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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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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.

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Life is beautiful in all forms

Feeling really mixed. Still weeping in joy. Wish I could have written a better review.

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Amazing

Love this book. Honest, raw but moreover therapeutic. If you are dealing with any kind of addiction. Read this book. Work with gambling addicts. Recommend to all of them to read this book. So much more insightful than any other book I’ve read on gambling addiction. Addiction is addiction and this is the best insight you’ll ever get into that troubled world.

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wow

what a life.
very well read. i really enjoyed this book and will probably listen to it all again soon

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Loved this book.

Loved this book, well written and narrated. Nikki as narrator makes it real. A lot of Crue history makes sense now. Life in the fast lane.

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loved this book

raw, honest and inspiring to see how somebody could survive and overcome so much. awesome!

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Great book, even better 10 years later!

I loved this, really great storytelling and narration (with the slight exception of the "Scottish" accent Kargman approximates). A real rock n roll epic.

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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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Loved it

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

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brutally honest

a good read, i hope it dont glam up drugs, it shouldnt. kids, Dont do drugs

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  • Kristin
  • 12-01-18

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!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-11-17

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.

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  • Matt
  • 10-01-18

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.

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  • Nick
  • 27-11-17

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 User
  • 12-12-17

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.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-08-18

loved listening to this book. makes a person think

great life story with a happy ending. kinda hard to get through but was well worth it.

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  • adam
  • 14-08-18

rock n roll

way better than when I read the book. Nikki really brings his story to life even more on audiobook. congrats on pulling threw and staying alive you crazy bastard.

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  • Andy
  • 14-08-18

PHENOMENAL!!!

There are so many nuances and avenues to this book. It's raw, it's over the top, it's in your face, but mostly is genuine and from the heart and strikes a chord in you in a way that is hard to explain. Nikki... thanks dude for narrating it. your journal entries can only be read and conveyed through your voice...I DIG IT!! Andy

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  • Shannon Jung
  • 13-08-18

Great book, narration left a little to be desired.

I read this book when it first came out. It is an amazing book about addiction and coming out on the other side. Unbelievable that Nikki survived to tell his story. I looked forward to listening to him tell his story with the audio book. But, when he is reading the diary entries it’s very monotone and stumbles often. He is much better and has more personality when talking about life after The Heroin Diaries. Still glad he is the one who narrated the majority of the book though. I prefer the person writing the book narrating it. Now the girl who reads all of the female parts was terrible. I found it almost painful to listen to her. Maybe she is better on other books but I just found it difficult to listen to on this book. Still would recommend this book to anyone who is fighting addiction, has family or friends fighting, anyone in recovery, or just someone who is a fan of Nikki Sixx and Motley Crue. I would love to see The Dirt come out on Audible.

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  • KYGunGuy
  • 08-08-18

couldn't put it down

Amazing work and such am inspiration. I hope Nikki writes more books. It was awesome to hear the thoughts and experiences behind the songs that I've loved all my life was epic.