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Now a Netflix original movie starring Machine Gun Kelly, Daniel Webber, Douglas Booth, and Iwan Rheon, directed by Jeff Tremaine.

Celebrate over 30 years of the world's most notorious rock band with the audiobook edition of The Dirt - the outrageous, legendary, no-holds-barred autobiography of Mötley Crüe. 

Fans have gotten glimpses into the band's crazy world of backstage scandals, celebrity love affairs, roller-coaster drug addictions, and immortal music in Mötley Crüe books like Tommyland and The Heroin Diaries, but now the full spectrum of sin and success by Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, and Mick Mars is an open book in The Dirt

Joe Levy at Rolling Stone calls The Dirt "without a doubt...the most detailed account of the awesome pleasures and perils of rock & roll stardom I have ever read. It is completely compelling and utterly revolting."

©2014 Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars (P)2019 HarperAudio

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Interesting but monotone narration

The narration was enough to make me fall asleep. Never changed regardless of who was talking.

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Very good

Thorough. Doesn’t glaze over anything. This is not just a party memoir. It gets deep. Very good. Now looking for something else similar.

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The World's Most Notorious Rock Band......

It's a great thing Motley made their name before this narrative was introduced! Epic failure guys! This guy is 5 minutes in and I'm tossing it out the window as soon as I write this. Get some enthusiasm bud its motley crue not a sequel to stand by me...f#$k that narrator would put you to shame. Not even a full chapter in and I'm looking for the unsubscribe button. This SUCKS ASS!!

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Caught in the Rockstar life!

Although the story is crazy and graphic, it was a great listen (read by the band members). Not for the prude or easy offended.

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Better then the movie

A little hard to follow, this audio book is still entertaining. What I liked the most was the view of Mick Mars which normally is quiet and isolated. The book touches on some of the things the movie did not.

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Mind blowing

Never could I imagine the REAL extent of a true Rock n Roll lifestyle! Thank you for giving me an intimate look into all your lives and the real raw emotion behind the music and of course for the great music. On a personal note, you allowed me to relate more to my brother who passed away a few years ago due to a long life history with drugs and alcohol but he was a talented musician in his own right who was heavy into the Punk Rock scene in Toronto CA in a few bands. They were popular around the bar circuit back in the day, I always supported regardless if I really understood them and their music or not! Always have appreciation for different genres and the underdogs...who got harrassed ALL the time for being unique & different but sure were a talented crazy bunch! THANKS for the relateable words & music! A Canadian SUPER fangirl 😍

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absolutely loved this book ...

as addictive as their lifestyles ...im gonna have a hard time topping that book ...just finished and im already jonesing

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amazing!

I've listened to the book twice now and have previous read it 3 times since the book first came out. The Dirt will forever be one of my favorite books of all time. I will definitely listen to it again!

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Unreal!

Motley is my favorite of all time! Read the book years ago, watched the movie, and now listened to the book again. I wish they would’ve done a multi-part doc instead of the movie, they left out so much. This book is well worth the time if you’re a Crüe Head. Crue heads are the best fuck the rest!

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Worth your time

To say that the members of Motley Crue are crazy would be an understatement. First hand account stories that you won't believe, and both sides of stories that probably land somewhere in the middle. I enjoyed this more than I thought I would...or care to admit. You won't regret taking the time to enjoy The Dirt.

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  • C. K. Lyons
  • 2019-06-27

1000x more detail than the movie

*The movie was a sample of Crue info so please, do yourself a solid and actually read/listen to the book.
Just a heads up, it is raw and some pretty serious stuff happens in the book. Detailed drug use, admitted rape, death, violence amongst men and women, etc.
I read this book like 10 years ago but I wanted to listen to it as I have issues with reading comprehension and I skip stuff without realizing it. Even if you read it and don't have learning issues like myself, I still recommend it again. While it isn't their voices on the book, they did a pretty good job picking good narrators.

