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The Dirt

Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band
Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
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Summary

Now a Netflix original movie starring Machine Gun Kelly, Daniel Webber, Douglas Booth, and Iwan Rheon, directed by Jeff Tremaine.

Celebrate over 30 years of the world's most notorious rock band with the audiobook edition of The Dirt - the outrageous, legendary, no-holds-barred autobiography of Mötley Crüe. 

Fans have gotten glimpses into the band's crazy world of backstage scandals, celebrity love affairs, roller-coaster drug addictions, and immortal music in Mötley Crüe books like Tommyland and The Heroin Diaries, but now the full spectrum of sin and success by Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, and Mick Mars is an open book in The Dirt

Joe Levy at Rolling Stone calls The Dirt "without a doubt...the most detailed account of the awesome pleasures and perils of rock & roll stardom I have ever read. It is completely compelling and utterly revolting."

©2014 Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars (P)2019 HarperAudio

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Girls Girls Girls

Gripped from start to finish. Absolute must for any music/Motley lovers collection. Could not rate high enough

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Best,best,best

I loved the book, a great inside story about the livelihoods of the four heroes

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Wow... Book of the year

I absolutely loved this book. It was so candid and so raw. This was always straight to the point. No 'fluff' stories and great cohesion in the book.
The chapters are hard to follow on audible, but it really doesn't detract from this outstanding read.
For MC fans, I can see this being a real treat.

Give this one a try!

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If you watched the film and wanted more, get this book! It has all the details and the bits the film doesn't show.

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Great insight to one of the greatest bands to grace the rock music industry, sad, funny and enlightening.

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A cautionary tale

If you’re a musician use this as your instruction manual on how to live your life because everything works out alright in the end.... right dude?

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Insane and emot

Crazy to hear all the stories but shocking the lows they went through. Definite listen

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Epic

One of the great band biographies of all time. Well narrated by all, they even start to sound like the band after a while!

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brilliant

A must read. thoroughly enjoyed the book. i would recommend it to any audible beginner as it is well spoken and well written.

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Wow

Incredible book loved every chapter, even if you’re not a Motley fan and just love rock stories you’ll love this.

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  • C. K. Lyons
  • 27-06-19

1000x more detail than the movie

*The movie was a sample of Crue info so please, do yourself a solid and actually read/listen to the book.
Just a heads up, it is raw and some pretty serious stuff happens in the book. Detailed drug use, admitted rape, death, violence amongst men and women, etc.
I read this book like 10 years ago but I wanted to listen to it as I have issues with reading comprehension and I skip stuff without realizing it. Even if you read it and don't have learning issues like myself, I still recommend it again. While it isn't their voices on the book, they did a pretty good job picking good narrators.

The reader did a good job in the Skylar chapter and Tommy's narrator did really well with Tommy's jail chapter. They were able to channel the guys pretty well.

If you are a Crue fan or even if not, it is a really good book. My only qualm is that there isn't much Mick in it. But Mick is a quite guy so I am not surprised that there isn't a ton.
All in all, I love it and glad I got the audiobook

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  • Beth Wilbourn
  • 23-07-19

Excellent

At first I have to admit I wish it would have been narrated by the band themselves but the chosen narrators did an excellent job! I will definitely be listening again!!

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  • Johnene
  • 30-07-19

Couldn't put it down

I really liked the story and the format of the book. It was different, in that the story is told. You hear each band members point of view and recollection of various memories.
Narrators were great, you could tell there were four different voices but they did sound very similar. I kept looking at the chapter name to see whose point of view I was listening to. If I had my wish, I'd choose more distinct voices.
I've never seen the show and not a big Motley Crüe fan BUT I really enjoyed this book and finished it in 3 days. It was hard to put down/away.
Now I'm going to watch the show and probably hate it...haha

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  • mike niemi
  • 29-07-19

A RAW look into rock and roll chaos!

This book will make you wonder how they lived to tell the story. if your a Crue fan that's a bonus if your not it won't matter the true story of sex drugs and rock and roll that lead these kids around the globe living there dream and destroying everything in the path including there own selfs. a must read !

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  • Mark Ashcraft
  • 05-07-19

Badass!

Movie and book are awesome! Crue head Forever! I love how they held nothing back. Way more detailed in book than movie.

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  • Jeremy Hogan
  • 29-07-19

phenomenal

couldn't stop listening book made me laugh, cry and have no respect for these men, not just a great man, but truly interesting humans

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-07-19

best book over!

was so detailed I felt I was living and breathing right alongside motley crue, each band member is interesting in his own way but I loved nikki sixx the best!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-07-19

Only one thing missing...

I am a little curious why at least Nikki didn’t read his parts. But everyone did a great job. Glad this was finally an audio book!

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  • Dmayreader4
  • 21-07-19

Outstanding!

I enjoyed this audio book greatly! I watched the Dirt on Netflix and had to know more about Motley Crue’s crazy story. I love to read but, I some how knew that this story would be even better listening to them tell it through the audio version. Buy it, devote some time to it and you won’t regret it. I’m sad it’s over.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 19-07-19

What a ride!

Couldn't wait to put the ear buds in on the daily. I even played while driving home from work. Thanks Motley Crue for the wild ride.

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