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It's So Easy

And Other Lies
Narrated by: Christian Rummel
Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
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Publisher's Summary

In his New York Times best seller, Duff McKagan, founding member of Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver, shares the story of his rise to fame and fortune, his struggles with alcoholism and drug addiction, his personal crash and burn, and his life-saving transformation via a unique path to sobriety.

In 1984, at the age of 20, Duff McKagan left his native Seattle - partly to pursue music, but mainly to get away from a host of heroin overdoses then-decimating his closest group of friends in the local punk scene. In LA only a few weeks and still living in his car, he answered a want ad for a bass player placed by someone who identified himself only as "Slash." Soon after, the most dangerous band in the world was born. Guns N' Roses went on to sell more than 100 million albums worldwide. In It's So Easy, Duff recounts Guns' unlikely trajectory to a string of multiplatinum albums, sold-out stadium concerts, and global acclaim. But that kind of glory can take its toll, and it did - ultimately - on Duff, as well as on the band itself. As Guns began to splinter, Duff felt that he himself was done, too. But his near death as a direct result of alcoholism proved to be his watershed, the turning point that sent him on a unique path to sobriety and the unexpected choices he has made for himself since. In a voice that is as honest as it is indelibly his own, Duff - one of rock's smartest and most articulate personalities - takes fans on a harrowing journey through the dark heart of one of the most notorious bands in rock and roll history and out the other side.

©2011 Duff McKagan (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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articulate and elegant

most biographies are chronological and there can be boring. Duff takes you on a journey that includes how his past shaped his actions, he is brutally honest about his decisions and so open and humble. loved the rock n roll gravelly voice too. couldn't put it down. normally I listen in the car but I listened through housework, through painting, playing with the dogs. Thank you Duff.

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A great storyteller

As a GnR fan it was a great insight to the band. But Duff as a man with his trials and tribulations is the real star👍👍💥🍺

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A great story

loved this story, learnt alot about Duff and the man his was and the man he became. this a must read/listen

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inspirational

Great listen. the way he turned his life around is astounding. he really put himself through hell.

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Great read!

What did you like best about this story?

I am not even much of a fan of Guns & Roses and enjoyed to stories about the band. Highly recommend!

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  • PerrieBelle
  • 15-09-2016

Fantastic

Duff's a great bass player and tells a good tale of lows and highs and lows and highs of the life he has had so far. Very cool, and oddly, the narrator sounds like he could be Duff's brother or something. Really similar voice if a little deeper.

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  • janice smyth
  • 11-03-2019

Fascinating

Fascinating man. Loved hearing about his journey through life. Was a pleasure to listen to.

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  • Dave Duarte
  • 09-02-2019

loved it

so much more than I thought it would be. really enjoyed the recovery and enlightenment stories .

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-02-2019

Brilliant ride.

Really refreshing and interesting listen, would be great if it could be updated. Narrator is slightly irritating at first but I grew to really like his voice.
Highly recommended.
Duff - please please bring it up too date!

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  • Andrew Rawson
  • 02-02-2019

Absorbing

Brilliant insight into the world of rock music. Duff's spiral downwards and later rise to respectability and family life is documented in an entertaining and absorbing read. Fabulous.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-12-2018

amazing

brilliant and christian rummel was perfect person to voice it. interesting read easy to listen for hours

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  • Pat Heard
  • 13-11-2018

Really want to know... <br />

If you really want to know what it's like to be in a rock band get this book 5*

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-09-2018

awesome

loved this book what a life duff had through Guns to Velvet Revolver. party to family man.

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  • john
  • 10-08-2018

Brilliant

Fantastic listen, eye opening and very interesting. Well read and a great story from start to finish

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  • kegsy0
  • 13-07-2018

A must for the fans of Guns and Roses

A really enjoyable story from Duffs point of view regarding GnR. I was also surprised by how interesting a life Duff had led especially his post Guns career. Highly recommended.