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Darkness to Light

A Memoir
Narrated by: Chris Palmer
Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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Fame. Sex. Pain. Drugs. Death. Booze. Money. Addiction. Redemption. Dizzying heights. Rock-bottom depths. Desperation and elation - sometimes in the same hour. Not to mention power . . . and the struggle for it.

The world knows Lamar Odom as a two-time NBA world champion who rocketed to uncharted heights of fame thanks to being a member of both the storied Los Angeles Lakers and the ubiquitous Kardashian empire.

But who is Lamar, really?

Fans have long praised his accessibility and genuine everyman quality - he is a blinding talent who has suffered a series of heartaches, setback, and loss. But until now, his most candid moments have remained behind closed doors . . . sometimes face-down on the floor.

In Darkness to Light, Lamar gives listeners an intimate look into his life like never before. His exclusive and revealing memoir recounts the highs and lows of fame and his struggle with his demons along the way to self-discovery and redemption. From the pain of his unraveled marriage to Khloé Kardashian to the harmful vices he used to cope - and the near-death experience that made him rethink everything about his life - this is Lamar as you have never before seen him.

Lamar brings basketball fans directly into the action of a game during the Lakers championship years. He shares his personal account of the lifelong passion that started as one shining light in a childhood marked by loss and led to his international fame as one of the most extraordinary athletes of all time. In this profoundly honest book, Lamar invites you to walk with him through the good times and bad, while looking ahead to a brighter future.

©2019 Nunnbetter Productions. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. Published by arrangement with BenBella Books.

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  • Tdub
  • 2019-07-14

Horrible choice of the narrator

Book was extremely long and drawn out. The narrator was just flat out boring! I had to struggle to listen to the entire book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-06-30

Wow

The book itself was very insightful. I liked how descriptive he was in telling various memories of his life. The only negative is the narrator. He was a bit monotone. I always like the the author to read it themselves but at least someone who reads with expression. I was able to overlook the voice and enjoy the book nonetheless.

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  • Consummate Consumer
  • 2019-06-28

I was disappointed when it ended!

This story was incredible it would’ve been 100% had Lamar Odom narrated it his self. But all in all his story is amazing

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  • eleisha
  • 2019-06-30

I wasn't blown away.

It was just ok. No real new revelations outside of what was already known and what the media had disclosed. To be honest... He just elaborated on what was public knowledge. Lamar left a lot out.

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  • Terrell W. Heard
  • 2019-06-28

It was ok

The narrator was boring. Need less details from childhood and more from when he was in the hospital to present. Seems like it was missing something.

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  • C. Brown
  • The Bay Area
  • 2019-08-04

Geez what a terrible book!

I always thought Lamar Odom was a nice guy who fell on hard times based on the tiny bit I knew about him from tv / the media. This book pulled back the curtain and I was less than impressed by what I learned about him. He was terribly unlikeable, and is a product of his repeated horrible and selfish decisions. That coupled with an extremely boring narrator makes for a terrible book. I want my wasted hours back. Eek!

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  • Jess
  • 2019-07-19

so far

I am half way in and I'm struggling to finish the book . I am pushing my self through hoping the book will get better . As of right now not my kind of book and not what I thought it would be about .

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  • PINK
  • 2019-06-28

A memoir that will not disappoint !

Loved this memoir & wish Lamar nothing but the best in all his future endeavors. Best wishes to all. Stay strong, keep your head up & remain positive. Watched you for years & always could tell you were the kind man your mom wanted you to be. I'm sure she's really proud of you right now. From a friend you never met 😊🙏

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  • Ira Jarmon
  • Auburn Wa
  • 2019-08-16

Great Iisten

You can't judge someone until you've walked a mile in their shoes. this story is amazing! very inspiring also.

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  • Rosa Lydick
  • 2019-08-06

Dirty Mark Qubin how dare you!!!

Touching! Sad to learn Mark Qubin is such an evil asshole, love watching Shark Tank but will not watch if he's on it.