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In honor of the 10-year anniversary of The Heroin Diaries, Nikki Sixx's definitive and best-selling memoir on drug addiction is now available on audio for the first time, read by Nikki Sixx! This shocking, gripping, and at times darkly hilarious memoir explores Nikki's yearlong war with a vicious heroin addiction. Now more than ever, with opioid addiction ravaging our country and rising by 20 percent in the past year alone, Nikki's story of both his descent into drug-addled decay and subsequent recovery and transition into a rehabilitation advocate is now more relevant than ever.

When Mötley Crüe was at the height of its fame, there wasn't any drug Nikki Sixx wouldn't do. He spent days - sometimes alone, sometimes with other addicts, friends, and lovers - in a coke and heroin-fueled daze.

The highs were high, and Nikki's journal entries reveal some euphoria and joy. But the lows were lower, often ending with Nikki in his closet, surrounded by drug paraphernalia and wrapped in paranoid delusions.

Here, Nikki shares the diary entries - some poetic, some scatterbrained, some bizarre - of those dark times.

Brutally honest, utterly riveting, and surprisingly moving, The Heroin Diaries follows Nikki during the year he plunged to rock bottom - and his courageous decision to pick himself up and start living again.

©2007 Nikki Sixx (P)2017 S&S Audio

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What an awesome journey!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this book to a friend because it is a true portrait of rock star excesses, as well as how far people who are addicted will drag themselves thorugh the much. As Nikki says... The dying is easy, It's the living that seems impossible when it's time to sober up!

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Heroin Diaries: 10 Year Anniversary Edition?

Hearing about Nikki coming to my hometown and the things he did there.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

That it was the author.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No

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What an inspiration. Nikki is one of my all time true hero's. I play bass, and too have kicked "THE" habit. I am forever in his debt. This book has helped me more than I could even explain sitting here writing an e book review!

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Great to hear Nikki Sixx read his story.

This book will help anyone struggling with any form of drug addiction. The best book I have ever read on the subject. I had told my teens parts of the story. They won't be trying drugs any time soon.

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I've always like Motley Crue's music, but due to being born in the late 80's, I wasn't able to experience them when they were at their height. To me, Crue was Vince and Tommy. This book opened my eyes to the real wheel behind Motley Crue, and the demons that haunted (or hunted) him.

The journey Nikki takes in that year is amazing. I couldn't stop listening.

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So-So

Decent book and can be very entertaining at parts, but the female narrator's voice was painful to listen to, especially when she pretended to cry. I'd rather listen to nails being run down a chalkboard.

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1st edition- a well read, 2nd- a awesome audible!

I really dislike reading but I love Nikki Sixx. My brother brought me the book and said "trust me and read it!" I was in my mid 30's and hadn't read a book since high school. I couldn't put the book down and finished it in less than a week.
Who would have known Nikki was going through this? I didn't and I also didn't think anybody could survive with such a crazy lifestyle.
I was estacted when I heard about the 10th anniversary edition and since we have bitchen apps that can read to us now...even better, Nikki can read to me! I might even listen to it again.

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Wow!

Couldn't put it down. Behind the scenes look at one of my childhood heros. If you've ever had a problem with something, read this book and realize it could be much worse.

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Awesome!

What a great book! Deep meaningful relevant! It was so good to have a REAL glimpse into this shit!

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Not for the weak hearted, but the ending is epic.

My life has had it's challenges, as has yours. I thank God that I never went down this path, but am also thankful that Nikki Sixx came out the other side.

He didn't have to do it, but Nikki opted to share a year of his journey through hell, warts and all, with the world, in the Hope's that might help at least one person.

I'll admit that at one point I had to take a break from the ugly, but the end of the bad and the beginning of the better, cleaner, sober chapters of his life is downright EPIC.

Rock on, Nikki Sixx.

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I'm Not So Alone

As a musician and heroin addict, this really helped me to feel not so alone. Three days clean and ready to move forward. Nikki somehow helps. Thank you Nikki for being there for me. I think I'm gonna make it. Hope is right in front of me again. I hope... I hope.

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Made me want to take a shower afterwards...<br />

This audiobook was honest....yet repulsive. Nikki makes no apologies to how gross it really is. You actually get to almost feel how uttery horrible he felt on a lot of the days when he was recovering from a drug/alcohol binge. His description of the withdrawals brought back memories of my own opiate withdrawals and how revolting they really are. If anyone is thinking that heroin is cool, or some how romantic or will make you into a more creative person, think again. Truly listen to this man's physical withdrawals he had to endure. Opiate withdrawals are, without a doubt one of the most painful things you will ever go thru. I am so happy to know this guy is clean now. The only drawback to this book was the female narrator. Her voice sounds like she just got off the night shift at a truck stop strip club. Did he hire a Motley Crew groupie to narrate the female parts? She got on my nerves so, so bad! I actually fast forwarded thru her parts. Other than that, this audiobook was appalling, yet interesting. Two thunbs up!

