We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
The Story of My Life | [Helen Keller]

The Story of My Life

Regular Price:$17.47
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Audible Editor Reviews

This program reveals the timelessness of Keller's autobiography. Her courageous spirit her greatness never becomes out of date. As the program opens, the listener can hear the frustration and sadness in Bresnahan's voice as Keller struggles to express herself to those outside her dark, silent world. Like a sigh of relief, the narrator recounts Keller's joy when her instructor, Anne Sullivan, breaks through the communication barrier. In a refreshingly modest manner, Bresnahan tells of Keller's remarkable academic achievements and her indebtedness to friends and mentors. Her passion for literature rings clearly in the narrator's blissful tone when addressing this subject. Those looking for an uplifting listening experience will find it here.

Publisher's Summary

As a 2-year-old, Helen Keller was stricken with a mysterious illness which left her blind and deaf. It wasn't until she was 6, and a teacher, Miss Sullivan, entered her life, that she was able to communicate with her family. In her unforgettable autobiography, Helen shares her struggle with, and ultimate triumph over, her disability. When it was first published in 1902, her story gained the attention of some of the most famous people of her day and it was later popularized by the stage play and movie The Miracle Worker.

(P)1993 by Recorded Books, Inc.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.0 (48 )
5 star
 (17)
4 star
 (16)
3 star
 (12)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (1)
Overall
4.2 (18 )
5 star
 (9)
4 star
 (3)
3 star
 (6)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.3 (19 )
5 star
 (8)
4 star
 (9)
3 star
 (2)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Michelle Kalamazoo, MI, USA 04-02-04
    Michelle Kalamazoo, MI, USA 04-02-04
    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    17
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "An eloquent tribute to her teacher"

    Despite being deaf and blind, Helen Keller composed a beautiful narrative of her life from birth until her college years. Her descriptions of her experiences are vivid and animated. Her humble nature resonates as she gives credit to her teacher, Anne Sullivan, and all of the others who accompanied her on her amazing journey through life.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Maureen Waitsfield, VT, United States 12-28-12
    Maureen Waitsfield, VT, United States 12-28-12 Member Since 2009
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A wonderful story, but..."
    Any additional comments?

    The prose is wonderful and artfully performed, however the audio cuts out repeatedly and does not have Helen's letters written between 1877-1901 which comprise 100 plus pages of the published book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    James Brown NYC, USA 07-06-13
    James Brown NYC, USA 07-06-13

    JB

    HELPFUL VOTES
    15
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    21
    14
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    4
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Beautiful! "Simply Inspiring""

    To anyone who has all 5 senses and has ever made an excuse about what they cannot improve their lives in some positive way "NEEDS" to read this book. For someone such as Helen Keller, who lived most of her life without the ability to hear or see, who accomplished the great things she accomplished, There's no reason why people today should make any "excuses" on why they cannot find ways (or better ways) to improve themselves, and their life styles... This book hits the core of a person, "it touches your spirit."

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    barbara WASILLA, AK, United States 05-10-13
    barbara WASILLA, AK, United States 05-10-13 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "The story of my life"
    If you could sum up The Story of My Life in three words, what would they be?

    warm moving inspiring


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was a true story about two remarkable women.


    Have you listened to any of Alyssa Bresnahan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No I haven't But I will look for her other naritives. I like her perfect pace and gentel soft voice. incredible and very real to me I couldn't have read it my self any better


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

    The descriptions of how Helen reacted to her teacher and her exploration of nature.


    Any additional comments?

    no it was incredible.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    NduehJ springville, UT, United States 07-26-11
    NduehJ springville, UT, United States 07-26-11 Member Since 2007
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    164
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "This book."

    This book was a good book interesting. I learned a lot about Helen Keller. However the actual audio book cuts out and skips parts it would be nice if this was fixed

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Catalina Seattle , WA, USA 12-11-07
    Catalina Seattle , WA, USA 12-11-07
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    "I Loved it"

    I love this book. It made me feel inpowered like if she could overcome her obsticles why couldn't I. It was a great book and I sugjest everyone to read it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Gregory Wall, NJ, USA 04-06-09
    Gregory Wall, NJ, USA 04-06-09
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    "Not good at all"

    Unfortunately, this audiobook was badly written; difficult to follow and hard to listen to... I was disappointed.

    Greg

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-7 of 7 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.