This riveting memoir recounts the author’s childhood in a fundamentalist and isolationist family and how she broke out of those narrow confines to go to college and graduate school. Narrator Julia Whelan’s performance is outstanding. She expresses author Tara Westover’s naïve trust in her father’s conviction that the world will end at Y2K; incredulity at the constant freak accidents of children being gashed, set on fire, or concussed while working in a junkyard (God will protect); and mortification at discovering her ignorance of the Holocaust and Martin Luther King in her freshman year at Brigham Young University. Whelan conducts a master class in the fear, dread, and self-doubt wrought by domestic violence as Westover recounts her older brother’s terrorizing all while spewing religious righteousness. A.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2018 Best Audiobook, 2019 Audie Winner © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2018]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2018
CD ISBN 9780525528050 $40.00 Ten CDs
DD ISBN 9780525528067 $22.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2018
CD ISBN 9780525528074 $40.00 Ten CDs
DD ISBN 9780525528081 $95.00
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