Get a free audiobook

Audible Membership

$14.95 a month

1 credit a month, good for any title to download and keep.
The Plus Catalogue—listen all you want to thousands of Audible Originals, podcasts, and audiobooks.
$14.95 a month plus applicable taxes after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy Now for $37.53

Buy Now for $37.53

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Tax where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

The music of Frank Sinatra, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, and many other artists provides the score to the reflections of a musician on the road in this memoir of Neil Peart's travels from Los Angeles to Big Bend National Park. The emotional associations and stories behind each album Peart plays guide his recollections of his childhood on Lake Ontario, the first bands that he performed with, and his travels with the band Rush. The evocative and resonant writing vividly captures the meanderings of a musical mind, leading rock enthusiasts to discover inside information about Rush and the musical inspirations of a rock legend.

©2004 Neil Peart (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

What listeners say about Traveling Music

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    21
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    21
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    17
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

No reviews are available
Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Jason Lessenger
  • 2015-09-12

If your a music lover you'll dig this one

Any additional comments?

It was so enjoyable listening to Neil's engaging commentary of his traveling via BMW (car & moto) and the music that shaped his life. He introduces one to a wide variety of musical styles, from Sinatra to Madonna told from a thoughtful and personal perspective. Not only do you learn about the music that influenced him to become the accomplished drummer that he is for Rush, but are also treated to a historical and biographical commentary of the albums and musicians of this "traveling music". I found myself hunting down music that I wouldn't normally have sought and discovered some real gems.
As usual, Brian Sutherland does a fantastic job of delivering the nuances of the charm, whit and sense of Mr. Peart's writing.
I can see myself putting this one on again and again in the years to come.

5 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Michael
  • 2015-11-19

Rich and robust!

Traveling music exceeded my expectations and Neil Peart far exceeds my expectations as a person. Wonderful and hungry for more.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Deborah Bessette
  • 2020-08-06

Excellent if you can get past Narrator!

Neil Peart has always been a mystery, but this unravels much of the mystery. The Narrator is AWFUL! Would love to have had Neil read his story. America lost one of the best. Rest in Peace. Am thankful I saw you play!

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • The Captain
  • 2015-10-06

On the road with Neil.

Thanks for the amazing journey into your past. I hope there is more to come from the Masked, Ghost traveler.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Clay Rodgers
  • 2013-10-21

'Bout time you let us in a bit further!

Where does Traveling Music rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Numero uno!!!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Traveling Music?

The whole book.

Which character – as performed by Brian Sutherland – was your favorite?

Niel Peart. UHMM...Isn't it an autobio?

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Extreme? No, Just a kind of awe & reverence like any of his writing.Okay , I suppose that's extreme.

Any additional comments?

I really am impressed and surprised that he let go of so much personal info. It's common knowledge among fans that he wears very little on his sleeve much less speak of his personal life so candidly. I'm a life long Rush fan from the very 1st album (With Rutsey) I became a hyper-fan after that obviously from the addition of Niel. I'm a musician and writer so I've soaked up every word he's ever let loose of and every note they've ever played, or as many as humanly possible. I have a theory they can't possibly be human. Humans aren't perfect if you catch what I'm tossing. Musically at least. I don't mean overall.

5 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Jim Chandler
  • 2020-04-22

superb!

my favorite of Neil's! gives lots of insight into many aspects of his life and personal history

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Jack R Davis
  • 2021-09-09

Simply a collection of thoughts

This is simply a collection of thoughts connected to places and times in the life of Neil Peart. Narration is good. There are sparse moments of enlightenment interspersed in long interludes of less than exciting events and thoughts. You might find it interesting if you are very interested in the trivial aspects of Neil's life.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Marty
  • 2021-04-26

Narration

I have begun to really like this narrator, he does an excellent job with just the right amount of reserve in his voice and timber. He even tends to sound a little bit like the author which I’ve heard on YouTube many times. He portrays the story line as a very comfortable relaxing exposition of what I believe the author intended. I have a very positive response to this narrator and I will proceed to read other books that he narrates😎‼️

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • toby sharp
  • 2021-04-05

What an incredible man

What a book! So rich with detail and life. What a journey Neil takes on. Through concert halls to the darkest parts of Africa. Recalling the scenery, people, cultures, food and travel with such care and thoughtfulness. Such an interesting journey , but such a layered and complexed man.

I'm in my 40s and have been a Rush fan since I was a kid,, so that does help with this book, but someone new to Rush and the Professor would still enjoy the book. I too play drums and I'm a player I'm a 3 piece rock band... This is all part of the enjoyment of this book.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021-03-02

Another Winner

Neil Peart was a brilliant story teller. Thank you Professor for all your efforts as a writer, lyricist and musician. You are profoundly missed.