalgia about the 60's... then I think you'd find Keith Richards memoir fascinating, too. It is long, but most of the time, well, I was just blown away hearing about all the stuff Keit...

    "It was 1975, a time of brutality and confrontation. Open season had been declared since our last tour, the tour of '72, known as the STP. The State Department had noted riots (true), civil disobedience (also true), illicit sex (whatever that is), and violence across the United States....

    Bob Dylan's memoir is a classic. Patti Smith's memoir "Just Kids" a classic. "Life" by Keith Richards not a classic but a really really OK book. But me writing that I really wanted it to be a great rock n' roll classic book and "Life" maybe grand, but great it isn't. It's obvious th...

    A no-holds-barred autobiography from one of the original bad boys of rock & roll. Keith Richards jokes are legion, but after listning to this audio book, it's no joke acknowleding that this guy has more lives than a darn cat. Car crashes, knife fights, gun skirmishes, not to men...

    What can I say? I am a fervent Stones fan, more of a Mick than Keith although Andrew loves Keef and has shown me the "way." But it is the combination of the group that makes the band, and the times they have lived through. KR makes this abundantly clear throughout Life and is at times...

    I want this book to stay on my book shelf even though I am not going to waste my time finishing it. I didn't want to delete it so I knew no other way to give my review but to give it some kind of star and to say that I had read it without getting "You started Life so many days ago" fro...

    5 stars for the music ? the best part. Guitarists will appreciate the description of how Keith came up with 5 string open G tuning, which he often used. * 4 stars for historical detail. 2 stars for long rambling tales of drug use and the resulting busts. Much of it sounds like ...

    Ok, Keith Richards.... ever since I first heard SATISFACTION on my little portable AM radio....I have loved the Stones. I had to have been 12 years old or so..... I have listened,and loved their music to the present. I had heard the stories,and knew that drug use, etc.etc. etc. but ...

    If it hadn't been for the murder, we'd have thought it a very smooth gig.That's a wild thing to say, first because it happened, and second because this is what he says about it. And that's the flavor of this memoir, which amounts to the most intricate junkie's excuse ever written. Afte...

    I rarely read books by or about celebrities, but I will make the occasional exception if the celebrity in question has written a song as great as "Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain," or (as in this case) "Satisfaction." Keith Richards lays out the story of his life from very humble begin...

    I picked this book up because it was lying around the art colony where I was living for a month, and because NYT op-ed columnist, Maureen Dowd, of all people, had said Keith Richards had come off surprisingly chivalrously (high praise for a free swinging rock and roll star). "Life"...

    I tend to oversimplify, but if a photo can say a thousand words, two can say a million. I'm no Mick Jagger fan, but Keith Richards' gratuitous slams on Jagger in this narcissistic memoir show he aged just as poorly inside. ...

    Easily the most entertaining book I have ever read. ...

    Did y'all know that Keith Richards is a huge booklover and once wanted to be a librarian? Aug - I finally decided this was the quintessential summer read so read it on our camping trips. Having been a fan since the Stones first came on the scene (I vacillated between loving them an...

    I am tremendously impressed by this book. Keith Richards goes into great detail about his childhood, the difficulties he faced growing up, and how he became the successful musician that he is today. He writes in a natural style and reveals many private moments that are touching, painfu...

    very entertaining book about the life of keith richards...and what a life he's had. the book is billed as an autobiography although he had help from another writer.there is a lot of interesting stuff about the stones' early days when they just wanted to be a blues band, and quite a few...

    I quote a comment made by me during my reading of this book: This book has everything to do with the typical stories of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll. A truly immersive reading about a real rock band. Worth reading. And a person that immensely contributed to the emerging of The Roll...

    It's only rock~n~roll.... This book is pure entertainment! ?Life? is a very intimate portrait which is funny, sad, heart-felt and full of great rock-and-roll debauchery! Keith?s awe and respect for fellow musicians along with his great love of making music come through on every p...

    This is the Life. Believe it or not, I haven't forgotten any of it. ~Life, Keith Richards Well now, there you have it. Who'd have thunk "Keef" would have lived so long -- he certainly won't be leaving a beautiful corpse when he finally does kick off, that's for sure. And that will prob...

    While I've always been a Stones fan, I've never really taken part in the whole 'Cult of Keef' thing. As with most bands I like, I'm only really interested in the music, not the behind-the-scenes stuff. This book has confirmed that for me. All the while Keith is talking about his bad...

    Dear Keith Richards; Oh, Keef, you are wise and funny and your brain is rather impressive. Your body is a whole other matter and I really would encourage you to donate it to medical science for research because, clearly, something is going on in you that defies the laws of nature. C...

    Petra made me do it, really. To say I don?t care for The Rolling Stones would be an understatement. Hate the music, never thought they were any good, I would never give them a first, much less a second thought. The power of her great review of Life got me out of the comfort zone. Ser...

    How in the hell did this guy live so long? After Jimi and Janis died, all the smart money was on Keith Richard to be Rock n' Roll's next burnt-out flame. He fooled us all. And his secret to a long and exciting life? He was damn lucky. Maybe not in his music. He worked hard to be ...

    So far this is fascinating... I didn't read the Dylan Chronicles because I heard a bit too much about them, and have read about Dylan a lot--and he's so capable of making himself a hero and overlooking the collateral damage--in other words, he's such a writer!--I just didn't want to be...

    Around 1986 or so, my wife and I were on our honeymoon in Jamaica, and we rented a villa above a well-known resort town. On the winding drive up to the villa, several banana trees had fallen onto the road. When we arrived, the gardener told us in broken English to "watch out for rollin...

  • Bill
    Dec 29, 2010

    Keith Richards was a clever kid, a talented artist, a choirboy who sang for the Queen and became an outstanding musician in one of the world's best bands. What is most on display in this book is his tremendous interest in music and musicians, not in rock, bands, money and fame - a lot ...

    I used up my nine lives long ago, but here I am. I'm still playing and I'm still rocking and still rolling. And I survived to tell this tale. Probably the best audiobook I've ever listened to. Actually this is the first and only audiobook I've listened to. It's narrated b...

    I started listening to the Rolling Stones back in the early 1970s. ?Hot Rocks? (an early ?greatest hits collection ? and still one of the best by any band), ?Sticky Fingers,? ?Exile on Main Street,? ?It?s Only Rock and Roll,? etc. In terms of the group and its his...

    Keith Richards? autobiography starts really well and holds that momentum for a long time; although when it reaches the period covering the Eighties it does fall somewhat into score settling, and after that becomes somewhat bland and without spark. As such you have to hand it to this ...

    Growing up in Dartford for Keith ? was somewhere to get out of. After WWII it was pungent with horse manure & desperation and he never forgot the story that he was born in an air raid shelter. It wasn?t London. It wasn?t hip or cool - it was the backside of the wrong side of ...

    It was fascinating! If you have always loved The Rolling Stones and rock and roll and have a lot of nostalgia about the 60's... then I think you'd find Keith Richards memoir fascinating, too. It is long, but most of the time, well, I was just blown away hearing about all the stuff Keit...

    "It was 1975, a time of brutality and confrontation. Open season had been declared since our last tour, the tour of '72, known as the STP. The State Department had noted riots (true), civil disobedience (also true), illicit sex (whatever that is), and violence across the United States....

    Bob Dylan's memoir is a classic. Patti Smith's memoir "Just Kids" a classic. "Life" by Keith Richards not a classic but a really really OK book. But me writing that I really wanted it to be a great rock n' roll classic book and "Life" maybe grand, but great it isn't. It's obvious th...

    A no-holds-barred autobiography from one of the original bad boys of rock & roll. Keith Richards jokes are legion, but after listning to this audio book, it's no joke acknowleding that this guy has more lives than a darn cat. Car crashes, knife fights, gun skirmishes, not to men...

