I definitely recommend this audio book for readers/listeners who are interested in the band or in tales of rock and roll history. Much of the book is fascinating and brings a lot of detail about the creative process and the experience of rock and roll. It is also satisfying in the way it follows up into the present day.
However the book also has it's silly side, especially in the constant harping on satanism, and the repetition--especially in the arty 2nd person flashback scenes to the musicians early lives. These flash backs grow old very very quickly.
The narrator is brilliant; making this an extremely good audio book experience; making it easy to get past the sillier parts of 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! :)
In many ways this is an excellent biography, for anyone who is curious about this icon of the tech world. It's full of interesting details, honest reporting and clear writing. However, despite the unique access the author had to the subject, he doesn't nearly explore what made this unusual and wildly successful man tick--somehow doesn't manage to get at the heart of who this man really was.
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