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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (33,018 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Helen Keller Narrator: Frances Cassidy Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When she was nineteen months old, Helen Keller (1880–1968) suffered a severe illness that left her blind and deaf. Not long after, she also became mute. Her tenacious struggle to overcome these handicaps—with the help of her inspired teacher, Anne Sullivan—is one of the great stories of human courage and dedication. In this classic autobiography, first published in 1903, Miss Keller recounts the first twenty-two years of her life, including the magical moment at the water pump when, recognizing the connection between the word “water” and the cold liquid flowing over her hand, she realized that objects had names. Subsequent experiences were equally noteworthy: her joy at eventually learning to speak, her friendships with Oliver Wendell Holmes, Edward Everett Hale and other notables, her education at Radcliffe (from which she graduated cum laude), and—underlying all—her extraordinary relationship with Miss Sullivan, who showed a remarkable genius for communicating with her eager and quick-to-learn pupil. These and many other aspects of Helen Keller’s life are presented here in clear, straightforward prose full of wonderful descriptions and imagery that would do credit to a sighted writer. Completely devoid of self-pity, yet full of love and compassion for others, this deeply moving memoir offers an unforgettable portrait of one of the outstanding women of the twentieth century.

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  • “In her lovingly crafted and deeply perceptive autobiography, Keller’s joyous spirit is most vividly expressed in her connection to nature…The idea of feeling rather than hearing a sound, or of admiring a flower’s motion rather than its color, evokes a strong visceral sensation in the reader, giving The Story of My Life a subtle power and beauty. Keller’s celebration of discovery becomes our own. In the end, this blind and deaf woman succeeds in sharpening our eyes and ears to the beauty of the world.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sheryl | 2/6/2014

    " Has been a long time since I read it, but still remember loving it. Most excellent book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cassie | 12/30/2013

    " I don't have this exact version, but I do have "The Story of My Life" by Helen Keller. It's a little wordy, but she does a great job describing what her life was like and it lets the reader understand things from her prespective...like you can imagine more being in her shoes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Leigh | 12/23/2013

    " A truely inspiring tale of the life of Helen Keller. Someone who really makes you appriciate the things you have and contemplate what you would do without them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lisfatul Fatinah Munir | 12/20/2013

    " Buku yang patut dibaca bagi Anda yang merasa selalu berada dalam keterpurukan. Ini adalah salah satu suplemen untuk membangkitkan semangat hidup kalian! "

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