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Emotive

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-03-15

Would you listen to Far From The Tree again? Why?

Yes absolutely. It's a great reminder of what it is to be human!

What did you like best about this story?

I'm only half way through the book but the accounts of the individuals and their families living with 'difference' brings me to tears every time I listen. They are often extraordinary and inspiring and always incredibly emotive.
I feel my eyes are more open to the triumphs and difficulties of people all around me. If a book can lend itself to the fostering of empathy, then this is such a book.

Have you listened to any of Andrew Solomon’s other performances? How does this one compare?

This is the first.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

All of it. I'm not directly connected to any of the challenging scenarios he is describing but so far I've been drawn deeply into each of them.

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