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  • A Doctor Confronts His Addiction
  • By: Peter Grinspoon
  • Narrated by: Kiff VandenHeuvel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305

Dr. Peter Grinspoon seemed to be a total success: a Harvard-educated MD with a thriving practice; married with two great kids and a gorgeous wife; a pillar of his community. But lurking beneath the thin veneer of having it all was an addict fueled on a daily boatload of prescription meds. When the police finally came calling - after a tip from a sharp-eyed pharmacist - Grinspoon's house of cards came tumbling down fast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • couldn't put it down

  • By Andrew E. Budson, MD on 02-20-16

Bravo!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-28-16

Great story, candid and honest. I wonder what happened to " H " and her wrath?! Hope this will help the professional community understand and not punish when treatment is so effective.

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  • The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace

  • A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League
  • By: Jeff Hobbs
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,947
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,949

When author Jeff Hobbs arrived at Yale University, he became fast friends with the man who would be his college roommate for four years, Robert Peace. Robert's life was rough from the beginning in the crime-ridden streets of Newark in the 1980s, with his father in jail and his mother earning less than $15,000 a year. But Robert was a brilliant student, and it was supposed to get easier when he was accepted to Yale, where he studied molecular biochemistry and biophysics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everyone Should Read this Book

  • By oldmanwagner on 12-02-14

Incredible! Could not stop listening....

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-14

What did you love best about The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace?

I loved the writing, and how it felt as if you had a seat next to Rob and his friends and family.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Rob's Mom, for her strength and dignity.

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

A great story teller! Very easy to listen to his tale.

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

Every chapter had a moment, the whole life of Rob is an incredible journey.

Any additional comments?

I was stunned how his life ended.

16 of 18 people found this review helpful