Dope Sick

  • by Walter Dean Myers
  • Narrated by J. D. Jackson
  • 3 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Best-selling author Walter Dean Myers has received two Newbery Honors and was the first ever recipient of the Michael L. Printz Award. At a young age, Lil J. Skin started stealing pain pills from his mom whenever he started to feel stressed - but now he's graduated to the big leagues. After Lil J. partners with a pusher named Rico on a sweet deal, events take a shocking turn when the buyer - an undercover police officer - is shot and Lil J. winds up wounded and hiding in a crack house.


What the Critics Say

"A didn't-see-that-coming ending wraps up the story on a note of well-earned hope and will leave readers with plenty to think about." (Publishers Weekly)
"Myers' narrative strategy is so inherently dramatic that it captures his readers' attentions and imaginations, inviting not only empathy but also thoughtful discussion." (Booklist)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Cool story bro

I really enjoyed this story! As someone who never thought they could get into audio books I can say that JD Jackson's narration was captivating! The way he can the I his voice to be any character from the mother to Lil J to the news broadcaster or Kelly is impressive. It was told in a simple way that made you feel immediate sympathy for all characters involved.They have free will so yes they can do what they want but some things are beyond their control.Bottom line you can really sink your teeth into this one
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- Edward


I love it it was very interesting it was like I knew what was going to happen but couldn't really put my mind on it!! overall the performance was great so as the story
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- nadajah

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-20-2009
  • Publisher: Recorded Books