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The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music

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Dave Grohl

10 Hours 35 Minutes

HarperCollins Publishers

October 2021

Audio Book Summary

Read by Dave Grohl. Features excerpts from five never before heard demos performed by Dave Grohl and an original story exclusive to The Storyteller audiobook.

So, I've written a book.

Having entertained the idea for years, and even offered a few questionable opportunities ('It's a piece of cake! Just do four hours of interviews, find someone else to write it, put your face on the cover, and voila!') I have decided to tell these stories just as I have always done, in my own voice. The joy that I have felt from chronicling these tales is not unlike listening back to a song that I've recorded and can't wait to share with the world, or reading a primitive journal entry from a stained notebook, or even hearing my voice bounce between the Kiss posters on my wall as a child. 

This certainly doesn't mean that I'm quitting my day job, but it does give me a place to shed a little light on what it's like to be a kid from Springfield, Virginia, walking through life while living out the crazy dreams I had as young musician. From hitting the road with Scream at 18 years old, to my time in Nirvana and the Foo Fighters, jamming with Iggy Pop or playing at the Academy Awards or dancing with AC/DC and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, drumming for Tom Petty or meeting Sir Paul McCartney at Royal Albert Hall, bedtime stories with Joan Jett or a chance meeting with Little Richard, to flying halfway around the world for one epic night with my daughters...the list goes on. I look forward to focusing the lens through which I see these memories a little sharper for you with much excitement. 

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  • Mark L.

    I'm generally not a fan of audio books, yet I could not stop listening to Dave Grohl tell his stories. He was so authentic, real, heartfelt, funny and inspiring during the hours I listened that I admire him even more. What a wonderful human being!!! I would recommend this book to anyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Fantastic - hearing Dave tell his story was even better than reading it. Funny, inspiring, fascinating, and engaging. If you're a Nirvana and/or FF fan, you will love this book. This made me admire him even more than before. What a down-to-earth, humble, grateful guy!

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  • Anonymous

    As Dave would say, this book is F-ing AWESOME !! I laughed out loud, sobbed at points, and teared up often. Listened to the whole thing in one sitting. And still want more !! Thanks, Dave !

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  • Kerri N.

    What a great listen! Dave did an excellent job narrating and balancing humor with heart. Would recommend this book to anyone!

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  • Melissa T.

    Dave is funny as hell, so incredibly passionate about music and his family, and walks through life with an enormous amount of gratitude. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute.

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  • JF B.

    Dave Grohl reads the book with all of the emotions that come with every event, every anecdote, every moment. I absolutely loved every minute of it.

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  • David B.

    This is one of the most profound life stories I have listened to in my years of audio books. My new found respect for David is immeasurable. A MUST READ/LISTEN TO!!

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  • Martin T.

    I can’t cease to to be amazed by Dave Grohl, as a drummer, guitarist, singer, song writer, producer, director, all round good guy, and now author! Great book read with tremendous enthusiasm!

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  • Shannon H.

    David Grohl is a Great storyteller. Really enjoyed listening to stories about some of the Greatest musicians that have ever lived like you had a front row seat to their lives

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  • Jose victor G.

    I’ve loved nirvana / and the foos since their inception… I particularly loved Dave and his attitude towards life specially his genuine way of expensing himself . This book is just a confirmation of What I’ve always thought of the guy … with an in-depth view on his believes and philosophy on life !!! Great read !!! And long live rock n roll !!!!!

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