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  • Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity

    • UNABRIDGED (40 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Andrew Solomon
    • Narrated By Andrew Solomon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (426)
    Performance
    (360)
    Story
    (357)

    A brilliant and utterly original thinker, Andrew Solomon's journey began from his experience of being the gay child of straight parents. He wondered how other families accommodate children who have a variety of differences: families of people who are deaf, who are dwarfs, who have Down syndrome, who have autism, who have schizophrenia, who have multiple severe disabilities, who are prodigies, who commit crimes, who are transgender.

    C. Beaton says: "A Gripping Masterpiece"
    "Worldview Shift"
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    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Far from the Tree the most enjoyable?

    Recieving a new, different perspective on human diversity.


    What didn’t you like about Andrew Solomon’s performance?

    At first I actually thought is was a robot reader. He is flat, choppy, and sounds like a synthetic voice. I've heard him give interviews and he was vibrant and engaged; however, not so in the reading. I acatually considered not listening, but the content is worth putting up with the performance.

    Hire a professional performer so the reading is as good as the content.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    Growth occurs through connecting with all that is possible within any human.


    Any additional comments?

    A book that will change lives.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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