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Cheryl

BOSSIER CITY, LA, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Susannah Cahalan
    • Narrated By Heather Henderson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (678)
    Performance
    (610)
    Story
    (613)

    In 2009, Susannah Cahalan woke up in a strange hospital room strapped to a bed, under guard, and unable to move or speak. Her medical records - from a month-long hospital stay of which she had no memory - reported psychosis, violence, and dangerous instability. Yet, only weeks earlier she had been a healthy, ambitious twenty-four-year-old, six months into her first serious relationship and a sparkling career as a cub reporter

    Brian Quaranta says: "For those interested in neurology & psychology"
    "Excellent book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about Brain on Fire?

    Very interesting how sick she got and the reason


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Brain on Fire?

    When she was at work having a meltdown and seeing colors coming at her from her computer


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The voice was a little too monotone could have used mote inflection and some things got a little too technical


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When she was in the hospital and her parents broke down


    Any additional comments?

    Very good book it kept my attention most of the time

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Quiet Room

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Amanda Bennett, Lori Schiller
    • Narrated By Mary Beth Hurt
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (18)

    An electrifying true story of one young woman's nightmarish descent into the hell of schizophrenia and her courageous battle to rejoin the real world, such is the story of Lori Schiller. Once she had it all - a loving family, devoted friends, intelligence, and opportunity. Then at age 15 she began to suffer from symptoms of schizophrenia, hearing voices that began to take over her life. At 23, she committed herself to a private mental institution and spent the next 7 years waging a war against the voices that urged her to kill her family, her doctor, herself. This account of a journey into and out of madness is at once gripping, heartening, and ultimately triumphant.

    Eva says: "Well worth the read or the listen!"
    "Good book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it was pretty interesting how this disease takes over her life


    What other book might you compare The Quiet Room to and why?

    Brain on fire, because they both had brain disorders and they both describe what the patient went thru


    What aspect of Mary Beth Hurt’s performance would you have changed?

    Sounded like an older person than the one in the book


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Cry, felt very sorry for what this person went thru


    Any additional comments?

    Very interesting book really kept my attention

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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