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November 27, 2012 / Leslie

Review – Audiobook: Dream More by Dolly Parton

Dream More by Dolly PartonDream More:
Celebrate the Dreamer in You
Written and read by Dolly Parton

Genre: Inspirational
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Publish Date: November 27, 2012
Format: Audio, 2 hours
Audio Listening Level: Easy
Rating: 4 of 5

Dolly Parton shares her philosophy on life in her new book based on a commencement speech that she gave to graduating students at the University of Tennessee in 2009. Now she expands on her beliefs and urges readers to dream more, learn more, care more, and be more.

Written in a conversational style with much humor and wit, Dolly offers her words of wisdom and advice gained over a lifetime of achievement. Her biggest wish is for people to dream more and stay true to those dreams. She tells us it’s alright to be a dreamer. That’s where great ideas start. She confesses she has always been a dreamer, still has dreams and will never stop working. She said it would be ok to drop dead on stage doing what she loves. Yes, she said that!

Using examples from her life beginning with her childhood and growing up poor, Dolly talks about her early dreams of going to Nashville to be a star, doesn’t shy away from talking about her style of big hair, tight clothes and creating an appearance she was happy with. She is so open and forthcoming it’s difficult not to like her.

I listened to the audiobook which was narrated by Dolly herself. Her vibrant personality and her enthusiasm for life shines through. As a bonus, she treats the listener to some of her music occasionally bursting into song on a few of the tracks. I highly recommend the audio version. You can’t help feeling good when you are finished listening to this book.

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Source: Review copy.
© 2012 Under My Apple Tree. All rights reserved.

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  1. therelentlessreader / Nov 27 2012 11:22 am

    I love me some Dolly 🙂 I’m not a big fan of her music really but whenever I see her on a talk show or something I’m totally engaged. She’s so sweet and funny

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  2. BermudaOnion / Nov 27 2012 11:30 am

    I really enjoyed this one too! I felt like I could be friends with Dolly as I listened to it.

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  3. debbierodgers / Nov 27 2012 2:09 pm

    I’m not really a fan of audiobooks but I think I must listen to this one. Dolly just has a way of bringing a smile to my face.

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  4. Suko / Nov 27 2012 5:09 pm

    This sounds like an audiobook I’d truly enjoy! Even I could manage listening for two hours. 🙂

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  5. Mary / Nov 27 2012 8:15 pm

    I think she has such a positive energy in everything she does that this would be an easy one to listen to/read.

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  6. Laura Fabiani / Nov 30 2012 8:04 pm

    This is the second review I read about this book that echoed the same sentiments. I’m all for dreaming. It keeps life interesting and hopeful.

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  7. DevourerofBooks (@DevourerofBooks) / Dec 2 2012 9:39 am

    I’ve never really been into Dolly, but I saw her on Colbert the other night and it actually made me want to read this, or maybe listen!

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  8. stacybuckeye / Dec 9 2012 10:53 pm

    I’m not even a Dolly fan but I think I’d really like this one.

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