Listen Mama

Narrated by JD Jackson
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Pub Date 15 Jun 2021 | Archive Date 05 Aug 2022
Souls Take Flight, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Audiobooks

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Description

Through a series of heart-breaking and poignant letters, come explore the 20-year journey of a child longing for the love of his mentally ill mother while facing seemingly insurmountable odds. Witness Manny's transformation in this coming of age story of a forgotten and disfigured child, born into spirit-crushing poverty in Houston, Texas, and thrust into adulthood all too soon. Crying out to the world for understanding and forgiveness, Manny battles the silent and treacherous enemy of mental illness in his mother's often erratic and sometimes terrifying behavior as he ultimately becomes her caretaker and guardian while also parenting his four younger siblings. Experience this inspirational soon-to-be modern classic of loss, faith, love, and redemption that is guaranteed to bring forth both tears and laughter, heartache and happiness, as it captures your imagination, ignites your soul, and soon has you resisting to pause, breathlessly waiting to discover what happens next.

Through a series of heart-breaking and poignant letters, come explore the 20-year journey of a child longing for the love of his mentally ill mother while facing seemingly insurmountable odds...


Advance Praise

Finalist for Best Audiobook Memoir --2022 Audie Awards

Finalist for Best Memoir --2022 BookLife/Publishers Weekly Selfies US Book Award

Finalist for Best Memoir --2022 Eric Hoffer Award

Finalist for Best African American Literary Nonfiction --2022 Indie Book Awards   

"As dramatic as it is heartbreaking." --Kirkus Reviews 

"Warmly likable man doing his utmost to struggle through more tragedy and bad luck than any human being should be handed." -- BookLife/Publishers Weekly Review

"His descriptive writing has humor and heart..." --AudioFile Magazine

 "Young adult (and many an adult) readers will find LISTEN MAMA a thoroughly absorbing story." --Midwest Book Review

Finalist for Best Audiobook Memoir --2022 Audie Awards

Finalist for Best Memoir --2022 BookLife/Publishers Weekly Selfies US Book Award

Finalist for Best Memoir --2022 Eric Hoffer Award

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