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The Heroin Diaries: 10 Year Anniversary Edition

A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star
Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
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In honor of the 10-year anniversary of The Heroin Diaries, Nikki Sixx's definitive and best-selling memoir on drug addiction is now available on audio for the first time, read by Nikki Sixx! This shocking, gripping, and at times darkly hilarious memoir explores Nikki's yearlong war with a vicious heroin addiction. Now more than ever, with opioid addiction ravaging our country and rising by 20 percent in the past year alone, Nikki's story of both his descent into drug-addled decay and subsequent recovery and transition into a rehabilitation advocate is now more relevant than ever.

When Mötley Crüe was at the height of its fame, there wasn't any drug Nikki Sixx wouldn't do. He spent days - sometimes alone, sometimes with other addicts, friends, and lovers - in a coke and heroin-fueled daze.

The highs were high, and Nikki's journal entries reveal some euphoria and joy. But the lows were lower, often ending with Nikki in his closet, surrounded by drug paraphernalia and wrapped in paranoid delusions.

Here, Nikki shares the diary entries - some poetic, some scatterbrained, some bizarre - of those dark times.

Brutally honest, utterly riveting, and surprisingly moving, The Heroin Diaries follows Nikki during the year he plunged to rock bottom - and his courageous decision to pick himself up and start living again.

©2007 Nikki Sixx (P)2017 S&S Audio

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Amazing

Great book. Nikki and others tell great stories. I love reading the book, this took it over the top.

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Amazing stories.

Wow, what a book it’s incredible he’s alive. Amazing turn around in his life and such an impact he’s had on the world.

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  • Dee
  • 29-06-2018

Beautifully raw and honest.

Absolutely brilliant! So honest, so disturbing and so incredibly beautiful. Thank you Nikki Sixx 🤘💜

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interesting listen for those in active addiction..

as a struggling heroin/speedball addict in and out of recovery I found the book interesting, inspirational and yet also triggering - it reminded me of what I need to do in terms of seeking and asking for help and keeping up with regular attendance and work in NA (narcotics anonymous), and the importance of honesty - both within myself and with the ppl in my life, esp my family and the recovering addicts within NA. Yet it also made me yearn for the rush of shooting speedballs and the sick fascination and purpose found in all consuming hard drug abuse. And so while having shot up a few big speedballs over the last 2 days I've also reattended NA and plan to throw myself back into step work and speak honestly with my sponsor once I run out of drugs and money tomorrow.

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What a story so raw.

OMG this book is addictive in the good sense. You cannot stop listening to it

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May he live forever

I don’t do many books but this one has changed me. This is a story of change and acceptance. Nikki Sixx has become a legend.

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  • Kristin
  • 12-01-2018

What an awesome journey!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this book to a friend because it is a true portrait of rock star excesses, as well as how far people who are addicted will drag themselves thorugh the much. As Nikki says... The dying is easy, It's the living that seems impossible when it's time to sober up!

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Heroin Diaries: 10 Year Anniversary Edition?

Hearing about Nikki coming to my hometown and the things he did there.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

That it was the author.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No

Any additional comments?

What an inspiration. Nikki is one of my all time true hero's. I play bass, and too have kicked "THE" habit. I am forever in his debt. This book has helped me more than I could even explain sitting here writing an e book review!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-11-2017

Great to hear Nikki Sixx read his story.

This book will help anyone struggling with any form of drug addiction. The best book I have ever read on the subject. I had told my teens parts of the story. They won't be trying drugs any time soon.

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  • Matt
  • 10-01-2018

Eye opening

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I've always like Motley Crue's music, but due to being born in the late 80's, I wasn't able to experience them when they were at their height. To me, Crue was Vince and Tommy. This book opened my eyes to the real wheel behind Motley Crue, and the demons that haunted (or hunted) him.

The journey Nikki takes in that year is amazing. I couldn't stop listening.

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  • Nick
  • 27-11-2017

So-So

Decent book and can be very entertaining at parts, but the female narrator's voice was painful to listen to, especially when she pretended to cry. I'd rather listen to nails being run down a chalkboard.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-12-2017

1st edition- a well read, 2nd- a awesome audible!

I really dislike reading but I love Nikki Sixx. My brother brought me the book and said "trust me and read it!" I was in my mid 30's and hadn't read a book since high school. I couldn't put the book down and finished it in less than a week.
Who would have known Nikki was going through this? I didn't and I also didn't think anybody could survive with such a crazy lifestyle.
I was estacted when I heard about the 10th anniversary edition and since we have bitchen apps that can read to us now...even better, Nikki can read to me! I might even listen to it again.

