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3.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 5 3.86 (7 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Leigh Anne Tuohy, Sean Touhy, Sean Tuohy, Leigh-Ann Touhy, Sally Jenkins Narrator: Sean Touhy, Leigh Anne Tuohy, Sean Tuohy, Leigh-Ann Touhy, Sally Jenkins, Kathleen McInerney, Rick Adamson Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2010 ISBN: 9781427210999
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For the first time, the remarkable couple depicted in The Blind Side tells their own deeply inspiring story

First came the bestselling book, then the Oscar-nominated movie—the story of Michael Oher and the family who adopted him has become one of the most talked-about true stories of our time. But until now, Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy have never told this astonishing tale in their own way and with their own words.

For Leigh Anne and Sean, it all begins with family. Leigh Anne, the daughter of a tough-as-nails U.S. Marshal, decided early on that her mission was to raise children who would become "cheerful givers." Sean, who grew up poor, believed that one day he could provide a home that would be "a place of miracles." Together, they raised two remarkable children—Collins and Sean Jr.—who shared their deep Christian faith and their commitment to making a difference. And then one day Leigh Anne met a homeless African-American boy named Michael and decided that her family could be his. She and her husband taught Michael what this book teaches all of us: Everyone has a blind side, but a loving heart always sees a path toward true charity.

Michael Oher's improbable transformation could never have happened if Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy had not opened their hearts to him. In this compelling, funny, and profoundly inspiring book, the Tuohys take us on an extraordinary journey of faith and love—and teach us unforgettable lessons about the power of giving.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Winner of Audie Award Winner, 2011

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauri | 5/9/2011

    " Great book. Uplifting. A little self-congratulatory in places, but the Tuohys were asked to write about themselves after a hit movie about them so it would be hard not to sound that way. If you liked SJ in the movie, you will laugh at his chapter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 3/11/2011

    " This book explains the story behind the Blindside, and reveals what great role models the Touhy's are to the children they've mentored and to all of us. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lora | 3/11/2011

    " I really enjoyed reading the Tuohy's remarkable story! It really gave a new meaning to charity. The only disclaimer that I have is that they tended to talk way too much about their materialistic ways of living. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shera | 3/7/2011

    " To see the non movie star version was really awesome. I enjoyed hearing this family's perspective. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 2/25/2011

    " Predictable, but, nevertheless, inspirational and a quick read.

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alesia | 1/31/2011

    " Very inspiring. Loads of personal insights & memories from the Tuohy family. A real feel-good read, and a kick in the pants to get out and make a difference. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danielle | 1/30/2011

    " it was nice to get an inside peak at the tuohys but i have to be honest, leigh anne kind of annoys me. (i'm sure she annoys a lot of people.) "

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About the Narrators

Sally Jenkins is an award-winning journalist for the Washington Post and is the co-author of the bestsellers It’s Not About the Bike and Every Second Counts, written with Lance Armstrong. She lives in New York.

Kathleen McInerney won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2011 and was a finalist for the Audie in 2010 and 2015. Her narrations have also earned seven AudioFile Earphones Awards. She has performed in New York and around the United States in both classical and contemporary theater. Her credits also include television commercials, daytime drama, radio plays, and animation voiceover.

Rick Adamson is an award-winning voice artist with more than twenty years’ experience in voiceovers, spoken word events, event announcing, and children’s media, as well as commercials for well-known international corporations. He has narrated numerous television and film documentaries, including Croatia, co-narrated with Martin Sheen. His audiobook narration includes more than two dozen major books, as well as dozens of early-reader titles for juveniles. He won the prestigious Audie Award in 2011 for Best Inspirational/Faith-Based Fiction for In a Heartbeat, and he was among the finalists for the 2006 Audie Award for Best Personal Development/Motivational Work for Younger Next Year. He earned an AudioFile Earphones Award for the ensemble narration of Rough Water.