Porn isn't just titillation for Monica Mayhem - it's her career. In this performance of Mayhem's biography, Absolute Mayhem: Secret Confessions of a Porn Star, Australian voice actor Mindy Kennedy seductively exposes us to Mayhem's life on film. Kennedy's portrayal of Mayhem is multifaceted: from wounded as she describes her childhood with an alcoholic mother, to positively purring with satisfaction when spilling the goods on her adult career: "It's being desired that's my drug of choice," she playfully teases. Packed with insider information on the porn biz (note to the squeamish: Mayhem isn't shy about showing the goods), Absolute Mayhem is entertaining listening for porn aficionados and curious onlookers alike.
"Do you really want to know what it’s like to be a porn star? Brace yourself, because I’m not going to pull any punches. Here’s what a ‘busy day at the office’ might mean for me...."
So begins the no-holds-barred autobiography of Monica Mayhem - a porn star and proud of it. In her funny and disarmingly candid voice, she reveals the ins and outs of making it big in Los Angeles, the pornography capital of the world. Just how did a girl who was taunted at school because her eyes were "too big", and who carved out a respectable career for herself trading oil futures in the financial markets of Sydney and London, go on to make over four hundred hardcore adult movies (and counting), win numerous industry awards, and even land herself a role in the first Sex and the City movie? From her troubled childhood to her first show at the famous Spearmint Rhino in London to her favorite sex toys, Monica reveals how she built her empire - which now includes hundreds of films, a Web site, and lucrative burlesque performances.
Absolute Mayhem lifts the lid off the sex, rock, and mayhem of Monica’s truly extraordinary professional life and unveils the private person behind it all.
©2010 Monica Mayhem and Gerrie Lim (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
Most of the content in this book is of a woman's story about how she was abused as a kid, tried to get a straight edge career, and left that for porn where she proceeded to blow money up her nose, and eventually decide she must be wise because of her experiences. What I wanted from this book was an insider's memoirs and a behind the scenes look at porn– where the narrator wasn't a train wreck.
This book is very good if you'd like a well flushed character study of what it's like to be a genuine bimbo. In that regard, it's pretty educational in order to understand how that fantasy can manage to function in the real world. The voice actress was well picked, and I really felt like a blonde was reading to me.
I'm picking on this story not out of hate for bimbos, but disappointment with Audible's lack of books on this subject matter/from this perspective. It's sad that this is pretty much their only book written by someone who has done porn. If this was only one book in a collection it'd be one thing, but this seems to be the only representation of this niche.
A woman with that life and career seems to have a total grasp on who she is and where's she's going, of course hind sight is 20/20 and the narrator's accent is stunning.
I obviously have a dark side, true crime, grim tales, & horror are a few of my favorite genres with a bit of romantic comedy for variety.
waste of time . narration leaves much to be desired and it sadly sounds as of telling her story she's trying to impress the reader instead of skillfully telling her story.
love it alot. good book to listen to. it was awesome. ..listen to it for your enjoyment.
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