Title: One Direction: Who We Are: Our Official Autobiography
Author: One Direction
Genre: Non-fiction, Biography
Expected Publication Date: September 25th 2014
My Rating: ★★★★★
This is my first audiobook review. I have learned to enjoy audiobooks shortly after listening to this one! I was on my way to a week long trip which was roughly 2hrs away. This was short and so I chose it – also, I saw it reviewed on my Goodreads feed.
One Direction are our narrators which is amazing! I was able to hear the emotion in their voices as they talked about each topic or experience they’ve had. Whereas, in a book you don’t see that. You’re reading the emotion for yourself.
I was able to learn more about the boys individually like their outlook on leaving home at just sixteen or seventeen years old or simply their lives before X-Factor. I learned things I didn’t know before, and I know a lot about One Direction.
I couldn’t imagine leaving my house at about sixteen and never going back. That’s what happened for them, the last time they left their homes was to go to their X-Factor audition and they never returned after. That was so scary to think about.
What stuck out to me the most was each boy’s POV on visiting Ghana to shoot the One Way or Another Music Video. They all had different views that touched my heart. Especially Harry and Niall. Niall talked about how we take water for granted. He was sitting around drinking water from his bottle and a swarm of kids stood around him, so he squirted it into each child’s mouth. He said it’s something we don’t think about, you can go home and have a refrigerator full of water and they don’t even have a drop. Harry also had an open mind about being there. He expressed his opinion on how we shouldn’t dwell on little things that happen when something bigger is happening out in the world.
They also talk about what they think of being called a “celebrity”. Most of them said they don’t see themselves as celebrities. They feel like celebrities act different and order. They aren’t like that.
I enjoyed every minute of this biography. I learned so much and it really made me think. This is definitely a great read or listen, if you’re a fan or not. If you like hearing different POV’s or 5, this may be the one for you! I rated this full five stars because I couldn’t pick out any flaws 🙂
Have you read this? What did you think? or are you planning to?