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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (817 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Walter Dean Myers Narrator: J. D. Jackson Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2009 ISBN:
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Best-selling author Walter Dean Myers has received two Newbery Honors and was the first ever recipient of the Michael L. Printz Award.

At a young age, Lil J. Skin started stealing pain pills from his mom whenever he started to feel stressed - but now he's graduated to the big leagues. After Lil J. partners with a pusher named Rico on a sweet deal, events take a shocking turn when the buyer - an undercover police officer - is shot and Lil J. winds up wounded and hiding in a crack house. Download and start listening now!

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Theresa | 2/19/2014

    " The mysticism is weird, the ending doesn't make sense, the overall feel is too preachy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andi | 2/16/2014

    " A story of an inner city youth who's taken the wrong path. As usual, Myer adds a nice twist to make this one somewhat magical and exceedingly dramatic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Giovanni | 2/12/2014

    " theirs always one thing we wish we can change in our past. and we hope for a secound chance. in the book dope sicks talks about just that. about a young boy's redemption for the wrong that he did . how a drug deal went wrong and how he's on the run from the cops and can face alot of jail tiime. it talks about one teens harsh life and the every day struggle in city lifes. this book would be great if you feel you have no chose. it can show you opptions that one can make about their own life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexis | 2/10/2014

    " The book iread was Dope Sick and it was written by Walter Dean Myers. It was published by New York Times. My opinion of this book is that it's interesting because it really gets your attention it was a fiction book so the setting was in New York. The main characters of the story were Lil J and Kelly. The story began with lil j running from police officers. The conflct was that rico shot a cop and blamed it on lil j. I did'nt like how the conflict was resolved because it confuses you for a bit. My favorite part of the story was when he's running and gets shot then hides in the building kelly's in. A powerful quote was "If you could do it all over again and change something what would it be?". It was important because kelly made lil j's wish come true. I think the theme that the author is trying to get across to his readers is don't do something you'll regret because the story talks a lot about what happened and how would you change your mistakes in your past. The book reminds me of a movie by the name of get rich or die tryin' it is because 50 cent and lil j both have bad lifes they almost died but they later change to become a better man in life. I would recommend this book to anyone it really makes you think of alot it also has a lot of action you will die to find out what happens on the next page. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kebrina Leclair | 2/7/2014

    " This book is very hard to get into but i didnt really care for it because it was very unrealistic because you would never get another chance like he does in the book. I am more into mystery an murder books so this wasnt really my cup of tea "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Timikalin | 2/5/2014

    " i didnt really like this book it skiped abound in a unnatural way.. i guess i just couldnt get into it.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gayle | 1/17/2014

    " I had to read this so I can do a discussion group with some high-schoolers. Usually I like Walter Dean Myers work, but I didn't like this one. For some reason it just seemed to go on and on and take too long to get to the point, and it's a SHORT BOOK. I could have read it in a matter of hours and it took me a couple of weeks. I just couldn't hang in there. Part of the problem was that there were only 2 characters and there was nothing to make you like them. You could understand them and where they were coming from, but there wasn't that sense of involvement that makes you really into a character in a good book. It wasn't exactly preachy, but I definitely felt that the characters were there to influence your thinking in a certain way. Maybe I would have seen it differently if I was involved in that kind of lifestyle, but being so far from that in my own life it just seemed like preaching to the choir. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex Riker | 1/9/2014

    " This book is an amazing book, but I think some people that like live in towns and out in the country wont quite understand some of the street talk in it. I also think that it's more for mature people, and people who like mystery action sort of thing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emily | 10/5/2013

    " If you can relate to this book then maybe its the book for you. ''Dope Sick'' by Walter Dean Myers was a very slow book about a young black male living in the hood. When a drug bust goes sour he finds himself in an abandon building injured and dope sick. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alexa | 6/17/2013

    " A bit of magical realism set in Harlem. I didn't love it, and I certainly didn't love the ending, but it raises some good points for teens. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jahquan | 3/19/2013

    " I like this book because it is about this teen caught up in some stuff and hides from the cop "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thorn MotherIssues | 11/9/2012

    " Teen reading challenge. I think there should be US magical realism, but I'm not sure this is it. That said, I'm probably the opposite of the target audience so I'll just say I liked it fine and be done with it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mario | 10/23/2012

    " as i read this book i thought it wasn't going be as interesting as i thought it would be,but as i read dope sick i found it interesting because of the way the caracter react to his own problems.another thing that i like about the book is the connection,it has many connection with our society today. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jordan Seymour | 5/20/2012

    " This book encourages me not to be involved in the stuff he was when he was young. Also i liked hearing about his life problems. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly Ghartey | 1/3/2012

    " This book is really good. Its deep to. It really goes in to detail. Its about this guy who does something bad, or actually his whole life he has been bad. So then is there a way to change anything. So then when he gets the chance to change his life, how does he do it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terry | 12/9/2011

    " I listened to this on CD. The narrator was good. The story was enjoyable also. This is typical Myers, although with a supernatural twist. Good for guys in junior high and up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonathan | 10/28/2011

    " dope sick by walter dean was more then a book to me it had many memorable experiences for me like you cant change your past but the future is what change is all about "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jeffrey | 4/10/2011

    " I thought it might be going somewhere, but the ending just made me say, "typical" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ariana | 3/22/2011

    " I like this book because it shows you what can happen when u take dope. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ken | 3/17/2011

    " The touch of magical realism made this book a cut above typical adolescent lit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 3/5/2011

    " Interesting book, but I wasn't crazy about the magical realism aspect.... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kebrina | 2/14/2011

    " This book is very hard to get into but i didnt really care for it because it was very unrealistic because you would never get another chance like he does in the book. I am more into mystery an murder books so this wasnt really my cup of tea "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Justin | 2/10/2011

    " It was an okay read, pretty quick, the story was interesting. If you know anything about this book you've probably heard the ending is a little ambiguous, which I didn't have a problem with. I just didn't like the way things played out at the end. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Timikalin | 2/10/2011

    " i didnt really like this book it skiped abound in a unnatural way.. i guess i just couldnt get into it.. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cindy | 2/8/2011

    " Could not get into this one. Maybe someone else will like it better than I did. "

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About the Author
Author Walter Dean Myers

Walter Dean Myers (1937–2014) was the acclaimed author of over fifty books, primarily for young adults. His notable works include Fallen Angels, Monster, Crystal, and Scorpions. He won numerous awards for his works, including five Coretta Scott King Awards for African American authors. He also won the first Michael L. Printz Award for his book Monster. In January of 2012 he became the Library of Congress’ National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.

About the Narrator

J. D. Jackson is a theater professor, aspiring stage director, and award-winning audiobook narrator. He is a classically trained actor, and his television and film credits include roles on House, ER, Law & Order, Hack, Sherrybaby, Diary of a City Priest, and Lucky Number Slevin. The recipient of several audiobook awards for narration and an Odyssey Honor for G. Neri’s Ghetto Cowboy, he was also named one of AudioFile magazine’s Best Voices of the Year for 2012 and 2013.