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Notes on Blindness Audiobook

Notes on Blindness: A Journey Through the Dark (Wellcome)

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Publisher's Summary

"It's a gift. Not a gift I want, but it is a gift."

Days before the birth of his first son, writer and academic John M. Hull started to go blind. He would lose his sight entirely, plunged into darkness, unable to distinguish any sense of light or shadow. Isolated and claustrophobic, he sank into a deep depression. Soon, he had forgotten what his wife and daughter looked like.

In Notes on Blindness, John reveals his profound sense of loss, his altered perceptions of time and space, of waking and sleeping, love and companionship. With astonishing lucidity of thought and no self-pity, he describes the horror of being faceless, and asks what it truly means to be a husband and father. And eventually, he finds a new way of experiencing the world, of seeing the light despite the darkness.

Based on John's diaries recorded on audio tape, this is a profoundly moving, wise and life-affirming account of one man's journey into blindness.

Notes on Blindness was the basis for a major documentary in 2016.

©2017 Profile Books (P)2017 Novel Audio Inc.

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    I learned a lot about the reality of blindness, in a much different light than other books on the same subject that I've listened to. This isn't about the lighter side-it's about the reality. Interesting read.

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    "A beautiful, beautiful audiobook"

    This was adapted from John Hull's diaries, which he recorded while he was going blind and it really just makes so much sense to listen to it in audio. I really, really enjoyed this. The narrator was incredible and captured the feeling of the book perfectly without being overly emotive. Will actually re-listen to this in the future.

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