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After receiving the news that in vitro would be her only hope for biological children, award-winning poet Emily Adams had to learn to live in a new world of needles, embarrassing tests, long waiting periods, and expensive doctor appointments.

In this beautiful and touching book of poems and essays, Emily tells the story of the diagnosis and the chaotic years that followed. Despite the many instances of disappointment, she learned how to continue to hope. Emily Adams weaves a powerful and compassionate story for any woman who is desperately trying to conceive but can't.

©2015 Emily Harris Adams (P)2015 Emily Harris Adams

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Audio version is awful!

The lady does not even take a breath in between sentences. It’s like one long run on sentence after another. It gave me a freaking headache to listen to it. I imagine the material might be helpful but I’ll never know because I’m not going to finish it!

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a little disappointing

sound quality was poor and narration felt forced. in combination, the overall performance felt robotic.

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  • 01-21-17

Bad reader and bad quality ruin the plot.

Is there anything you would change about this book?

A better reader. She sounds mechanical and unempathetic. Makes listening really difficult.

Would you recommend For Those with Empty Arms: A Compassionate Voice for Those Experiencing Infertility to your friends? Why or why not?

No. Even though the plot may be helpful, listening is too exhausting.

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Marion Sheila Charatan?

no idea.

Did For Those with Empty Arms: A Compassionate Voice for Those Experiencing Infertility inspire you to do anything?

yes, to turn it off after 1 hour.

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