Narrator Helen Lloyd's voice often sounds remarkably calm as she narrates Deb Brandon's recollections of medical emergencies and sensory overloads. That calm accentuates the moments of sheer panic that Brandon experienced in her recovery from brain hemorrhages and multiple surgeries. Brandon, a Carnegie Mellon University math professor, shares the frustrations of relearning simple tasks and getting back into her life. She shows both the process of recovery and the horror of her periodic mental shutdowns, sometimes in a stream-of-consciousness style. Lloyd captures both elements adeptly, bringing listeners into Brandon's mind and recovery. The result is an intense listening experience. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2019]
Digital Download She Writes Press 2018
DD ISBN $19.95
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