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An amazing woman. From a rocky start as a newborn, to near blindness and an unsupportive family as a young child, to total blindness and being musically gifted as a young woman, she then becomes involved with a communal group which does help her to grow and learn to believe in herself.
Following this change in her outlook, she keeps testing herself and others until even the sky does not prove to be a limit.
Cindy Piller gave a wonderful performance in narrating this book.
I received this book free on my request in exchange for an honest review courtesy of AudiobookB00M.
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What did you like best about Soaring into Greatness? What did you like least?
What I liked most was her courage to say exactly what happened. What I liked least was that there seemed to be no closure to any of it.
What was most disappointing about Gail L. Hamilton’s story?
That she was a victim throughout, and a sore loser after the pageant. The victim card got so old. So much was told about her traumatic experiences but we'll never know if anyone was confronted. It seems the elephant was brushed under the carpet and her family was excused once they saw her on the queen circuit.
On the queen circuit, when she didn't win, she exclaimed that more people were coming up to her to say congrats (etc) than the actual queen.....Not a gracious loser but a Sore loser. That was awful to hear. it cancelled out a lot for me.
Would you listen to another book narrated by Cindy Piller?
Yes. I love her gentle voice.
Was Soaring into Greatness worth the listening time?
In the beginning, yes. After her life of growing up, no.
Any additional comments?
Left me hanging but not wanting for more. I kept listening in the hopes that some justice would be had, or maybe she'd use the degree she worked so hard for, or even learn to stand up to her family and demand to be heard like she deserves. But alas, it wasn't to be. I think this book was written before any resolution happened.