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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (21,495 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Frey Narrator: Andy Paris Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2005 ISBN: 9781436112024
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From the author of the now-controversial A Million Little Pieces comes the story <#150> part fiction, part nonfiction, according to Frey <#150> of his friendship with an unorthodox father figure. He purportedly met this high-living, recovering cok Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “At its core, this is an examination of a friendship. Frey's extraordinary relationship with Leonard is alive, a flesh-and-blood bond forged in the agony of rehab and sustained through honesty and trust.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Another powerful read from a talented, dynamic author.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Frey describes how he put feelings back into his life, and the effect is vivid, splashy, mesmerizing.”              

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution

  • “As smart as it is heartfelt, this tribute to friendship is a far sunnier book than Frey's debut.”

    Newsweek

  • “Andy Paris offers a compelling reading. Paris steps into Frey's shoes and relates the most intimate details of his life with seeming ease, and there is an underlying emotionality in his voice that makes it sound as if Frey were relating the story himself.”

    AudioFile

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clare | 2/18/2014

    " I'm not sure it lived up to A Million Little Pieces but it was so nice to find it and realise I could keep reading the story. Still great. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hillary | 2/12/2014

    " I found it extremely predictable and boring. After A Million Little Pieces, it was a disappointment. "

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

    " After reading James Frey's first book, A Million Little Pieces, I became fascinated with the friendship that James formed with Leonard. My Friend Leonard gives the reader an in-depth look at their friendship and will cause the reader to laugh and smile. The end of the book is certainly a tear-jerker. I cried for the last ten pages or so. This was an excellent book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sheri | 2/10/2014

    " another good book but also led to believe was true so didn't like it as much "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janice | 2/6/2014

    " Loved this just as much as A Million Little pieces. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lenlyn01 | 2/4/2014

    " I remeber reading this book and kept wanting more. It is not a romance book by far which it took me way out of my elements cause that is what I'm partial too. I'm glad I gave it a chance though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah Fuller | 1/30/2014

    " This book was just as intense of a read as A Million Little Pieces. Frey has a way of writing very matter of factly and in a voice that I occasionally wish was my own inner voice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hayley | 1/22/2014

    " Loved this book - a lovely sequel to AMLP. Frey's style is so unique and captivating, and his story is heart-wrenching. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine Labelle | 1/20/2014

    " Although the books (+MLP) drove me insane, I loved Leonard. I believe I bawled during this book. So sad. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jettica | 1/20/2014

    " What a bloody fantastic book. So easy to connect with James despite the fact that I've been through exactly zero of his life experiences. It made me laugh and cry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley | 1/18/2014

    " More emotional than A Million Little Pieces, very heart pumping, I cried and felt like I was living it as he was. Hit hard in the beginning and then got hopeful and inspiring...then the end got to be hard again. Real lifestruggles ! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meghan | 1/13/2014

    " This book was so great. I lwughted out loud, literally at work... I cried... It did it all for me "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Antonietta M | 1/9/2014

    " Once you get past the awful grammer, it's a great book. James Frey can put you in the panic of a painful moment as if it's happening first person. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emma | 1/9/2014

    " sad....but well written and couldn't put it down. easy to read, was hoping for a happier ending but it made it more real that it didn't have that. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rena Jarvis | 1/5/2014

    " Language in this book was horrible. The majority of the words were either f--- or GD. I realize what kind of book it was but it really wore me out to read it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kit Leininger | 12/30/2013

    " Not nearly as good as the first. I was mid-read when Frey was outed, so that kind of spoiled my enjoyment of the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amber E | 12/24/2013

    " This book was amazing and very interesting to read. It was about a man who was an alcoholic and tries to get himself together. All through the book he was going through many struggles but manage to pull through. It is many series but this is one of the best. I recommend everyone to check it out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexandra Nävermyr | 12/11/2013

    " James Frey is one talented writer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nathalie Renteria | 12/11/2013

