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SAFE, WANTED, AND LOVED A Family Memoir of Mental Illness, Heartbreak, and Hope

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Raúl E. Esparza

Biography & Memoir • 8 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2021

Actor Raúl Esparza impeccably narrates this heartrending memoir. He gracefully navigates Dylan’s sensitive, moving first-person account of the impact of mental illness on his wife, Mia, and their family. Esparza’s warm delivery emotionally connects listeners with Pat and Mia, both in their current struggles to find effective treatment for Mia and in flashbacks to earlier points in their relationship. With perfect pacing and rich characterizations, Esparza creates a compelling listening experience. His performance especially shines in channeling the family’s compassion and tenderness, along with the author’s deeply personal insights. Various supporting characters, such as Mia’s doctors and a family friend, are portrayed with distinct voices. A powerful, compassionate story is brought beautifully to life. V.T.M. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2023 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2022]

Digital Download • Snow Anselmo Press • 2022

DD ISBN $19.95

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