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  • Heinz Klemm
  • 19-02-2019

This book was awesome in 2007 even better 2019. if

I read the book in 2007, it was awesome and happened to go to Cruefest that year. This man is amazing and this world is so much better with Nikki in it then not. I've listened to Motley Crue since the early 80's and never knew what the was doing and who would of after all it was the 80's.
This book hit home for me in so many ways, struggling with addiction throughout my life as I'm the same age as Nikki. I don't know him and never met him. I've seen him in concert back then and in 2007, Nikki rocks! I hope as he Stated several times, that if this book makes one person then he has done his job. i just wish it would of helped a friend of mine son. He ODed and died New Year's Eve 2017. I just wish I would of been there more for him.
Thank you Nikki Sixx your a wonderful man!!!

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  • Scott Loveless
  • 31-01-2019

Rockin' Story and Miraculous Success

The story was amazing and it kept me coming back to listen some more. I'm intrigued by successful real life stories like this the demonstrate how you can pull through something so challenging and fine miraculous success!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-01-2019

This is a very good book.This is a good audiovisual listen to.Nikki Foxx is a good author.

This is a very good book.This is a good audio book to listen.Nikki Foxx is a good author

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  • chad
  • 28-01-2019

Awesome book!

I listened to this book twice, after reading the original whennit come out years ago. The ten year version was even better, love the additional footage.

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  • DBick
  • 21-01-2019

Well done..

I had a hard time with the down spiral.. but that’s just because it’s tough to hear.. the anniversary edition is WELL worth it for the “where is he now” love motley? Get it you will love this

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  • AnnieJuly
  • 31-10-2017

What can I say...

...but wonderful! I had already read the original but the audio brings those words to life when read by Nikki himself. Plenty of new material too. The epilogue was really moving on so many levels: his intelligence, his determination, his search to contribute and not least his rallying cry for the true rock star in an age of blah, blah, blah (and that’s the sober Nikki talking). I’d say this would appeal to those who maybe aren’t Sixx fans sufficiently to want to read the book too. The male voice actor who did the other male characters was great: his Tommy, Vince and Slash were uncannily good. His English accents, hmm, okay! The female was pretty awful: a strange, shrill, nasal delivery that barely changed person to person. The one thing that I didn’t like was her delivery.

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  • Matthew Bedford
  • 23-11-2018

Amazing!

Read his book over 10 years ago, I never read books but read this in 2 days. Love it and couldn’t wait for the audible version to come.

Has me crying laughing yet other times moving an emotional.

My favourite book of all time.

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  • Trixibelle
  • 22-10-2018

Raw, honest, compelling

Nikki Sixx is a personal hero of mine - he is not afraid to show his weaknesses and vulnerabilities, laying everything bare in this compelling, honest and raw account of his struggles with drug addiction. I bought the hard copy book when it first came out and found it so insightful, and it was just as good listening to it so many years later. Nikki narrates it very well, as does Ross Marquand; Sophie is annoying, but perhaps that is telling of the voices she reads as Vanity and Nikki's mom seem(ed) pretty annoying (and self-obsessed) too.

Despite this book portraying drug addiction in anything but the harsh light of reality, there is no denying that Nikki Sixx, drug addict or not, is one very cool guy. He has so much talent and seems to have so much personal charisma that even in his worst, drug-addled moments his rock star lifestyle can seem glamorous, desirable even. He has further had the advantage of being a MILLIONAIRE drug addict, and so has been afforded the luxury of second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth (+?!) chances of starting again, clearly NOT a luxury that every heroin-addicted individual will have. But what stops this from becoming anything to feel contemptuous of, is that Nikki has an abundance of self-awareness, lacking in so many others in his position. It is to his credit that he's opened up about his worst times in The Heroin Diaries, and in doing so has helped so many less fortunate than himself.

Highly recommended.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-07-2018

Life is beautiful in all forms

Feeling really mixed. Still weeping in joy. Wish I could have written a better review.

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  • mrs victoria j sadler
  • 04-06-2018

Amazing

Love this book. Honest, raw but moreover therapeutic. If you are dealing with any kind of addiction. Read this book. Work with gambling addicts. Recommend to all of them to read this book. So much more insightful than any other book I’ve read on gambling addiction. Addiction is addiction and this is the best insight you’ll ever get into that troubled world.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-05-2018

wow

what a life.
very well read. i really enjoyed this book and will probably listen to it all again soon

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-05-2018

Loved this book.

Loved this book, well written and narrated. Nikki as narrator makes it real. A lot of Crue history makes sense now. Life in the fast lane.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-04-2018

loved this book

raw, honest and inspiring to see how somebody could survive and overcome so much. awesome!

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  • Ms. Deborah Klayman
  • 13-03-2018

Great book, even better 10 years later!

I loved this, really great storytelling and narration (with the slight exception of the "Scottish" accent Kargman approximates). A real rock n roll epic.

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  • Woolfe
  • 17-12-2017

its what you expect

its what i thought it would be however....i cant say i enjoyed that parts played by othet people. what would have had more impact on this book is getting tommy, vince, mick to voice there parts instead of someone kinda sounding like them. parts with lemmy i understand unfortunately he isnt here to be able to do it but im sure you get the picture. it somewhat feels lile the unofficial version that you purchased at the budget shop!