MacCVS Talking book store
 

MacCVS Talking book store- The best in spoken entertainment

 
 Biography Audio books -   Home | Biography| Audio Books Home |

 | Adventure and Explorers |  Arts and Drama | Autobiography | Business | Comedy | Historical | Journalism | Military | Politics | Radio Shows | Rich and Famous |
Royalty and Heads of State | Sports | True Crime | TV and Film | Women |




 

Fractured Mind, A (Unabridged)
Play Windows Media Sample  Play Real Sample

Fractured Mind, A (Unabridged)

Written By - Robert B Oxnam
Narrated By - William Dufris
Published By : Listen & Live
Runtime : 9 hours 30 minutes
Categories : Autobiography
Price : $34.95 $31.45
Buy Now...
In 1989, Robert B. Oxnam, the successful China scholar and president of the Asia Society, faced up to what he thought was his biggest personal challenge: alcoholism. But this dependency masked a problem far more serious: Multiple Personality Disorder.

At the peak of his professional career, after having led the Asia Society for nearly a decade, Oxnam was haunted by periodic blackouts and episodic rages. After his family and friends intervened, Oxnam received help from a psychiatrist, Dr. Jeffery Smith, and entered a rehab center. It wasn’t until 1990 during a session with Dr. Smith that the first of Oxnam’s eleven alternate personalities – an angry young boy named Tommy – suddenly emerged. With Dr. Smith’s help, Oxnam began the exhausting and fascinating process of uncovering his many personalities and the childhood trauma that caused his condition.

A Fractured Mind is the powerful and moving story of one person’s struggle with this terrifying illness. The audiobook includes an epilogue by Dr. Smith in which he describes Oxnam’s case, the treatment, and the nature of multiple personality disorder. Oxnam’s courage in facing his situation and overcoming his painful past makes for a dramatic and inspiring book.

AUTHOR
Robert B. Oxnam is internationally recognized as an outstanding Asia specialist and dynamic speaker. He often accompanies prominent Americans such as Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, former President George H. W. Bush, and Barbara Bush as they seek in-depth, firsthand knowledge of China. He was president of the Asia Society for over a decade, which has headquarters in New York, across the U.S., and throughout the Asia-Pacific region. He has hosted MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour specials on Asia. He lives in New York with his wife, Vishakha Desai.

NARRATOR
William Dufris began his audio career in London narrating for radio plays, film, animation and audiobooks. In addition, Dufris has acted on stage and television in the US, UK and Germany. His work has been nominated for three AUDIE Awards and has garnered thirteen Earphones Awards. He lives in Maine with his wife and three children.

REVIEWS
Time
"His book is a brave effort to explain how a troubled man found a way to get better."

Jane Pauley, journalist and TV talk show host
"A Fractured Mind is a story I urged him to tell."

Publishers Weekly
"This touching and powerful account of the 'inner world' of the disorder -- the power struggles and dialogues among the fractured parts of a person's mind -- provides valuable insight into a courageous man's struggle."

Other titles you may be interested in

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, A

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, A

Written By - James Joyce
Narrated By - Jim Norton
Published By : Select Music & Distribution
Runtime : 3 hours 55 minutes
Categories : Classics
Arts & Drama
Autobiography
Price : $15.49
Joyce describes the early life of Stephen Dedalus. More info...
Sense of Wonder, The

Sense of Wonder, The

Written By - Rachel Carson
Narrated By - Kaiulani Lee
Published By : Blackstone Audio Inc
Runtime : 30 minutes
Categories : Autobiography
Women
Exercise & Healthy Living
Biographical
Classics
Price : $19.95 $9.95
The Sense of Wonder relates Carson's intimate account of adventures with her young nephew, in their walks along the sea coast and through forests and fields, observing wildlife, strange plants, moonlight, and storm clouds. It is a guide to capturing the simple power of discovery that Carson... More info...
I Should Have Been at Work

I Should Have Been at Work

Written By - Des Lynam
Narrated By - Des Lynam
Published By : Harper Collins UK
Runtime : 3 hours
Categories : TV & Film
Autobiography
Sports
Price : $12.75
I Should Have Been at Work is the frank and opinionated story of the man behind the myth. Famously guarded about his private life... More info...
Newjack

Newjack

Written By - Ted Conover
Narrated By - Ted Conover
Published By : Brilliance Audio Inc
Runtime : 11 hours 17 minutes
Categories : True Crime
True Crime
Autobiography
Price : $24.95
Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing is the story of Conover's rookie year as a guard at Sing Sing. It is a nerve-jangling account of his passage into the storied prison and the culture of its guards - both... More info...