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The Story Of My Life

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“At the beginning I was only a little mass of possibilities. It was my teacher who unfolded and developed them.”  The Story of My Life, Helen Keller’s autobiography, is the story of that unfolding. It is the story of how, with Anne Sullivan as her guide, Keller developed from “a mass of possibilities” to become one of the most beloved and admired women in American history.  With intelligence, humor and wisdom, Keller describes her passage, “from darkness into light, from isolation to friendship, companionship, knowledge, love.”

Public Domain (P)2018 Mary Jane Conlon

Author: Helen Keller
Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
Available on Audible
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The World I Live In

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First published in 1908, The World I Live In by Helen Keller is a classic testament to hope and optimism. The book is a collection of inspiring essays offering insight into the world of an extraordinary achiever who was born deaf and blind. The work reveals her impressions of the world through her sense of touch, smell, and vibration, as well as her dreams and imagination. She explains how the whole spectrum of the senses lies open to her through the medium of language.  Considered as Helen Keller's most personal and moving work, The World I Live In is a poignant account of her experience of the beauty of life.

Public Domain (P)2019 Museum Audiobooks

Narrator: Jean Norman
Author: Helen Keller
Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
Available on Audible
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The Story of My Life

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Before she was two years old, a scarlet fever destroyed Helen Keller's sight and hearing. At seven, alone and withdrawn, she was rescued by Anne Sullivan, her teacher and friend. She learned to read (in several different languages) and speak so well that she graduated with honors in 1904 from Radcliffe, where she authored The Story of My Life. In addition to her remarkable accomplishment of overcoming such huge disabilities, her other achievements are impressive in their own right. She published 13 books and numerous articles; she devoted her life to social reform; and she campaigned in 35 countries touching the faces, and hearts, of kings, presidents, and movie stars on behalf of the handicapped. Today the foundations she established continue to help the deaf and blind throughout the world. Enthusiastic and untiring, Helen Keller's life is deservedly inspirational and stands before all of us as an example of what we can accomplish, given fortitude and purpose. Most importantly, she demonstrates that the severely disabled have nothing to be ashamed of.

©1994 Joss Recordings (P)2005 Tantor Media, Inc.

Narrator: Frances Cassidy
Author: Helen Keller
Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
Available on Audible
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The Story of My Life

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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 16. She later enrolled at Radcliffe and graduated with honors. Her motto: "There are no handicaps, only challenges."

(P)2000 Blackstone Audiobooks

Narrator: Mary Woods
Author: Helen Keller
Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
Available on Audible
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El mundo donde vivo [The World I Live In]

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¿Por qué contentarnos con vivir a rastras cuando sentimos el anhelo de volar? En el maravilloso reino de la mente he de ser libre como los demás.Helen Keller nació en Alabama, Estados Unidos de América, en 1880. Por una grave enfermedad, antes de los dos años de edad, perdió la vista y el oído, lo que le impidió también aprender a hablar. La pequeña se convirtió en una niña intratable y rebelde, hasta que a los seis años, sus padres contrataron una institutriz irlandesa, Ann Sullivan, quien le enseñó a leer a través de sus manos y, por el tacto, también a hablar. Gracias a ella su vida dio un giro total. En El mundo donde vivo Helen Keller intenta explicar cómo percibe el mundo exterior. Es una alabanza a los sentidos del tacto y el olfato. Sus descripciones de la realidad, son a veces mas ricas y completas que las de un vidente. Es un ejemplo de superación, que trascendió su condición física y dedicó su vida a ayudar a los demás. Murió en 1968. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

Public Domain (P)2016 Tammy Garea

Narrator: Tammy Garea
Author: Helen Keller
Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
Available on Audible