Extended Audio Sample

Download Mi hijo precioso (Beautiful Boy): El viaje de un padre a traves de la adiccion de su hijo Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Mi hijo precioso (Beautiful Boy): El viaje de un padre a traves de la adiccion de su hijo (Unabridged) Audiobook, by David Sheff
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (20,499 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Sheff Narrator: Francisco Rivela Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2009 ISBN:
Coming Soon! We're adding audiobooks daily and hope to make this one available for download very soon. Submit your vote below to let us know you really crave this title!
Vote this up! This audiobook has 0 votes

Este es un libro brillante, conmovedor, desgarrador y fascinante. La historia de Sheff es sincera, porque dice la verdad que a muchos se nos hace difícil reconocer en nuestros hijos y que a veces está latente y nos hacemos los ciegos para no verla.

David Sheff nos presenta la adicción y sus confusiones de una manera clara y aleccionadora, poniendo como ejemplo su propia experiencia y la de su familia. A la vez es una bella historia del amor mas desinteresado y de los sacrificios que como padres somos capaces de hacer.

Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. Download and start listening now!

BK_RBAL_000139

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 2/19/2014

    " I wanted to punch Nic throughout the entire book, but otherwise I actually liked this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 PM | 2/8/2014

    " It's hard to knock this book because Sheff has obviously suffered over his son's drug addiction, and in the process, poured his heart onto the page. Still, it came across as juvenile when Sheff would insert a comment about different rock songs he was listening to or when he quoted Springsteen, etc. On the whole though, I commend Sheff for getting the words down for what must have been a difficult book to write. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nathan Eckman | 1/27/2014

    " Amazing story. Mediocre writing. Subtitle says it all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bea | 1/19/2014

    " Good book learned a couple of things about meth. I read Tweak after which I feel I should've read first. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tonya | 1/19/2014

    " This book was very interesting. It made me almost sick to listen to at first - hearing about how an innocent child becomes a meth addict. It made me too worried about my own kids. It was good to re-acquaint myself with addiction concepts, though. I especially liked his summaries in the epilogue. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie Stone | 1/16/2014

    " A book choice for a book club I'm in. It wasn't something I would have chose, but I'm glad I read it. It lent itself for a great discussion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 1/15/2014

    " An amazing account of an entire families struggle with a drug addicted child. Heart breaking but full of hope, Sheff describes in detail the pain his family has endured. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sally | 1/11/2014

    " This book was a heart-wrenching story of how the author, David Sheff, struggled through his son's addiciton to drugs, primarily crystal meth. The story starts out following Nic from his birth, his parents divorce, how Sheff remarried and had two children with his second wife, Karen. It shows how Nic started out smoking a little pot and drinking alcohol in highschool, but nothing concerning. It was not until after he went away to college, at Berkely, that he strats to use meth. Then he begins to get into trouble by getting arrested, going into debt, and dropping out of school. Then the story turns into a long road of rehab, recovery, relapse, more rehab, college, relapse, trouble, near death experiences, and the cycle continues. It seems that the story would become boring because of a plot that seems to repeat itself, but it doesn't. Sheff creates a personal connection with the reader at the beginning, by describing the sweet, funny, innocent boy that grew up to become a monster. Because the reader begins to feel like he "knows" Nic, we will begin to root for him and everytime the story takes a downward turn I would almost pray to myself, hoping that he wasn't dead. The only thing I didn't like was the ending, because the ending wasn't happy. It ends with Nic in his fourth rehab, I think, and Sheff is praying that this one will work. The epilogue doesn't offer much more, just that Nic is currently clean, but Sheff is hopeful for the future. One of my favorite parts of the book was the repetetion of "fortunately". In the beginning, Sheff describes a game that Nic and Nancy would play, sayinf "fortunately this happened, but unfortunatley this happened." Sheff creates his own version of the game that he uses for himself, "Fortunately there is a beautiful boy. Unfortunately he has a terrible disease. Fortunately there is love and joy. Unfortuantely there is pain and misery. Fortunately the story is not over." (290). His repetition of the fortunately game to describe different scenes in the book really describes Sheff's feeling and puts emotion into the novel. Overall, this is an excellent, but sad, book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betty Jo Pritchett | 1/10/2014

    " This book chronicles the life of a father as he deals with his son's drug addiction. As someone with personal experience in loving an addict, this book really spoke to me. Instead of a book that paints a rosy picture of victory over addiction, this book tells the reality. That sometimes things don't work out. That addiction is strong, sometimes stronger then we are. I loved the author's candor. I loved that he gave voice to his emotions, his doubts, his fears, his pain. Being a parent of an addict has to be one of the hardest things ever and I'm glad the author had the courage to tell us that story. Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction David Sheff "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martha | 1/6/2014

    " Stacey gave it to me to read. Very sad true story of addiction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 1/3/2014

    " Excruciating for any parent to read. Takes the scrim of glamour people often use to make drug use look okay and pulls it away to show the costs to individuals. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carmen | 11/20/2013

