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Educated: The international bestselling memoir

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Julia Whelan

12 Hours 10 Minutes

Cornerstone Digital

February 2018

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Random House presents the audiobook edition of Educated by Tara Westover, read by Julia Whelan.

Selected as a book of the year in THE TIMES, SUNDAY TIMES, GUARDIAN, NEW YORK TIMES, THE ECONOMIST, NEW STATESMAN, VOGUE, IRISH TIMES, IRISH EXAMINER and RED MAGAZINE
FEATURED IN PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA'S 2018 SUMMER READING
AMAZON.COM's BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR
'A memoir to stand alongside the classics by the likes of Jeanette Winterson and Lorna Sage ... compelling and ultimately joyous' Sunday Times

Tara Westover and her family grew up preparing for the End of Days but, according to the government, she didn't exist. She hadn't been registered for a birth certificate. She had no school records because she'd never set foot in a classroom, and no medical records because her father didn't believe in hospitals.
As she grew older, her father became more radical and her brother more violent. At sixteen, Tara knew she had to leave home. In doing so she discovered both the transformative power of education, and the price she had to pay for it.

· Shortlisted for the 2018 BAMB Readers' Awards
· Recommended as a summer read by Barack Obama, Antony Beevor, India Knight, Blake Morrison and Nina Stibbe

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  • Nancy A.

    Its a must read

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  • Cathy B.

    A fascinating eye opener! I really loved this book. Well written, keeping you on the edge of your seat all the way. Excellent narration. Highly recommended

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  • Sandy A.

    This story had me on the edge of my seat, will she, won’t she? Is he going to? A remarkable story of family ties, abuse, injury and recovery, an education at all costs, no matter the domination of a belief and the desperation to find who Tara is/was. And in all of the above, she finds exquisite moments of joy and delight. Tara relates an incident that inspired me. She is on the roof parapet of a chapel with fellow students and her professor. The wind is blowing and all but Tara are clinging to the roof. She is standing upright admiring the view. When asked why she wasn’t afraid, she said “Its just wind, only your fear is seeing the wind as danger”. This is the best story I have read in a long while.

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  • Liesl D.

    A brilliant book that unlocks the potential of upbringing to shape the mind

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  • Silke K.

    I am almost at the end. From the Princess on the mountain to the junk yard, the clicking of fingers and oils being mixed, I was a silent bystander to it all in this book. Incredibly well -written, words and self-awareness bringing family members to life - this book is an ABSOLUTE must. I have written 2 books - 2nd one about to be published- and am enjoying this book thoroughly - even if my breath catches in my throat from time to time. Excellently narrated as well. Flawless job.

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  • Millie L

    Absolutely fantastic! This is not the kind of book I'd normally listen to but I'd heard good things from friends and I'm so glad I decided to listen, this is absolutely gripping, inspiring and so interesting.

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