    What can I say? I am a fervent Stones fan, more of a Mick than Keith although Andrew loves Keef and has shown me the "way." But it is the combination of the group that makes the band, and the times they have lived through. KR makes this abundantly clear throughout Life and is at times...

    I want this book to stay on my book shelf even though I am not going to waste my time finishing it. I didn't want to delete it so I knew no other way to give my review but to give it some kind of star and to say that I had read it without getting "You started Life so many days ago" fro...

    5 stars for the music ? the best part. Guitarists will appreciate the description of how Keith came up with 5 string open G tuning, which he often used. * 4 stars for historical detail. 2 stars for long rambling tales of drug use and the resulting busts. Much of it sounds like ...

    Ok, Keith Richards.... ever since I first heard SATISFACTION on my little portable AM radio....I have loved the Stones. I had to have been 12 years old or so..... I have listened,and loved their music to the present. I had heard the stories,and knew that drug use, etc.etc. etc. but ...

    If it hadn't been for the murder, we'd have thought it a very smooth gig.That's a wild thing to say, first because it happened, and second because this is what he says about it. And that's the flavor of this memoir, which amounts to the most intricate junkie's excuse ever written. Afte...

    I rarely read books by or about celebrities, but I will make the occasional exception if the celebrity in question has written a song as great as "Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain," or (as in this case) "Satisfaction." Keith Richards lays out the story of his life from very humble begin...

    I picked this book up because it was lying around the art colony where I was living for a month, and because NYT op-ed columnist, Maureen Dowd, of all people, had said Keith Richards had come off surprisingly chivalrously (high praise for a free swinging rock and roll star). "Life"...

    I tend to oversimplify, but if a photo can say a thousand words, two can say a million. I'm no Mick Jagger fan, but Keith Richards' gratuitous slams on Jagger in this narcissistic memoir show he aged just as poorly inside. ...

    Easily the most entertaining book I have ever read. ...

    Did y'all know that Keith Richards is a huge booklover and once wanted to be a librarian? Aug - I finally decided this was the quintessential summer read so read it on our camping trips. Having been a fan since the Stones first came on the scene (I vacillated between loving them an...

    I am tremendously impressed by this book. Keith Richards goes into great detail about his childhood, the difficulties he faced growing up, and how he became the successful musician that he is today. He writes in a natural style and reveals many private moments that are touching, painfu...

    very entertaining book about the life of keith richards...and what a life he's had. the book is billed as an autobiography although he had help from another writer.there is a lot of interesting stuff about the stones' early days when they just wanted to be a blues band, and quite a few...

  • Marvin
    Nov 05, 2010

    Keith Richards was a clever kid, a talented artist, a choirboy who sang for the Queen and became an outstanding musician in one of the world's best bands. What is most on display in this book is his tremendous interest in music and musicians, not in rock, bands, money and fame - a lot ...

    I used up my nine lives long ago, but here I am. I'm still playing and I'm still rocking and still rolling. And I survived to tell this tale. Probably the best audiobook I've ever listened to. Actually this is the first and only audiobook I've listened to. It's narrated b...

    I started listening to the Rolling Stones back in the early 1970s. ?Hot Rocks? (an early ?greatest hits collection ? and still one of the best by any band), ?Sticky Fingers,? ?Exile on Main Street,? ?It?s Only Rock and Roll,? etc. In terms of the group and its his...

    Keith Richards? autobiography starts really well and holds that momentum for a long time; although when it reaches the period covering the Eighties it does fall somewhat into score settling, and after that becomes somewhat bland and without spark. As such you have to hand it to this ...

    Growing up in Dartford for Keith ? was somewhere to get out of. After WWII it was pungent with horse manure & desperation and he never forgot the story that he was born in an air raid shelter. It wasn?t London. It wasn?t hip or cool - it was the backside of the wrong side of ...

    It was fascinating! If you have always loved The Rolling Stones and rock and roll and have a lot of nostalgia about the 60's... then I think you'd find Keith Richards memoir fascinating, too. It is long, but most of the time, well, I was just blown away hearing about all the stuff Keit...

    "It was 1975, a time of brutality and confrontation. Open season had been declared since our last tour, the tour of '72, known as the STP. The State Department had noted riots (true), civil disobedience (also true), illicit sex (whatever that is), and violence across the United States....

    Bob Dylan's memoir is a classic. Patti Smith's memoir "Just Kids" a classic. "Life" by Keith Richards not a classic but a really really OK book. But me writing that I really wanted it to be a great rock n' roll classic book and "Life" maybe grand, but great it isn't. It's obvious th...

    A no-holds-barred autobiography from one of the original bad boys of rock & roll. Keith Richards jokes are legion, but after listning to this audio book, it's no joke acknowleding that this guy has more lives than a darn cat. Car crashes, knife fights, gun skirmishes, not to men...

    What can I say? I am a fervent Stones fan, more of a Mick than Keith although Andrew loves Keef and has shown me the "way." But it is the combination of the group that makes the band, and the times they have lived through. KR makes this abundantly clear throughout Life and is at times...

    I want this book to stay on my book shelf even though I am not going to waste my time finishing it. I didn't want to delete it so I knew no other way to give my review but to give it some kind of star and to say that I had read it without getting "You started Life so many days ago" fro...

    5 stars for the music ? the best part. Guitarists will appreciate the description of how Keith came up with 5 string open G tuning, which he often used. * 4 stars for historical detail. 2 stars for long rambling tales of drug use and the resulting busts. Much of it sounds like ...

    Ok, Keith Richards.... ever since I first heard SATISFACTION on my little portable AM radio....I have loved the Stones. I had to have been 12 years old or so..... I have listened,and loved their music to the present. I had heard the stories,and knew that drug use, etc.etc. etc. but ...

    If it hadn't been for the murder, we'd have thought it a very smooth gig.That's a wild thing to say, first because it happened, and second because this is what he says about it. And that's the flavor of this memoir, which amounts to the most intricate junkie's excuse ever written. Afte...

    I rarely read books by or about celebrities, but I will make the occasional exception if the celebrity in question has written a song as great as "Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain," or (as in this case) "Satisfaction." Keith Richards lays out the story of his life from very humble begin...

    I picked this book up because it was lying around the art colony where I was living for a month, and because NYT op-ed columnist, Maureen Dowd, of all people, had said Keith Richards had come off surprisingly chivalrously (high praise for a free swinging rock and roll star). "Life"...

    I tend to oversimplify, but if a photo can say a thousand words, two can say a million. I'm no Mick Jagger fan, but Keith Richards' gratuitous slams on Jagger in this narcissistic memoir show he aged just as poorly inside. ...

    Easily the most entertaining book I have ever read. ...

    Did y'all know that Keith Richards is a huge booklover and once wanted to be a librarian? Aug - I finally decided this was the quintessential summer read so read it on our camping trips. Having been a fan since the Stones first came on the scene (I vacillated between loving them an...

    I am tremendously impressed by this book. Keith Richards goes into great detail about his childhood, the difficulties he faced growing up, and how he became the successful musician that he is today. He writes in a natural style and reveals many private moments that are touching, painfu...

    very entertaining book about the life of keith richards...and what a life he's had. the book is billed as an autobiography although he had help from another writer.there is a lot of interesting stuff about the stones' early days when they just wanted to be a blues band, and quite a few...

    I quote a comment made by me during my reading of this book: This book has everything to do with the typical stories of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll. A truly immersive reading about a real rock band. Worth reading. And a person that immensely contributed to the emerging of The Roll...

    It's only rock~n~roll.... This book is pure entertainment! ?Life? is a very intimate portrait which is funny, sad, heart-felt and full of great rock-and-roll debauchery! Keith?s awe and respect for fellow musicians along with his great love of making music come through on every p...

