No. I like Megadeth, ..but didnt care for the book, and hated the narration.
most: inability to let his metalica-firing go.least: constant drug/herioin/coke drivel told in a pompous, almost braggy way. Read Anthony Keides's 'Scar Tissue' for encounters of this sort that are interesting and feel sincere.
HATED the narration. I understand that Mustaine is kind of a pompous, controlling kinda guy, ....but this gushy, arrogant narration style by the Narrator made him sound like a self consumed idiot.
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Every once in a while you run across a book that not only is a good story, written from the heart, one that reads like a good buddy telling the story over a couple beers. This is such a book. I have never been a fan of Megadeath or Dave's music, I am more into melody in my metal then slash, but the story is fun. It's the narration that really makes this book. told with feeling and like others have said, this guy sounds just like Mustain. I thin Dave Mustain is reading this under a voice over the name Tom Wayland.
So if you're into metal, and certainly if you're a Megadeath fan, you need to listen to this book. If you're offended by the f-word and some cussing, then you don't need to, but without it, it would not be real. Dave may have found religion and god, but that doesn't mean he has stopped using that language.
Just a stupid truck driver.
Tom Wayland is the best type of narrator for a rock n roll biography. He sounds like he's from L.A. and, in this case, he sort of sounds like Dave Mustaine.
I'm an atheist, but, admittedly, the best moment of the book was when he laid all his burdens down at the cross. I'm sure a great weight was lifted and he saved his life and his family.
Great story. I got confused with all the lineup changes,etc. I would have loved to hear more about how he learned to play guitar and more about how he created the music.
was a fun read for any rock n roll fan and I imagine inspirational for anyone who's been an addict . the guy who speaks it is not Dave mustane but sounds eerily like him
I have always wondered what really happened to the destruction of Dave Mustaine and this book answered it all. I am glad the narrator sounds just like Dave, it was ad if Dave was speaking directly to you.
I had no idea how bad it was for Dave growing up and it further explains his behavior through the years. I really appreciate how open and honest he is about his life. I have truly come to admire him and his accomplishments.
This is definitely worth the money and the credit. I plan on listening to this again!!
The performance by Tom Layland is spot on, at times you swear Dave is reading it.
He has quite a story to tell, going from a 15 year old living on the streets to creating a music genre. You get the sense that he really needed to tell his side of the Metallica feud. It is amazing how much of his life was fueled by getting kicked out of that band. He doesn't gloss over the embarrassing parts. I gained a lot of respect for him from this book. Its a fun listen...highly recommend it.
Narrator could have been better. Got annoyed when he was 'quoting'.
Should have been a bit longer. The story jumped ahead a bit too fast, leaving many holes. I wished for more detail regarding Marty Friedman and 'Juniors' exit.
All in all a good listen though.
Raw and candid, just like I would expect from Dave after all these years. He doesn't hold back in his lyrics, interviews or his on-stage performances, so I expected no less from a book written by him. If you're a music fan, and want an honest look behind the curtain of one of the industry's more controversial figures - even if you're not a big Megadeth fan - this shouldn't be something you pass up.
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.