Audiobook review by Gary Ellem – The Storyteller : tales of life and music

The Storyteller : tales of life and music by Dave Grohl

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Dave Grohl is in my opinion the coolest person on the planet. (I have also seen the Foo Fighters live 3 times)

This book is currently No. 1 on the non-fiction list and deservedly so. The library has a copy on order, but I decided to listen to the eAudiobook on Borrowbox. An added bonus is Dave Grohl is the narrator so it seems like Dave is personally talking to you.

Dave wrote this book during lockdown and I though it was brilliant. He talks about how he fell in love with music and how at the age of 17 he joined the band Scream as a drummer before making the life changing decision to join Nirvana which went onto become the biggest band in the world. He discusses how the death of Kurt Cobain affected him and how the Foo Fighters came about.

Dave has performed at the White House and performed for 2 Presidents, played drums for some big name artists such as Paul McCartney and Tom Petty and even played at the Academy Awards yet his most nerve wracking performance was with his daughter at the school hall.

Despite being a legend and one of the biggest names in rock music Dave still gets starstruck when he meets other legends such as Elton John, AC/DC, Joan Jett and Little Richard to name just a few. I think this sincerity is what helps makes him the nicest person in the rock world.

His book is also inspirational and encourages you to follow your dreams.

The book will be a great read and I think I will also read it as well but listening to Dave Grohl narrate his own story was pretty special. The book is also available on Borrowbox as an eBook.

N.B. If you do listen to the eAudiobook keep listening because after the acknowledgements there is an additional story about George Harrison.


Definitely 5 Stars


Reviewed by Gary Ellem – Manager Regional Library


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