    This is the Life. Believe it or not, I haven't forgotten any of it. ~Life, Keith Richards Well now, there you have it. Who'd have thunk "Keef" would have lived so long -- he certainly won't be leaving a beautiful corpse when he finally does kick off, that's for sure. And that will prob...

    While I've always been a Stones fan, I've never really taken part in the whole 'Cult of Keef' thing. As with most bands I like, I'm only really interested in the music, not the behind-the-scenes stuff. This book has confirmed that for me. All the while Keith is talking about his bad...

    Dear Keith Richards; Oh, Keef, you are wise and funny and your brain is rather impressive. Your body is a whole other matter and I really would encourage you to donate it to medical science for research because, clearly, something is going on in you that defies the laws of nature. C...

    Petra made me do it, really. To say I don?t care for The Rolling Stones would be an understatement. Hate the music, never thought they were any good, I would never give them a first, much less a second thought. The power of her great review of Life got me out of the comfort zone. Ser...

    How in the hell did this guy live so long? After Jimi and Janis died, all the smart money was on Keith Richard to be Rock n' Roll's next burnt-out flame. He fooled us all. And his secret to a long and exciting life? He was damn lucky. Maybe not in his music. He worked hard to be ...

  • Gary
    Jun 05, 2012

    Keith Richards was a clever kid, a talented artist, a choirboy who sang for the Queen and became an outstanding musician in one of the world's best bands. What is most on display in this book is his tremendous interest in music and musicians, not in rock, bands, money and fame - a lot ...

    I used up my nine lives long ago, but here I am. I'm still playing and I'm still rocking and still rolling. And I survived to tell this tale. Probably the best audiobook I've ever listened to. Actually this is the first and only audiobook I've listened to. It's narrated b...

    I started listening to the Rolling Stones back in the early 1970s. ?Hot Rocks? (an early ?greatest hits collection ? and still one of the best by any band), ?Sticky Fingers,? ?Exile on Main Street,? ?It?s Only Rock and Roll,? etc. In terms of the group and its his...

    Keith Richards? autobiography starts really well and holds that momentum for a long time; although when it reaches the period covering the Eighties it does fall somewhat into score settling, and after that becomes somewhat bland and without spark. As such you have to hand it to this ...

    Growing up in Dartford for Keith ? was somewhere to get out of. After WWII it was pungent with horse manure & desperation and he never forgot the story that he was born in an air raid shelter. It wasn?t London. It wasn?t hip or cool - it was the backside of the wrong side of ...

    It was fascinating! If you have always loved The Rolling Stones and rock and roll and have a lot of nostalgia about the 60's... then I think you'd find Keith Richards memoir fascinating, too. It is long, but most of the time, well, I was just blown away hearing about all the stuff Keit...

    "It was 1975, a time of brutality and confrontation. Open season had been declared since our last tour, the tour of '72, known as the STP. The State Department had noted riots (true), civil disobedience (also true), illicit sex (whatever that is), and violence across the United States....

    Bob Dylan's memoir is a classic. Patti Smith's memoir "Just Kids" a classic. "Life" by Keith Richards not a classic but a really really OK book. But me writing that I really wanted it to be a great rock n' roll classic book and "Life" maybe grand, but great it isn't. It's obvious th...

    A no-holds-barred autobiography from one of the original bad boys of rock & roll. Keith Richards jokes are legion, but after listning to this audio book, it's no joke acknowleding that this guy has more lives than a darn cat. Car crashes, knife fights, gun skirmishes, not to men...

    What can I say? I am a fervent Stones fan, more of a Mick than Keith although Andrew loves Keef and has shown me the "way." But it is the combination of the group that makes the band, and the times they have lived through. KR makes this abundantly clear throughout Life and is at times...

    I want this book to stay on my book shelf even though I am not going to waste my time finishing it. I didn't want to delete it so I knew no other way to give my review but to give it some kind of star and to say that I had read it without getting "You started Life so many days ago" fro...

    5 stars for the music ? the best part. Guitarists will appreciate the description of how Keith came up with 5 string open G tuning, which he often used. * 4 stars for historical detail. 2 stars for long rambling tales of drug use and the resulting busts. Much of it sounds like ...

    Ok, Keith Richards.... ever since I first heard SATISFACTION on my little portable AM radio....I have loved the Stones. I had to have been 12 years old or so..... I have listened,and loved their music to the present. I had heard the stories,and knew that drug use, etc.etc. etc. but ...

  • Allyson
    Nov 17, 2010

    Keith Richards was a clever kid, a talented artist, a choirboy who sang for the Queen and became an outstanding musician in one of the world's best bands. What is most on display in this book is his tremendous interest in music and musicians, not in rock, bands, money and fame - a lot ...

    I used up my nine lives long ago, but here I am. I'm still playing and I'm still rocking and still rolling. And I survived to tell this tale. Probably the best audiobook I've ever listened to. Actually this is the first and only audiobook I've listened to. It's narrated b...

    I started listening to the Rolling Stones back in the early 1970s. ?Hot Rocks? (an early ?greatest hits collection ? and still one of the best by any band), ?Sticky Fingers,? ?Exile on Main Street,? ?It?s Only Rock and Roll,? etc. In terms of the group and its his...

    Keith Richards? autobiography starts really well and holds that momentum for a long time; although when it reaches the period covering the Eighties it does fall somewhat into score settling, and after that becomes somewhat bland and without spark. As such you have to hand it to this ...

    Growing up in Dartford for Keith ? was somewhere to get out of. After WWII it was pungent with horse manure & desperation and he never forgot the story that he was born in an air raid shelter. It wasn?t London. It wasn?t hip or cool - it was the backside of the wrong side of ...

    It was fascinating! If you have always loved The Rolling Stones and rock and roll and have a lot of nostalgia about the 60's... then I think you'd find Keith Richards memoir fascinating, too. It is long, but most of the time, well, I was just blown away hearing about all the stuff Keit...

    "It was 1975, a time of brutality and confrontation. Open season had been declared since our last tour, the tour of '72, known as the STP. The State Department had noted riots (true), civil disobedience (also true), illicit sex (whatever that is), and violence across the United States....

    Bob Dylan's memoir is a classic. Patti Smith's memoir "Just Kids" a classic. "Life" by Keith Richards not a classic but a really really OK book. But me writing that I really wanted it to be a great rock n' roll classic book and "Life" maybe grand, but great it isn't. It's obvious th...

    A no-holds-barred autobiography from one of the original bad boys of rock & roll. Keith Richards jokes are legion, but after listning to this audio book, it's no joke acknowleding that this guy has more lives than a darn cat. Car crashes, knife fights, gun skirmishes, not to men...

    What can I say? I am a fervent Stones fan, more of a Mick than Keith although Andrew loves Keef and has shown me the "way." But it is the combination of the group that makes the band, and the times they have lived through. KR makes this abundantly clear throughout Life and is at times...

  • Jennifer
    Mar 02, 2011

    Keith Richards was a clever kid, a talented artist, a choirboy who sang for the Queen and became an outstanding musician in one of the world's best bands. What is most on display in this book is his tremendous interest in music and musicians, not in rock, bands, money and fame - a lot ...

    I used up my nine lives long ago, but here I am. I'm still playing and I'm still rocking and still rolling. And I survived to tell this tale. Probably the best audiobook I've ever listened to. Actually this is the first and only audiobook I've listened to. It's narrated b...

    I started listening to the Rolling Stones back in the early 1970s. ?Hot Rocks? (an early ?greatest hits collection ? and still one of the best by any band), ?Sticky Fingers,? ?Exile on Main Street,? ?It?s Only Rock and Roll,? etc. In terms of the group and its his...

    Keith Richards? autobiography starts really well and holds that momentum for a long time; although when it reaches the period covering the Eighties it does fall somewhat into score settling, and after that becomes somewhat bland and without spark. As such you have to hand it to this ...

