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Publisher's Summary

This audiobook includes an interview with Ozzy Osbourne from 2009.

People ask me how come I'm still alive, and I don't know what to say. When I was growing up, if you'd have put me up against a wall with the other kids from my street and asked me which one of us was gonna make it to the age of 60, with five kids and four grandkids and houses in Buckinghamshire and California, I wouldn't have put money on me, no f--king way. But here I am: ready to tell my story, in my own words, for the first time.

A lot of it ain't gonna be pretty. I've done some bad things in my time. But I ain't the devil. I'm just John Osbourne: a working-class kid from Aston, who quit his job in the factory and went looking for a good time.

©2009 Ozzy Osbourne (P)2009 Hachette Audio UK

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"Mightily entertaining." (Heat)

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how is ozzy alive

another great biography....sharon osbourne is some sort of woman putting up with this bloke, all though he does seem like a lover not a fighter.

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  • Tim
  • 21-07-2020

Awesome book

I was a bit on the fence about getting this book but so glad I did! Highly entertaining, the stories are hilarious and the narrator does an amazing job! I found myself making excuses to go on 1.5 hr walks just so I could listen to the audio book, it's very addictive! :)

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Wild story from Legend

Been a sabbath and ozzy fan all my life and to get the story from his perspective is so refreshing to what i normally get from docos and interviews which in hindsight where far from the real story. Narrator was all time aswell, next best thing to the man himself

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Amazing

I absolutely love the Osbournes! Great family! been a journey learning the in depth of Ozzy's life. very inspiring

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I Am Ozzy

Rupert Farley did a great job impersonating Ozzy's voice, really gave it an authentic feel. Lots of fun anecdotes, no dull spots. Got through this very quickly on my daily commute.

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so funny

loved it the narrator is great and Ozzy was one crazy mf, some parts had me in stitch s

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Sabbath Bloody Brilliant!

Even if you're not a fan of Ozzy or Black Sabbath (shame!), this is still a fantastic listen! Hilarious, chaotic, compelling, sometimes even heartwarming stories of Rock & Roll insanity. Rupert Farley's narration is spot on, apart from his mispronunciation of Iommi, haha!

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Amazing rock memoir!

Ozzy is a legend and this book certainly proves just why. It's fascinating, hilarious, terrifying and eye-opening.
Nothing held back or seemingly exaggerated.
The early Black Sabbath years are really in-depth, the later years are too but things obviously reach a nadir in the late 80s and 90s until the MTV stardom hits.
The narrator does a great job too.
Highly recommended!

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Excellent

I was a little hesitant to get this as it wasn't narrated by Ozzy himself but the narrater did an amazing job. I highly recommend this, there are many great stories, i liked chapter 7-9 a lot

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Brilliant listen

I was on the fence about the book and thought I would give it a go given the reviews. I did not know much about Ozzy only snippets of a couple of his more sensational acts. What an interesting, funny and at time uncomfortable book to listen too. He has had a truly remarkable and some what interesting life/s... i do not agree with a lot if what he has done but he does acknowledge the ugliness and express regret which went quite a way for me to keep listening, i wont give a spoiler... All in all I really enjoyed his book and appreciate the glimpse he has given about his life and him as a human being.

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  • Kerry Jackson
  • 24-01-2021

Laugh Out Loud & BEST Narration EVER!

I absolutely LOVE this book. It is a well told genuine look into Ozzy's career and private life. I appreciate the candid honesty. I admire how Ozzy is comfortable with being true to himself, even at the White House. A lot of famous peoples memoirs only scratch the surface of their scandal's in effort to protect their reputation. The scandals are usually the reason I buy the book so it's a let down when celebrities sugar coat the truth. Not Ozzy, he lays it all out there and I respect that. Plus, this is the BEST narration. The narrator even sounds just like Ozzy... without the stammer.

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  • Laura B.
  • 09-04-2021

Lost all respect at the end

Anyone who grew up listening to Sabbath and Ozzy knew the guy was out there but, wow! I've always loved their music and always will even though Ozzy's stories tend to make him sound like the poor, hapless victim. Sure, he takes ownership of the crap he pulled but does it in such a way that leaves the listener feeling like, yeah, no, he really doesn't. I only watched a couple episodes of The Osbourne's because I don't like reality ruining my image of my favorite Rock legends. Wish I hadn't listened to this book either, for the same reason. I didn't need to know about Ozzy's or Lemmy's thing for Nazi memorabilia. I can take all the gross crap he did but that pushed me over the edge. No room for anyone that finds ANYTHING admirable about Nazis.

