Absent Mind, An

Genre: Literary Fiction

Absent Mind, An

Performed by:
Sandra Burr
Mel Foster

Seventy-one, and a man used to controlling those around him, Saul finds himself slipping into what he describes as his slow dance with death. His ramblings, humor, emotions, lucid moments, and confusion are laid bare, as well as the thoughts and feelings of his loved ones: his wife, Monique, conflicted and depressed…caring, yet angry; his daughter, Florence, compassionate, yet proper and reserved; his son, Joey, self-centered and narcissistic, seemingly indifferent to his family’s challenges; and his doctor, an Alzheimer’s specialist, who cares for Saul until his final days. From the beginning Saul and his family know how it has to end, because no one has ever outsmarted Alzheimer’s. But as they navigate the meandering road that will eventually bring Saul’s demise, they leave behind their once disconnected lives and come together to weather their difficult journey. Heartfelt and moving, this lauded novel, winner of 2014 gold medals from the Independent Publisher Book Awards, Readers’ Favorite Book Awards, and the Living Now Book Award for Inspirational Fiction, will appeal to fans of Lisa Genova’s Still Alice or Nicholas Sparks’s The Notebook.

Unabridged recording:
Run time: 5 hours
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Author
Eric Rill

Biography:
Born in Montreal, and later moving to California where he graduated from UCLA with a Masters in Business, Eric Rill went on to run a global hotel group. After discovering his passion for adventure, he left the corporate world, travelling and enjoying the excitement of skydiving, scaling volcanoes, scuba diving—and, to his surprise, stand-up comedy. Somewhere along the way he also discovered the joy of writing fiction. His first two bestsellers were thrillers, PINNACLE OF DECEIT and THE INNOCENT TRAITOR. Then came AN ABSENT MIND, a novel about family and adversity. His latest, THE WINDOW WASHER, inspired by a real life situation, takes the reader into the world of killers, money launderers, moral and immoral cops, and corrupt politicians. Now living in Panama, Eric is available to connect with your book club through Skype. Just contact him at author@ericrill.com
Narrator
Sandra Burr

Biography:
Sandra Burr is one of Brilliance Audio's most popular narrators, having read hundreds of titles, both fiction and nonfiction. Her performance of Jean M. Auel's Earth's Children® series, including The Clan of the Cave Bear, is still ranked among the company's all-time bestsellers. She also directs for Brilliance Audio.
Narrator
Mel Foster

Biography:
Mel Foster has narrated over 150 audiobooks, winning several awards. He's twice an Audie finalist for both 1864: Lincoln at the Gates of History and Finding God in Unexpected Places, and won for the latter title. He has also won several AudioFile Earphones awards. Best known for mysteries, he has also narrated classic authors such as Thoreau, Nabokov, and Whitman.

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