We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Guts Audiobook

Guts: The Endless Follies and Tiny Triumphs of a Giant Disaster

Regular Price:$18.85
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

"It felt like I was speeding on the Autobahn toward hell, trapped inside a DeLorean with no brakes. And even if I could somehow stop, I'd still be screwed, because there's no way I'd ever be able to figure out how to open those insane, cocaine-designed doors."

The two-time Emmy Award-winning actress has written her first book, a surprisingly raw and triumphant memoir that is outrageous, moving, sweet, tragic, and heartbreakingly honest. Guts is a true triumph - a memoir that manages to be as frank and revealing as Augusten Burroughs, yet as hilarious and witty as David Sedaris.

With Guts, Johnston takes us on a journey so truthful and relatable, so remarkably fresh, it promises to stay with the listener for a long, long time.

©2012 Kristen Johnston (P)2012 Simon & Schuster

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.5 (865 )
5 star
 (553)
4 star
 (197)
3 star
 (84)
2 star
 (18)
1 star
 (13)
Overall
4.4 (801 )
5 star
 (473)
4 star
 (191)
3 star
 (100)
2 star
 (28)
1 star
 (9)
Story
4.6 (802 )
5 star
 (621)
4 star
 (113)
3 star
 (44)
2 star
 (14)
1 star
 (10)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Indie Lily 09-16-13
    Indie Lily 09-16-13 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    73
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "outstanding and needs to be reheard several times"
    What did you love best about Guts?

    Her honesty with humor and her narration


    What did you like best about this story?

    The fact that she is sharing this story to help others


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When she got sober and clean at the end


    Any additional comments?

    This is an amazingly raw honest bio read by an amazing voice narrator. I was compelled to listen to it all in one sitting. And I want to listen to it again as I am sure I missed some funny subtle parts.

    It is really eye opening for everyone dealing with their addictions or the addictions or loved ones and how to think about our lives.

    Thank you so much Kristen! Please write more!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Bee 06-13-13
    Bee 06-13-13 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    40
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I miss this book."

    i hope Kristen Johnston writes and performs another book! I hope this book finds its way into the recovery community.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Lindsay Marina, CA, United States 06-05-13
    Lindsay Marina, CA, United States 06-05-13 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    50
    17
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    5
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "GREAT STORY TELLER!"

    I loved this book! and I am so glad she was the reader as well! I think so much of this book would have been lost on someone who read the paper version. So much detail and person touches to this! So honest and open! More people need to hear stories like this! I will definitely recommend!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    katrina NEWBURGH, NY, United States 06-01-13
    katrina NEWBURGH, NY, United States 06-01-13 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    89
    13
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Honest, raw and hilarious"

    I didn't know much about Kristen Johnston before listening to this book. She comes across as a smart, self-deprecating, and genuinely funny woman. Her story of addiction and recovery isn't cast as "woe is me" but truly self aware. There were parts where I was laughing out loud. She's honest about her flaws and problems, and by the end I wanted to be her friend. A great listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    SoulBird 05-27-13
    SoulBird 05-27-13 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    14
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "RARE IN ITS EXCELLENCE"
    What made the experience of listening to Guts the most enjoyable?

    This is one of those RARE books, where the Autobiography is WRITTEN AND READ with EQUAL talent. This book is a Dream. The bitter sweet feeling of loving a book so much you cant stop listening and yet don't want it to end.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Guts?

    Interesting perspective about her being in the tabloids for her weight loss ... and how wrong the world was.


    What about Kristen Johnston’s performance did you like?

    Its REALLY, TRULY sounds like your are listening to a charismatic and funny friend tell an AMAZING story. I know it sounds crazy, but I really felt like she was talking TO ME! and I admire her journey all the more ...


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    A BIGGER THAN LIFE STORY OF REDEMPTION


    Any additional comments?

    I've told so many friends about this book, its that good. I didn't really Know who Kirsten Johnston was - and never saw 3rd Rock - BUT THIS BOOK! is brilliant. She is Brilliant!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Ellen Oakland, CA, United States 04-29-13
    Ellen Oakland, CA, United States 04-29-13 Member Since 2005
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Out of the BALLPARK!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Guts the most enjoyable?

    Kristen blows the doors off storytelling in this one woman tour-de-force audiobook.
    I laughed out loud for at least 1/4 of it, and the other 3/4, I was blissfully tuned in.
    She's an absolute creative inspiration of self-deprecation, cutting wit, and insight into the inner workings of life. Kristen nailed this one.

    9.9 from the East German judge (cause they never give 10's)


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Guts?

    Too many to remember


    Have you listened to any of Kristen Johnston’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    APRIL R CODER 04-26-13 Member Since 2014

    April C.

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "charming and witty story well read by the author"
    What made the experience of listening to Guts the most enjoyable?

    Kristen's delivery is superb. She brings you in to her world with humility, grace and humor. I love the fact that she took the time to record the audio for her own book. She is talented and funny.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Why Kristen herself.


    What does Kristen Johnston bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Her voice, her mannerisms, her joys and sorrows read through her voice


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Hilary Connecticut 04-25-13
    Hilary Connecticut 04-25-13 Member Since 2015

    avoiding road rage one book at a time...

    HELPFUL VOTES
    174
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    127
    37
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    10
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Triumph Over Tragedy Never Sounded So Good"

    First, this is the best narration performance I've ever, Ever, EVER heard. Kristen's sultry, rich, expressive voice is ahhhmmaaazzzing... I wouldn't care if she was reading the yellow pages; this girl could make anything sound interesting and entertaining. Couple her better than Bacall voice with the story of her life, a crazy life (and she's only 45), with no fear, no holding back, spilling her GUTS - it is perfection. Creatively told, cleverly written and thoroughly engaging. I can't say enough about this book and I'm convinced that hearing it makes the experience complete. Kristen should read every book ever committed to audio.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Paige 04-22-13
    Paige 04-22-13
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great story, great voice"
    Where does Guts rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The best (out of 3, so take that as you will)


    What did you like best about this story?

    That she narrated it. She is possibly the funniest woman on the planet.


    What about Kristen Johnston’s performance did you like?

    Her humor and her ability to poke fun at herself.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not that I can recall. It was mostly just very funny.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Raven 04-07-13
    Raven 04-07-13
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    11
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Best listen in awhile"
    Where does Guts rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Kirsten's honesty is worth a listen. She has a great story. Her witty and sarcastic viewpoint is refreshing. Addiction isn't pretty and she doesn't treat it that way; she just tells it like it is. Way to go Kirsten


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.