Not having had fathers left “gaping holes” in the lives of three African-American doctors whose personal and professional triumphs are movingly told in this exceptional audio. The production is organized in segments that combine each man’s story with that of his father. In addition, the authors remind us of the rewards and responsibilities of deep friendship with a wife and children. Richard Allen’s narration of this important memoir couldn’t be more sensitive, warm, and connected to the book’s redemptive underpinnings. He wisely understates the narrative’s pathos, and his clear, consistent baritone is deeply satisfying from start to finish.
In The Bond, the Three Doctors plumb their own tough childhoods to explore the national epidemic of fatherlessness. But rather than clinging to any bitterness or pain they may have felt as children about their fathers' inability to be in their lives, as adults Davis, Jenkins, and Hunt sought out their fathers and worked to reconnect with them. In the doctors' own words, and their fathers', they describe the crucial lessons they learned, identifying ways to stem the tide of fatherlessness that's sweeping through communities across the country. Honest, brave, and poignant, The Bond is a book for every family, every father, and every man.