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The incredible, frank, and moving autobiography by the Prince of F***ing Darkness!

Has there ever been a more extraordinary rock-star story than Ozzy Osbourne's? Born into a life so poor that the whole family slept in one room, Ozzy endured a tough upbringing. Music was his salvation, and his band Black Sabbath went on to change the music scene forever. But along with the rock and roll came the inevitable sex and drugs, and Ozzy fell into a long relationship with addictive substances.

The stories of Ozzy's days on the road are legendary - biting the head off a live bat, losing his best friend and writing partner Randy Rhoades in a tragic plane crash - but few know of the real heartbreak he suffered during those days of excess.

In the end, it was love that saved him: the love of his wife, Sharon, and his kids, Kelly, Jack and Aimee. In his highly anticipated autobiography, Ozzy comes clean - in all senses.

©2009 Ozzy Osbourne (P)2009 Hachette Digital

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  • Alex
  • 12-03-16

amazing book

I love this book You See a whole new size to him and I like the fact that he doesn't hide things it's all on show I highly recommend this book

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  • james lawrence
  • 06-28-18

A pretty decent listen shame it wasn't that long.

I love ozzy, a great listen! sadly it was to short I wanted to hear more and more details. It just felt like it was rushed at times, and I thought there wasn't loads on Randy Rhoads which I was surprised. Apart from that I really enjoyed the book it was great to hear some of the storys of the Black Sabbath era. If you love Ozzy, Sabbath and craziness then this for you but at times you do want to hear more.!

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  • N. J. Bates
  • 04-04-18

Nothing new here

Would you try another book written by Ozzy Osbourne or narrated by Frank Skinner?

Perhaps its the over-saturated nature of TV and the media but there was nothing in this book that you wont have learned by following Ozzy via TV and printed tabloid media. I wanted more depth but this was shallow. Even Frank Skinner sounded disinterested. Oh and it was short. really short. I listened to all of this in 2 car journeys.

Would you ever listen to anything by Ozzy Osbourne again?

Nope

Would you listen to another book narrated by Frank Skinner?

perhaps

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment. a waste of money.

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  • mr
  • 05-25-17

brilliantly funny

amazingly good.. so funny and well read by frank skinner. found myself aching from laughing.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-28-17

top class

Ozzy is one of the best. vally funny just wish it had been longer defo listen to it agin

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  • Josh
  • 07-04-16

Brilliantly read missing a few parts

Having read the hardback copy of the book and knowing how amazing it is i was disappointed to listen to a shortened version of the book. That being said read brilliantly by Frank Skinner.

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  • MR R.
  • 06-14-16

Interesting but short

I enjoyed this. The first half is the most interesting, & you can see some details are missing due to his massive alcoholism; he probably genuinely doesn't remember a lot of stuff. Only 3 hours long too.

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  • steven
  • 08-29-15

It's been emotional

Absolutely fantastic story. skinner is the perfect narrator for this man and story. hope you enjoy as much as I did

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  • jennifer
  • 02-12-11

i am ozzy

Great story about the life of Ozzy,its sad,disturbing and funny at times ,but really interesting to find out out,about is life before fame.

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  • Shane
  • 02-12-10

The Man Is As Tough As Rock

I enjoyed listening to this autobiography. Firstly, i found the Brommie twist with the voice-over spoken by Frank Skinner playful and to the point. The book delivers the crazyness of the young Osbourne and why his performances both on and off stage carried rock revolution in the art of a barmy darkness. Although, on the reverse a reflection to a sense of shamlessness.
The book also gives a reasonable journey to the rise of Black Sabbath and events that were to follow.And describes some of the dark 'n' hairy episodes in Ozzy's life which are not ever to be forgotten.
My only disappointment was the actual time length of his book, it could have been produced as a longer time scale and let listeners delve more deeper into the life of this well recognise rock star and husband and father.