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Regina

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  • The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Steve Lopez
    • Narrated By William Hughes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (341)
    Performance
    (146)
    Story
    (142)

    When journalist Steve Lopez sees Nathaniel Ayers playing his heart out on a two-string violin on Los Angeles' skid row, he finds it impossible to walk away. More than 30 years ago, Ayers was a promising classical bass student at Juilliard - ambitious, charming, and also one of the few African-Americans there - until he gradually lost his ability to function, overcome by schizophrenia.

    Over time, the two men form a bond and Lopez imagines that he might be able to change Ayers' life. The Soloist is a beautifully told story of devotion in the face of seemingly unbeatable challenges.

    David says: "Fascinating true story"
    "Fantastic Audiobook"
    Overall

    This is one of the best audio books I've listened to in a while. Excellent writing, wonderful narration, and a terrific story.
    The author provides a good perspective on how mental health affects lives and how one person can make a difference in someone's life.
    It will tug at your soul, stretch your heart and bring tears to your eyes.

    15 of 15 people found this review helpful

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