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- A Memoir
- By: Tara Westover
- Narrated by: Julia Whelan
- Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches. In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard. Her father forbade hospitals, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. Then, lacking any formal education, Tara began to educate herself. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge.
- By Haley on 05-27-18
An amazing life
This story never drags or falters. Many times you might feel this cannot be true. But many of us have come from crazy and abusive families that got mixed up with love. Tara’s story and the manner in which she unfolded it is amazing. Education truly is freedom!
Try Not to Breathe
- A Novel
- By: Holly Seddon
- Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden, Katharine McEwan
- Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
Alex Dale is lost. Destructive habits have cost her a marriage and a journalism career. All she has left is her routine: a morning run until her body aches, then a few hours of forgettable work before the past grabs hold and drags her down. Every day is treading water, every night is drowning. Until Alex discovers Amy Stevenson. Amy Stevenson, who was just another girl from a nearby town until the day she was found unconscious after a merciless assault.
Couldn't stop listening
- By Kathleen Ammon on 02-28-16
Trader was excellent!
This is one I couldn't put down. Loved it start to finish.
Intriguing plot with twists you don't expect!
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