I’ll admit it. I have a thing for listening to rock biographies and autobiographies on Audible, particularly memoirs narrated by the author him or herself. Look in my personal Audible library and you’ll find Patti Smith reading Just Kids. Keith Richards reading sections of his bestseller Life. And Pete Townshend narrating his 18-hour tome Who Am I. That’s just naming a few.
Right now, I’m getting started with Girl in a Band, the new memoir released by Kim Gordon, the co-founder of the influential indie rock band, Sonic Youth. And it looks like you can do the same with me. Rough Trade has made available online five audio clips, starting with Gordon reading from Chapter 1. Together, they amount to almost an hour of free audio. Find them all below.
Meanwhile, if you want to download the entire memoir for free, you can go here, and then click on the “Try Audible Free” button in the upper right corner. Just realize that you’re signing up for Audible’s 30-Day Free Trial program, which lets you download two free audiobooks and try out the service for 30 days. If you so choose, you can cancel before a fee kicks in. Please make sure you read all of the fine print before you sign up.
Writing About New York Is Hard
The Way The Band Composed Songs
First Time Seeing Nirvana
Fashion in New York
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