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    • The Terrible

    • A Storyteller's Memoir
    • By: Yrsa Daley-Ward
    • Narrated by: Yrsa Daley-Ward, Howard Daley-Ward
    • Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Through emotional snapshots that span from her adolescence through her early 20s, each brought to life in Yrsa's gorgeous signature style of open white spaces and stirring, singular lines, The Terrible evokes the pain and thrill of girlhood, as well as what it means to discover the fear and power that come with being a woman. With a sharp eye and a rare talent for mining the beauty and the sorrow in the everyday, Yrsa recounts her remarkable life.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Hated it!

    • By Avid listener on 08-01-18

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Bone

    • By: Yrsa Daley-Ward, Kiese Laymon - foreword
    • Narrated by: Yrsa Daley-Ward, Kiese Laymon
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    From navigating the oft competing worlds of religion and desire to balancing society's expectations with the raw experience of being a woman in the world; from detailing the experiences of growing up as a first-generation black British woman to working through situations of dependence and abuse; from finding solace in the echoing caverns of depression and loss to exploring the vulnerability and redemption in falling in love, each of the raw and immediate poems in Daley-Ward's Bone resonate to the core of what it means to be human.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Frightening and brilliant

    • By Fefe on 06-06-18

    Regular price: $21.00

    • bone

    • By: Yrsa Daley-Ward, Kiese Laymon
    • Narrated by: Yrsa Daley-Ward
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of bone written and read by Yrsa Daley-Ward. Observer book of the year 2017. 'You will come away bruised. You will come away bruised but this will give you poetry.' Raw and stark, the poems in Yrsa Daley-Ward's breakthrough collection strip down her reflections on the heart, life, the inner self, coming of age, faith and loss to their essence. They resonate to the core of experience.

    Regular price: $19.62

    • The Terrible

    • By: Yrsa Daley-Ward
    • Narrated by: Yrsa Daley-Ward, Howard Daley-Ward
    • Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is the story of Yrsa Daley-Ward, and all the things that happened - 'even the Terrible Things (and God, there were Terrible Things)'. It's about her childhood in the north-west of England with her beautiful, careworn mother Marcia, Linford (the man formerly known as Dad, 'half-fun, half-frightening') and her little brother Roo, who sees things written in the stars. It's about growing up and discovering the power and fear of her own sexuality, of pitch grey days of pills and powder and encounters. It's about damage and pain, but also joy.  

    Regular price: $19.62