A Million Little Pieces

  • by James Frey
  • Narrated by Tim Flavin
  • 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An intense, instantly engaging, hard-hitting, yet beautifully written memoir of a life beyond the brink that touches every nerve.
James Frey wakes up on a plane, with no memory of the preceding two weeks. His face is cut and his body is covered with bruises. He has no wallet and no idea of his destination. He has abused alcohol and every drug he can lay his hands on for a decade - and he is aged only 23.
What happens next is one of the most powerful and extreme stories ever told. His family takes him to a rehabilitation centre. And James Frey starts his perilous journey back to the world of the drug and alcohol-free living. His lack of self-pity is unflinching and searing.
A Million Little Pieces is a dazzling account of a life destroyed and a life reconstructed. It is also the introduction of a bold and talented literary voice.


What the Critics Say

"Excellent...Frey's storytelling feels compulsive, involuntary...poignant and tragic. The forthcoming film will almost certainly be a cult hit.... The good thing about Frey is that he writes as if he needs to; I hope his new compulsion thrives." (William Leith)
"James Frey's utterly mesmerising account...[is] easily the most remarkable non-fiction book about drugs and drug taking since Hunter S Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.... As a memoir, it is almost mythic. You can imagine it made epic by Martin Scorsese, the auteur of wayward American maleness in all its extremity.... Utterly compulsive." (Observer)
"Clear sighted and intellectually honest." (Literary Review)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Good reading

Well read. Well written. Had no idea what I was about to experience. I was drawn in by the story, the writing and the reading. Good achievement to have all three. Recommend if this subject is of interest
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- RabbitLemon

So much repetition, narrator exaggerates too much.

Didn't finish it, repetitive and totally over exaggerated almost sarcastic(!) performance from the narrator. Couldn't reccomend.
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- JM

Book Details

  • Release Date: 30-04-2013
  • Publisher: John Murray (Publishers)