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Okay story, terrible narration, poor production

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-07-2020

The story covers everything up to and including Black Ice, but not the Axl period. It's mostly well written but repetitive, meandering and rushed in parts. The narration is some of the worst I've heard: his base voice and slow... delivery... pronunciation... is grating enough, but the accents he attempts are comical. Whomever made that choice should fired from one of the band's cannons. The production is also poor, with wet mouth noises and what sounds like page rustling present. The vocal delivery is also distractingly different between takes.

Angering, hopeful, and ultimately satisfying.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-11-2019

Snowden's story should be taught in schools alongside 1984, as a call to vigilance and empowerment to personal freedom.

5% interesting 60% boring 90% pretentious

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-10-2019

Manson spends a whole section of the book relaying his dreams; perfect for insomniacs. While there is some evident charisma, Manson shoots for scary but ends up closer to a plastic Halloween pumpkin from a discount store.

Non-essential.

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-09-2019

Consists of mostly dated interviews. Could do with an update. Non-essential listening but interesting enough.

A casual and easy listen.

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-08-2019

Fun anecdotes retold from multiple perspectives. The narrator's clenched-jaw "performansh" - while annoying at first - grows on the listener by the end. I would enjoy a sequel written by the same author.

Straight forward semi-fiction

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-07-2019

Moby vacillates between endearing, melodramatic, and bordering on pretentious. Despite the aforementioned; an enjoyable read.

Half fun rockstar anecdotes, half anticlimaxes

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-05-2019

Author shits on all four members at various points, but taken lightheartedly, an enjoyable history.

Opinionated but worthwhile

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-05-2019

Less a history of heavy metal and more a list of why the author likes specific bands; unfortunately mostly of the cookie monster variety. Starts strong but feels rushed towards the end. Attempts to justify Metallica's shittier albums give an indication of what the reader is in for. Clever and funny at times.

Terrible interviewer

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-05-2019

The interviewer was uninterested, almost condescending. The interview contained nothing much that the book doesn't cover.

Interesting history

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-12-2018

Enjoyable Magazine-Style Series, even for a seasoned tech veteran. The pedophile episode was difficult to get through but worth persevering with to garner a greater understanding of the broader threat presented.