The Night of the Gun by David Carr audiobook

The Night of the Gun: A Reporter Investigates the Darkest Story of His Life: His Own

By David Carr
Read by Charles Leggett

Simon & Schuster Audio
19.92 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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From David Carr, the “undeniably brilliant and dogged journalist” (Entertainment Weekly) and author of the instant New York Times bestseller that the Chicago Sun-Times called “a compelling tale of drug abuse, despair, and, finally, hope.” Do we remember only the stories we can live with, the ones that make us look good in the rear-view mirror? In The Night of the Gun, David Carr redefines memoir with the revelatory story of his years as an addict and chronicles his journey from crack-house regular to regular columnist for the New York Times. Built on sixty videotaped interviews, legal and medical records, and three years of reporting, The Night of the Gun is a ferocious tale that uses the tools of journalism to fact-check the past. Carr’s investigation of his own history reveals that his odyssey through addiction, recovery, cancer, and life as a single parent was far more harrowing—and, in the end, more miraculous—than he allowed himself to remember. Fierce, gritty, and remarkable, The Night of the Gun is “an odyssey you’ll find hard to forget” (People).

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Summary

Summary

Oprah Pick of the Best Memoirs of a Generation

A Slate Magazine Best Book in Nonfiction of the Last 25 Years

A New York Times bestseller

One of the 2008 New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Nonfiction

From David Carr, the “undeniably brilliant and dogged journalist” (Entertainment Weekly) and author of the instant New York Times bestseller that the Chicago Sun-Times called “a compelling tale of drug abuse, despair, and, finally, hope.”

Do we remember only the stories we can live with, the ones that make us look good in the rear-view mirror? In The Night of the Gun, David Carr redefines memoir with the revelatory story of his years as an addict and chronicles his journey from crack-house regular to regular columnist for the New York Times. Built on sixty videotaped interviews, legal and medical records, and three years of reporting, The Night of the Gun is a ferocious tale that uses the tools of journalism to fact-check the past. Carr’s investigation of his own history reveals that his odyssey through addiction, recovery, cancer, and life as a single parent was far more harrowing—and, in the end, more miraculous—than he allowed himself to remember.

Fierce, gritty, and remarkable, The Night of the Gun is “an odyssey you’ll find hard to forget” (People).

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[A] beautiful, horrifying memoir. David Carr has summoned everything that matters about the loaded gun of substance abuse.” Stephen King, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“[A] remarkable narrative of redemption.” Wall Street Journal 
“[A] fierce, self-lacerating tale…writing full of that special journalistic energy that is driven by a combination of reporting and intelligence.”  New York Times 
“Narrator Charles Leggett delivers a shimmering performance. His unabashed tone is revealing to no end, almost as if he is being interrogated and has nothing left to lose. The shock value of Carr’s story is all the more effective because of Leggett’s believable performance.” AudioFile
“After years of abuse, the memoir has found its white knight, galloping in to show how a personal story can be engrossing, shocking and true.”  New York Review of Books
“Carr’s live-wire combination of autobiography and journalism explores not only the secrets of his own life but also the ways in which the stories we all tell ourselves evolve into the versions we can live with. The Night of the Gun makes plain how hard, and how necessary, it is to face the past with diligence and humility.” Slate magazine

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Author

Author Bio: David Carr

Author Bio: David Carr

David Carr (1956–2015) was one of the most prolific and celebrated journalists of our time. He edited and wrote for a wide variety of publications, including the Twin City Reader in Minneapolis, the Washington City Paper, Inside.com, New York Magazine, the Atlantic, and the New York Times, where he created “The Carpetbagger” and the “Media Equation” columns. His memoir, The Night of the Gun, in which he chronicled his battles with substance addictions and his ultimate recovery, was a New York Times bestseller.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 19.92
Audience: Adult
Language: English