Leaving Las Vegas

Genre: Fiction

Leaving Las Vegas

Performed by:
L.J. Ganser

Leaving Las Vegas, the first novel by John O'Brien, is a disturbing and emotionally wrenching story of a woman who embraces life and a man who rejects it, a powerful tale of hard luck and hard drinking and a relationship of tenderness and destruction. An avowed alcoholic, Ben drinks away his family, friends, and, finally, his job. With deliberate resolve, he burns the remnants of his life and heads for Las Vegas to end it all in the last great binge of his hopeless life. On the Strip, he picks up Sera, a prostitute, in what might have become another excess in his self-destructive jag. Instead, their chance meeting becomes a respite on the road to oblivion as they form a bond that is as mysterious as it is immutable. Leaving Las Vegas tells a powerful story of unconditional love between two disenfranchised souls who connect for a fleeting moment.

Unabridged recording:
Run time: 7 hours
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Author
John O'Brien
Narrator
L.J. Ganser

Biography:
An actor since 1989, L.J. Ganser has performed on film, TV, radio, and the stage. His first audiobook narration was “Jurassic Park,” which he narrated in 1991. Since then, he has recorded over 300 titles for numerous publishing companies and won multiple industry awards including two Audies, one Alexander Scourby Award from the American Foundation for the Blind, and multiple Earphones Awards from Audiofile magazine for narration excellence. L.J. lives in New York City with his family.

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