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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,272 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen Davis Narrator: Stephen Davis Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2004 ISBN: 9780786558049
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As the lead singer of the Doors, Jim Morrison’s searing poetic vision and voracious appetite for sexual, spiritual, and psychedelic experience inflamed the spirit and psyche of a generation. Since his mysterious death in 1971, millions more fans from a new generation have embraced his legacy, as layers of myth have gathered to enshroud the life, career, and true character of the man who was James Douglas Morrison.

In Jim Morrison, critically acclaimed journalist Stephen Davis, author of Hammer of the Gods, unmasks Morrison’s constructed personas of the Lizard King and Mr. Mojo Risin’ to reveal a man of fierce intelligence whose own destructive tendencies both fueled his creative ambitions and brought about his downfall. Gathered from dozens of original interviews and investigations of Morrison’s personal journals, Davis has assembled a vivid portrait of a misunderstood genius, tracing the arc of Morrison’s life from his troubled youth to his international stardom, when his drug and alcohol binges, tumultuous sexual affairs, and fractious personal relationships reached a frenzied peak. For the first time, Davis is able to reconstruct Morrison’s last days in Paris to solve one of the greatest mysteries in music history in a shocking final chapter.

Compelling and harrowing, intimate and revelatory, Jim Morrison is the definitive biography of the rock idol in snakeskin and leather who defined the 1960s.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tifinie | 2/19/2014

    " this book is the life of morrison between life as a poet and a rock star of the doors. it talks about his drug and drinking problems and the trouble with the law and also when the day he died when he was 27 years old. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ben | 2/18/2014

    " I got pretty tired of reading rumor after rumor in this book. (I forget- did the author even explain where he received the claim of parental molestation?) I'd rather it not be on paper unless it can be accounted for by several people firsthand. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Zagoridis | 2/6/2014

    " Excellent book. Seems like the author has a bit of a cruch on Jim at times but still an extremely worthwhile read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Menno | 2/3/2014

    " Just finished reading this book again. I really don't have a good opinion about it. It is entertaining to read and amazing as much as it is sad. I just personally wonder how much of the last Paris days are really correct or nothing more than "geusses". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ninad | 2/1/2014

    " absolute for any morrison fan. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Audrey Howell | 1/30/2014

    " Best of all the Jim Morrison books "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jackie | 1/29/2014

    " It was an interesting book on Jim Morrison. I am not really into this type of a book but it was well written and if you like bios than give this one a read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 1/17/2014

    " Very good biography - lecture not only for The Doors fans. Book revealing many things about Jim Morrison. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joseph Kugelmass | 1/13/2014

    " It's like a soap opera for fans of Nietzsche. Very occasionally, crappy writing, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Torie | 12/11/2013

    " I love Jim! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Bales | 12/8/2013

    " Jim Morrison was a poet/visionary/drunk/jerk/misogynist/rock star, and his life is extremely well-chronicled here from his childhood in Florida to his sad death in Paris in 1971. Everybody that's anybody in the '60s makes an appearance in this one and it's a wild ride. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Singlemama CC | 10/27/2013

    " Such a great read, Jim Morrison was a fascinating creature far beyond his years "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff senkpiel | 10/17/2013

    " If you like The Doors this is a very interesting book. It shares how creative, and crazy, Jim Morrison truly was. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen | 9/9/2013

    " Read it twice. If you love Jim Morrison and The Doors, it won't disappoint. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 7/8/2013

    " The best Morrison biography I have ever read - bar none! And I loves me some Jimmy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cyndy | 4/23/2013

    " Good book, very little new stuff hadn't read before. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nora Vintila | 12/8/2012

    " Amazing through his whole being, a fallig star of revolution and ideals, Jim Morrison is one to remember. A real legend with eyes which see beyond all limits. And this book says it all. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Becky | 9/23/2012

    " not accurate AT ALL. i dont recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 stedmo | 8/26/2012

    " pretty neat pretty neat "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Simon | 5/24/2012

    " Just started reading this - man, he was a screwed up kid! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tina | 5/7/2012

    " Sexy, sad and fascinating. I still wanted to know more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dustin Hooten | 3/3/2012

    " Great book if your a Doors fan. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chelsea | 7/8/2011

    " Stephen Davis is the best R&R biographer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Audrey | 4/3/2011

    " Best of all the Jim Morrison books "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terri | 3/13/2011

    " Il Re Lucertula raccontato in tutti il suo oscuro e strisciante splendore. Immagine dei Doors, poeta raffinano, baritono dramaturgico, jim Morrison ha lasciato un'impronta che nessuna morte può concellare. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Issrar | 2/7/2011

    " Excellent book ! Every night, I travel back to 60's and actually live the hypnotic performances in my head ! A very powerful style and writing :-) I absolutely love it ! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 11/12/2010

    " I LOVED this book...felt like the author had really dug in and found new information about Morrison. It certainly differs from many points in "No One Here Gets Out Alive" and I felt that it addressed a lot of what was iffy about that book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Simon | 9/17/2010

    " Just started reading this - man, he was a screwed up kid! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marco | 7/3/2010

    " Morrison lived the life lots would like to have, i heard he died with a smile. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff | 6/23/2010

    " If you like The Doors this is a very interesting book. It shares how creative, and crazy, Jim Morrison truly was.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Neil | 5/11/2010

    " excellent book. left me thinking??????.
    "never trust a junkie" "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Becky | 4/19/2010

    " not accurate AT ALL. i dont recommend it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ken | 2/12/2010

    " its a good book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsey | 2/12/2010

    " I liked this book. It had some pictures in it that I had never seen before, but overall it just rehashed things I had already read in other books. Nonetheless, if you're a diehard Jim fan like me, you should definitely read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trish | 2/12/2010

    " Man was f***ed up. That is all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Smartiyan | 11/27/2009

    " An extremely detailed and well documented account of one of the most ridiculously talented and misunderstood artists of our time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bart | 10/26/2009

    " Jim Morrison Great Song Writer genius but he was an insane drug addictd he has influeced the greatest poets today. "

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