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Extended Audio Sample Cocaines Son: A Memoir (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Dave Itzkoff
2.38 out of 52.38 out of 52.38 out of 52.38 out of 52.38 out of 5 2.38 (8 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dave Itzkoff Narrator: Mark Turetsky Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2010 ISBN:
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New York Times journalist David Itzkoff crafts a powerful, remarkably honest memoir that no listener will ever forget. Growing up, David understood his father to be a trusted ally and confidant - a man who always had some hard-won wisdom to share. But he was also a junkie. As David grew older, he fell into the same trap, until he and his father hit the road in search of their morning after. And as they travel across the country and back into memory, in search of clues and revelations, together they discover that there may be more binding them than ever separated them.

Unsparing and heartbreaking, mordantly funny and powerfully felt, Cocaine's Son clears a place for Dave Itzkoff in the forefront of contemporary memoirists.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Micaela | 6/17/2011

    " I couldn't finish it. Although the prose is sometimes very beautiful, the story is so melodrmatic and self-serving that I couldn't finish it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Irene | 6/14/2011

    " audio -- a tale of father and son using cocaine in its hayday. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Krista | 5/4/2011

    " i probably would have liked this better if they said it was a coming of the age book about a son with a hard relatonship with his father. they made it sound like it was going to be about his father horrible addiction. it wasn't. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shelley | 2/24/2011

    " I wanted to give this memoir a chance, but I really don't like memoirs. So, I put it down and called it a day. I have first hand experience with dealing with an addict, and this book just wasn't compelling enough to venture into, I guess. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle | 2/20/2011

    " A good beginning, but after that, too disjointed. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Donna | 2/6/2011

    " I don't get it - this book was not interesting at all - he should've just written this and gave it to his Dad - I do not recommend it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 12/21/2010

    " Very good book, but felt like it glossed over his own drug use a bit in terms of taking responsibility for it. How did that part end? Did he keep using casually? That was left hanging. Good job of describing the push/pull of the father-son relationship marred by drug abuse. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 12/20/2010

    " A very easy read. I found the author to be very honest and straight forward in his recollections instead of embellishing and exaggerating the facts the way many authors do. (I won the book on Goodreads) "

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About the Author

Dave Itzkoff is a culture reporter at the New York Times, where he writes regularly about film, television, theater, music, and popular culture. He has previously worked at Spin, Maxim, and Details, and his work has appeared in GQ, Vanity Fair, Wired, and other publications. Itzkoff is the author of Cocaine’s Son and Lads. He lives in New York City.

About the Narrator

Mark Turetsky is an award-winning audiobook narrator and voice-over artist living in Brooklyn. In addition to audiobooks, Mark has voiced numerous commercials, video games, and online presentations. He is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and holds a minor in English and American Literature. Mark was an AudioFile Best Voice for 2010 and 2013.