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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. 

©2021 Dave Grohl (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

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Written and performed masterfully, just like all Dave Gohl’s music!

Around $20 to hang with Dave Grohl for 11 hours is the best investment you’ll ever make, so buy it now


What are u waiting for, do it lol



Really tho, buy it, c’mon mate!

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No one inspires like Dave

Dave Grohl is a rock legend and truly is the best storyteller. He’s lived an amazing life and I loved hearing about it. His narration was SO GOOD! 10+ hours may seem like a long time to listen to one person talk about their life but the minutes flew by and I found myself wishing there were more chapters. So glad Dave shared his incredible stories. Loved them and love him.

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The Best 10.35 Hours

I had preordered the hardcover book in April 2021 patiently waiting for October 3rd release date. Audible hit first and couldn’t wait two days for the Amazon truck. No buyer’s remorse here…THE best 10.35 hours I have ever experienced reading along with Audible. I have cried, I have laughed, and have gained more admiration for a man who I had thought I had already held to a highest regard. Thank you Dave Grohl.

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I. love. him.

I pre-ordered because I've always been a fan of his goofiness and music and I was curious about his time with Nirvana. But, as I listened I started to feel like we could really be friends and now I'm trying to figure out a way to manifest him in my circle.... hey, stranger things have happened 🤷🏾‍♀️. Anyway, I loved this book and I hope he does more.

THERE IS ANOTHER STORY AFTER THE ENDING CREDITS MUSIC!!!!

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Literally the best thing to happen in 2021!

Is it weird that I bought the actual hardcover to follow along with WHILE I listen to the nicest guy in rock read to me for 10.5 hours?! 🤣

I have a major jones for this man. Everything Dave Grohl touches turns to gold. I have been waiting for this for so long, I cannot believe it's finally here. He is the consummate rock star of my generation. His stories are epic. His F bombs are plentiful. His amazing attitude and his ability to be humble while he's got this great life (for which he undoubtedly worked so hard) is so inspiring. He's one of those famous people who, when you think about it, really does deserve all his success. I'm so happy I finally have a DG book written by the man himself. It will no doubt be beloved by all those who rock. 🤘

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absolutely loved it

Everything about it deserves a chef's kiss.
It really reminded me of Mitch Albom's "The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto" in the sense that the spirit of music had a busy hand in Grohl's life.

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It's Dave Grohl...what more could you want?

Beautifully written, entertaining, mesmerizing. A roller-coaster ride of humor, joy, and heartbreak that I never wanted to end. Dave Grohl is not only a rock icon, but a true storyteller.

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Love this book

I'm halfway through this book and it's so great. I feel like my best friend is telling me stories.

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obviously

this reviews section is a circlejerk for dave grohl but I expected nothing less. he's insightful, funny, and humble. the kind of guy who really does deserve all the fanfare that comes with being a rockstar, as another reviewer pointed out. it's in your interest to listen beyond the credits - he throws an encore story in at the end. I tend to listen to books 8-12 hours of the day and i took my time on this one - did 2 or 3 hours over a few days - just to make it last as long as possible. he had some takeaways buried in the stories that any artist would benefit from hearing. he's a cool nerd - the kind of nerd who draws you in with his zeal for his passions. enjoy the rabbit hole of youtube videos this book will inevitably lead you to....if you weren't into dave grohl before, you will be now. also, violet really can sing.!!

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An enjoyable and heartfelt piece

Great audiobook! An instant favorite. It feels like Dave is just recounting stories to you in conversation, retaining the fun and insightful commentary we're used to getting from him, with a few more painful, personal moments we haven't really heard about.
The only thing I didn't like was the fact that I know there are so many more stories that aren't included here that I'm sure I'd love to hear him share.

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