Wow...this is so subjective. I lean heavily towards autobiographies and non-fiction in general. Best judge is how anxious I was to keep listening...very. You have to be fan of Megadeth and know some history to truly appreciate the life of Mustaine
Dave Mustaine is very intelligent person and one of the most tortured public people you'll ever read about...yet, he somehow is still roaming the earth and keeping perspective. So many musicians broke down completely, well before accomplishing everything that Mustaine has - bravo Dave. Unlike many other addicts, it seems he did himself the most damage along the way - yet kept his vision alive.
Loves stories that keep him entertained in gridlock
I would have liked to hear more about his songwriting and less about his addictions.
The performance is ok, but not great.
I haven't read the print version.
Dave Mustaine, of course. That one is obvious.
I have not listened to others, but this one is very good.
Welcome to a Head Banger's Memoir.
Enjoyable listen, Dave wrote from his heart and seem to try and make amends with some of the mistakes he has made through his life. I have a lot more respect for him than ever before, always heard the whining stories without his side really. He is quiet inspiring with the adversity he has been faced with and come out in the end on top. I listen to his music with a whole new found respect and insight.
I am a atheist and at first listen thought Dave might be the same. Guess he has found something in his life that helps him through without jamming J.C down your throat. Much respect with his stance on religion. Seems to have grown up to be quiet a man.
This is by far one of the best books in a long time! Must have!
He is annoying at first, dragging and stretching words, trying to sound like Mustaine, but you stop paying attention, because the book is so damn good...
I can relate to this guys life in many ways, so it's kinda scary. I laughed loud, I got emotional, it's a journey...
nah...jut get the book
This is fun to listen to, well read and interesting. Mustaine takes a confessional approach but still comes off as self-justifying and self-interested. In the end it's one of those books that makes you glad you didn't become a rockstar! :)
If you're a fan of the man, the band or just the metal this is a great read. He at times comes across a little whingey but it's all for a reason in the end. Mustaine seems most likely to point out his flaws than anyone. I like that in a muso. Plenty of great stories and hidden messages.
Fans looking for a solid insight into the Metallica saga will not be dissappointed. It is covered in depth. Warts and All!!!
Enjoyed the F@#k out of it!!!
wise in the ways of metal
This book should have been entitled "A Drug Use Memoir" instead of "A Haevy Metal Memoir" since easily 70% of the book are stories of Dave's drug use and multiple attempts at rehabilitation which get old after awhile. Dave really bears his soul, no doubt about it, and never sugar coats anything even when talking about himself, his weakness for drugs or his long standing grudge against Metallica.
The stories about the early days of Metallica really stand out and even long time fans will find new insight into how this band came together. After being booted from Metallica (the story that everybody knows by heart by now) we get the formation of Megadeth and Dave's struggle to keep a steady lineup in the band. It seems that he always picked the WORST possible candidate for the job since virtually every Megadeth album has had a different lineup with Dave Mustaine being the only constant and Dave Ellefson being the one who stuck it out the longest.
Many kudos go to the narrator, Tom Wayland, who does a spot-on impersonation of Dave Mustaine's voice, as well as giving an excellent reading with much nuance and variations in emotions. Most of the time I had to remind myself that it was NOT Dave himself speaking.
Still, the book is very much worth a read (or listen) since Dave Mustaine is an integral part of the history of Metal and he helped bring Thrash Metal to the world.
I started reading this book and as I read it, I had Dave Mustaine's distinctive voice in my head narrating. The book itself is fantastic, I was just disappointed that the audio book was narrated by somebody else. I know he is a busy man, but it didn't feel right.