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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: Paul Michael Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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. 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 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 by 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 by 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 by 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". "

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