©1994 Lori Schiller and Amanda Bennett, All Rights Reserved, Abridgment Approved by the Authors; (P) and ©1994 Time Warner AudioBooks, A Time Warner Company, A Joint Venture of The Atlantic Group and Time Warner Trade Publishing
I work in the field of psychiatry and found this a very informative look into the very complex and difficult world of the mentally ill. The book not only is told by the patient but by her parents too, which adds a very interesting insight. If you have ever wondered about the world of schizophrenia, this is a must read.
The book is fantastic but because I read slow I wanted to get the audio version, which they advertise here but they don't have. It only plays for about 3 and half minutes and then it shuts off, saying, "Audible hopes you have enjoyed this book".
It could have actually had the entire freakin book.
Poor quality control on your products. I am pretty sad that a company as huge as Amazon would not have better standards.
I enjoyed the story, but found many technical difficulties that made it a challenge to get through the book. The recording sounded like it had originally been made on a cassette tape, and that tape had been played numerous times and gotten stretched. The music sounded eerie and weird. I was unable to stop listening and resume where I left off, so I was forced to listen to the entire story up to that point several times. I found no way to fast forward, as the recording jumped to the end of the second chapter and the recording credits.I wouldn't recommend the book for these technical reasons alone.
Good insight into the life of someone with schizophrenia. Nicely told, with alternating perspectives between the person with the illness og the other persons involved. Shows how important it is to show respect and warmth in a therapeutic setting.
The narrators had a pleasant voice, and i felt they expressed some of the emotions felt. But the overall quality of the audiobook is not to good. Sounds like a recording from a cassette, and a few of the words become lost in the static and the weird music between chapters.
Still recommended for someone Wanting a perspective into schizophrenia!
This story is extremely interesting and very engaging but holy hell... what is with the audio quality? It sounds like it is being played off an old worn tape cassette and sometimes it is almost impossible to understand what they are saying unless you take the time to go back and relisten to try and figure it out.
Yes, it was pretty interesting how this disease takes over her life
Brain on fire, because they both had brain disorders and they both describe what the patient went thru
Sounded like an older person than the one in the book
Cry, felt very sorry for what this person went thru
Very interesting book really kept my attention
Not something I normally listen too but was surprised how closely it paralleled my aunt's continuing battle with mental illness. I picked it up for a road trip listen. I would especially recommend it to someone who has to deal with someone suffering from mental illness.
a beautifully written and narrated account of a soul compromised by the mental disease of schizophrenia... after listening to this story, i have gained much hope in successful care and treatment of my own family members. it was like listening to an old friend
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