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Publisher's Summary

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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Chit-chat with Dolly Parton

Personal stories Dolly shares about her life in a relaxed fashion. I really enjoyed this audio book.

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A Pleasure!

Dolly is always a pleasure to listent to. She gives us plenty of background for her songs, most of which I did not know. The presentation was very much like a long interview.

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very casual narrating—interesting life

felt like I was having a casual chat with dolly. she can recall everything so clearly, stories behind her songs were very interesting

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its dolly, what more can you say

addicted to listening to the book. I love dolly parton, she is so inspiring to me

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Great app

Really enjoyed a long trip with Dolly’s giggle and stories. Would highly recommend purchasing. First book on audible

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This pulls you in.

Once the book started I couldn't stop listening. I truly admire Dolly she is more than just an entertainer ❤

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 2020-12-04

Who knew I loved Dolly Parton so much

My new obsession - Dolly Parton. And this recording was so much fun to listen to. She is the real deal and her stories are heart driven as well as down to earth. I felt like I was listening to my good friend Dolly give me advice and tell me about her life. She is a national treasure!

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  • Pamela Casale
  • 2020-12-04

Hearing Dolly- better than reading

This was a joy! She is genuine- a study in contradiction. Weaving in musical clips is something you can’t experience in the book. Made me happy- uplifting in difficult times- joyful!!

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  • Jeremy stacey
  • 2020-11-23

Absolutely amazing.

Have always loved her and this book was perfect for any fan. Def needed in these times to bring some light!

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  • James Partin
  • 2020-11-24

Dolly is pure love

She's a national treasure and her music will out live us all. What's she's done in her lifetime will have an impact on the world for a very long time.

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  • 2020-11-29

loved it.

loved it. I listened to it twice! Now I enjoy her songs even more..knowing the stories behind them.

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