• Katerina

  • By: James Frey
  • Narrated by: James Frey
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (169 ratings)

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Katerina

By: James Frey
Narrated by: James Frey
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Publisher's summary

From the New York Times best-selling author of A Million Little Pieces and Bright Shiny Morning comes Katerina, James Frey’s highly anticipated new novel set in 1992 Paris and contemporary Los Angeles.

A kiss, a touch. A smile and a beating heart. Love and sex and dreams, art and drugs and the madness of youth. Betrayal and heartbreak, regret and pain, the melancholy of age. Katerina, the explosive new novel by America’s most controversial writer, is a sweeping love story alternating between 1992 Paris and Los Angeles in 2018.

At its center are a young writer and a young model on the verge of fame, both reckless, impulsive, addicted, and deeply in love. Twenty-five years later, the writer is rich, famous, and numb, and he wants to drive his car into a tree, when he receives an anonymous message that draws him back to the life, and possibly the love, he abandoned years prior. Written in the same percussive, propulsive, dazzling, breathtaking style as A Million Little Pieces, Katerina echoes and complements that most controversial of memoirs, and plays with the same issues of fiction and reality that created, nearly destroyed, and then recreated James Frey in the American imagination.

©2018 James Frey (P)2018 Simon & Schuster

Editorial Review

Don't call it a comeback

Yes. This novel is a cliché. One where an aspiring young writer journeys to Paris, languishes as he struggles to write the "great American novel," falls for a beautiful model in the City of Love, and so on the story goes. But I happen to love a good cliché when told as well as James Frey does here. It gave me some serious The Sun Also Rises vibes, just with more phenomenal pacing that gets your heart rate up while listening, with the author’s voice driving. I don’t want to spoil this for anyone, so I’ll make this brief, but I also shed a few tears at the end. It’s that good. My advice? Make this your next listen. You don't have to call it a comeback, but this is the James Frey writing that captivated so many when A Million Little Pieces first came out. —Kyle S., Audible Editor

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Great read about love, life and struggles

Another excellent piece of work by James Frey. Very enjoyable. Easy listening. My favorite book of all times- the Final Testament, the first book I read by James Frey since then I read all his books. One of my favorite author. Love his writing style, deep thought provoking excellent penship