Tuesdays With Morrie : An Old Man, A Young Man, And Life's Greatest Lesson

Signed Audiobook (3 Cassettes)

by
Publisher BRILLIANCE CORPORATION
Year 1997
Pages 3 CASSETTES
Binding Other
Condition Near Fine
$124.95

Brilliance Corporation, 1997. Audio Cassettes (3) Very good condition, slight wear on edges of original slipcase. This audio book is unabridged on 3 audio cassettes for a listening time of {approx.} 4 hours. Read by author. No one but Mitch Albom could have read Tuesdays with Morrie so effectively. As the author of this inspirational true story, Albom uses verbal inflection in exactly the right places to evoke humor, empathy, and emotion. It's an honest reading, and the underlying timbre of private memory pushes it past mere recitation to pure storytelling. The titular Morrie was Morrie Schwartz, Albom's university professor 20 years before the events being narrated. An accidental viewing of an interview with Morrie on Nightline led Albom to become reunited with his old teacher, friend, and "coach" at a time when Albom, a successful sportswriter, was struggling to define dissatisfactions with his own life and career. Morrie, on the other hand, after a rich life filled with friends, family, teaching, and music, was dying from Lou Gehrig's disease, a crippling illness that diminished his activities daily. Albom was one of hundreds of former students and acquaintances who traveled great distances to visit Morrie in the final months of his life. The 14 Tuesday visits that followed their reunion took Albom--and will take listeners with him--on a journey of reawakening to life's best rewards. The story is told in a journalistic style that never crosses into pathos. That a professional writer can write well is not surprising, but Albom also reads well, with clear enunciation and a talent for mimicry. Another reader might have interpreted the professor's aphorisms as droll humor or wrung a wrong note at an inappropriate moment, making the story a maudlin tearjerker; instead it is read for what it is, a tribute to a remarkable teacher. (Running time: four hours, three cassettes.) Hand signed in person by author/narrator Mitch Albom, extremely scarce thus. Compare to signed first editions selling in excess of $1000.