Unfortunately, Scar Tissue is not one of the great literary accomplishments of our generation. The reason I like this book is because I grew up listening to RHCP and watching them on MTV. This book gives a view from the side of the band, and specifically, Anthony Kiedis. I knew some of the stories, having followed the band when they were happening. Now I have a better picture of what was happening behind closed doors, and in private meetings.
Had I not been a fan, this book could easily have been yet another "Excesses of a rockband" story. Rampant drug use, strife with lovers and bandmates, and a few outrageous events that only rockstars seem to have happen to them.
All it was was sex, sex, and kinky sex. I was looking for an actual band story read where I could understand it.
Narrator was easily understandable but the story NEEDED less crazy kinky tied up sex.
A little anger but GREAT DISAPPOINTMENT!!!
I would not recommend this book to ANYONE!
I was thoroughly enjoying this book for the first part (approx.6hours), but by the second part (another 6 hours) I was done with the story...I just fastforwarded huge chunks to get to the end. The guy kept relapsing and relapsing. Plus the neverending parade of model girlfriends, used and abused; I just had enough.
*Dull, tedious, and repetitious; lacking in variety and interest.
Think of Kiedis.....Now run in the opposite direction for a few days and there you will find this reader.
Commuter with lots of time to listen to audiobooks to keep from road ragin'. Not that I would ever endorse or have been guilty of road rage.
this was an awesome audiobook that gave an insight to the world that we know of RHCP!!! I felt like part of the band and the imagery was phenomenal. I can visualize the scene where Kiedis is strung out at a cheap hotel and sees a family car filled with RHCP fans....I created a cd of songs that Kiedis mentioned and listened to them.
THe book was great. Anthony is open and hopefully honest. But I had a hard time with the narrator. He seemed to be reading so slowly with barely any inflection at all and I could see myself nodding off if not otherwise occupied whlie listening.
A great book!!! The constant returns to drug use can grate on the nerves, but Kiedis gives great insight into his life from childhood all the way to the time the book was released. Very insightful.
It was only a sad kiss and tell story sprinkled with depressing drug abuse ramblings.
Disappointing beyond belief !
I've listened to alot of books and this was probably the worst, bar none.
Long time RHCP fan. An interesting story but the narration is the worst I've listened too. Poor quality recording, narrators voice is shaky and tries to give all characters different voices but it doesn't work. Hearing pages being turned as he reads is poor sound editing as well. Great story on the development of a great band.