Life Keith Richards [with James Fox].

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: Keith Richards, one of the Rolling Stones' founding members, opens up about his childhood, rise to superstardom, and personal life. From his turbulent relationships, including his well-publicized estrangement from and reconciliation with Stones' front man Mick Jagger, to his drug shenanigans that made even more of a legend amongst his fans, Richards tells all in this poignant biography.
    • Notes:
      Read by Johnny Depp & Joe Hurley, featuring Keith Richards.
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      Compact discs.
      Includes a bonus PDF disc of photos.
      Bonus PDF disc Mac & PC compatible.
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    • ABNT:
      RICHARDS, K. et al. Life. [s.l.] : Hachette Audio, 2010. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 21 nov. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Richards K, Fox J, Depp J, Hurley J. Life. Hachette Audio; 2010. Accessed November 21, 2019.
    • APA:
      Richards, K., Fox, J., Depp, J., & Hurley, J. (2010). Life. Hachette Audio. Retrieved from
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Richards, Keith, James Fox, Johnny Depp, and Joseph Hurley. 2010. Life. Hachette Audio.
    • Harvard:
      Richards, K. et al. (2010) Life. Hachette Audio. Available at: (Accessed: 21 November 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Richards, K, Fox, J, Depp, J & Hurley, J 2010, Life, Hachette Audio, viewed 21 November 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Richards, Keith, et al. Life. Hachette Audio, 2010. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Richards, Keith, James Fox, Johnny Depp, and Joseph Hurley. Life. Hachette Audio, 2010.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Richards K, Fox J, Depp J, Hurley J. Life [Internet]. Hachette Audio; 2010 [cited 2019 Nov 21]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews - Audio And Video Online Reviews 1991-2018

Richards' rollicking autobiography is graced by three readers: Richards, Johnny Depp, and Joe Hurley. Richards reads small parts of his book, and although his voice is somewhat somnambulant and mumbling, it is a monument to clarity compared to Irish rocker Hurley's bleary meanderings. Considering the amount of recreational substance use that crops up in the memoir, this seems fitting. Three readers provide an interesting layering effect, and Depp's passages crackle with life and expressiveness (possibly augmented by the actor's experiences partying with Richards), wonderfully framing the narrative. The thankfully shorter Richards and Hurley bits don't crackle but rather ooze, calling to mind a dedicated imbiber's morning-after stabs at oral communication. The audio is a very uneven ride, sure to cause consternation among commuters, who may find it difficult to follow—or decipher—the non-Depp passages. Yet this is definitely worth a listen for Richards and Rolling Stones fans. It's all rock and roll, to be sure. Also available in Playaway ($59.99). Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2011 March #2

This memoir by Rolling Stones guitarist/songwriter/cofounder Richards is one of the most entertaining rock autobiographies in recent years. A candid and foul-mouthed "Keef" reveals how he fell in love with Chicago blues music, shares intimate details of 50 years in "the world's greatest rock'n'roll band," and reflects on his infamously contentious relationships with Mick Jagger and the late Brian Jones, giving fans long-awaited insights into both his volatile band and his personal life. Musician Joe Hurley and actor Johnny Depp share narration duties, each convincingly producing a range of voices and channeling Richards's cool and cocky charm. Richards himself opens and closes the story. Highly recommended for adult listeners interested in Richards's experiences with fame and fortune and in the Stones' genesis, early years, inner workings, and creative growth. [Includes a bonus PDF of photos; the No. 1 LJ and New York Times best-selling Little, Brown hc also received a starred review, LJ Xpress Reviews, 12/17/10.—Ed.]—Douglas King, Univ. of South Carolina Lib., Columbia

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LJ BookSmack

Keef claims that if he wasn't a rocker, he'd be a librarian. Wonder as we may about his commitment to bibliographic integrity, as a diarist, he does have a great memory. His memoir proves what we already knew: he's old, ugly, and blessed with an immune system impervious to drug abuse. Listeners learn that the engine of the Rolling Stones* is (for a bazillionaire) pretty elemental. An only child who grew up in post-WWII London, he was a dorky yob guitarist who loved Chicago blues and Chuck Berry (for Richards, the sound of rock 'n' roll has "nothing to do with rock. It's to do with roll"). After he became an insanely popular dorky yob guitarist, the fun and misery started, and there's plenty of dish about it all. He loves drugs, he's still sweet on Anita Pallenberg (ewww), and though he recognizes the charm and talent of little Micky Jagger, he comes in for his fair share of insults, as does anyone else who has ever pissed Richards off. The three narrators, like the Three Tenors, play Richards effectively, not overselling what is already fully cooked. *Ronnie Wood is the carburetor; Mick Jagger is the headlight; Charlie Watts just played drums. - "Books for Dudes," Booksmack! 4/7/11 (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

LJ Reviews 2014 August #1

With sometimes startling honesty, Rolling Stones guitarist Richards reflects on his life, with particular attention to his love of music. The audio version is read by Johnny Depp and musician Joe Hurley, with an introduction by Richards himself. Includes a bonus PDF with photographs.

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PW Reviews 2010 December #3

Johnny Depp and Joe Hurley capture Richards's rock 'n' roll spirit in a wise, charming, and textured narration of the famed guitarist's memoir. Tracing Richards's trajectory from boyhood in England through the formation of the Stones to the band's rise to world domination, this audiobook is chock-full of frank revelations and enlightening stories behind the music. The three readers do superb turns—but the seemingly arbitrary switches between them can be jarring and confusing. Depp's narration is steady, well-paced, clear, and grounded. He produces a delicious range of voices for dialogue (most notably a drunk judge in Arkansas), and Richards himself sounds a bit like an elderly, bluesy Jack Sparrow. Hurley captures the voice of Richards throughout, narrating in a gritty, growl that is spot-on. And sections read by Richards are a real treat; his raspy voice is unmistakable and haunting. A Little, Brown hardcover. (Oct.)

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