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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (130 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Aldous Huxley Narrator: William Windom, Burt Reynolds Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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Jacob Ericson, a shy, enigmatic, and somewhat inept ranch hand learns that his hands possess the mysterious gift of healing: a gift he uses to cure animals and Sharon, the woman he adores. His gift is quickly exploited and the boundaries of his charm and naïveté begin to stretch. Following Sharon to Los Angeles, Jacob offers his healing powers for free at a church in Los Angeles, and then at a seedy stage show where his beloved Sharon also works. It is when Jacob's gift is recruited to heal Earl Medwin, an eccentric, ailing young millionaire, that the love and security for which he has worked so hard begin to collapse. Jacob's Hands is a seamlessly crafted tale showing the dangers that a magical gift will undoubtedly bring to even the sincerest of characters. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicholas | 5/21/2013

    " Neat little book. Very insightful. Easy read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Esmeralda | 1/7/2012

    " Read this book in high school. It is a typical fable of a man who can magically heal by using his hands. He becomes exploited and disheartened. The story is predictable. Thought Huxley has a writing style that I have a fancy for reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 9/14/2011

    " an interesting short read- "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mckinley | 8/18/2011

    " Good story, interesting the outcome of such a "gift." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Irott | 7/16/2011

    " The book itself was enjoyable, being a short read. But the story behind the story was just as interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mckinley | 2/24/2011

    " Good story, interesting the outcome of such a "gift." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alexis Komarov | 4/20/2010

    " This is obviously a Huxley work, which could be a good or bad thing. Good moral of the story, short and entertaining. Worth the read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erin | 3/9/2010

    " Not my favorite book ever. It was written in the weirdest person - third person plural? Is there such a thing?

    Anyway, an interesting exploration of the concept of healing as well as the ego, individualism and materialism. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Irott | 3/2/2009

    " The book itself was enjoyable, being a short read. But the story behind the story was just as interesting.
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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Esmeralda | 7/28/2008

    " Read this book in high school. It is a typical fable of a man who can magically heal by using his hands. He becomes exploited and disheartened. The story is predictable. Thought Huxley has a writing style that I have a fancy for reading. "

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About the Author
Author Aldous Huxley

Aldous Leonard Huxley (1894–1963) was an English poet, novelist, dramatist, essayist, and humanist philosopher. He attended Eton and Oxford and briefly taught at Eton before devoting himself solely to writing. His fifth novel, Brave New World, is one of the most read books in literary history.