• Learning to Breathe

  • One Woman’s Journey of Spirit and Survival
  • By: Alison Wright
  • Narrated by: Alison Wright
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Learning to Breathe

By: Alison Wright
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Publisher's Summary

An extraordinary spiritual memoir about the will to survive...one breath at a time

Alison Wright covered human conflict with her camera until her own life was nearly cut short during a horrific bus accident with a logging truck on a remote jungle road in Laos. Suffering from excruciating life-threatening injuries, she drew upon her years of meditation practice, concentrating upon each breath, believing it to be her last. 

Wright’s memoir, Learning to Breathe: One Woman’s Journey of Spirit and Survival, chronicles this inspirational story of survival and years of rehabilitation, and her ongoing determination to recover and continue traveling the world as an intrepid photojournalist. The book details her ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro as well as her circumambulation of Mount Kailash in Tibet.

©2008 Alison Wright (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing

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Extraordinary Story!

Loved this book. The story of her journeys and experiences around the world are rich and poignant.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-28-22

Inspiring

Having lived for a short while in Laos and being an avid photographer I felt like I was walking along side Alison. I was enthralled with her story and positivity and overall drive to keep living a great life. Your journey sounds extraordinary. Very inspiring. SG

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-23-22

This book is very profound.

What a story. Such a brave woman with so much to overcome. I was very saddened to read that Alison has recently passed away. Rest well Alison 💜

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-31-22

Just Incredible!

I loved this book. What a life Alison Wright has lived, such horrifying trauma and yet such resilience to keep getting back up time and time again. I thoroughly recommend this book to anyone interested in real-life stories of triumph of the body and spirit. Narrated by the author in a no nonsense manner, the book gripped me from beginning to end, leaving me with great admiration for this remarkable, deep thinking, adventurous and caring woman.

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  • Siobhan b.
  • 01-03-22

Learning to breath

My first listening to an audiobook.
A fantastic emotional and moving account of a true survivor. Inspirational journey and full of great cultural knowledge. Listening to your pronunciation and translation of all that was in a foreign made your story come to life so much more for me as if I was traveling along side you.
Thank you

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-08-21

Just amazing

I listened to this audiobook on the behest of my partner, who'd already listened to it.

Its not my usual genre, but I just could not stop listening to Alison's arduous and amazing journey.

A true inspiration; the book, the person and her story. Thank you for sharing your story with us.

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  • trudy Peterson
  • 12-06-21

A story of courage and hope

Loved the story and the detail of this courageous woman. She’s such an inspiration. While I am so
glad the author read the book, the expression was a bit dull.