The reader did a good job in the Skylar chapter and Tommy's narrator did really well with Tommy's jail chapter. They were able to channel the guys pretty well.

If you are a Crue fan or even if not, it is a really good book. My only qualm is that there isn't much Mick in it. But Mick is a quite guy so I am not surprised that there isn't a ton.
All in all, I love it and glad I got the audiobook

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  • 2019-09-07

Crazy and Disturbing.

I have been listening to Motley Crue since they came out in the late 80s and have seen them three times in concert. I watched the movie on Netflix and couldn't wait to listen to the book. The book gave an interesting insite into their childhood and adult lives as well as that of the band BUT I have to say that I was disturbed by some of the stories. An unreported rape was mentioned - seriously WTF. And Vince Neil only did 20 days in jail for vehicular manslaughter not to mention the passengers of the other car suffered severe injuries. I'll give them 5 stars for honesty.

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  • Catalyst
  • 2020-02-20

Entertaining but...

The book is entertaining but so much of it is crap. These scrawny punks wish they were as tough as they claim in their stories. I was around LA often during many of the events they speak of and these "tuff guy badass" fights they brag about never went down the way their story says. These dudes acted tough but got their asses kicked often by dudes that were and are still a million times tougher. The more I hear from Nikki Sixx the more I realize he is a legend in his own mind. The books good as a work of heavily embellished fiction

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  • Beth Wilbourn
  • 2019-07-23

Excellent

At first I have to admit I wish it would have been narrated by the band themselves but the chosen narrators did an excellent job! I will definitely be listening again!!

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  • Johnene
  • 2019-07-30

Couldn't put it down

I really liked the story and the format of the book. It was different, in that the story is told. You hear each band members point of view and recollection of various memories.
Narrators were great, you could tell there were four different voices but they did sound very similar. I kept looking at the chapter name to see whose point of view I was listening to. If I had my wish, I'd choose more distinct voices.
I've never seen the show and not a big Motley Crüe fan BUT I really enjoyed this book and finished it in 3 days. It was hard to put down/away.
Now I'm going to watch the show and probably hate it...haha

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  • ron
  • 2020-01-04

poor me poor me,, its a disease

unreal to hear such whining from druggies, women beaters, thieves, crooks, and a murderer ! three self centered ego driven clowns and a great guitar player they abused. they could have been so much more. but let ego get in the way. they should have gotten more hugs and participation trophies as kids!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-12-12

What a badass story of truth, rebellion, & LOVE

I absolutely loved this fucking book. I grew up head over heels in love with this band. I never cared about the bad shit the media reported bc I chose to love them unconditionally for who they were. My life story is not much difference then theirs except I am a chic and I had a big part of all 4 of them rolled into 1 life. I thank all for of you for your brutal honesty of what your life was like and each one of you grew in spite of and still remain to be you and do what you love to do. Kudos to all of you. And I really hope you guys make it to St. Louis on your 2020 tour bc if u do I will be the middle age rocker chic with her rocker looking old man rubbing her ass up on him dancing the entire show singing louder than any one else and taking him home banging until the sun comes like with crazy Motley fantasies in my head and knowing I just watched the best rock n roll band in history again for the umpteenth time.

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  • Constance M. Heltzel
  • 2019-11-08

Amazing Story!

The story of Motley Crue was gross, uncensored, and awesome! The way this book was laid out and great work of the narrators, it really brought the story to life. I was initially daunted by the length of the book, but I was left wanting more. This is a MUST read!!

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  • Mark Ashcraft
  • 2019-07-05

Badass!

Movie and book are awesome! Crue head Forever! I love how they held nothing back. Way more detailed in book than movie.

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  • Mark H. Leishear
  • 2019-11-28

Absolutely Spectacular

Gripping. Just fucking great! I can't wait until I return to my car to continue the story - though sometimes I cheat and Alexa picks back up where I left off.

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