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The Last Days of the Midnight Ramblers - Audiobook Review

🎧 Audiobook Review 🎧

Title: The Last Days of the Midnight Ramblers

Author: Sarah Tomlinson

Publisher: Flatiron Books

Genre: Music Historical Fiction

Thank you for the listening copy of this one! I quite enjoyed the narration by Helen Laser of all the characters. I also thought it was neat they did original music for the book by Joshua Grange, Eric Blanchard and Eric Dion; really an added bonus for this historical, music loving, reader.

Look, I know the first think a lot of us do is head to @goodreads before we pick up a book and look at the rating and this one is kind of low. I think it was a disservice to comp this book to Daisy Jones and The Six because it’s not even close to that. However, I think it’s enjoyable and stands on its own. The beginning does start a little slow as we meet our main character Mari who is an out of work and desperate for money ghostwriter. She lands a huge job writing the memoir for Anke Berben. Anke is known for many things, but most of all it’s for her days with the Ramblers and the death of her husband and the band’s founder, Mal. The first third of the book we spend with Mari and Anke at her Palms Springs home where Mari interviews her. Not getting enough for the book, Mari starts to snoop around and of course get caught and fired from the job.

The story spins and picks up from here where Mari goes to Vegas to meet with another band member in an effort to get her job back, only to get hired by them to write their memoir! This is where I really got hooked to the audio and it became a little mysterious. Each chapter ended in a way that hooked you to the next.

I loved the locations of both Palm Springs and Vegas. I loved the music. I loved the focus of a writer. It was full of attitude, glitz and glamour. Give this one a shot, especially the audio. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“These were the moments in a person’s destiny, when they either took the moment and thrived or wilted and failed.”

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