    " probably the best book I have read so far.The end had a good twist to it. "

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

    " This was a great story, but could have been greater if told in half the pages. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alan Schmitz | 7/28/2013

    " The only way to follow up to a powerful story like like "a million little pieces." These are the only two books I have ever read that have made me cry. The emotion he has toward the ones he loves is moving and beautiful and sad and inspiring. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Catherine | 5/15/2013

    " Not nearly as good as A Million Little Pieces. The ending was totally trite and kinda puke worthy. Well written but the absence of commas began to drive me batty very, very quickly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keith | 3/2/2013

    " A little slow in the beginning but sets up nicely for the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenni | 8/23/2012

    " The sequel to A Million Little Pieces, I found this one equally if not more entertaining and definately more positive and uplifting in nature. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 5/20/2012

    " A must read! Leonards story is amazing. Be ready to shed tears while you examine how one man can love another has his own son. Amazing novel! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassie | 4/7/2012

    " This is the sequel to Million Little Pieces. Give a look inside his life after rehab. Its great! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura Duggan | 2/5/2012

    " A great sequel to A Million Little Pieces that answers the questions about what happened next. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mike | 12/28/2011

    " Didn't make it through this one all the way. It just didn't keep my interest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Perrin | 11/6/2011

    " Almosta s interesting as the first (A Million Little Pieces) I like his writing...you really get in to his crazy head. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Tiller Winter | 7/2/2011

    " very good. kind of depressing, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Concon | 6/23/2011

    " I think I like this even more than A Million Little Pieces. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie Rhines | 6/6/2011

    " What a great author. Loved this book. Worth reading! "

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

    " Loved to see what happened next "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adrienne | 5/15/2011

    " Not as good as the first, but lets you see the long-term picture of addiction recovery after the rehab experience. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 4/30/2011

    " My #1 favorite book of all time. You have to read A Million Little Pieces before it to get the full effect, but wow. This book will never get old for me. I bawled like a baby at the ending. MUST READ. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kim | 4/15/2011

    " I didn't read the first book (A million little pieces) so not sure why I read the 2nd. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanie | 3/31/2011

    " Continuing his (fictional?) autobioigraphy in LA "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Concon | 3/26/2011

    " I think I like this even more than A Million Little Pieces. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 andy | 3/23/2011

    " it was frigging brilliant. one of the best books i've ever read. it is a tale of two friends. incredibly moving. the first time i've cried about the beauty and brilliance of something in a book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dominique | 3/23/2011

    " AMAZING! tear wrenching at the end, and of course i was reading it in the middle of spanish class, literally bawling my eyes out. I really thought that a Million Little Pieces was great but this even topped it more, ughghhghghghghhg just soooooo good:) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Molly | 3/22/2011

    " not as angry as the first book 'million little pieces'... not as many f-words...

    more tender, more relationships and more feelings expressed in this one as well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bobbi | 3/15/2011

    " Given the author's reputation, I have doubts about the authenticity of this memoir. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 MIchael | 3/14/2011

    " Probably one of the best books I have read this year. James Frey continues to write compelling and emotion provoking books that leave you with a dropped jaw. I actually cried at the end of this book. A must read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shoug | 2/26/2011

    " Not as good as million little pieces. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amber | 2/25/2011

    " This is the sequel to A Million Little Pieces. I actually liked this book more than it's predecessor. Well written, and worth the read despite that most of it isn't true like once proclaimed. "

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About the Author
Author James Frey

James Frey is the author of A Million Little Pieces and the #1 New York Times bestseller My Friend Leonard. Originally from Cleveland, he was educated at Denison University and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

About the Narrator

Andy Paris is an actor and writer. A member of the Tectonic Theater Project, he and others wrote The Laramie Project, which was nominated for an Emmy in 2002, and in which he played Stephen Belber. He has also appeared in Law & Order. Paris is the winner of two AudioFile Earphones Awards.