- SAVING BEN: A FATHER’S STORY OF AUTISM by Dan E. Burns
Starting today and running through Sunday, September 2, Audible’s merchandising team is executing a special price promotion on more than 1,000 titles, temporarily reducing the price on these titles to $5.95 for a la carte purchasers at Audible.com (Audible Listener members get their usual, additional 30% discount off the a la carte price). All of the books in this promotion were produced through ACX, Audible’s system for matching unrecorded books with narrators to produce more audiobooks and increase your selection.
BLOOD ON THE MOON: THE ASSASSINATION OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN by Edward Steers, Jr.
That means SAVING BEN and BLOOD ON THE MOON are both available at the reduced price for this week only. If you are interested in either of these titles, take advantage of this week’s sale!
A WORLD OF TALENT AND OTHER STORIES by Philip K. Dick
In a 1977 speech, Phillip K. Dick said “A novelist carries with him constantly what most women carry in large purses: much that is useless, a few absolutely essential items, and then, for good measure, a great number of things that fall in between. But the novelist does not transport them physically because his trove of possessions is mental. Now and then he adds a new and entirely useless idea; now and then he reluctantly cleans out the trash — the obviously worthless ideas — and with a few sentimental tears sheds them. Once in a great while, however, he happens by chance onto a thoroughly stunning idea new to him that he hopes will turn out to be new to everyone else. Read more…
SAVING BEN: A FATHER’S STORY OF AUTISM by Dan E. Burns
Each year thousands of children are diagnosed with autism, a devastating neurological disorder that profoundly affects a person’s language and social development. Saving Ben is the story of one family coping with autism, told from the viewpoint of a father struggling to understand his son’s strange behavior and rescue him from a downward spiral.
“Take him home, love him, and save your money for his institutionalization when he turns 21.” That was the best advice his doctor could offer in 1990 when three-year-old Ben was diagnosed with autism. Read more…