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I have either read or listened to a few of Sylvia's books, and this is definitely my new favorite! I have a brand-new level of respect and love for Sylvia - all that she has been through, and she is still looking out for other people, caring for them, loving them, forgiving those who need it (even the former husband who forced her into bankruptcy and caused her public humiliation!)
I don't know that I could be as gracious - but then, after reading her book, I doubt I could live up to most of her humanitarian work and loving people. From the love and care given to the little girl who's mother basically abandoned her, leaving her in Sylvia's care - and Sylvia took her in and loved her and raised her as her own, to her strength in dealing with (and leaving) an abusive husband as soon as she saw even an inkling of a hint that he might start abusing their children, Sylvia has endured more hardships than many ever will, and come through it all with a shining, loving spirit, and a heart that loves God and desires to help her fellow man reach their full potential. I never knew she was a school teacher and found that really interesting - and I bet she was a great one!
The book is beautifully written, with humor, style, and grace; the story completely engrossing (I listened to the entire 8-hour book in 2 days). And although I really do like to listen to Sylvia read her own books (I love her low, gravelly voice that sounds much like my own - only better! LOL!), the narrator did a fantastic job, reading with great expression and very much in the same style that Sylvia would have read it herself - sometimes I would forget that I wasn't actually listening to Sylvia herself! Hillary Huber was really a perfect choice for narrator, if we must listen to someone other than Sylvia herself.
I know I'll be listening to this one again, and it has become an instant top-of-the-list favorite in my Audible collection!
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What disappointed you about Psychic?
I expected a great deal more about her work with the police and actual stories of her work.and interesting readings
What was most disappointing about Sylvia Browne’s story?
more about her and less about her craft...really not happy I had always loved seeing her on tv and this really disappointed me
Would you be willing to try another one of Hillary Huber’s performances?
its not about the narration
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Psychic?
all of it
Any additional comments?
if you are expecting to get insight into her craft and how she came to use it and stories about her work law enforcement and people she read.....its not here