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RAISING CUBBY A Father and Son's Adventures with Asperger's, Trains, Tractors, and High Explosives

by | Read by John Elder Robison

Biography & Memoir • 12.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2013

The author's speaking voice sounds somewhat nasal and lacking in spontaneity, but it's sincere and earnest in its own way. It's a reasonable vehicle for this book because it adds immediacy to Cubby's life story and the unfolding drama of his criminal trial for possessing explosives. The narrative is about how a child with two Asperger's parents (including the author) navigates through life with his own such impairments and esoteric interests. A large part of the book's charm is how Robison the father works around his own social cluelessness to become a good parent and tireless advocate for his son. Not surprisingly, the storytelling is rather concrete and lacking in irony, but it's charming nonetheless and reminds us how important empathetic listening and emotional connecting are to social functioning. T.W. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2013]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2013

CD ISBN 9780307881359 $40.00 • Ten CDs

DD ISBN 9780307881366 $20.00

 

Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2013

CD ISBN 9780307881373 $40.00 • Ten CDs

DD ISBN 9780307881380 $95.00

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