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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eleanor Roosevelt Narrator: Tavia Gilbert Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2014 ISBN: 9781622315444
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A candid and insightful look at an era and a life through the eyes of one of the most remarkable Americans of the 20th century, First Lady and humanitarian Eleanor Roosevelt. First published in 1961. Download and start listening now!

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  • “A lively and honest look at her life, her politics, and so much more.”

    BRAVA Magazine

  • “Rarely has there been an autobiography so completely revealing of its author. The first three sections were published individually and appear here in somewhat abridged form but with a continuity so that one is scarcely aware of a break in the flow. Her growing up years capture a period that has gone forever and once again make her growth from a painfully shy girl into the outgoing dedicated woman she became even more of a miracle. The final brief section should be read by all who would recognize the challenge of today’s world.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Eleanor Roosevelt’s life—from her birth in 1884 to her death in 1962—is read in the steady voice of Tavia Gilbert. Being the niece of Theodore Roosevelt and fifth cousin of her husband, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Eleanor was in the unique position to experience life from inside the New York governor’s house and the White House over five decades, first under her uncle’s administrations and then her husband’s. Gilbert performs this autobiography crisply and with little emotion. As Roosevelt, Gilbert tells of life as a teacher; homemaker; mother to six children, five of whom survived; first lady; and humanitarian during and after FDR’s death. Gilbert’s performance lacks Roosevelt’s cultured tones. Surprisingly, there are no clips of Roosevelt’s own voice; nevertheless, this audiobook performance will engage listeners from the first minutes to the last.”

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About the Author

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (1884–1962) was the wife of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the mother their six children. Aside from being first lady for twelve years she served as delegate to the United Nations General Assembly, representative to the Commission on Human Rights under Harry S. Truman, and chairwoman of the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women under John F. Kennedy. 

About the Narrator

Tavia Gilbert, an acclaimed narrator of more than four hundred full-cast and multivoice audiobooks for virtually every publisher in the industry, is an eight-time nominee for the Audie Award and the recipient of seventeen Earphones Awards, a Voice Arts Award, and a Listen-Up Award. With frequent inclusion on best of year and annual top ten lists, she is a trusted and increasingly sought-after actress for work across every genre, from children’s and YA, to literary fiction, nonfiction, and genre fiction. Audible has named her a Genre-Defining Narrator: Master of Memoir, and Library Journal said of her, “as close as you can get to a full-cast narration with a solo voice.” She is a producer, singer, photographer, and a writer, as well as the cofounder of a feminist publishing company, Animal Mineral, with fiction and nonfiction focusing on relationships, love, and identity.