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Mötley Crüe is one of the most notorious rock bands to ever ravage the earth. Their on-stage antics and backstage scandals are among the wildest in rock folklore. In their outrageous, not-for-the-faint-hearted autobiography The Dirt, the band tells those stories from their own perspective, resulting in a saga that will stay with you like the ringing in your ears after an unforgettable gig. 

Cassandra Campbell and Fred Berman have won a trove of awards for their acclaimed narration and they join Sebastian York, broadcast journalist Roger Wayne and New York Times best-selling author Erin Hunter to form an elite narrative team to take you through the highs and lows of rock stardom.

Publisher's Summary

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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Amazing

A wild story that comes full circle and will make you think about life, spirituality and more. This book has some crazy stories none of which I doubt for second. The book is really well written, you will laugh and you will cry. Well done Neil Strauss and Motley Crüe. Thank you for the tales gentlemen.

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Hands down the best rock autobiography

Finished this whole audiobook in just a few days. The story was amazing and every chapter leaves you itching for the next.

The narrators are so on point you sometimes forget it’s not actually the Crüe who are speaking.

This journey covers the highest of highs and lowest of lows in intricate detail.

Even if you are not a huge Motley Crüe fan, this is still a kick ass listen

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Great story from a really great band

I like the different voice actor who nailed what they sound like. mick marrs comes out as the true genius behind the bands success.very intelligent man.rollercoaster ride John corroby is the unluckiest guy ever. his work with crue was amazing.in 200 years our descendants will be reading this book.

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Great story and very entertaining

Quite a dynamic book as it goes from one perspective to another on the same period of time. Sheds heaps of light onto the power of addiction and how people can battle their entire lives fighting the urge to use and what that can look like. Awesome stories and a great look at what goes on behind the stage. Well worth listening to, especially if you've seen 'The Dirt' movie version.

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THE Best Story of Rock n Roll ever written.

THE Best Story of Rock n Roll ever written. Buy it Read it. Your welcome 😁

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just as good as reading the book

I read the dirt a few years back and as at Motley Crue fan wanted to read it again. I thought I'd try the audible version and was not disappointed.

This is a must listen. Every element of this production is fantastic.

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best ever!

loved it ! from start to finish.
i never listen or read books ,but this i had too! so glad I did.
love you Motley Crue

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A wild, fun & sometimes disgusting ride

A brutally honest insight into what their lives & struggles were, not leaving out any of "the dirt". I really enjoyed that they even had chapters from ex managers and label heads giving them a chance to have a rebuttal on some of the accusations the band made against them. The narrators did a great job making you feel like you were just listening to the band talk to to you.
even if you don't know much of their music it's still a fun read.

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excellent listen!

what a great book. it's nice to listen to crazy and sad times these blokes had.

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Fits together perfectly.

Excellent insight into the dynamics and personalities of the band, the debauchery, adventures, and tragedy.
Was so well composed and performed.

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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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  • 20-02-2020

Entertaining but...

The book is entertaining but so much of it is crap. These scrawny punks wish they were as tough as they claim in their stories. I was around LA often during many of the events they speak of and these "tuff guy badass" fights they brag about never went down the way their story says. These dudes acted tough but got their asses kicked often by dudes that were and are still a million times tougher. The more I hear from Nikki Sixx the more I realize he is a legend in his own mind. The books good as a work of heavily embellished fiction

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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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  • 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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  • ron
  • 04-01-2020

poor me poor me,, its a disease

unreal to hear such whining from druggies, women beaters, thieves, crooks, and a murderer ! three self centered ego driven clowns and a great guitar player they abused. they could have been so much more. but let ego get in the way. they should have gotten more hugs and participation trophies as kids!

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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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  • Ty D. Stricklin
  • 26-02-2020

These guys are such babies.

It got an extra star because I couldn't stop listening to it. It is juicy. But it's mostly listening to these guys justify their behavior. My favorite line is from Tommy Lee: "I could have never imagined that night when we stared in each other's eyes at Señor Frogs, that it would turn out like this."

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-12-2019

What a badass story of truth, rebellion, & LOVE

I absolutely loved this fucking book. I grew up head over heels in love with this band. I never cared about the bad shit the media reported bc I chose to love them unconditionally for who they were. My life story is not much difference then theirs except I am a chic and I had a big part of all 4 of them rolled into 1 life. I thank all for of you for your brutal honesty of what your life was like and each one of you grew in spite of and still remain to be you and do what you love to do. Kudos to all of you. And I really hope you guys make it to St. Louis on your 2020 tour bc if u do I will be the middle age rocker chic with her rocker looking old man rubbing her ass up on him dancing the entire show singing louder than any one else and taking him home banging until the sun comes like with crazy Motley fantasies in my head and knowing I just watched the best rock n roll band in history again for the umpteenth time.

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  • Constance M. Heltzel
  • 08-11-2019

Amazing Story!

The story of Motley Crue was gross, uncensored, and awesome! The way this book was laid out and great work of the narrators, it really brought the story to life. I was initially daunted by the length of the book, but I was left wanting more. This is a MUST read!!

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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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  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-04-2020

Awesome. Just wow.

Narrated amazingly.
Great stories, funny, brutal, unbelievable and heartbreaking.
9hrs flew by wanting more at the end

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  • James
  • 30-06-2019

5*

Amazing account of Motley Crue and all their antics. Genuinely could not stop listening once I started.

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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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  • Terry
  • 25-07-2022

Extremely well narrated

Extremely well narrated covering all the individual stories of the band members. It flows really well and zips along. The story of a group that presumably wanted to be more notorious than any other band although I suspect there are no shortage of contenders for that title. An amusing book but maybe not so amusing in real life as they come across as quite despicable characters with no respect for anyone or anything they come across. Total mayhem but you can't swallow vast quantities of drugs as though they are M&M's without serious consequences. Incredibly moving about Vince Neil's daughter's death at four years old..

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  • Jonathan Killeen
  • 23-07-2022

Outstanding debauchery

A fantastic book of Rock 'n' Roll excess littered with tragedy. Excellent performance from the voice artists. Recommended.

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  • Jim
  • 03-07-2022

Brilliant read!!

Didn’t want it to end. Fantastic story, 4 for the price of one!! Might read it again!
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  • "ally_b"
  • 16-05-2022

Brilliant

I Loved it. Total bunch of loons that have lived a life that most can't imagine

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  • Thistle
  • 16-05-2022

Great audio

Great story's. what a life they led. funny, sad, eyebrow raising. the audio version is really clear to listen too no mumbling. sorry it ended. recommend it ..

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  • Kevin
  • 25-03-2022

The Dirt “Awesome”

Loved this book, just as I love the film! Full of laugh out loud moments and memories that only Motley Cru could ever have!

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