• by Mark Johnson
  • Narrated by Steven Mackintosh
  • 3 hrs and 11 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Mark Johnson's father had LOVE tattooed across his left hand, but that didn't stop the beatings. The Johnson children would turn up to school with broken fingers and chipped teeth, but no one ever thought of investigating their home life. Mark just slipped through the cracks, and kept on falling. For years.Constantly in trouble at school, he began stealing at the age of seven, was drinking by the age of eight, and took his first hit of heroin at age 11. Art college beckoned the sensitive and intelligent boy, but he ended up in Portland prison instead. With searing honesty, Wasted documents Mark's descent into the very depths of addiction and criminality. Homeless and hooked on heroin and crack, no one, least of all Mark, believed he would survive. And yet he somehow found the strength to pull through, and now runs his own thriving tree-surgery business, employing and helping other recovering addicts.Both shocking and inspirational, this is a heartbreaking and compelling account of one man's struggle to save himself, and help save others in the process.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Kind of Boring

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I did not really like listening to this book. I did not like the narrators voice.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I don't remember the ending

What three words best describe Steven Mackintosh’s voice?

Boring, Slow and Annoying

Do you think Wasted needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No i do not because I did not like this one

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- Mary


Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes although a short book it is well written and well read

What other book might you compare Wasted to and why?

Come back to me by Claire Fontaine and MiaFontaine same story line

Which scene was your favorite?

Enjoyed the whole book

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

You can do it!

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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-14-2007
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK