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OFF THE CHARTS The Hidden Lives and Lessons of American Child Prodigies

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Kirsten Potter

Contemporary Culture • 12 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2018

This engaging book about the lives of 15 gifted boys and girls is served well by Kirsten Potter's captivating performance. Speaking clearly in a tone that fits these narratives, she modulates the drama in her voice with taste and sensitive timing. The prodigies that Hulbert profiles are both well known and obscure, and they're all interesting. With her gift for narrative propelling these stories, she chronicles how these children's extraordinary talent complicated their relationships with parents and other authority figures, and provoked controversy about how society should relate to them. Their exceptionality changed almost everything about their lives and made normal character development and even career success challenging. With insights highly relevant to the challenges of raising any child, this is a must-hear for those who have young people in their care. T.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2018]

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2018

DD ISBN 9780525500391 $22.50


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2018

DD ISBN 9780525500407 $95.00

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