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A Recorded Books Audio Original production of songs and stories performed by Dolly herself, Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics goes beyond the glitz, glamour, and rhinestones to the warmth, heart, and soul of a treasured pop-culture icon.  

In this exclusive audio performance, the 10-time Grammy Award-winning artist weaves her words with music and memories to give listeners the stories behind the stories of her most cherished songs. And with some 3,000 songs to her credit, Dolly uses her gift for lyrics to connect to people of all genders, generations, and geographies. 

Showcasing nearly 100 of her most popular songs, including “Jolene”, “I Will Always Love You”, “9 to 5”, and “Coat of Many Colors”, to name a few, this one-of-a-kind audio experience delivers answers to fans’ most burning questions: How close did Dolly come to singing “I Will Always Love You” as a duet with Elvis? How did she become an actress? And exactly who was Jolene? 

Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics is a must-have memoir for fans of country music, music history, and (of course!) Dolly herself. 

©2020 Dolly Parton (P)2020 Recorded Books

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-11-19

Interview without questions

This is great for Dolly fans, but unlike a usual memoir it felt more like an interview with a male voice guiding the conversation without asking direct questions. It could also pass for a podcast with super short episodes aka 180 chapters of about two minutes each that could make a great daily Dollyism listening for super fans to hear a bit of her song and the story behind a song before starting a day. Best part was definitely hearing her sing bits of the songs and then explain the meaning and stories behind the lyrics.

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  • Jon D Paschall
  • 2020-11-18

More like an interview

I wish I could give it 5 stars, but it didn’t read like a book to me. It felt too much like an interview for me.

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  • Coleen
  • 2020-11-18

Loved it!

I finished the entire book in one day! Dolly Parton is witty and wise, a treasure!

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  • Foxy_roxy_makeup
  • 2020-11-18

Dolly is a national treasure!

Loved this book so much, the only downside is I wish there were more of it. I could listen to Dolly talk all day! I love Dolly, she is such an inspiration & truly a blessing!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-11-19

Dolly for the Nobel Peace Prize

Just a perfect gift from Dolly Parton! The audiobook is like having a conversation with her as she recounts writing her favorite songs! Between this, her song catalog, the Imagination Library, and funding a COVID vaccine, it’s easy to see why she deserves the Nobel!

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  • Virginia
  • 2020-11-23

Brilliant insight into the mind of a genius

It isn't often that you get to hear a genius storyteller/songwriter discuss individual master pieces. This is brilliant! the only thing wrong with it... it isn't long enough.

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  • Ruth R-Evans
  • 2020-11-22

Love LOVE Dolly

I LOVE EVERYTHING about Dolly Parton....her voice(talking & singing) her stories(talked & sung) and hearing her giggle thru stories of life & life lessons just makes me happy!! Dolly plain & simple invites you to enjoy & be grateful for Life!!! LOVE YOU DOLLY!!!

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  • Caroline Couture
  • 2020-11-22

Dolly we love you!

This is just delightful. Not only is Dolly Parton a talented songwriter she's an awesome person. She talks about her life, her songs, and the causes she love. If you aren't a Dolly fan this audiobook will make you one. THANK YOU, DOLLY!

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  • Lilyfee
  • 2020-11-21

Must listen for any Dolly fan

I love hearing Dolly talk about her music. She describes many of her greatest hits as well as deep cuts, and tells many stories. A must-listen for any Dolly fan.

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  • Anthony
  • 2020-11-21

Dolly is a national treasure.

There is not a more talented song writer on the planet. This book gives you everything about her process and her life that you want. Buy, listen and fall in love again.