Saturday, January 30, 2010

I Am Ozzy Audio review and Giveaway

From the Publishers

"They've said some crazy things about me over the years. I mean, okay: 'He bit the head off a bat.' Yes. 'He bit the head off a dove.' Yes. But then you hear things like, 'Ozzy went to the show last night, but he wouldn't perform until he'd killed fifteen puppies . . .' Now me, kill fifteen puppies? I love puppies. I've got eighteen of the f**king things at home. I've killed a few cows in my time, mind you. And the chickens. I shot the chickens in my house that night.

It haunts me, all this crazy stuff. Every day of my life has been an event. I took lethal combinations of booze and drugs for thirty f**king years. I survived a direct hit by a plane, suicidal overdoses, STDs. I've been accused of attempted murder. Then I almost died while riding over a bump on a quad bike at f**king two miles per hour.

People ask me how come I'm still alive, and I don't know what to say. When I was growing up, if you'd have put me up against a wall with the other kids from my street and asked me which one of us was gonna make it to the age of sixty, which one of us would end up with five kids and four grandkids and houses in Buckinghamshire and Beverly Hills, I wouldn't have put money on me, no f**king way. But here I am: ready to tell my story, in my own words, for the first time.

A lot of it ain't gonna be pretty. I've done some bad things in my time. I've always been drawn to the dark side, me. But I ain't the devil. I'm just John Osbourne: a working-class kid from Aston, who quit his job in the factory and went looking for a good time."

My Thoughts
I loved this audio version of I Am Ozzy, although I was a bit disappointed that it was the abridged version. I will definitely go and buy the book. The narrator Fred Skinner, was the perfect choice with his Birminghamshire accent and the humorous way he told this story. This is the perfect book for fans of Ozzy as well as those who enjoy the history of Rock n Roll. You could defiantly tell that Ozzy wrote the book himself. Truly one of my favorites

Listen to an excerpt

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Natalie W said...

Oh I must read this book! Great giveaway. My favorite song, well, I don't really have just one but I love Bon Jovi - Its My Life.
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