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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
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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!!!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    William 07-10-17
    William 07-10-17 Member Since 2016
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    "I wish they were longer"

    this story definitely left you rooting for the protagonist. It's a shame that the story was as short as it was. but like all his books, this is definitely worth the read

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    mannymyth 06-09-17
    mannymyth 06-09-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Good Read!"

    A "Page Turner!" Excellent narration. Great voice changes. Story is as relavant today as it was in the 1970's.

    1 of 1 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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    Babatunde Walston 05-12-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Well Needed"

    Great book. I finished the Iceberg Slim collection so it was a MUST I start this series

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    Elie M. 01-09-17
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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.

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    JMKIII58 Clarksville, TN, United States 10-27-16
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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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