Beautiful Boy

David Sheff, Author, Anthony Heald, Read by , read by Anthony Heald. Blackstone Audio $29.95 (0p) ISBN 978-1-4332-0468-5

Father and son each tell his side of a crystal meth addiction.

Beautiful Boy David Sheff , read by Anthony Heald. Blackstone Audio , unabridged, nine CDs, 11.5 hrs., $29.95 ISBN 978-1-4332-0468-5

Sheff's memoir offers his side of the story about his son Nic's downfall into drug and alcohol abuse. Anthony Heald opts for a slightly theatrical performance, which distances the listener from what should be an extremely personal and emotional tale. While never over-the-top, Heald's reading is more grounded in the world of fiction than nonfiction. His vocal interpretations of characters are improbable and the dialogue comes off as unrealistic. A touching story gets lost in translation from word to mouth. A Houghton Mifflin hardcover (Reviews, Apr. 30, 2007). (Apr.)

Reviewed on: 05/26/2008
Release date: 02/01/2008
Genre: Audio
Hardcover - 464 pages - 978-1-60285-294-5
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