    Growing up in Dartford for Keith ? was somewhere to get out of. After WWII it was pungent with horse manure & desperation and he never forgot the story that he was born in an air raid shelter. It wasn?t London. It wasn?t hip or cool - it was the backside of the wrong side of ...

    It was fascinating! If you have always loved The Rolling Stones and rock and roll and have a lot of nostalgia about the 60's... then I think you'd find Keith Richards memoir fascinating, too. It is long, but most of the time, well, I was just blown away hearing about all the stuff Keit...

    "It was 1975, a time of brutality and confrontation. Open season had been declared since our last tour, the tour of '72, known as the STP. The State Department had noted riots (true), civil disobedience (also true), illicit sex (whatever that is), and violence across the United States....

    Bob Dylan's memoir is a classic. Patti Smith's memoir "Just Kids" a classic. "Life" by Keith Richards not a classic but a really really OK book. But me writing that I really wanted it to be a great rock n' roll classic book and "Life" maybe grand, but great it isn't. It's obvious th...

    A no-holds-barred autobiography from one of the original bad boys of rock & roll. Keith Richards jokes are legion, but after listning to this audio book, it's no joke acknowleding that this guy has more lives than a darn cat. Car crashes, knife fights, gun skirmishes, not to men...

    What can I say? I am a fervent Stones fan, more of a Mick than Keith although Andrew loves Keef and has shown me the "way." But it is the combination of the group that makes the band, and the times they have lived through. KR makes this abundantly clear throughout Life and is at times...

    I want this book to stay on my book shelf even though I am not going to waste my time finishing it. I didn't want to delete it so I knew no other way to give my review but to give it some kind of star and to say that I had read it without getting "You started Life so many days ago" fro...

    5 stars for the music ? the best part. Guitarists will appreciate the description of how Keith came up with 5 string open G tuning, which he often used. * 4 stars for historical detail. 2 stars for long rambling tales of drug use and the resulting busts. Much of it sounds like ...

    Ok, Keith Richards.... ever since I first heard SATISFACTION on my little portable AM radio....I have loved the Stones. I had to have been 12 years old or so..... I have listened,and loved their music to the present. I had heard the stories,and knew that drug use, etc.etc. etc. but ...

    If it hadn't been for the murder, we'd have thought it a very smooth gig.That's a wild thing to say, first because it happened, and second because this is what he says about it. And that's the flavor of this memoir, which amounts to the most intricate junkie's excuse ever written. Afte...

    I rarely read books by or about celebrities, but I will make the occasional exception if the celebrity in question has written a song as great as "Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain," or (as in this case) "Satisfaction." Keith Richards lays out the story of his life from very humble begin...

    I picked this book up because it was lying around the art colony where I was living for a month, and because NYT op-ed columnist, Maureen Dowd, of all people, had said Keith Richards had come off surprisingly chivalrously (high praise for a free swinging rock and roll star). "Life"...

    I tend to oversimplify, but if a photo can say a thousand words, two can say a million. I'm no Mick Jagger fan, but Keith Richards' gratuitous slams on Jagger in this narcissistic memoir show he aged just as poorly inside. ...

    Easily the most entertaining book I have ever read. ...

    Did y'all know that Keith Richards is a huge booklover and once wanted to be a librarian? Aug - I finally decided this was the quintessential summer read so read it on our camping trips. Having been a fan since the Stones first came on the scene (I vacillated between loving them an...

    I am tremendously impressed by this book. Keith Richards goes into great detail about his childhood, the difficulties he faced growing up, and how he became the successful musician that he is today. He writes in a natural style and reveals many private moments that are touching, painfu...

    very entertaining book about the life of keith richards...and what a life he's had. the book is billed as an autobiography although he had help from another writer.there is a lot of interesting stuff about the stones' early days when they just wanted to be a blues band, and quite a few...

    I quote a comment made by me during my reading of this book: This book has everything to do with the typical stories of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll. A truly immersive reading about a real rock band. Worth reading. And a person that immensely contributed to the emerging of The Roll...

    It's only rock~n~roll.... This book is pure entertainment! ?Life? is a very intimate portrait which is funny, sad, heart-felt and full of great rock-and-roll debauchery! Keith?s awe and respect for fellow musicians along with his great love of making music come through on every p...

    This is the Life. Believe it or not, I haven't forgotten any of it. ~Life, Keith Richards Well now, there you have it. Who'd have thunk "Keef" would have lived so long -- he certainly won't be leaving a beautiful corpse when he finally does kick off, that's for sure. And that will prob...

    While I've always been a Stones fan, I've never really taken part in the whole 'Cult of Keef' thing. As with most bands I like, I'm only really interested in the music, not the behind-the-scenes stuff. This book has confirmed that for me. All the while Keith is talking about his bad...

    Dear Keith Richards; Oh, Keef, you are wise and funny and your brain is rather impressive. Your body is a whole other matter and I really would encourage you to donate it to medical science for research because, clearly, something is going on in you that defies the laws of nature. C...

  • Alex
    Jun 17, 2016

    Keith Richards was a clever kid, a talented artist, a choirboy who sang for the Queen and became an outstanding musician in one of the world's best bands. What is most on display in this book is his tremendous interest in music and musicians, not in rock, bands, money and fame - a lot ...

    I used up my nine lives long ago, but here I am. I'm still playing and I'm still rocking and still rolling. And I survived to tell this tale. Probably the best audiobook I've ever listened to. Actually this is the first and only audiobook I've listened to. It's narrated b...

    I started listening to the Rolling Stones back in the early 1970s. ?Hot Rocks? (an early ?greatest hits collection ? and still one of the best by any band), ?Sticky Fingers,? ?Exile on Main Street,? ?It?s Only Rock and Roll,? etc. In terms of the group and its his...

    Keith Richards? autobiography starts really well and holds that momentum for a long time; although when it reaches the period covering the Eighties it does fall somewhat into score settling, and after that becomes somewhat bland and without spark. As such you have to hand it to this ...

    Growing up in Dartford for Keith ? was somewhere to get out of. After WWII it was pungent with horse manure & desperation and he never forgot the story that he was born in an air raid shelter. It wasn?t London. It wasn?t hip or cool - it was the backside of the wrong side of ...

    It was fascinating! If you have always loved The Rolling Stones and rock and roll and have a lot of nostalgia about the 60's... then I think you'd find Keith Richards memoir fascinating, too. It is long, but most of the time, well, I was just blown away hearing about all the stuff Keit...

    "It was 1975, a time of brutality and confrontation. Open season had been declared since our last tour, the tour of '72, known as the STP. The State Department had noted riots (true), civil disobedience (also true), illicit sex (whatever that is), and violence across the United States....

    Bob Dylan's memoir is a classic. Patti Smith's memoir "Just Kids" a classic. "Life" by Keith Richards not a classic but a really really OK book. But me writing that I really wanted it to be a great rock n' roll classic book and "Life" maybe grand, but great it isn't. It's obvious th...

    A no-holds-barred autobiography from one of the original bad boys of rock & roll. Keith Richards jokes are legion, but after listning to this audio book, it's no joke acknowleding that this guy has more lives than a darn cat. Car crashes, knife fights, gun skirmishes, not to men...

    What can I say? I am a fervent Stones fan, more of a Mick than Keith although Andrew loves Keef and has shown me the "way." But it is the combination of the group that makes the band, and the times they have lived through. KR makes this abundantly clear throughout Life and is at times...

    I want this book to stay on my book shelf even though I am not going to waste my time finishing it. I didn't want to delete it so I knew no other way to give my review but to give it some kind of star and to say that I had read it without getting "You started Life so many days ago" fro...

    5 stars for the music ? the best part. Guitarists will appreciate the description of how Keith came up with 5 string open G tuning, which he often used. * 4 stars for historical detail. 2 stars for long rambling tales of drug use and the resulting busts. Much of it sounds like ...

