I listen to a lot of books and this is one of my all time favorites. I read this books as part of a homework assignment for an American Sign Language ASL course i took. The story is real and human and endlessly entertaining, (well, until it actually ends of course). The story helps explain some of the mysteries of deaf culture and brings to life the world of the non-hearing. It is also the story of a remarkable woman who loses her hearing as she gains her sexual compass.Behind labels though it is an honest account of how a human discovers, copes and eventually thrives in the face of adversary.
Jonathan Livingston Seagull-They both have blue on the cover
Toad and Frog-I don't know, who came up with these questions?
I think i did lol when Terry talks about using her deafness to get sympathy points.
Nope. The basic content of the book could be and should have been summarized in about 25 pages. The autobiographic parts of the book are unbelievable. No nine-year-old kid from the 50's would stand up to an adult as portrayed. No 50-something-year-old man could recall with absolute certainty and clarity the detailed conversations four decades old reported in the book. Oh, and spoiler alert: the author has daddy issues.
And sooooooo repetitive. Geez, he makes the same points (good points mind you) over and again to the point of nausea.
The reader did the best he could with the material
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