One Hundred Names for Love

  • by Diane Ackerman
  • Narrated by Barbara McCulloh
  • 13 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Following up on her international best seller The Zookeeper's Wife, Diane Ackerman tells the breathtaking story of the stroke that deprived her husband, Paul West - a distinguished novelist and poet - of every scrap of language beyond the syllable "mem". In her characteristically glorious prose, Ackerman weaves together the latest science on stroke and the brain’s ability to store and process language with her intensely personal journey as caregiver in helping Paul to an extraordinary recovery, and the impact of all this on their decades-long marriage.

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Tragic, touching, a story of undying love.

What made the experience of listening to One Hundred Names for Love the most enjoyable?

Paul's stroke is a vivid disaster, and you feel his trying to make someone understand him urgent and while not enjoyable, raw and emotional.


What did you like best about this story?

The intimacy between poet and writer.


What does Barbara McCulloh bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She was spot on. didn't distract from story.


If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Love, loss and hope.


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- Linda

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-06-2011
  • Publisher: Recorded Books