• by Lesley-Ann Jones
  • Narrated by Gina Murray, Lesley-Ann Jones
  • 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

His music thrilled the generation it was written for and has entertained and inspired every generation since.
Hero: David Bowie is an exploration of the man behind the myths and the makeup told from the very beginning. Respected music journalist and biographer Lesley-Ann Jones knew David Jones from the days before fame, when he was a young musician starting out, frustrated by an industry that wouldn't give him a break and determined to succeed at whatever cost.
Here she traces the epic journey of the boy from Bromley born into a troubled background to his place as one of the greatest stars in rock history. Jones has interviewed numerous friends and associates of Bowie, many of whom have never spoken publicly about him before.
Drawing on this new material and meticulous research, the real story of Bowie's family background is told, the true inspiration behind the creation of Ziggy Stardust is revealed, and we learn how his marriage to Angie ended in agony following his comeback from a near fatal drug addiction. Jones also revisits Bowie's tragic relationship with his brother and his deep bond with T. Rex front man Marc Bolan.
Bowie's rebellious nature, his many sources of inspiration and creativity, and his complex, intense personality are discussed here, creating a unique and compelling portrait of an extraordinary man. This is Bowie as you've never seen him before.


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Very Dissapointed

Would you try another book written by Lesley-Ann Jones or narrated by Lesley-Ann Jones and Gina Murray ?


What was most disappointing about Lesley-Ann Jones’s story?

I wanted to hear about David Bowie's life, not the author's life.
Too many times she reverted to her own life, i get you that she knew David, but seriously, do i give a damn about your pregnancy? Damn, ive had so many books downloaded from this site, and of the 40 odd books, this one is the only dud

How could the performance have been better?


If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Hero?


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- Graham Brierley

Loved it!

Loved getting an insight into the life of this musical genius. Great read - well done!
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-09-2016
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton