The Quiet Room: A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness Audiobook, by Lori Schiller Play Audiobook Sample

The Quiet Room: A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness Audiobook

The Quiet Room: A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness Audiobook, by Lori Schiller Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Brittany Pressley, Gregory Abbey, Cheryl Smith Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 6.83 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.13 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: May 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781549113376

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Longest Chapter Length:

55:54 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

01:49 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

20:39 minutes

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Publisher Description

Moving, harrowing, and ultimately uplifting, Lori Schiller's memoir is a classic testimony to the ravages of mental illness and the power of perseverance and courage.

At seventeen Lori Schiller was the perfect child-the only daughter of an affluent, close-knit family. Six years later she made her first suicide attempt, then wandered the streets of New York City dressed in ragged clothes, tormenting voices crying out in her mind. Lori Schiller had entered the horrifying world of full-blown schizophrenia. She began an ordeal of hospitalizations, halfway houses, relapses, more suicide attempts, and constant, withering despair. But against all odds, she survived.

In this personal account, she tells how she did it, taking us not only into her own shattered world, but drawing on the words of the doctors who treated her and family members who suffered with her.

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“A book of rare power, passion, and intelligence. Travel with Lori into the heart of schizophrenia, and you will never be the same.”

— Diane Sawyer, award-winning television new anchor 


  • “Makes frighteninly real the terror of schizophrenia.”

    — USA Today
  • “Fascinating…Undoubtedly will find a place in the cherished literature of first-person accounts of suffering and recovery.”

    — Washington Post Book World
  • “Candid…courageous.”

    — San Diego Union-Tribune
  • “A dramatic and hopeful chronicle of the horrors of her disease and her escape from it.”

    — Harvard Magazine
  • “With Wall Street Journal reporter Bennett, [Schiller] presents her stunning story of courage, persistence, and hope.”

    — Publishers Weekly

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About the Authors

Amanda Bennett is an author and award-winning journalist. During her twenty-three-year career with the Wall Street Journal, she shared the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting, and in 2001 she led a team from the Oregonian to a Pulitzer Prize for public service. While executive editor at Bloomberg News, projects by the Bloomberg Projects and Investigations team won numerous awards, including Loeb, Polk, Barlett & Steele, Headliners, Society of American Business Editors and Writers, and Overseas Press Club Awards.

About the Narrators

Brittany Pressley has won several Earphones Awards as well as the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2018. She has recorded over one hundred titles and has received several nominations for American Library Association’s annual list of Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults. She is also an accomplished singer-songwriter and voice actress. Her voice can be heard on national and international TV and radio commercials as well as several animated series and video games. She is a graduate of Columbia University.

Gregory Abbey, also known under the aliases Frank Frankson and John Campbell, is an American voice actor who is known for working with 4Kids Entertainment, DuArt Film and Video, NYAV Post and Central Park Media.

Jay Snyder is a voice actor, voice director, and script adapter who studied acting at the Julliard School in New York City. He is best known as the voice of Yugi Muto from the Japanese manga television series, Yu-Gi-Oh! His audiobook narrations have earned three AudioFile Earphones Awards, and he was a finalist for the Audie Award for Best Fiction Narration in 2015.