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Mandy Harvey - a young woman who became deaf at age 19 while pursuing a degree in music - reads her inspiring story and how she overcame adversity and found the courage to live out her dreams.

When Mandy Harvey began her freshman year at Colorado State University, she could see her future coming together right before her eyes. A gifted musician with perfect pitch, she planned to get a music degree and pursue a career doing what she loved. But less than two months into her first semester, she noticed she was having trouble hearing her professors. In a matter of months, Mandy was profoundly deaf.

With her dreams so completely crushed, Mandy dropped out of college and suffered a year of severe depression. But one day things changed. Mandy's father asked her to join him in their once favorite pastime - recording music together - and the result was stunningly beautiful. Mandy soon learned to sense the vibrations of the music through her bare feet on a stage floor and to watch visual cues from her live accompaniment. The result was that she now sings on key, on beat, and in time, performing jazz, ballads, and sultry blues around the country.

Full of inspiring wisdom and honest advice, Sensing the Rhythm is a deeply moving story about Mandy's journey through profound loss, how she found hope and meaning in the face of adversity, and how she discovered a new sense of passion and joy.

©2017 Mandy Harvey (P)2017 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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Amazing story

This book was well written and presented. The story is amazing and very uplifting. The worst part was that I am done. I will listen again and again!!!!!!!!

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Amazing

Mandy opens your eyes and your ears through her struggles and life lessons. She has an amazing way of conveying her message while motivating you to achieve your dreams and finding your true identity. The only thing better then her narrating this book would be to spend time with her one on one. This book is my first audible book and it sets a pretty high standard for other books to follow.

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Book of the Year

From the first paragraph through the end of the book, Mandy Harvey's story, message and voice captivated me, drew me in, and changed my world for the better.

Mandy is not showy or flamboyant -- she doesn't wow with big words or showy metaphors. Instead, she presents clear and memorable nuggets of truth with the humility, grace and depth that can only come through experience.

If you've ever experienced pain or loss, or know someone who has, this book offers rare answers. Mandy doesn't attempt to answer the "whys", but she provides first-hand insights into the "hows".

I'll be recommending this book -- specifically in audiobook form, as she imbues her own writing with warmth and feeling -- to anyone interested, for a long time to come.

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An Honest Account of a Real Life.

A good listen for anyone with goals and struggling with life's inevitable events. I appreciated her honesty about people in her life who were helpful and not helpful.

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Amazing audiobook

A book well worth the time that’s down to earth and gives insight beyond your normal overcoming the odds story. It’s worth a listen and it can help you keep moving forward in your life to be your unique self.