Story of My Life
Helen Keller

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Narrated By: Mary Woods

Duration: 7 hours and 14 minutes

What to expect

A serious illness destroyed Helen Keller’s sight and hearing before she reached the age of two. At seven, she was introduced to Ann Sullivan, the beloved teacher and friend who helped Helen to make contact with her world. Through sheer determination and resolve, Helen learned to speak, read, and write, and prepared herself for entry into prep school by the age of sixteen. She later enrolled at Radcliffe and graduated with honors. Her motto: “There are no handicaps, only challenges.”

Genre

Biography: historical, political and military, Biography: general, Biography: general, Gender studies: women and girls

Listen to a sample

“Helen Keller is fellow to Caesar, Alexander, Napoleon, Homer, Shakespeare, and the rest of the immortals…She will be as famous a thousand years from now as she is today.” 

Mark Twain

“The greatest woman of our age.”

Winston Churchill

“This is a classic; special because it is an autobiographical account of a young woman who overcame being deaf and blind. All the fears, trials and emotions of her struggles from childhood come through in exquisite language.”

Children's Literature

“This audiobook is read by Mary Woods who brings a lyrical quality to the reading of Helen’s riveting narrative. I highly recommend this book to everyone! If you ever think that challenges are too hard to overcome, this story will not only inspire, but will also fill you with wonders of life.”