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    • The Basketball Diaries

    • By: Jim Carroll
    • Narrated by: Jim Carroll
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    In his teens, Jim Carroll roamed the streets of New York, shooting baskets with some of New York's best "playground" stars, and shooting heroin with some of the city's most memorable street characters. The Basketball Diaries is his chronicle of those years. Written while in his teens, it is a literary tour-de-force and a stunning portrait of contemporary urban street life. The characters and incidents are moving and funny and sad, but always very real.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Relevancy and How!

    • By Dave W. Simms on 11-18-17

    Regular price: $10.95

    • The Petting Zoo

    • A Novel
    • By: Jim Carroll
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    The Petting Zoo tells the story of Billy Wolfram, an enigmatic 38-year-old artist who has become a hot star in the late 1980s New York art scene. As the novel opens, Billy, after viewing a show of Velazquez paintings, is so humbled and awed by their spiritual power that he suffers an emotional breakdown and withdraws to his Chelsea loft. Carroll's novel moves back and forth in time to present emblematic moments from Billy's life.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Needs an editor!

    • By Amy on 04-04-12

    Regular price: $24.49