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by | Read by Johnny Heller

Biography & Memoir • 9 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2007

Narrator Johnny Heller portrays a man recounting his distant and incomplete memories of a dysfunctional home with parents who abused him. In the opening chapters he speaks as the young boy, telling what behavior led his parents, in 1960, to have a quack doctor scramble his brain with an ice pick at age 12. Later Heller's sandy, mature voice becomes the teenager describing a troubled life, in and out of institutions and jails. Heller's expression fits the author's sad struggle to grow up after suffering parental and neural damage. He depicts no strong emotion until the last, when he assumes Dully's indignation at the discovery of the lies his stepmother told the surgeon to justify the destruction of his frontal lobes. J.A.H. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 08]



Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2007

CD ISBN 978-1-4001-0536-6 $34.99 • Seven CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4001-5536-1 $24.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN $17.49


Library Ed. • Tantor Media • 2007

CD ISBN 978-1-4001-3536-3 $69.99 • Seven CDs

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