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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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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!!!

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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

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The narrator...

As a young man I had always heard of Donald in his books. Now I can understand why he was so covenant In his days of life. The narrator of this book was superb shout out to him!!!

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Classic!

Even though I had read this book several times - this is my first time listening to the audiobook. This story has a way of staying with me for a while after reading it.

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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.

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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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  • yolanda
  • tampa, FL, United States
  • 12-22-16

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

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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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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Dopefoend

Great story. Well read and exciting. Love the writings of Donald's Goines. Will hear more stories.