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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (8,503 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles R. Cross Narrator: Lloyd James Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When Kurt Cobain died by his own hand in April 1994, it was an act of will that typified his short, angry, inspired life. Veteran music journalist Charles R. Cross fuses his intimate knowledge of the Seattle music scene with his deep compassion for his subject in this extraordinary story of artistic brilliance and the pain that extinguished it.

Based on more than 400 interviews, four years of research, and exclusive access to Cobain's unpublished diaries, lyrics, and family photos, Heavier than Heaven traces Cobain's life from his early days in a double-wide trailer outside of Aberdeen, Washington, to his rise to fame, success, and the adulation of a generation. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ethan Spier | 2/12/2014

    " One of the best musical biographies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Erin | 2/10/2014

    " Just part of my collection of bokos about dead or drugged out rock stars (or both!) It's a pretty good book and an interesting story about a man that was so much more messed up than I ever thought and that's saying something! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Steve Guerriero | 2/7/2014

    " This book was amazing. As someone who grew up loving Nirvana's music and knowing the Kurt Cobain was a troubled guy, this was a real eye-opening glimpse into his life and mind. It was also a serious look at the effects of drug addiction--how drugs take and take and take from you until nothing is left. While it's a serious and at times sad book, I really came away with a new appreciation for the lasting impact Kurt Cobain has had on rock music and pop culture. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sayuri | 1/30/2014

    " Overall it was a good book - Cobain was an interesting, deeply troubled, and empathetic individual and I enjoyed reading about his life. However, I had two problems with it. 1) Much of the story was mainly told through Courtney Love's perspective, which makes the story-telling narrow. But what I really didn't like was 2) the author chose to go into details of Cobain's suicide. Details were all the little things he did before he pulled the trigger, like when he smoked his last cigarette, TV show he watched, last shot of heroin he took, and more. These are speculations at best, making this "biography" instantly lose its credibility. I was hoping that the author would leave that part out but disappointed to found out otherwise. There are other biographies written on him by other people that I'm hoping would be better. "

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