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Author: Thomas De Quincey Narrator: Geoffrey Giuliano, The Icon Players Publisher: Author's Republic Audio Length: Release Date: January 2019 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781982739478

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“Here was the secret of happiness, about which philosophers disputed for so many ages, at once discovered; happiness might now be bought for a penny, and carried in the waistcoat-pocket; portable ecstasies might be had corked up in a pint-bottle; and peace of mind sent by the mail.” THOMAS DE QUNICEY Confessions of an English Opium-Eater is a graphic, honest, autobiographical account written by Thomas De Quincey, about his laudanum addiction and its profound effect on his life. Confessions was the first major work De Quincey published and the one which won him lasting fame. This intensely riveting audiobook edition Is therefore a must for all those interested in the pharmacological arts, altered states, the pitfalls of addiction and the age old quest for expanded consciousness. JAGANNATHA DASA is the author of thirty two internationally best selling books published by the biggest publishers in the world from 1984 until today. He is also an acclaimed Hollywood film actor, director, designer, and is the voice on over 500 popular audiobooks. Series producer Avalon Giuliano in New York Produced by Alex Franchi in Milan Edited and mixed by Macc Kay in Bangkok Intern Eden Garret Giuliano

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  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " De Quincey makes a pretty big deal out of opium not being as bad as people think and then undermines his stance with some pretty sordid drug tales. Still a pretty interesting piece of autobiography. "

    - Danielroffle, 5/20/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Interesting, and I'm definitely glad I finally read it, but it really wasn't as exciting as I thought it might be. de Quincey manages to make being an opium addict sound quite mundane. "

    - Jane, 4/30/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Getting high long before Irvine Welsh's 'Trainspotting' and Nikki Sixx's 'The Heroin Diaries'. "

    - Brendan, 4/10/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Very interesting guy with a very interesting tale to tell. The life story was a little dull, but the tales of being hooked on opium were fun. "

    - Timothy, 2/26/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Well, I'm reading the ebook, and it's Project Gutenberg, which I don't see in the list for this title, so I'm choosing this one by default; too lazy to "create a new book." "

    - Amy, 1/27/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Like a fruity red wine on a winters evening. One should also be sporting some Lionel Jeffries facial hair when reading. Very poetic, evocative, beautiful. Something compelling about reading a book of this vintage on a mobile phone (via DailyLit). Holmes next, Cumberbatch would approve. "

    - Paul, 11/25/2010
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Read this for a very specialized English class - the literature of addiction. Avoid if at all possible. "

    - Lisa, 6/30/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I really enjoyed this book. It feels honest and I loved the mad digressions! "

    - Ali, 6/28/2010

About the Author

Thomas De Quincey (1785–1859) was born in Manchester, England, the son of a textile merchant. After his father’s early death, he was sent away to school, but he ran away to wander in North Wales and London. He later attended Oxford where he befriended Coleridge and William and Dorothy Wordsworth. The success of his Confessions of an English Opium-Eater launched him in a career as an essayist and critic. De Quincey’s work was widely admired, but he spent much of his life in poverty and debt until the last decade of his life.

About the Narrators

Geoffrey Giuliano is the author of over twenty internationally bestselling biographies, including the London Sunday Times bestseller Blackbird: The Life and Times of Paul McCartney and Dark Horse: The Private Life of George Harrison. In addition, he can be heard on the Westwood One Radio Network and has written and produced over sixty original spoken-word albums and video documentaries on various aspects of popular culture.

Geoffrey Giuliano is the author of over twenty internationally bestselling biographies, including the London Sunday Times bestseller Blackbird: The Life and Times of Paul McCartney and Dark Horse: The Private Life of George Harrison. In addition, he can be heard on the Westwood One Radio Network and has written and produced over sixty original spoken-word albums and video documentaries on various aspects of popular culture.