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The Dirt

Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band
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Now a Netflix original movie starring Machine Gun Kelly, Daniel Webber, Douglas Booth, and Iwan Rheon, directed by Jeff Tremaine.

Celebrate over 30 years of the world's most notorious rock band with the audiobook edition of The Dirt - the outrageous, legendary, no-holds-barred autobiography of Mötley Crüe. 

Fans have gotten glimpses into the band's crazy world of backstage scandals, celebrity love affairs, roller-coaster drug addictions, and immortal music in Mötley Crüe books like Tommyland and The Heroin Diaries, but now the full spectrum of sin and success by Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, and Mick Mars is an open book in The Dirt

Joe Levy at Rolling Stone calls The Dirt "without a doubt...the most detailed account of the awesome pleasures and perils of rock & roll stardom I have ever read. It is completely compelling and utterly revolting."

©2014 Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars (P)2019 HarperAudio

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Micky Stixxx

The Dirt is a filthy book that's written with a subtle elegance that follows the story of the band members of Mötley Crüe to astonishing detail Fans that have seen the film adaptation of this book will not be able to put it down its full of Sex,Drugs,Rock & Roll,Murder,and more is chronicled in this Rise and Fall and Rise again Story of the 80s Baddest Band Mötley Crüe.

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  • Ben
  • 13-08-2019

Top 5 reads well worth the money and the time.

Top 5 reads well worth the money and the time. I did however like the Heroin diary better by Nikki sixx. But this shows that book from other people's views

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Awesome

easy to understand, follow and wish you were there. Excellent speaker. I just want more

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Not For The Faint Of Heart Or Easily Offended!

Extremely well read and/or performed by the narrators. High- end production values. Nice to see the book was unabridged and not edited down. All members get their chance to have their say about the creation and malfunction on Motley Crue. A "true" story of drugs, addiction, fucking, satanism, divorce, jail, band animosity and dysfunctional relationships. The list goes on. I am pretty sure this is not the whole truth but it is as close as the band members are willing to provide.

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  • C. K. Lyons
  • 27-06-2019

1000x more detail than the movie

*The movie was a sample of Crue info so please, do yourself a solid and actually read/listen to the book.
Just a heads up, it is raw and some pretty serious stuff happens in the book. Detailed drug use, admitted rape, death, violence amongst men and women, etc.
I read this book like 10 years ago but I wanted to listen to it as I have issues with reading comprehension and I skip stuff without realizing it. Even if you read it and don't have learning issues like myself, I still recommend it again. While it isn't their voices on the book, they did a pretty good job picking good narrators.

The reader did a good job in the Skylar chapter and Tommy's narrator did really well with Tommy's jail chapter. They were able to channel the guys pretty well.

If you are a Crue fan or even if not, it is a really good book. My only qualm is that there isn't much Mick in it. But Mick is a quite guy so I am not surprised that there isn't a ton.
All in all, I love it and glad I got the audiobook

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-09-2019

Crazy and Disturbing.

I have been listening to Motley Crue since they came out in the late 80s and have seen them three times in concert. I watched the movie on Netflix and couldn't wait to listen to the book. The book gave an interesting insite into their childhood and adult lives as well as that of the band BUT I have to say that I was disturbed by some of the stories. An unreported rape was mentioned - seriously WTF. And Vince Neil only did 20 days in jail for vehicular manslaughter not to mention the passengers of the other car suffered severe injuries. I'll give them 5 stars for honesty.

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  • Johnene
  • 30-07-2019

Couldn't put it down

I really liked the story and the format of the book. It was different, in that the story is told. You hear each band members point of view and recollection of various memories.
Narrators were great, you could tell there were four different voices but they did sound very similar. I kept looking at the chapter name to see whose point of view I was listening to. If I had my wish, I'd choose more distinct voices.
I've never seen the show and not a big Motley Crüe fan BUT I really enjoyed this book and finished it in 3 days. It was hard to put down/away.
Now I'm going to watch the show and probably hate it...haha

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  • Beth Wilbourn
  • 23-07-2019

Excellent

At first I have to admit I wish it would have been narrated by the band themselves but the chosen narrators did an excellent job! I will definitely be listening again!!

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  • Mark Ashcraft
  • 05-07-2019

Badass!

Movie and book are awesome! Crue head Forever! I love how they held nothing back. Way more detailed in book than movie.

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  • Iván Mars
  • 03-09-2019

Better than the movie

The movie is way too short to tell the real history about the most infamous band in the world. And to hearing the voice make a lot better than reading.

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  • mike niemi
  • 29-07-2019

A RAW look into rock and roll chaos!

This book will make you wonder how they lived to tell the story. if your a Crue fan that's a bonus if your not it won't matter the true story of sex drugs and rock and roll that lead these kids around the globe living there dream and destroying everything in the path including there own selfs. a must read !

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  • Steve D.
  • 29-10-2019

great book even if you aren't a motley Crue fan

excellent audio book. couldn't stop listening and I'm not really a Motley Crue fan. a roller coaster ride for sure

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  • jordan waggoner
  • 28-10-2019

Crazy!

Stories hard to believe, but know they are true. the voice actors do a great job!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-10-2019

Great listen. Enjoyed it all

Loved the way it was written and read. A lot of stuff I didn't know about. Been a fan since the start. Well done fellas.

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  • C. Carter
  • 13-09-2019

The Dirt

Not even sure why I bought this book. I've never listened to any of their music, but had heard of the band and Tommy Lee, so thought it might be an interesting listen.

The story from start to finish was absolutely compelling and an incredible insight into the background of the band members and their rock and roll lifestyle. The decadence and drug taking along with other outrageous behaviour makes this such an incredible listen.

I'm pretty open minded about life and I was often shocked by how crazy these guys were.

Hope you enjoy the listen and buckle up for the ride!

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  • Mr W.
  • 30-06-2019

Girls Girls Girls

Gripped from start to finish. Absolute must for any music/Motley lovers collection. Could not rate high enough

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  • Oliver
  • 28-06-2019

Best,best,best

I loved the book, a great inside story about the livelihoods of the four heroes

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-12-2019

Unbelievable

I chose to listen to this book because recently Netflix have done a show based on the group. Obviously I’ve heard of a few of their tracks was never really a fan only because I was too young to listen to them. Reading this book was fascinating and I would recommend it to any music Lover because it gives a great insight of the business the lifestyle and the ups and downs of all the group members. Since reading the book I have listened to all the albums and Apple Music and can relate to a lot of their tracks because they spoke freely. Excellent book

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-11-2019

Epic

Anything involving the Crue can only mean one thing.... Debauchery. Pure entertainment from start to end. Narration was spot on. It only took 3 sittings to finish it, that's how good it was.

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  • matthew
  • 09-10-2019

wow what a story! mad!

loved it in everyway I didn't know the truth while I was rocking out to them years ago

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  • Franklymydarling
  • 08-09-2019

Brilliant, heartfelt, brutal honesty

A great and enthralling listen which is bold and honest. It’ll keep you hooked and leave you wanting more!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-08-2019

Wow... Book of the year

I absolutely loved this book. It was so candid and so raw. This was always straight to the point. No 'fluff' stories and great cohesion in the book.
The chapters are hard to follow on audible, but it really doesn't detract from this outstanding read.
For MC fans, I can see this being a real treat.

Give this one a try!

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  • Matt Hart
  • 12-08-2019

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If you watched the film and wanted more, get this book! It has all the details and the bits the film doesn't show.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-08-2019

Epic

Great insight to one of the greatest bands to grace the rock music industry, sad, funny and enlightening.