by: Tara Westover
Narrated by: Julia Whelan
Duration: 12 hrs and 10 mins
Publication Date: 2018-02-20

Audio Book Summary

Winner of best autobiography/memoir and best female narrator at the Audies.

Selected as a book of the year in The Times, Sunday Times, Guardian, New York Times, Economist, New Statesman, Vogue, Irish Times, Irish Examiner and Red Magazine

Tara Westover and her family grew up preparing for the End of Days but, according to the government, she didnt exist. She hadnt been registered for a birth certificate. She had no school records because shed never set foot in a classroom, and no medical records because her father didnt believe in hospitals.

As she grew older, her father became more radical and her brother more violent. At 16, 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 u00B7 Recommended as a summer read by Barack Obama, Antony Beevor, India Knight, Blake Morrison and Nina Stibbe.