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  • vignoe1
  • 26-01-2021

Loved it

I love every single second of this book. Had many great laughs and just a great listen all around.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-03-2021

Ozzy Ozzy Ozzy!!!

Absoultely brilliant! loved it all the way through. my best Autobiography by far. Excellent narration sounds just like Ozzy. laughed from start to end! what a British national treasure. Go get it now!

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  • Cassie
  • 06-01-2021

terrible narration

I would have loved the book had it not been for the terrible narration and audible wouldn't allow me to refund or exchange the book so I'm stuck with it. tried to "gift" it away and audible wants me to pay for it again to do that. I can't even delete it from my library so I stop seeing it. Totally unimpressed.

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  • Don KeyPuncher
  • 20-01-2021

Awesome.

Did not disappoint. Up's and downs that leave you wanting more. Laughed out loud more than a few times. "ME CLACK!!!!"

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 14-01-2021

great book, give it a go

great book, give it a go - more then just sex drugs and rock and roll.

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  • John Zimmermann
  • 20-12-2020

Do NOT Listen To This While Driving...

Seriously. I nearly crashed multiple times. At some point you laugh so hard you become, quite involuntarily, unable to see. This is among the funniest things I’ve ever heard. A scatological tour de force. You WILL soil your armour...

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  • ronald
  • 25-09-2020

Outstanding

It is almost like Ozzy himself is telling this story. The narration is spot on and very fun to listen to.

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  • Stella Denother
  • 02-01-2021

Most entertaining book I have listened to so far!

I have never been a huge Ozzy fan but I can honestly say that now I am! Great book with fantastic narration and a storyline that I couldn't stop listening to!

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  • Luke Capper
  • 29-03-2020

The narrator is AWFUL!!

This book really is brilliant, but the fact that the narrator put on what is the worst accent I’ve ever heard makes this totally pointless and unlistenable... real shame as I was looking forward to this

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  • Adam
  • 08-04-2020

Amazing + very funny

Amazing stories from start to finish. Narrator does a great job and after a couple of minutes of adjusting you feel like you are listening to Ozzy himself.

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  • SJS
  • 12-09-2020

Lol wetting myself with laughter

If you like Witt and a story about drugs, fame rock and roll then this will be the best ever, by far this book is the best to laugh out loud. I can’t suggest it enough. I be listening again. Well done Ozzy and sharron I love you. I hope you all are well and happy. Reminds me of similar issues.

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  • Karl Frankham
  • 13-06-2020

Great listen!

Absolutely love Ozzy and considering he was born five minutes away from my house, I really don’t recognise the accent on this audiobook 😩😂

Only downside to a brilliant autobiography.

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  • Thistle
  • 15-09-2020

Hilarious and so Honest .

loved every minute of the audio book. its so honest and so laugh out loud funny . better than all the others that forget there bad times and just cherry pick the good stuff . Best audio of this kind . hilarious go listen .

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-07-2020

loved it

absolutely great listen. have home through quite a few rockstar biographies since lockdown started but this is by far my favourite. honest and hilarious. loved the narrator too

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  • J. Clayton
  • 02-06-2020

Banging

An extremely humorous look at Ozzy's crazy train of a lifestyle over the past decades. From his humble beginnings to luxury houses in california.

I'm sure plenty is missing from this but I really enjoyed it.

I enjoyed the narrator who captured the brummie accent and Ozzy's idiosyncrasies extremely well.

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  • Simon
  • 05-09-2021

brilliant

I loved this story and I think that the narrator did an incredible job.

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  • Ron
  • 20-09-2020

compulsive listening

loved this book and rupert Farley's voice so much I've listened to it twice in a row and will probably listen to it again in a couple of weeks.

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  • Linda-Jayne Doherty
  • 27-08-2020

brillant listen

this is a funny, sad and very truthful life story its a must listen

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