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  • Heavier Than Heaven

  • The Biography of Kurt Cobain
  • By: Charles R. Cross
  • Narrated by: Greg Lockett
  • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (73 ratings)

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Heavier Than Heaven

By: Charles R. Cross
Narrated by: Greg Lockett
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Publisher's Summary

A commemorative edition, featuring new material of the definitive, best-selling biography to mark 25 years since Kurt Cobain's death.  

Kurt Cobain's life and death fast became rock 'n' roll legend. The worldwide success of his band, Nirvana, defined the music scene in the early 1990s, and their songs spoke to and for a generation. Music journalist Charles R. Cross, a veteran of the Seattle music scene, relates this extraordinary story of artistic brilliance and the pain that extinguished it. 

Heavier Than Heaven is the definitive life of one of the 20th century's most creative and troubled music geniuses and includes a new introduction commemorating 25 years since Cobain's death.

©2001 Charles R. Cross (P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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Brilliant biography

I laughed at the many stories of Nirvana trolling everyone, smashing expensive equipment or starting food fights at fancy formal music industry events. The last few chapters were much more heartfelt and darker, and despite the fact that we all know how it ends, I was still in tears when the book finished. I think this is a balanced and fair depiction of Cobain, and it was an enjoyable reading.

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Answer's to my teenage friends

what a harrowing story of a boy's lie struggling to be loved, who became one of our most beloved men in his adult life who found a partner whose surname was love! my teenage friends had some strange ways which I didn't understand and then as I read I understood why my classmate, who was 15 at the time passed away from what I believe to be a strange way to get high! I write this because in Kurt's young life this was what he has done too. a suggestion is to find the live performances and watch after a chapter finishes. It brings all the moments in Kurt's life to life! it breaks my heart on a friendship level and as a mum a paternal one also. I feel nothing but Adoration for Kurt and Courtney! For their absolutely beautiful daughter Frances. It's funny, when we had our little girl we too called her our little bean. I hadn't known this was the reason for Frances middle name. Thank you for telling this story more people need to understand what it's like to be such an amazing talent and hopefully see signs that say a person needs to be loved without doubt and if they need help, do your best to help them no matter how much they curse you and say they hate, true love knows no bounds!

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One of my new favourites

Prior to listening to this book, I knew very little about Kurt or Nirvana aside from a few famous tracks they released. But I was absolutely hooked throughout, and so glad that I purchased. The narration was perfect also.

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Excellent

As a huge fan of Kurt Cobain I was hoping this would be a decent read. It was very good and the narrator was perfect. it's a must read for fans of Kurt and Nirvana.

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Kurt the man the myth the legend

was an amazing insight into a legend of the industry. I understand Nirvana so much more

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Not as good as I was expecting.

Maybe knowing the end made the whole story seem a bit like watching a slow-moving crash and feeling guilty for not being able to look away.

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Emotional,Powerful, Beautiful

Emotional roller coaster so well put together thankyou everyone involved it was a masterpiece

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