    Ok, Keith Richards.... ever since I first heard SATISFACTION on my little portable AM radio....I have loved the Stones. I had to have been 12 years old or so..... I have listened,and loved their music to the present. I had heard the stories,and knew that drug use, etc.etc. etc. but ...

    If it hadn't been for the murder, we'd have thought it a very smooth gig.That's a wild thing to say, first because it happened, and second because this is what he says about it. And that's the flavor of this memoir, which amounts to the most intricate junkie's excuse ever written. Afte...

  • James Thane
    May 08, 2011

    Keith Richards was a clever kid, a talented artist, a choirboy who sang for the Queen and became an outstanding musician in one of the world's best bands. What is most on display in this book is his tremendous interest in music and musicians, not in rock, bands, money and fame - a lot ...

    I used up my nine lives long ago, but here I am. I'm still playing and I'm still rocking and still rolling. And I survived to tell this tale. Probably the best audiobook I've ever listened to. Actually this is the first and only audiobook I've listened to. It's narrated b...

    I started listening to the Rolling Stones back in the early 1970s. ?Hot Rocks? (an early ?greatest hits collection ? and still one of the best by any band), ?Sticky Fingers,? ?Exile on Main Street,? ?It?s Only Rock and Roll,? etc. In terms of the group and its his...

    Keith Richards? autobiography starts really well and holds that momentum for a long time; although when it reaches the period covering the Eighties it does fall somewhat into score settling, and after that becomes somewhat bland and without spark. As such you have to hand it to this ...

    Growing up in Dartford for Keith ? was somewhere to get out of. After WWII it was pungent with horse manure & desperation and he never forgot the story that he was born in an air raid shelter. It wasn?t London. It wasn?t hip or cool - it was the backside of the wrong side of ...

    It was fascinating! If you have always loved The Rolling Stones and rock and roll and have a lot of nostalgia about the 60's... then I think you'd find Keith Richards memoir fascinating, too. It is long, but most of the time, well, I was just blown away hearing about all the stuff Keit...

    "It was 1975, a time of brutality and confrontation. Open season had been declared since our last tour, the tour of '72, known as the STP. The State Department had noted riots (true), civil disobedience (also true), illicit sex (whatever that is), and violence across the United States....

    Bob Dylan's memoir is a classic. Patti Smith's memoir "Just Kids" a classic. "Life" by Keith Richards not a classic but a really really OK book. But me writing that I really wanted it to be a great rock n' roll classic book and "Life" maybe grand, but great it isn't. It's obvious th...

    A no-holds-barred autobiography from one of the original bad boys of rock & roll. Keith Richards jokes are legion, but after listning to this audio book, it's no joke acknowleding that this guy has more lives than a darn cat. Car crashes, knife fights, gun skirmishes, not to men...

    What can I say? I am a fervent Stones fan, more of a Mick than Keith although Andrew loves Keef and has shown me the "way." But it is the combination of the group that makes the band, and the times they have lived through. KR makes this abundantly clear throughout Life and is at times...

    I want this book to stay on my book shelf even though I am not going to waste my time finishing it. I didn't want to delete it so I knew no other way to give my review but to give it some kind of star and to say that I had read it without getting "You started Life so many days ago" fro...

    5 stars for the music ? the best part. Guitarists will appreciate the description of how Keith came up with 5 string open G tuning, which he often used. * 4 stars for historical detail. 2 stars for long rambling tales of drug use and the resulting busts. Much of it sounds like ...

    Ok, Keith Richards.... ever since I first heard SATISFACTION on my little portable AM radio....I have loved the Stones. I had to have been 12 years old or so..... I have listened,and loved their music to the present. I had heard the stories,and knew that drug use, etc.etc. etc. but ...

    If it hadn't been for the murder, we'd have thought it a very smooth gig.That's a wild thing to say, first because it happened, and second because this is what he says about it. And that's the flavor of this memoir, which amounts to the most intricate junkie's excuse ever written. Afte...

    I rarely read books by or about celebrities, but I will make the occasional exception if the celebrity in question has written a song as great as "Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain," or (as in this case) "Satisfaction." Keith Richards lays out the story of his life from very humble begin...

  • Perry
    Sep 18, 2011

    Keith Richards was a clever kid, a talented artist, a choirboy who sang for the Queen and became an outstanding musician in one of the world's best bands. What is most on display in this book is his tremendous interest in music and musicians, not in rock, bands, money and fame - a lot ...

    I used up my nine lives long ago, but here I am. I'm still playing and I'm still rocking and still rolling. And I survived to tell this tale. Probably the best audiobook I've ever listened to. Actually this is the first and only audiobook I've listened to. It's narrated b...

    I started listening to the Rolling Stones back in the early 1970s. ?Hot Rocks? (an early ?greatest hits collection ? and still one of the best by any band), ?Sticky Fingers,? ?Exile on Main Street,? ?It?s Only Rock and Roll,? etc. In terms of the group and its his...

    Keith Richards? autobiography starts really well and holds that momentum for a long time; although when it reaches the period covering the Eighties it does fall somewhat into score settling, and after that becomes somewhat bland and without spark. As such you have to hand it to this ...

    Growing up in Dartford for Keith ? was somewhere to get out of. After WWII it was pungent with horse manure & desperation and he never forgot the story that he was born in an air raid shelter. It wasn?t London. It wasn?t hip or cool - it was the backside of the wrong side of ...

    It was fascinating! If you have always loved The Rolling Stones and rock and roll and have a lot of nostalgia about the 60's... then I think you'd find Keith Richards memoir fascinating, too. It is long, but most of the time, well, I was just blown away hearing about all the stuff Keit...

    "It was 1975, a time of brutality and confrontation. Open season had been declared since our last tour, the tour of '72, known as the STP. The State Department had noted riots (true), civil disobedience (also true), illicit sex (whatever that is), and violence across the United States....

    Bob Dylan's memoir is a classic. Patti Smith's memoir "Just Kids" a classic. "Life" by Keith Richards not a classic but a really really OK book. But me writing that I really wanted it to be a great rock n' roll classic book and "Life" maybe grand, but great it isn't. It's obvious th...

    A no-holds-barred autobiography from one of the original bad boys of rock & roll. Keith Richards jokes are legion, but after listning to this audio book, it's no joke acknowleding that this guy has more lives than a darn cat. Car crashes, knife fights, gun skirmishes, not to men...

    What can I say? I am a fervent Stones fan, more of a Mick than Keith although Andrew loves Keef and has shown me the "way." But it is the combination of the group that makes the band, and the times they have lived through. KR makes this abundantly clear throughout Life and is at times...

    I want this book to stay on my book shelf even though I am not going to waste my time finishing it. I didn't want to delete it so I knew no other way to give my review but to give it some kind of star and to say that I had read it without getting "You started Life so many days ago" fro...

    5 stars for the music ? the best part. Guitarists will appreciate the description of how Keith came up with 5 string open G tuning, which he often used. * 4 stars for historical detail. 2 stars for long rambling tales of drug use and the resulting busts. Much of it sounds like ...

    Ok, Keith Richards.... ever since I first heard SATISFACTION on my little portable AM radio....I have loved the Stones. I had to have been 12 years old or so..... I have listened,and loved their music to the present. I had heard the stories,and knew that drug use, etc.etc. etc. but ...

    If it hadn't been for the murder, we'd have thought it a very smooth gig.That's a wild thing to say, first because it happened, and second because this is what he says about it. And that's the flavor of this memoir, which amounts to the most intricate junkie's excuse ever written. Afte...

    I rarely read books by or about celebrities, but I will make the occasional exception if the celebrity in question has written a song as great as "Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain," or (as in this case) "Satisfaction." Keith Richards lays out the story of his life from very humble begin...

    I picked this book up because it was lying around the art colony where I was living for a month, and because NYT op-ed columnist, Maureen Dowd, of all people, had said Keith Richards had come off surprisingly chivalrously (high praise for a free swinging rock and roll star). "Life"...

