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THE SPARK A Mother's Story of Nurturing Genius

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Kathe Mazur

Biography & Memoir • 10.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2013

Kathe Mazur’s virtuoso narration makes the story of this mother’s remarkable persistence in raising her autistic son an exceptional audio. Mazur has a broad palette of natural-sounding phrasing options and authentic emotional reactions. Her performance, compassionate but never melodramatic, stays true to every ripple and tide in the author’s riveting journey. Without any hint of hubris or crusading, Kristine Barnett uses examples of her wisdom and diligence with her autistic son to make the point that children with all kinds of developmental challenges grow best when given opportunities to exercise their strengths instead of endless drills to improve weaknesses. This outstanding memoir, combined with Kathe Mazur’s performance, will inspire parents to see higher possibilities for their children and themselves. T.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2014]

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2013

CD ISBN 9780449009628 $40.00 • Nine CDs

DD ISBN 9780449009635 $20.00


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2013

CD ISBN 9780449009642 $40.00 • Nine CDs

DD ISBN 9780449009659 $76.00

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