• Billion: How I Became King of the Thrill Pill Cult

  • By: Shaahin Cheyene
  • Narrated by: Shaahin Cheyene
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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A billion dollars in sales, or was it 350 million? Who was really keeping track, anyway? From underground raves and Hollywood parties to run-ins with organized crime and going toe-to-toe with the US government itself, in this unbelievable autobiography, Shaahin Cheyene tells the often-bizarre story of how one rags-to-riches teenager commandeered the rising tide of music, money, and drugs in Venice Beach, California, in the '90s to become...the King of the Thrill Pill Cult.

Shaahin went from sleeping in his car to building a multimillion-dollar empire that spanned the globe by the age of 18, earning him an international reputation as the mastermind of the "smart drug" movement and garnering the fierce attention of federal authorities. His legal party drug, "Herbal Ecstacy", took the music world by storm, putting this ordinary young man on an extraordinary collision course with a life of fame, fortune, and high-flying excess. But the higher you fly, the further the fall. With Big Pharma, disgruntled drug dealers, and federal regulators all itching to pull him down, how does one man fight to keep this wild ride alive?

©2021 Shaahin Cheyene (P)2021 Shaahin Cheyene

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One of the Best books I have read in years!

I was riveted from the beginning. What a story, nearly surreal and yet brutally real at the same time. Extraordinary life experiences this unique are difficult to even imagine and Mr. Cheyenne brings it to full living color, like I was walking with him the whole time. I was sad to hear this book end as I could have gone on for hours more!

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amazing!

an amazing uplifter and guide! the stories are relatable and encouraging! I highly recommend reading!

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Excellent Book

The audiobook was excellent I actually finished the audiobook in just 1 weekend. 100% recommend.

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Crazy Story, Great Lessons

This book is great. I love the way Shaahin described his journey of going through creating a $1B empire.

Every chapter is filled with lessons about business, people, and life. It felt like reading a modern first person perspective version of The Alchemist; where every other line has a valuable lesson to take from it.

Highly recommend this book.

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A must read or a must heard!

If you liked wolf of Wall Street and tales of entrepreneurs that rose from nothing, as means or in order to motivate yourself, this book is it!

thank me later.

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ABSOLUTELY INSANE REAL LIFE NOVEL

Shaahin Cheyenne takes us through his incredible oddisey, since the first idea with no money or knowledge, how he went finding the pieces to build that puzzle named Herbal Ecstasy, how he owned the dangerous market and how he dealt with the top gangsters of LA.
Absolutely catching from the beginning, showing that there are no liabilities such as age, he was still a teenage, knowledge, he knew absolutely nothing about chemistry and what substances and ingredients to use, no distribution for a non existent product and the most used phrase in the world... "I've got no money.."
The product that made millions and global distribution, even the Yakuzas sold his product.
A biography that has everything to be a movie, easily compared to the wolf of wall street and Scarface.
Absolutely insane and inspiring book that shows us that even the most unthinkable business can be made without a single clue.

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Gold Nuggets in every Chapter!

Shaanin! wow what an incredible share. I listened to the book all the way through in one go! Against all odds ,countless obstacles, setbacks you pushed through! Such an inspirational story . You also placed nuggets of wisdom throughout they book ! thank you Luis. Looking forward to meeting you in person in the future.

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Great story!

Great story about thinking outside of the box and getting after it!

Definitely worth a listen!