    I tend to oversimplify, but if a photo can say a thousand words, two can say a million. I'm no Mick Jagger fan, but Keith Richards' gratuitous slams on Jagger in this narcissistic memoir show he aged just as poorly inside. ...

  • Jennifer
    Mar 03, 2017

    Keith Richards was a clever kid, a talented artist, a choirboy who sang for the Queen and became an outstanding musician in one of the world's best bands. What is most on display in this book is his tremendous interest in music and musicians, not in rock, bands, money and fame - a lot ...

    I used up my nine lives long ago, but here I am. I'm still playing and I'm still rocking and still rolling. And I survived to tell this tale. Probably the best audiobook I've ever listened to. Actually this is the first and only audiobook I've listened to. It's narrated b...

    I started listening to the Rolling Stones back in the early 1970s. ?Hot Rocks? (an early ?greatest hits collection ? and still one of the best by any band), ?Sticky Fingers,? ?Exile on Main Street,? ?It?s Only Rock and Roll,? etc. In terms of the group and its his...

    Keith Richards? autobiography starts really well and holds that momentum for a long time; although when it reaches the period covering the Eighties it does fall somewhat into score settling, and after that becomes somewhat bland and without spark. As such you have to hand it to this ...

    Growing up in Dartford for Keith ? was somewhere to get out of. After WWII it was pungent with horse manure & desperation and he never forgot the story that he was born in an air raid shelter. It wasn?t London. It wasn?t hip or cool - it was the backside of the wrong side of ...

    It was fascinating! If you have always loved The Rolling Stones and rock and roll and have a lot of nostalgia about the 60's... then I think you'd find Keith Richards memoir fascinating, too. It is long, but most of the time, well, I was just blown away hearing about all the stuff Keit...

    "It was 1975, a time of brutality and confrontation. Open season had been declared since our last tour, the tour of '72, known as the STP. The State Department had noted riots (true), civil disobedience (also true), illicit sex (whatever that is), and violence across the United States....

    Bob Dylan's memoir is a classic. Patti Smith's memoir "Just Kids" a classic. "Life" by Keith Richards not a classic but a really really OK book. But me writing that I really wanted it to be a great rock n' roll classic book and "Life" maybe grand, but great it isn't. It's obvious th...

    A no-holds-barred autobiography from one of the original bad boys of rock & roll. Keith Richards jokes are legion, but after listning to this audio book, it's no joke acknowleding that this guy has more lives than a darn cat. Car crashes, knife fights, gun skirmishes, not to men...

  • Ana
    Aug 15, 2016

    Keith Richards was a clever kid, a talented artist, a choirboy who sang for the Queen and became an outstanding musician in one of the world's best bands. What is most on display in this book is his tremendous interest in music and musicians, not in rock, bands, money and fame - a lot ...

    I used up my nine lives long ago, but here I am. I'm still playing and I'm still rocking and still rolling. And I survived to tell this tale. Probably the best audiobook I've ever listened to. Actually this is the first and only audiobook I've listened to. It's narrated b...

  • Linda Wells
    May 16, 2013

    Keith Richards was a clever kid, a talented artist, a choirboy who sang for the Queen and became an outstanding musician in one of the world's best bands. What is most on display in this book is his tremendous interest in music and musicians, not in rock, bands, money and fame - a lot ...

    I used up my nine lives long ago, but here I am. I'm still playing and I'm still rocking and still rolling. And I survived to tell this tale. Probably the best audiobook I've ever listened to. Actually this is the first and only audiobook I've listened to. It's narrated b...

    I started listening to the Rolling Stones back in the early 1970s. ?Hot Rocks? (an early ?greatest hits collection ? and still one of the best by any band), ?Sticky Fingers,? ?Exile on Main Street,? ?It?s Only Rock and Roll,? etc. In terms of the group and its his...

    Keith Richards? autobiography starts really well and holds that momentum for a long time; although when it reaches the period covering the Eighties it does fall somewhat into score settling, and after that becomes somewhat bland and without spark. As such you have to hand it to this ...

    Growing up in Dartford for Keith ? was somewhere to get out of. After WWII it was pungent with horse manure & desperation and he never forgot the story that he was born in an air raid shelter. It wasn?t London. It wasn?t hip or cool - it was the backside of the wrong side of ...

    It was fascinating! If you have always loved The Rolling Stones and rock and roll and have a lot of nostalgia about the 60's... then I think you'd find Keith Richards memoir fascinating, too. It is long, but most of the time, well, I was just blown away hearing about all the stuff Keit...

    "It was 1975, a time of brutality and confrontation. Open season had been declared since our last tour, the tour of '72, known as the STP. The State Department had noted riots (true), civil disobedience (also true), illicit sex (whatever that is), and violence across the United States....

    Bob Dylan's memoir is a classic. Patti Smith's memoir "Just Kids" a classic. "Life" by Keith Richards not a classic but a really really OK book. But me writing that I really wanted it to be a great rock n' roll classic book and "Life" maybe grand, but great it isn't. It's obvious th...

    A no-holds-barred autobiography from one of the original bad boys of rock & roll. Keith Richards jokes are legion, but after listning to this audio book, it's no joke acknowleding that this guy has more lives than a darn cat. Car crashes, knife fights, gun skirmishes, not to men...

    What can I say? I am a fervent Stones fan, more of a Mick than Keith although Andrew loves Keef and has shown me the "way." But it is the combination of the group that makes the band, and the times they have lived through. KR makes this abundantly clear throughout Life and is at times...

    I want this book to stay on my book shelf even though I am not going to waste my time finishing it. I didn't want to delete it so I knew no other way to give my review but to give it some kind of star and to say that I had read it without getting "You started Life so many days ago" fro...

    5 stars for the music ? the best part. Guitarists will appreciate the description of how Keith came up with 5 string open G tuning, which he often used. * 4 stars for historical detail. 2 stars for long rambling tales of drug use and the resulting busts. Much of it sounds like ...

    Ok, Keith Richards.... ever since I first heard SATISFACTION on my little portable AM radio....I have loved the Stones. I had to have been 12 years old or so..... I have listened,and loved their music to the present. I had heard the stories,and knew that drug use, etc.etc. etc. but ...

    If it hadn't been for the murder, we'd have thought it a very smooth gig.That's a wild thing to say, first because it happened, and second because this is what he says about it. And that's the flavor of this memoir, which amounts to the most intricate junkie's excuse ever written. Afte...

    I rarely read books by or about celebrities, but I will make the occasional exception if the celebrity in question has written a song as great as "Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain," or (as in this case) "Satisfaction." Keith Richards lays out the story of his life from very humble begin...

    I picked this book up because it was lying around the art colony where I was living for a month, and because NYT op-ed columnist, Maureen Dowd, of all people, had said Keith Richards had come off surprisingly chivalrously (high praise for a free swinging rock and roll star). "Life"...

    I tend to oversimplify, but if a photo can say a thousand words, two can say a million. I'm no Mick Jagger fan, but Keith Richards' gratuitous slams on Jagger in this narcissistic memoir show he aged just as poorly inside. ...

    Easily the most entertaining book I have ever read. ...

    Did y'all know that Keith Richards is a huge booklover and once wanted to be a librarian? Aug - I finally decided this was the quintessential summer read so read it on our camping trips. Having been a fan since the Stones first came on the scene (I vacillated between loving them an...

    I am tremendously impressed by this book. Keith Richards goes into great detail about his childhood, the difficulties he faced growing up, and how he became the successful musician that he is today. He writes in a natural style and reveals many private moments that are touching, painfu...

  • Book Haunt
    Aug 20, 2014

    Keith Richards was a clever kid, a talented artist, a choirboy who sang for the Queen and became an outstanding musician in one of the world's best bands. What is most on display in this book is his tremendous interest in music and musicians, not in rock, bands, money and fame - a lot ...

