Kill Your Friends

  • by John Niven
  • Narrated by Tom Riley
  • 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Meet Steven Stelfox.
London, 1997: New Labour is sweeping into power, and Britpop is at its zenith. A&R man Stelfox is slashing and burning his way through the music industry, fuelled by greed and inhuman quantities of cocaine, searching for the next hit record amid a relentless orgy of self-gratification.
But as the hits dry up and the industry begins to change, Stelfox must take the notion of cutthroat business practices to murderous new levels in a desperate attempt to salvage his career.

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Cartoon satire

Hedonistic nutter A&R man sniffs, screws and eventually throws the moral compass out into space, in his rush to survive in the 1990's music business. Apart from Steven Stelfox, the star of this story, characterisation is cartoonishly thin. I think this is done on purpose, so that the reader cares as little for the fate of each character that comes unstuck, as Stelfox does himself.
There is a lot of grim humour here, one or two bits genuinely causing me to laugh out loud, partly in shock at the latest antic. As the book was written 8 years ago and deals with an industry in the last days before the internet revolution, there is a nostalgic feeling that this might be back in the bad old days and it couldn't happen today!
I enjoyed the narration, which caught the air of the privileged exec very well.
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- A. Hancox

It's all TRUE

I've worked in music for 12 years.
This is ALL TRUE. And highly entertaining.
Most of the characters are real and still work in music.

Film bad. Book good.
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- Average

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-11-2015
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks