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Then It Fell Apart

By: Moby
Narrated by: Moby
Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (49 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

What do you do when you realise you have everything you think you've ever wanted but still feel completely empty? What do you do when it all starts to fall apart? The second volume of Moby's extraordinary life story is a journey into the dark heart of fame and the demons that lurk just beneath the bling and bluster of the celebrity lifestyle. 

In summer 1999, Moby released the album that defined the millennium, PLAY. Like generation-defining albums before it, PLAY was ubiquitous and catapulted Moby to superstardom. Suddenly he was hanging out with David Bowie and Lou Reed, Christina Ricci and Madonna, taking ecstasy for breakfast (most days), drinking litres of vodka (every day) and sleeping with super models (infrequently). It was a diet that couldn't last. And then it fell apart. 

The second volume of Moby's memoir is a classic about the banality of fame. It is shocking, riotously entertaining, extreme and unforgiving. It is unedifying, but you can never tear your ears away.

©2019 Moby (P)2019 Faber & Faber Ltd

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WOW, great work.

I hope this man finds peace and happiness and someday can understand that he is and always was worthwhile. He has made amazing contribution to this world.

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love it!

I do not love Moby's music, but I like him. Both books are very good. Well read, well written, and a wonderful look inside a persons life.

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Sublime euphoric nostalgia

What a rollercoaster ride of stories! Great to hear it read by the author. The entwined format of loosely alternating childhood stories and rockstar memoirs works really well. Fantastic that all of the proceeds go to the animals ❤

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Honest

An honest memoir full of every emotion, and an example of money and success not always being the key to happiness. Well written and well narrated.

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Excellent

Couldn't stop listening to Moby, what a story, what a life.
so glad he made it through...

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Honest, raw, funny, real.

If you love Moby’s music, as I do, you will find his story to be amazing. Amazing that he was able to function at all under the level of drugs and alcohol he consumed and create the masterpieces he did. His brilliance comes across in his humor and the details of simple stories shared as a boy and then as a famous star.

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I tried

I can appreciate the attempt, did make it as far as I could through this. This is the most self indulgent thing I have ever listened to.
I am a naturally empathetic person, & actually find a charm to Moby.
none in the work. just self indulgent name dropping & feel for me bits self righteousness.

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  • Larry
  • 05-04-19

Moby the legend

Couldn't stop listening.. hanged on every word. And epic its read by Moby, such a soft smoothing voice. Lovely insight into his world.. his journey... his up's and downs. Always been a fan of Moby, With multiple albums in my ownership(7), this will be a lovely book in hard back to add to my collection and I'm on it. thank you Moby.

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  • Chubby Charlton
  • 05-19-19

i Identified With So Much of This Story

Because I'm an alcoholic myself I devoured this book over one weekend.

Moby's honesty is breathtaking and I just let out a huge sigh when he got to the last line of the book.

Having him read the book makes it so personal. I laughed out loud at his parenthesesed internal comments that he never actually speaks.

I've never been the hugest fan of Moby's music though I've always respected his work. I'll listen to this again with his music as the soundtrack.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-07-19

Left wanting more....again.

Part 2 of Moby's autobiography continues on from where Porcelain ends in 1999 and take us up to 2008.

He tells you at the start the format of this book is different in that he uses chapters to jump back and forth to two different timelines one being his early childhood onwards, and the other from 1999 onwards. I felt this background helps us to understand issues that Moby has suffered with his whole life. And I am sure a lot of people will connect with him due to this.

I have always loved Moby's music, and I feel privileged that he has allowed us to get to know him even when a lot of it isn't very nice at all. That he is just a flawed human like everyone else.


This book was much more open than the first, and the first was pretty open too. it made me smile at times and cringe at other times. I wish I could be as honest and open with my flaws as Moby has been with his.

To me he seems like a pretty cool guy.

Brilliant book.