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  • AnnieJuly
  • 10-31-17

What can I say...

...but wonderful! I had already read the original but the audio brings those words to life when read by Nikki himself. Plenty of new material too. The epilogue was really moving on so many levels: his intelligence, his determination, his search to contribute and not least his rallying cry for the true rock star in an age of blah, blah, blah (and that’s the sober Nikki talking). I’d say this would appeal to those who maybe aren’t Sixx fans sufficiently to want to read the book too. The male voice actor who did the other male characters was great: his Tommy, Vince and Slash were uncannily good. His English accents, hmm, okay! The female was pretty awful: a strange, shrill, nasal delivery that barely changed person to person. The one thing that I didn’t like was her delivery.

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  • Matthew Bedford
  • 11-23-18

Amazing!

Read his book over 10 years ago, I never read books but read this in 2 days. Love it and couldn’t wait for the audible version to come.

Has me crying laughing yet other times moving an emotional.

My favourite book of all time.

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  • Trixibelle
  • 10-22-18

Raw, honest, compelling

Nikki Sixx is a personal hero of mine - he is not afraid to show his weaknesses and vulnerabilities, laying everything bare in this compelling, honest and raw account of his struggles with drug addiction. I bought the hard copy book when it first came out and found it so insightful, and it was just as good listening to it so many years later. Nikki narrates it very well, as does Ross Marquand; Sophie is annoying, but perhaps that is telling of the voices she reads as Vanity and Nikki's mom seem(ed) pretty annoying (and self-obsessed) too.

Despite this book portraying drug addiction in anything but the harsh light of reality, there is no denying that Nikki Sixx, drug addict or not, is one very cool guy. He has so much talent and seems to have so much personal charisma that even in his worst, drug-addled moments his rock star lifestyle can seem glamorous, desirable even. He has further had the advantage of being a MILLIONAIRE drug addict, and so has been afforded the luxury of second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth (+?!) chances of starting again, clearly NOT a luxury that every heroin-addicted individual will have. But what stops this from becoming anything to feel contemptuous of, is that Nikki has an abundance of self-awareness, lacking in so many others in his position. It is to his credit that he's opened up about his worst times in The Heroin Diaries, and in doing so has helped so many less fortunate than himself.

Highly recommended.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-02-18

Life is beautiful in all forms

Feeling really mixed. Still weeping in joy. Wish I could have written a better review.

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  • mrs victoria j sadler
  • 06-04-18

Amazing

Love this book. Honest, raw but moreover therapeutic. If you are dealing with any kind of addiction. Read this book. Work with gambling addicts. Recommend to all of them to read this book. So much more insightful than any other book I’ve read on gambling addiction. Addiction is addiction and this is the best insight you’ll ever get into that troubled world.

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  • 05-17-18

wow

what a life.
very well read. i really enjoyed this book and will probably listen to it all again soon

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-13-18

Loved this book.

Loved this book, well written and narrated. Nikki as narrator makes it real. A lot of Crue history makes sense now. Life in the fast lane.

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  • 04-18-18

loved this book

raw, honest and inspiring to see how somebody could survive and overcome so much. awesome!

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  • Ms. Deborah Klayman
  • 03-13-18

Great book, even better 10 years later!

I loved this, really great storytelling and narration (with the slight exception of the "Scottish" accent Kargman approximates). A real rock n roll epic.

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  • Woolfe
  • 12-17-17

its what you expect

its what i thought it would be however....i cant say i enjoyed that parts played by othet people. what would have had more impact on this book is getting tommy, vince, mick to voice there parts instead of someone kinda sounding like them. parts with lemmy i understand unfortunately he isnt here to be able to do it but im sure you get the picture. it somewhat feels lile the unofficial version that you purchased at the budget shop!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-26-18

Amazing

Great book. Nikki and others tell great stories. I love reading the book, this took it over the top.

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  • Dee
  • 06-29-18

Beautifully raw and honest.

Absolutely brilliant! So honest, so disturbing and so incredibly beautiful. Thank you Nikki Sixx 🤘💜

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-12-18

interesting listen for those in active addiction..

as a struggling heroin/speedball addict in and out of recovery I found the book interesting, inspirational and yet also triggering - it reminded me of what I need to do in terms of seeking and asking for help and keeping up with regular attendance and work in NA (narcotics anonymous), and the importance of honesty - both within myself and with the ppl in my life, esp my family and the recovering addicts within NA. Yet it also made me yearn for the rush of shooting speedballs and the sick fascination and purpose found in all consuming hard drug abuse. And so while having shot up a few big speedballs over the last 2 days I've also reattended NA and plan to throw myself back into step work and speak honestly with my sponsor once I run out of drugs and money tomorrow.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-16-17

What a story so raw.

OMG this book is addictive in the good sense. You cannot stop listening to it

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  • Anthony N. Goodwin
  • 11-20-17

May he live forever

I don’t do many books but this one has changed me. This is a story of change and acceptance. Nikki Sixx has become a legend.