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    • The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

    • A Memoir of Life in Death
    • By: Jean-Dominique Bauby
    • Narrated by: René Auberjonois
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 180
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130

    In 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby was the editor-in-chief of French Elle, the father of two young childen, a 44-year-old man known and loved for his wit, his style, and his impassioned approach to life. By the end of the year he was also the victim of a rare kind of stroke to the brainstem. After 20 days in a coma, Bauby awoke into a body which had all but stopped working: only his left eye functioned, allowing him to see and, by blinking it, to make clear that his mind was unimpaired.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Short but well written

    • By january on 03-21-13

    Regular price: $13.27

    • The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly

    • By: Jean-Dominique Bauby
    • Narrated by: Richard Derrington
    • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Whilst suffering from a condition whereby he was unable to speak and his only movement was the blinking of an eyelid, Jean-Dominique Bauby devised a code for each letter of the alphabet and dictated this book about his experiences and feelings. He died just after it was published. This moving, extraordinary book is read by Richard Derrington.

    Regular price: $15.49