• When the World Breaks Open

  • By: Seema Reza
  • Narrated by: Brenda Scott Wlazlo
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 03-28-18
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Red Hen Press
  • 5 out of 5 stars 5.0 (2 ratings)

Regular price: $19.95

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $19.95

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Add to Library for $0.00

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

When the World Breaks Open is a non-linear narrative memoir that traces Seema Reza's journey from being a suburban mom to using her own lessons to build a unique writing and art program in military hospitals. Reza exposes her triumphs, fears, and regret through the dissolution of a dysfunctional marriage and investigates her own experiences and societal attitudes towards loss, love, motherhood, and community, undermining the idea that strength requires silence. There is a revelatory quality to the writing, as Reza exposes her own weaknesses and regrets and investigates their sources. As she wonders, she displays a trust in the intelligence of the listener, providing space to explore these themes alongside her, inviting both identification and immersion.
©2013 Red Hen Press (P)2018 Red Hen Press
Show More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
5 out of 5 stars
By cosmitron on 04-18-18

Well written and honest story.

Where does When the World Breaks Open rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Far better then average, the Author gives many insights to the many challenges she faces in her life.

Who was your favorite character and why?

N/A

Which character – as performed by Brenda Scott Wlazlo – was your favorite?

The Narrator gives a sensitive performance as she presents the many feelings of this writer and how she conquers them.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The entire book is moving the honesty and struggles of this Author is a inspiration to all of us.

Any additional comments?

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

Read More Hide me

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

See all Reviews