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  • The Last Days of August

  • By: Jon Ronson
  • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142

In December 2017 the famous porn star August Ames committed suicide in a park in the Conejo Valley. It happened a day after she’d been the victim of a pile-on, via Twitter, by fellow porn professionals - punishment for her tweeting something deemed homophobic. A month later, August’s husband, Kevin, connected with Jon Ronson to tell the story of how Twitter bullying killed his wife. What neither Kevin nor Ronson realized was that Ronson would soon hear rumors and secrets hinting at a very different story - something mysterious and unexpected and terrible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent

  • By Donna on 15-02-2019

The tragic story of a life lost way too soon

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-2019

Totally engrossed in the story from start to finish.

Jon explores August’s complicated & relatively short life story and tragic death with gentle curiosity, sensitivity and empathy.

Great work by Jon & his team.