    " Wow! Highly recommended!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanne | 11/17/2013

    " I read David Sheff's son's book "We All Fall Down" and wanted to hear the point of view of the parent. I really felt that I was getting both sides of the equation. David writes in such a way that you almost feel his pain. A good book but a tough one to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Penelope | 5/28/2013

    " This book was thorough on the matter of meth addiction. Sheff included his research and demonstrates the lengths at which a parent will go for a child. I put it down a changed person. I appreciate my broader understanding of co-dependent behavior and recognize the love. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristy | 4/27/2013

    " A father's story of his son's addiction and how the whole family goes thru the struggles of this horrible disease. Wonderful , well written book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 3/7/2013

    " Extremely well written and informative. Deserves more than 5 stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacki Gass | 1/21/2013

    " Heartbreaking and inspiring! As a parent, I just can't imagine going through the pain of seeing your child killing himself right in front of you! Excellent book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danielle | 11/7/2012

    " It was boring at times. A lot of doctor speak and citations from doctors and therapists and people of higher professions. I was wanting to read more of the story of the family and how the family handled the addiction. I got that, but a long with a lot of outside information. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie | 9/15/2012

    " Such a real, hard look at how addiction affect families. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jean Piscopo | 8/5/2012

    " A must read for all parents. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen Doherty | 4/26/2012

    " I hope Nick stays sober. It is always hard when a loved one is an addicted...We worried about them everyday and we want them to get better but only they can do it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erica Granlund | 2/24/2012

    " It was wonderful, and heart wrenching. You never imagine that you could lose you children that way. I couldn't put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alice | 11/8/2011

    " This is one of those books that I found myself thinking about even when I wasn't reading it. It is completely heartwrenching, especially if you have ever cared for someone who has suffered with addiction. It does carry a hopeful tone as well. *Disclaimer--this book does have some language in it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 9/19/2011

    " An amazing book. Sheff's story has left a lasting and deep impression on me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackie | 9/14/2011

    " Mostly found the subject very interesting, didn't totally agree with the authors points all the time, but the book opened up an entirely foreign world to me. Mostly rated it a 4 b/c I found the subject matter fascinating. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emma | 5/16/2011

    " Much better written than his son's book, "Tweak". Very interesting if you're into the whole drug and recovery and relapse thing! I have such an odd assortment of books that I read, a lot of non-fiction for me plus kids books for my job. Makes for strange bedfellows! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pat | 5/16/2011

    " Amazing yet incredibly sad, as is any addiction stories. How do families survive this torture??
    p.s. Agree or disagree with Sheff's actions etc. I just find it hard to judge someone who is in that situation...really "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 MaryJohanna | 5/13/2011

    " Though I found the narration annoying and the story a bit thinly revealed, I found myself pulling for Nic's recovery and the sections on the science of Meth addiction particularly interesting. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ashley | 5/11/2011

    " I don't like to abandon books, but I could not get into this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 5/10/2011

    " It is very hard to read this memoir without coming away from it untouched. There is much of suffering in it--from what it feels like to be a helpless parent. A very touching book loaded with lots of cold, harsh reality. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katrina | 4/26/2011

    " Teenagers sshould read tweak, and the parents need to read Beautiful Boy. Frightening and sad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 4/19/2011

    " An honest and heartbreaking account of a father dealing with his son's drug and alcohol addiction. Very helpful for family members or friends struggling to understand and cope with a loved one's addiction. A powerful and emotional book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 4/17/2011

    " Having a teenage son made this one so hard to read but it was a must!! I was inspired by this dad and all that he tried to do for his son.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Saira | 4/17/2011

    " An honest, though slightly self-important account of the rollercoaster of caring about an addict. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 4/11/2011

    " Absolutely fabulous, every last page of it. A must read. "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
About the Author
David Sheff is the author of several books, including the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Beautiful Boy, an account of his struggle to save his son Nic from addiction. Sheff’s writing has appeared in the New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, Wired, Playboy, Fortune, Rolling Stone, Outside, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, and elsewhere. His ongoing research and reporting on the science of addiction earned him a place on Time magazine’s list of the world’s most influential people. Sheff and his family live in Inverness, California.
About the Narrator

Francisco Rivela is an actor, director, and announcer. His stage credits include many productions at the Spanish Repertory Theatre and other Hispanic theatres. Television appearances include The Cosby Show and several daytime dramas. Mr. Rivela presents his own dramatic projects in SOHO, and he has recorded many books for the American Foundation for the Blind and Recorded Books.

Francisco Rivela es actor, director y locutor. Sus créditos teatrales incluyen muchas producciones en el Repertorio Español y otros teatros hispanos. Apariciones en televisión incluyen The Cosby Show y varios dramas diurnos. Sr. Rivela presenta sus propios proyectos dramáticos en SOHO, y ha grabado muchos libros para la American Foundation for the Blind y Recorded Books.