Random House presents the audiobook edition of Educated by Tara Westover, read by Julia Whelan.
*Winner of best autobiography/memoir and best female narrator at the Audies*
‘An amazing story, and truly inspiring. The kind of book everyone will enjoy. IT’S EVEN BETTER THAN YOU’VE HEARD.’ – Bill Gates
Selected as a book of the year by AMAZON, THE TIMES, SUNDAY TIMES, GUARDIAN, NEW YORK TIMES, ECONOMIST, NEW STATESMAN, VOGUE, IRISH TIMES, IRISH EXAMINER and RED MAGAZINE
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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.
· From one of TIME magazine's 100 most influential people of 2019
· Shortlisted for the 2018 BAMB Readers' Awards
· Recommended as a summer read by Barack Obama, Antony Beevor, India Knight, Blake Morrison and Nina Stibbe
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Born on a remote Idaho mountain, Tara Westover endured a crazily rough childhood in a survivalist family: her father was a self-proclaimed prophet, her mother was an herbal healer and the children were kept isolated and off the grid. Actress Julia Whelan’s calm, unblinking narration of Westover’s jaw-dropping story drives home the specific and sometimes-gruesome horrors of Westover’s upbringing. But this story about the thirst for knowledge and a formal education also gets at universal yearnings. Like Cheryl Strayed’s bestseller Wild, Educated maps out a woman’s inspiring journey to overcome internal and external fears and save herself.
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An incredible read. After going through childhood emotional and mental abuse, Tara perfectly explains through her memories, the thoughts and thinking processes you go through, trying to justify wrongdoings and behaviours of others. It puts in perspective that others have similar stories and in fact, we can all relate. No matter how crazy we sometimes think we are.