• The Basketball Diaries

  • By: Jim Carroll
  • Narrated by: Jim Carroll
  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-15-99
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.2 (84 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In his teens, Jim Carroll roamed the streets of New York, shooting baskets with some of New York's best "playground" stars, and shooting heroin with some of the city's most memorable street characters. The Basketball Diaries is his chronicle of those years. Written while in his teens, it is a literary tour-de-force and a stunning portrait of contemporary urban street life. The characters and incidents are moving and funny and sad, but always very real.
©1963 -1978 by Jim Carroll (P)1994 by Audio Literature
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Critic Reviews

"At thirteen, Jim Carroll writes better prose than 89 percent of the novelists working today." (Jack Kerouac)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Dave W. Simms on 11-18-17

Relevancy and How!

A new way to read Basketball Diaries. Life lived with the author narrative emotional story.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jonathon Horel on 09-02-17

I only wish there was more.

Jim Carroll has a unique voice filled with unexpected musicality and dissonance, perfectly suited to his writing. I have read the Basketball Diaries before, as well as his poetry and other writings. Hearing it in his own voice is always an unexpected treat. I only wish more of his work and readings could be found on Audible, or even this book in an unabridged form.

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