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When this best-selling autobiography was originally released, everyone was shocked: The Long Hard Road Out of Hell was the darkest, funniest, most controversial and best-selling rock book of its time - and it became the template, both visually and narratively, for almost every rock book since. Marilyn Manson is not just a music icon, it turned out, but one of the best storytellers of his generation. Written with best-selling author Neil Strauss and modeled on Dante's Inferno, this edition of The Long Hard Road out of Hell features a bonus chapter not in the original book. In the shocking and candid memoir, Manson takes listeners from backstage to emergency rooms to jail cells, from the pit of despair to the top of the charts, and recounts his metamorphosis from a frightened Christian schoolboy into the most feared and revered music superstar in the country. Along the way you'll hear what happens to fans - and celebrities - who dare to venture backstage with the one of the world's most dangerous rock stars. In the words of Elle magazine, the book "makes Madonna's infamous Sex seem downright wholesome in comparison".

©1998 Marilyn Manson and Neil Strauss (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • Lou
  • Orlando, Fl
  • 11-29-17

would have been 10xs better if Manson had narrated

not the hugest fan of his music but when i read this book i loved it. wanted to re read it without reading it again so I picked up the audio book. i wish manson had narrated. this guy did fine but i kept wanting to hear manson tell the tale

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Interesting read (at times) but not well written

I should start off by saying that I have always been a strong Marilyn Manson fan. Definitely not someone you would see at his concert, but someone who appreciated his music, uniqueness and artistic style. In interviews he always struck me as intelligent and eloquent. Regrettably, I was very disappointed in this book. Besides the occasional gratuitous and salacious storytelling (which I’ll admit was entertaining, although severely limited!) I found it both pretentious and self indulgent.

Sometimes people moan on and on about how different they are from the norm. Which I can respect to a degree. But towards the end, his point was lost because he dug himself Into a hypocritical hole where he (at least in my opinion) transformed into a narcissistic bully, desperately trying to showcase the superiority in his beliefs and lifestyle not because his way of living brought him any sense of fulfillment. But for the juvenile reasoning that he seems to passionately hate normalcy in any sense of the word.

I don’t have to agree with what someone preaches, but at least make a decent case for yourself. Or at the VERY least, write it well.

Left this book less of a fan than i was coming into it, unfortunately.

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Very well written

Would have never thought to choose this as a book to listen to. However Marilyn Manson is so intelligent and writes so well, you fall into the story. Wish he read the book.

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Pretty great

What made the experience of listening to The Long Hard Road out of Hell the most enjoyable?

The person reading it was pretty great. It'd just have been better if the legend, Marilyn Manson himself had read it.

What did you like best about this story?

Acid and sex

Have you listened to any of James Patrick Cronin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

no

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

HE IS A DADDDY

Any additional comments?

Huge fan of the book not really the reader.

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Yes.

Quite an amazing book. I absolutely loved it and it comes to show how relatable Manson is. We all have the demons that claw at us and push us to do what we want.

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Not what you think

I have been an on the fence Marilyn Manson fan since the 90s I thought this book would be more about him and his life and less about detailing every single concert and every single run-in with police. I wouldn’t buy it again and it gets boring to listen too.

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great

I really liked this book. I love to hear what goes on behind the scenes of big rock groups

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A dark and twisted tale

This takes you on a ride you won’t soon forget. It may change the way you look at life. Excellent!

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Amazing.

From start to finish this was one of the most entertaining audio books I️ have ever listened too. I️ was never a huge fan of him, and this book has changed that. I’m now going back and listening to all of his music , and I️t is truly great stuff. The rawness and realness in this book and his music are right in your face. My friends have had to deal with me siting parts of this book over and over again this past week. My girlfriend thinks I’m falling in love with Marylin and that she is getting replaced, we will see if that ends up being true or not. Anyways, this book is seriously a fucking work of art.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-26-18

Totally messed up

What a messed up dark intriguing piece of work by Marilyn Manson always true to form. Fantastic

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-19-17

Suitable For White Trash (And You)!

Had lost my hard copy of the book so I'm glad that I was able to get a free audio book!

Other than the insightfully dark experiences, told within the story, James Patrick Cronin almost sounds like Marilyn Manson, which made it that bit better.

Also, the reading was delivered in an enticing and believable manner.

Overall, I'm happy that I put aside my unreasonable, unjustified, assumed dislike for audio books and moved with the times!