The Bitter Taste of Dying

  • by Jason Smith
  • Narrated by Paul Costanzo
  • 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In his first book, author Jason Smith explores the depravity and desperation required to maintain an opiate addiction so fierce, he finds himself jumping continents to avoid jail time and learns the hard way that some demons cannot be outrun. While teaching in Europe, he meets a prostitute who secures drugs for him at the dangerous price of helping out the Russian Mafia; in China he gets his Percocet and Xanax fixes but terrifies a crowd of children and parents at his job in the process; and in Mexico Smith thought a Tijuana jail cell would be the perfect place to kick his Fentanyl habit but soon realizes that the power of addiction is stronger than his desire to escape it.
The Bitter Taste of Dying paints a portrait of the modern-day drug addict with clarity and refreshing honesty. With a gritty mixture of self-deprecation and lighthearted confessional, Smith's memoir deftly describes the journey into the harrowing depths of addiction and demonstrates the experience of finally being released from it.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Another addiction story..

Addiction is horrible. His story is proof that drugs are the devil. As a non-addict, it is so difficult to get inside the mind of an addict, but his story really comes close to illustrating the grip that addiction has on those most vulnerable.
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- Kindle Customer

Not really that good.

The narration was a bit difficult to handle. He would whistle with certain words and it was annoying and just found the story a little bit boring. Wanted to love it but no.
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- Alexander Fossella

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-18-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios