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Dopefiend Audiobook

Dopefiend

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Publisher's Summary

The shocking nightmare story of a black heroin addict

Trapped in the festering sore of a major American ghetto, a young man and his girlfriend - both attractive, talented, and full of promise - are inexorably pulled into the living death of the hardcore junkie. It is a horrifying world where addicts will do anything to get their next fix.

For 23 years of his young life, Donald Goines lived in the dark, despair-ridden world of the junkie. It started while he was doing military service in Korea and ended with his murder in his late 30s. He had worked up to a hundred-dollars-a-day habit - and out of the agonizing hell came Dopefiend.

©2007 Donald Goines (P)2014 Blackstone Audio

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    shelby 12-28-15
    shelby 12-28-15
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    "raw truth"

    I am now a recovering addict but when I read this book(in jail) I was still a junkie and everything written in this book is the raw truth about addiction. This is a very good read!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Theodore Campbell 01-14-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Perfect."

    Unapologetically vivid and brilliantly executed. Goines brings a horrifying glimpse into drug addiction that is both cringe worthy and intriguing. Kenerly's reading feels like a cast of a thousand actors. Excellence.

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    Elie M. 01-09-17
    Elie M. 01-09-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Damn..."

    That was one helluva sad story. Very gritty, with a reality that can only be portrayed from experience, it differs from other junjie tales in that it goes in depth with the various facets of the acts and effects of drug using in a unique but straightforward way.

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    yolanda tampa, FL, United States 12-22-16
    yolanda tampa, FL, United States 12-22-16 Member Since 2016

    I love a book that can take me there.

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    "wow"

    the narrator was easy to listen to... I enjoyed the book. I would recommend this book. he took me into the life of an addict and it was not pretty.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    JMKIII58 Clarksville, TN, United States 10-27-16
    JMKIII58 Clarksville, TN, United States 10-27-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Welcome to hell!"

    This book takes you waist deep into the dark world of a dope fiend. From the users, sellers and the families nothing escapes the author's pen. A trip into a living hell.

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    Monique Nash 03-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Absolutely the raw truth!"

    A harsh reality in America that is unknown to some. Cold blooded and very truthful.

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    Ritchie Omega Foster 02-13-16
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    "Real"

    Donald Goines had an art to describing the reality people don't want to face
    But this is a wake up for Thor folks!💉💉💉💉

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    Anasha 08-15-15
    Anasha 08-15-15
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    "awesome"

    I have always loved this book. I have read it at least 5 times over, starting when I was about 15 yrs old. it is gritty & raw to say the least. hearing it narrated was an absolute treat!! I love Donald Goines! The narrator was fantastic! Well done!

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    Pattyj 03-24-15
    Pattyj 03-24-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Fascinating"

    I love it!
    Donald Goines wrote some amazing books, the narrator was clear and on point, it was like I was there! I had to hear more and more, if you don't have it, what are you waiting for? Thank you Audible!

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    BobbyLondonMedia 08-29-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Exceeded Expectations"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dopefiend to be better than the print version?

    Yes- The orator exceeded was entertaining.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters were as dirty, lifeless, and remarkable as the imagery smeared amongst the walls of this environment


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Each chapter grows on you like an abscess


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

    If anyone were to say that Porky was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, it was only because his mother was a Dopefiend.


    Any additional comments?

    Must Read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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