    I used up my nine lives long ago, but here I am. I'm still playing and I'm still rocking and still rolling. And I survived to tell this tale. Probably the best audiobook I've ever listened to. Actually this is the first and only audiobook I've listened to. It's narrated b...

    I started listening to the Rolling Stones back in the early 1970s. ?Hot Rocks? (an early ?greatest hits collection ? and still one of the best by any band), ?Sticky Fingers,? ?Exile on Main Street,? ?It?s Only Rock and Roll,? etc. In terms of the group and its his...

    Keith Richards? autobiography starts really well and holds that momentum for a long time; although when it reaches the period covering the Eighties it does fall somewhat into score settling, and after that becomes somewhat bland and without spark. As such you have to hand it to this ...

    Growing up in Dartford for Keith ? was somewhere to get out of. After WWII it was pungent with horse manure & desperation and he never forgot the story that he was born in an air raid shelter. It wasn?t London. It wasn?t hip or cool - it was the backside of the wrong side of ...

    It was fascinating! If you have always loved The Rolling Stones and rock and roll and have a lot of nostalgia about the 60's... then I think you'd find Keith Richards memoir fascinating, too. It is long, but most of the time, well, I was just blown away hearing about all the stuff Keit...

    "It was 1975, a time of brutality and confrontation. Open season had been declared since our last tour, the tour of '72, known as the STP. The State Department had noted riots (true), civil disobedience (also true), illicit sex (whatever that is), and violence across the United States....

    Bob Dylan's memoir is a classic. Patti Smith's memoir "Just Kids" a classic. "Life" by Keith Richards not a classic but a really really OK book. But me writing that I really wanted it to be a great rock n' roll classic book and "Life" maybe grand, but great it isn't. It's obvious th...

    A no-holds-barred autobiography from one of the original bad boys of rock & roll. Keith Richards jokes are legion, but after listning to this audio book, it's no joke acknowleding that this guy has more lives than a darn cat. Car crashes, knife fights, gun skirmishes, not to men...

    What can I say? I am a fervent Stones fan, more of a Mick than Keith although Andrew loves Keef and has shown me the "way." But it is the combination of the group that makes the band, and the times they have lived through. KR makes this abundantly clear throughout Life and is at times...

    I want this book to stay on my book shelf even though I am not going to waste my time finishing it. I didn't want to delete it so I knew no other way to give my review but to give it some kind of star and to say that I had read it without getting "You started Life so many days ago" fro...

    5 stars for the music ? the best part. Guitarists will appreciate the description of how Keith came up with 5 string open G tuning, which he often used. * 4 stars for historical detail. 2 stars for long rambling tales of drug use and the resulting busts. Much of it sounds like ...

    Ok, Keith Richards.... ever since I first heard SATISFACTION on my little portable AM radio....I have loved the Stones. I had to have been 12 years old or so..... I have listened,and loved their music to the present. I had heard the stories,and knew that drug use, etc.etc. etc. but ...

    If it hadn't been for the murder, we'd have thought it a very smooth gig.That's a wild thing to say, first because it happened, and second because this is what he says about it. And that's the flavor of this memoir, which amounts to the most intricate junkie's excuse ever written. Afte...

    I rarely read books by or about celebrities, but I will make the occasional exception if the celebrity in question has written a song as great as "Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain," or (as in this case) "Satisfaction." Keith Richards lays out the story of his life from very humble begin...

    I picked this book up because it was lying around the art colony where I was living for a month, and because NYT op-ed columnist, Maureen Dowd, of all people, had said Keith Richards had come off surprisingly chivalrously (high praise for a free swinging rock and roll star). "Life"...

    I tend to oversimplify, but if a photo can say a thousand words, two can say a million. I'm no Mick Jagger fan, but Keith Richards' gratuitous slams on Jagger in this narcissistic memoir show he aged just as poorly inside. ...

    Easily the most entertaining book I have ever read. ...

    Did y'all know that Keith Richards is a huge booklover and once wanted to be a librarian? Aug - I finally decided this was the quintessential summer read so read it on our camping trips. Having been a fan since the Stones first came on the scene (I vacillated between loving them an...

    I am tremendously impressed by this book. Keith Richards goes into great detail about his childhood, the difficulties he faced growing up, and how he became the successful musician that he is today. He writes in a natural style and reveals many private moments that are touching, painfu...

    very entertaining book about the life of keith richards...and what a life he's had. the book is billed as an autobiography although he had help from another writer.there is a lot of interesting stuff about the stones' early days when they just wanted to be a blues band, and quite a few...

    I quote a comment made by me during my reading of this book: This book has everything to do with the typical stories of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll. A truly immersive reading about a real rock band. Worth reading. And a person that immensely contributed to the emerging of The Roll...

    It's only rock~n~roll.... This book is pure entertainment! ?Life? is a very intimate portrait which is funny, sad, heart-felt and full of great rock-and-roll debauchery! Keith?s awe and respect for fellow musicians along with his great love of making music come through on every p...

  • Luís C.
    Aug 20, 2014

    Keith Richards was a clever kid, a talented artist, a choirboy who sang for the Queen and became an outstanding musician in one of the world's best bands. What is most on display in this book is his tremendous interest in music and musicians, not in rock, bands, money and fame - a lot ...

    I used up my nine lives long ago, but here I am. I'm still playing and I'm still rocking and still rolling. And I survived to tell this tale. Probably the best audiobook I've ever listened to. Actually this is the first and only audiobook I've listened to. It's narrated b...

    I started listening to the Rolling Stones back in the early 1970s. ?Hot Rocks? (an early ?greatest hits collection ? and still one of the best by any band), ?Sticky Fingers,? ?Exile on Main Street,? ?It?s Only Rock and Roll,? etc. In terms of the group and its his...

    Keith Richards? autobiography starts really well and holds that momentum for a long time; although when it reaches the period covering the Eighties it does fall somewhat into score settling, and after that becomes somewhat bland and without spark. As such you have to hand it to this ...

    Growing up in Dartford for Keith ? was somewhere to get out of. After WWII it was pungent with horse manure & desperation and he never forgot the story that he was born in an air raid shelter. It wasn?t London. It wasn?t hip or cool - it was the backside of the wrong side of ...

    It was fascinating! If you have always loved The Rolling Stones and rock and roll and have a lot of nostalgia about the 60's... then I think you'd find Keith Richards memoir fascinating, too. It is long, but most of the time, well, I was just blown away hearing about all the stuff Keit...

    "It was 1975, a time of brutality and confrontation. Open season had been declared since our last tour, the tour of '72, known as the STP. The State Department had noted riots (true), civil disobedience (also true), illicit sex (whatever that is), and violence across the United States....

    Bob Dylan's memoir is a classic. Patti Smith's memoir "Just Kids" a classic. "Life" by Keith Richards not a classic but a really really OK book. But me writing that I really wanted it to be a great rock n' roll classic book and "Life" maybe grand, but great it isn't. It's obvious th...

    A no-holds-barred autobiography from one of the original bad boys of rock & roll. Keith Richards jokes are legion, but after listning to this audio book, it's no joke acknowleding that this guy has more lives than a darn cat. Car crashes, knife fights, gun skirmishes, not to men...

    What can I say? I am a fervent Stones fan, more of a Mick than Keith although Andrew loves Keef and has shown me the "way." But it is the combination of the group that makes the band, and the times they have lived through. KR makes this abundantly clear throughout Life and is at times...

    I want this book to stay on my book shelf even though I am not going to waste my time finishing it. I didn't want to delete it so I knew no other way to give my review but to give it some kind of star and to say that I had read it without getting "You started Life so many days ago" fro...

    5 stars for the music ? the best part. Guitarists will appreciate the description of how Keith came up with 5 string open G tuning, which he often used. * 4 stars for historical detail. 2 stars for long rambling tales of drug use and the resulting busts. Much of it sounds like ...

