The dispassionate hardness in Bernadette Sullivan’s tone works well for this riveting memoir about the realities of being a high-functioning sociopath—a person who has no conscience or empathy for others and is manipulative, predatory, and uncommitted to anything or anyone beyond his or her own self-interest. Sullivan’s beguiling voice and total command of every phrase and sentence magnify the addictive appeal of the author’s impenetrable self-regard and shameless power over others. Though corporate executive M.E. Thomas (a pseudonym) provides an interesting assortment of mental health research on sociopaths, what lingers is the candor of her self-revelations, as well as her request that we learn something about people with this syndrome rather than judging them. T.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2013]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2013
CD ISBN 9780385362382 $40.00 Nine CDs
DD ISBN 9780385362399 $20.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2013
CD ISBN 9780385362405 $40.00 Nine CDs
DD ISBN 9780385362412 $76.00
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