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The Heroin Diaries: 10 Year Anniversary Edition Audiobook

The Heroin Diaries: 10 Year Anniversary Edition: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star

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Publisher's Summary

In honor of the 10-year anniversary of The Heroin Diaries, Nikki Sixx's definitive and best-selling memoir on drug addiction is now available on audio for the first time, read by Nikki Sixx! This shocking, gripping, and at times darkly hilarious memoir explores Nikki's yearlong war with a vicious heroin addiction. Now more than ever, with opioid addiction ravaging our country and rising by 20 percent in the past year alone, Nikki's story of both his descent into drug-addled decay and subsequent recovery and transition into a rehabilitation advocate is now more relevant than ever.

When Mötley Crüe was at the height of its fame, there wasn't any drug Nikki Sixx wouldn't do. He spent days - sometimes alone, sometimes with other addicts, friends, and lovers - in a coke and heroin-fueled daze.

The highs were high, and Nikki's journal entries reveal some euphoria and joy. But the lows were lower, often ending with Nikki in his closet, surrounded by drug paraphernalia and wrapped in paranoid delusions.

Here, Nikki shares the diary entries - some poetic, some scatterbrained, some bizarre - of those dark times.

Brutally honest, utterly riveting, and surprisingly moving, The Heroin Diaries follows Nikki during the year he plunged to rock bottom - and his courageous decision to pick himself up and start living again.

©2007 Nikki Sixx (P)2017 S&S Audio

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    AnnieJuly Surrey 31/10/2017
    AnnieJuly Surrey 31/10/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "What can I say..."

    ...but wonderful! I had already read the original but the audio brings those words to life when read by Nikki himself. Plenty of new material too. The epilogue was really moving on so many levels: his intelligence, his determination, his search to contribute and not least his rallying cry for the true rock star in an age of blah, blah, blah (and that’s the sober Nikki talking). I’d say this would appeal to those who maybe aren’t Sixx fans sufficiently to want to read the book too. The male voice actor who did the other male characters was great: his Tommy, Vince and Slash were uncannily good. His English accents, hmm, okay! The female was pretty awful: a strange, shrill, nasal delivery that barely changed person to person. The one thing that I didn’t like was her delivery.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Woolfe 17/12/2017
    Woolfe 17/12/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "its what you expect "

    its what i thought it would be however....i cant say i enjoyed that parts played by othet people. what would have had more impact on this book is getting tommy, vince, mick to voice there parts instead of someone kinda sounding like them. parts with lemmy i understand unfortunately he isnt here to be able to do it but im sure you get the picture. it somewhat feels lile the unofficial version that you purchased at the budget shop!

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    alan coyle 14/12/2017
    alan coyle 14/12/2017 Member Since 2017
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    Loved it

    All the drama of his bad years and some good guidance in the end

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  • Nick
    27/11/17
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    "So-So"

    Decent book and can be very entertaining at parts, but the female narrator's voice was painful to listen to, especially when she pretended to cry. I'd rather listen to nails being run down a chalkboard.

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  • Anonymous
    01/11/17
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    "Great to hear Nikki Sixx read his story."

    This book will help anyone struggling with any form of drug addiction. The best book I have ever read on the subject. I had told my teens parts of the story. They won't be trying drugs any time soon.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Kristin
    12/01/18
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    "What an awesome journey! "
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to a friend because it is a true portrait of rock star excesses, as well as how far people who are addicted will drag themselves thorugh the much. As Nikki says... The dying is easy, It's the living that seems impossible when it's time to sober up!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Heroin Diaries: 10 Year Anniversary Edition?

    Hearing about Nikki coming to my hometown and the things he did there.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    That it was the author.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    What an inspiration. Nikki is one of my all time true hero's. I play bass, and too have kicked "THE" habit. I am forever in his debt. This book has helped me more than I could even explain sitting here writing an e book review!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Matt
    10/01/18
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    "Eye opening"
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    I've always like Motley Crue's music, but due to being born in the late 80's, I wasn't able to experience them when they were at their height. To me, Crue was Vince and Tommy. This book opened my eyes to the real wheel behind Motley Crue, and the demons that haunted (or hunted) him.

    The journey Nikki takes in that year is amazing. I couldn't stop listening.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    12/12/17
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    "1st edition- a well read, 2nd- a awesome audible!"

    I really dislike reading but I love Nikki Sixx. My brother brought me the book and said "trust me and read it!" I was in my mid 30's and hadn't read a book since high school. I couldn't put the book down and finished it in less than a week.
    Who would have known Nikki was going through this? I didn't and I also didn't think anybody could survive with such a crazy lifestyle.
    I was estacted when I heard about the 10th anniversary edition and since we have bitchen apps that can read to us now...even better, Nikki can read to me! I might even listen to it again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lisa M
    Texas
    20/01/18
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    "Amazing book"

    Loved Nikki Sixx narrating his own story. This book is a must read for any Crüe fan, addict, former addict, or just any rock n roll fan. Compelling, shocking, engaging, entertaining, and even encouraging. Nikki Sixx is a brilliant artist. 🤘

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  • Susan R.
    20/01/18
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    "Everyone should read or listen to this book, but especially the broken people "

    I have read this book 4 times and now I’ve listened to the 10th Anniversary Heroin Diaries. I’ve been a Crüe and Nikki Sixx fan since I was 14 years old. I’m a life long Crüehead and SIXX:AM fan. Nikki Sixx is one of the most honest and put it in your face person. I congratulate you Nikki on this 10th Anniversary book! I am so happy for you and that you finally found out who you are. I recommend this book to everyone, but especially the broken people. This book truly heals hearts. I know I will read it and listen to it this book a few more times, because.....it’s just that good! 🤘🏻

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Randy Brown
    Ames, Iowa
    06/01/18
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    "The Power of the Human Spirit and Resilience"
    What did you love best about The Heroin Diaries: 10 Year Anniversary Edition?

    The entire story is what amazes me about the Heroin Diaries!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Sixx is so raw, vulnerable, and honest...anything short of this would have severely hurt this book.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    Everything! There's nothing better than the author reading his own book.


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

    I had read the book so no, the audio didn't cause anything extreme other than my respect for Sixx.


    Any additional comments?

    Rock on Nikki!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Adam Hernandez
    05/01/18
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    "Sophie Kargmans annoying whiny weepy delivery"

    This woman needs to retire from book narraration forever. Just plain annoying and made me dislike the women portrayed in the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Palb
    02/01/18
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    "Rock and Roll isnt pretty"

    Nikki Sixx lays it all out. A great story about the dark side of music. Nikki holds back nothing and as a Motley Crue fan I was glad to know after it was all over they rekindled the friendships and the passions that was Motley Crue.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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