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I Am Ozzy

Narrated by: Frank Skinner
Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
4 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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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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  • Gavin
  • 09-13-19

Brilliant book

I have read the book I am ozzy a truly good read about ozzy but to hear someone reading this book oh my god frank skinner he brought it alive I was in hospital with headphones on and I was laughing so much poor old ozzy but thank you for taking the time to write this book it is also the first book I’ve read cover too cover. It’s so good so funny so sad I would recommend this story for anyone. Thank you.

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  • Bluebelle
  • 08-01-19

where's the rest of it

loved what I did hear, however scrunching the life of a legend into 3 hours doesn't work, and I know there's more in the book. Narration was alright.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-03-19

Amazing, really enjoyed this.

Amazing, couldn’t put it down. Great listening, loved finding about his crazy life. Found out a lot I didn’t already know.

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  • A Random Dude
  • 04-22-19

My 1st audiobook. - is there always so much cut out?

Cracking book, I literally only bought it because I get distracted while reading so I own the book too. It seems a lot is left out. God knows how much really. Even a part that Ozzy is asked about in the interview at the end. Hope not all audiobooks are like this. Anyway, what they did include was awesome.

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  • Richard Corb
  • 01-31-19

where's the rest of it?

loved this, but it was way too short. get Skinner back in to finish the job

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  • Fez Seagrave
  • 09-23-18

Brilliant Book!!

A great Audiobiography, not as long as the book, but it takes the best chunks from the book to put it into a shorter version! Frank Skinner reads it to perfection! a must listen for any Ozzy fan.

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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.