• Cured

  • The Tale of Two Imaginary Boys
  • By: Lol Tolhurst
  • Narrated by: Lol Tolhurst
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 09-22-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Quercus
  • 4.7 (3 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Coming of age in Thatcher's Britain in the late '70s and early '80s was really tough, especially if you lived in Crawley. But against the grinding austerity, social unrest and suburban boredom, the spark of rebellion that was punk set alight three young men who would become one of the most revered and successful bands of their generation: The Cure.
Cured is a memoir by Lol Tolhurst, one of the founding imaginary boys, who met Robert Smith when they were six. Lol threads the genesis of The Cure through his schoolboy years with Smith, the iconic leader of the group, and the band's most successful era in the 1980s. He takes us up to the present day, a riveting 40 years since the band's inception. The band's journey to worldwide success is woven into a story not only of great highs and lows but also of love, friendship, pain, forgiveness and, ultimately, redemption on a beach in Hawaii.
Cured highlights those parts of the creative journey that are not normally revealed to fans, incorporating many firsthand recollections around Lol's personal odyssey. From suburban London to the Mojave Desert, Cured brings an acute eye for the times to bear on a lifelong friendship, with tales of addiction and despair along the way. Cured is the story of a timeless band and a life truly lived.
©2016 Laurence A. Tolhurst (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
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By Amber on 10-26-16

Truly wonderful

As a lapsed Cure fan who's been to see them 5 or 6 times years ago I wasn't sure if this would be that interesting to me but I absolutely loved it from start to finish. In particular it's wonderful how Lol's love for Robert leaps out from Lol's words again and again.
It was heartbreaking to hear the details of their fallout and I couldn't stop the tears rolling down my cheeks when they made up.
There are numerous moments of deep sorrow and many of soaring joy, both had me crying, I wanted to give Lol and Robert a huge hug after listening- and the rest of The Cure and the other characters!

I loved it I loved it I loved it.

I have of course been revisiting the music since I started the book and I've remembered why I love it so much.

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By mr on 11-28-17

insightful, honest, brutal, beautiful

Didn't know much about Lol before this but I'm grateful to listen to his words. Amazing stories about life in a unique band, told sincerely and narrated wonderfully.

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By Anonymous User on 10-17-17

great listen

took me a little to get used to his slow strong English accent at first, but only because i had just finished the manic Sebastian bach story. what a great story teller. his music, his friends and his demons all on display. I'm a big cure fan and this did not disappoint. a very warts and all telling. even when he was the bad guy he stayed true to himself and the story. brilliant.

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By jenny on 02-22-17

WOW! Amazing...An Absolute must for Cure Fans...😊

This is incredible...It's a must listen to or read for any true Cure Fan. Lol Tolhurst...I have so much respect for you, For telling your life story, and for your honesty and truthfulness...I have so much more appreciation for the band I have so loved for so long...Just Beautiful.

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