    Ok, Keith Richards.... ever since I first heard SATISFACTION on my little portable AM radio....I have loved the Stones. I had to have been 12 years old or so..... I have listened,and loved their music to the present. I had heard the stories,and knew that drug use, etc.etc. etc. but ...

    If it hadn't been for the murder, we'd have thought it a very smooth gig.That's a wild thing to say, first because it happened, and second because this is what he says about it. And that's the flavor of this memoir, which amounts to the most intricate junkie's excuse ever written. Afte...

    I rarely read books by or about celebrities, but I will make the occasional exception if the celebrity in question has written a song as great as "Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain," or (as in this case) "Satisfaction." Keith Richards lays out the story of his life from very humble begin...

    I picked this book up because it was lying around the art colony where I was living for a month, and because NYT op-ed columnist, Maureen Dowd, of all people, had said Keith Richards had come off surprisingly chivalrously (high praise for a free swinging rock and roll star). "Life"...

    I tend to oversimplify, but if a photo can say a thousand words, two can say a million. I'm no Mick Jagger fan, but Keith Richards' gratuitous slams on Jagger in this narcissistic memoir show he aged just as poorly inside. ...

    Easily the most entertaining book I have ever read. ...

    Did y'all know that Keith Richards is a huge booklover and once wanted to be a librarian? Aug - I finally decided this was the quintessential summer read so read it on our camping trips. Having been a fan since the Stones first came on the scene (I vacillated between loving them an...

    I am tremendously impressed by this book. Keith Richards goes into great detail about his childhood, the difficulties he faced growing up, and how he became the successful musician that he is today. He writes in a natural style and reveals many private moments that are touching, painfu...

    very entertaining book about the life of keith richards...and what a life he's had. the book is billed as an autobiography although he had help from another writer.there is a lot of interesting stuff about the stones' early days when they just wanted to be a blues band, and quite a few...

    I quote a comment made by me during my reading of this book: This book has everything to do with the typical stories of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll. A truly immersive reading about a real rock band. Worth reading. And a person that immensely contributed to the emerging of The Roll...

  • Paul E. Morph
    Mar 07, 2017

    Keith Richards was a clever kid, a talented artist, a choirboy who sang for the Queen and became an outstanding musician in one of the world's best bands. What is most on display in this book is his tremendous interest in music and musicians, not in rock, bands, money and fame - a lot ...

    I used up my nine lives long ago, but here I am. I'm still playing and I'm still rocking and still rolling. And I survived to tell this tale. Probably the best audiobook I've ever listened to. Actually this is the first and only audiobook I've listened to. It's narrated b...

    I started listening to the Rolling Stones back in the early 1970s. ?Hot Rocks? (an early ?greatest hits collection ? and still one of the best by any band), ?Sticky Fingers,? ?Exile on Main Street,? ?It?s Only Rock and Roll,? etc. In terms of the group and its his...

    Keith Richards? autobiography starts really well and holds that momentum for a long time; although when it reaches the period covering the Eighties it does fall somewhat into score settling, and after that becomes somewhat bland and without spark. As such you have to hand it to this ...

    Growing up in Dartford for Keith ? was somewhere to get out of. After WWII it was pungent with horse manure & desperation and he never forgot the story that he was born in an air raid shelter. It wasn?t London. It wasn?t hip or cool - it was the backside of the wrong side of ...

    It was fascinating! If you have always loved The Rolling Stones and rock and roll and have a lot of nostalgia about the 60's... then I think you'd find Keith Richards memoir fascinating, too. It is long, but most of the time, well, I was just blown away hearing about all the stuff Keit...

    "It was 1975, a time of brutality and confrontation. Open season had been declared since our last tour, the tour of '72, known as the STP. The State Department had noted riots (true), civil disobedience (also true), illicit sex (whatever that is), and violence across the United States....

    Bob Dylan's memoir is a classic. Patti Smith's memoir "Just Kids" a classic. "Life" by Keith Richards not a classic but a really really OK book. But me writing that I really wanted it to be a great rock n' roll classic book and "Life" maybe grand, but great it isn't. It's obvious th...

    A no-holds-barred autobiography from one of the original bad boys of rock & roll. Keith Richards jokes are legion, but after listning to this audio book, it's no joke acknowleding that this guy has more lives than a darn cat. Car crashes, knife fights, gun skirmishes, not to men...

    What can I say? I am a fervent Stones fan, more of a Mick than Keith although Andrew loves Keef and has shown me the "way." But it is the combination of the group that makes the band, and the times they have lived through. KR makes this abundantly clear throughout Life and is at times...

    I want this book to stay on my book shelf even though I am not going to waste my time finishing it. I didn't want to delete it so I knew no other way to give my review but to give it some kind of star and to say that I had read it without getting "You started Life so many days ago" fro...

    5 stars for the music ? the best part. Guitarists will appreciate the description of how Keith came up with 5 string open G tuning, which he often used. * 4 stars for historical detail. 2 stars for long rambling tales of drug use and the resulting busts. Much of it sounds like ...

    Ok, Keith Richards.... ever since I first heard SATISFACTION on my little portable AM radio....I have loved the Stones. I had to have been 12 years old or so..... I have listened,and loved their music to the present. I had heard the stories,and knew that drug use, etc.etc. etc. but ...

    If it hadn't been for the murder, we'd have thought it a very smooth gig.That's a wild thing to say, first because it happened, and second because this is what he says about it. And that's the flavor of this memoir, which amounts to the most intricate junkie's excuse ever written. Afte...

    I rarely read books by or about celebrities, but I will make the occasional exception if the celebrity in question has written a song as great as "Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain," or (as in this case) "Satisfaction." Keith Richards lays out the story of his life from very humble begin...

    I picked this book up because it was lying around the art colony where I was living for a month, and because NYT op-ed columnist, Maureen Dowd, of all people, had said Keith Richards had come off surprisingly chivalrously (high praise for a free swinging rock and roll star). "Life"...

    I tend to oversimplify, but if a photo can say a thousand words, two can say a million. I'm no Mick Jagger fan, but Keith Richards' gratuitous slams on Jagger in this narcissistic memoir show he aged just as poorly inside. ...

    Easily the most entertaining book I have ever read. ...

    Did y'all know that Keith Richards is a huge booklover and once wanted to be a librarian? Aug - I finally decided this was the quintessential summer read so read it on our camping trips. Having been a fan since the Stones first came on the scene (I vacillated between loving them an...

    I am tremendously impressed by this book. Keith Richards goes into great detail about his childhood, the difficulties he faced growing up, and how he became the successful musician that he is today. He writes in a natural style and reveals many private moments that are touching, painfu...

    very entertaining book about the life of keith richards...and what a life he's had. the book is billed as an autobiography although he had help from another writer.there is a lot of interesting stuff about the stones' early days when they just wanted to be a blues band, and quite a few...

    I quote a comment made by me during my reading of this book: This book has everything to do with the typical stories of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll. A truly immersive reading about a real rock band. Worth reading. And a person that immensely contributed to the emerging of The Roll...

    It's only rock~n~roll.... This book is pure entertainment! ?Life? is a very intimate portrait which is funny, sad, heart-felt and full of great rock-and-roll debauchery! Keith?s awe and respect for fellow musicians along with his great love of making music come through on every p...

    This is the Life. Believe it or not, I haven't forgotten any of it. ~Life, Keith Richards Well now, there you have it. Who'd have thunk "Keef" would have lived so long -- he certainly won't be leaving a beautiful corpse when he finally does kick off, that's for sure. And that will prob...

    While I've always been a Stones fan, I've never really taken part in the whole 'Cult of Keef' thing. As with most bands I like, I'm only really interested in the music, not the behind-the-scenes stuff. This book has confirmed that for me. All the while Keith is talking about his bad...