It was a fascinating and brilliantly delivered story of her experience. The narrator was an excellent choice in that it brought the story ‘alive.’ I was intrigued by the in-depth explanation of the different parts of the brain and other elements of the body. I've listen to many audio books and this one will be among my top 5 favorites.
The narrator is great. She makes the book better. The content is amazing. In the beginning of the story, I did find it hard to sympathize with the author's plight because she came off as very annoying. However, this annoyance faded as the story progressed.
Something that is overlooked in the main premise of this story is how important medical advocacy is. The parents of the author are the reason she got the care she did. The story really is amazing. At the same time, it is sad to think of how many others were erroneously diagnosed with mental illness that was actually caused by something else (no spoilers from me).
This book is a nice complement to "My Stoke of Insight." I do wish the author had narrated. I'm not sure why she didn't...but perhaps it would have been poor narration. The narrator adds to the story and makes it a 5 star book.
This book tells the compelling story of a young woman's mysterious illness that manifests as psychosis but turns out to be something else. What is eerily intriguing about the story is that the author remembers very little of it and she had to discover what happened during this period and try to piece it back together so that you feel as if you are going on the journey with her. Narration was excellent. Highly recommend this very human journey through a medical mystery.
I went through an eerily similar situation myself and hearing her story has been therapeutic for me and monumental as j now mentally heal from everything that's happened. Thank you Susannah
I really enjoyed the story, which is a very recent account of a woman gone mad.
The problem with it being so recent is that it is not really neatly tied up at the end. I felt that the author could have used the story to make a stronger argument, but she instead just raised a number of questions. I would have liked more lessons that she learned or implications to be elaborated on. I felt that it was a good story but lacked a takeaway.
Great story told with heartfelt and devastating honesty. A must for any reader, but especially for those who love science, the brain, psychology and the human spirit.
What a remarkable woman. She has enlightened many with this information and providing support to those of us battling with complex disease processes.
one of my favorites from audible
When I first found this book I read the description and was immediately intrigued.I was looking for a book I could listen to while I was at work and in less than two days I completed this book. It was a treat. I highly recommend it
loved it. really made me think. could not get enough . what an order Suzanne went through. plenty of medical jargon given in a way anyone could understand .