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Hell Is Round the Corner

By: Tricky
Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
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Tricky is one of the most original music artists to emerge from the UK in the past 30 years. His signature sound, coupled with deep, questioning lyrics, took the UK by storm in the early 1990s and was part of the soundtrack that defined the post-rave generation.

This unique, no-holds barred autobiography is not only a portrait of an incredible artist - it is also a gripping slice of social history packed with extraordinary anecdotes and voices from the margins of society. 

Tricky examines how his creativity has helped him find a different path to that of his relatives, some of whom were bare-knuckle fighters and gangsters, and how his mother's suicide has had a lifelong effect on him, both creatively and psychologically. With his unique heritage and experience, his story will be one of the most talked-about music autobiographies of the decade.

©2019 Tricky (P)2019 Bonnier Books UK

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Tricky had a tough upbringing, but shines through

brizol massive. loved it sad times meet high times. so funny he didn't really realise Clapton numourous other wanted to do collab work. what a life!

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All in all very entertaining

I enjoyed this Audible book. Ive been a Tricky fan from his Massive attack days so i was really excited to listen to his musical journey. Does he speak about his music? No he doesn't!!....which is disappointing really because thats the Tricky that i know.....he is the songs i love. I suppose you could say, liked the songs before i liked Tricky (if you know what i mean?) So for him to just skirt over an album was really frustrating. He brushed over his Massive Attack days as if he was only with them a week. The story, is as you would expect, colourful full of ups and downs. The council estate lad done good, rags to riches etc so to that end the story is very good. He does talk about his approach to song writing etc which is very interesting. I already knew that Tricky had a dark side to his persona so i wasn't surprised to find that coming out throughout the story and when you listen to his up bringing you understand why he has the outlook on things that he does.Although i did struggle with the constant "i really don't care about anything but i influenced this" and "i wasn't bothered if anybody listened to my music but why didn't i win that award". I got the feeling that he felt he had a persona to live up to, to paint a certain picture of himself but then juxtapose it with a contrasting point of view. An example of this would be he would continually talk about how he never wanted people to come to his dressing room after his gigs, he wanted to be alone but when, say for instance, David Bowie wanted to come to his dressing room he would complain about the person, how they acted, what they said or didn't say!!!! If you don't want ANYBODY there then why complain about what you expected from them???......it just didn't all add up sometimes but its a great, very entertaining listen. Its narrated in a west country accent, first person style (Tricky is from Bristol if you didn't know?), and the narration does take some time to get used to. What i did love about the narration is that all the characters in Trickys story have there own separate narrater, from sister to manager to school friends, which gives the story extra depth, which i loved.

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Best AutoBiography On Audible By A Mile

This is the best AutoBiography that I’ve ever heard on Audible. Excellently narrated by all of the cast. Their different voices gave a true perspective of the people who were sharing their experiences, and telling their stories about Tricky. Great audiobook. Hi would highly recommend this title to anyone who is interested in art and/or music.

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Know All Best Boy

An honest insight in to a tricky mind. Wouldve been best read by the man himself...the storyteller lacked depth with his over enthused exclaimings !! It needed to be told in darker hues...textured with genuine depth of experience. I oscillated between liking him.and wanting him to do one...the shouty mouth little prick .( Pacifist my arse). But Legend all the same. inspired to listen to his sonic journey now. see if he is as good as he proclaims himself to be or are they just the last rantings of an indulged delusional ex been. lets see....the mind is a Tricky place to Be.

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Beautiful

A great insight into a complicated but brilliant guy. Its not just for his fans.

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tricky

good book.narration ok.sad but real ending....love tricky more now.and had to intersperse with his music for good measure.

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The life and times of Tricky 🌟

Wow! I’m not even sure I can write a review that will do this book the justice that it deserves. Tricky’s book is an authentic and honest look back at his life, not just his life within the music industry but all areas of his personal and private life. I believe some people are sent here to show us that great things can be achieved in life through adversity and I whole heartily believe Tricky is one of those people. Listening to his story I believe that he has withstood the test of time in his industry for his authenticity and honesty to his craft and himself, and I totally stand with him when he says that his best is yet to come! I loved the tales of Tricky’s family and the Godfrey family of Bristol, my family come from the Godfrey lineage too and I completely resonated with the family tales and the nostalgia that it brought. The Godfrey men are tough but there is no strength like that of a woman with Godfrey blood in her veins 💜. I won’t go any further as I don’t want to ruin the book for anyone else but I just want to say, I read a lot and even if you don’t know Tricky’s music or aren’t necessarily a fan this is still an amazing read. Wishing Tricky and his family all the best right now through this tough time 🌟

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wasting time and money on stories you heard before

Well, it seems to me evident that Tricky is having financial issues and he tries to capitalize his "legacy". No interesting stories behind albums, no interesting insights into his past relationships, he jumps around periods of his biography focusing desperately on his L.A. gangsta period and stints between his most successfull albums. He totally omits the period of Juxtapose - one of his worst albums and focuses on handful of stories we already know and heard gazillion times... I understand he had tough childhood and his education is, somewhat, poor (even though he thinks himself as a self-made man) - the insights he gives onto situations from his life makes me think he is a buffon with huge ego. He has a talent and ear to put things haphazardly together, but he is a poor composer. There wouldn't be Tricky if there hadn't been people behind, backing him up musically and technically. The big legend unravelled himself, I think there is really not much behind the myths created around Tricky,

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more about his life than his music

had hoped for more info about the music he made rather than drug and gangster tales.

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Great

I would highly recommend this honest, funny and sad biography. I enjoyed it from start to finish.

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  • Gudrun D Whitehead
  • 24-05-20

Wonderful book - narration too enthusiastic

I loved the insight this book provided into Tricky’s life. I’ve been a fan of his music for so many years, and this put it in perspective for me. It’s well written and honest. The narration however did not, in my mind, capture the book well enough. It was, somehow, over enthusiastic with a lot of exclamations which, over time, got rather annoying. It was still worth the listen, the merits of the book outweighing the narration.

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  • Andrey Zaitsev
  • 17-11-19

Great and sad story

Very touching story. Well put together with memories of close people. Badly read though. Even though the voice is very close to Tricky’s but actor is overacting, screaming when there is no need. Entertaining but annoying to listen to sometimes.