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The Story of My Life Audiobook

The Story of My Life

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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 Her courageous spirit her greatness never becomes out of date.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.

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    James Brown NYC, USA 07-06-13
    James Brown NYC, USA 07-06-13 Member Since 2015

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    "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."

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle Kalamazoo, MI, USA 04-02-04
    Michelle Kalamazoo, MI, USA 04-02-04
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    "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 5 people found this review helpful
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    APmama26 CA 01-09-15
    APmama26 CA 01-09-15
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    "Remarkable and beautiful"

    One of the best books I've ever read. Her experiences as a person who overcame great adversity to have a very full and remarkable life are beautiful and amazing, but her views on education and experiences as an avid lifelong learner are even more inspiring. If you are a fan of "alternative" education this book is not to be missed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Maureen 12-28-12
    Maureen 12-28-12
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    "A wonderful story, but..."
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    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.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    NduehJ 07-26-11
    NduehJ 07-26-11
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    "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

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    Grace Peddler 09-20-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Dull as only a Victorian era autobiography can be"

    It would have been a better investment of my time to read a biography of HK

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    seaurchin 16 WASILLA, AK, United States 05-10-13
    seaurchin 16 WASILLA, AK, United States 05-10-13 Member Since 2013
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    "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 2 people found this review helpful
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    Catalina Seattle , WA, USA 12-11-07
    Catalina Seattle , WA, USA 12-11-07
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    "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.

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    Gregory Wall, NJ, USA 04-06-09
    Gregory Wall, NJ, USA 04-06-09
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    "Not good at all"

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

    Greg

    0 of 5 people found this review helpful

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