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The Glass Castle: A Memoir

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Jeannette Walls

Narrated By: Jeannette Walls

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio

Date: September 2010

Duration: 9 hours 0 minutes


Now a major motion picture from Lionsgate starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts.

The perennially bestselling, extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, “nothing short of spectacular” (Entertainment Weekly) memoir from one of the world’s most gifted storytellers.

The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette’s brilliant and charismatic father captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want the responsibility of raising a family.

The Walls children learned to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered.

The Glass Castle is truly astonishing—a memoir permeated by the intense love of a peculiar but loyal family.


  • Anonymous

    I love this book!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  • Rudy B

    Love everything about it.. couldn't stop reading it!!!! Gratitude and appreciation of what I have...and I don't have...

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Sharon H

    I think this Audiobook will appeal to many of my friends. A true story, the narrator and writer has definitely lived a difficult youth, but one filled with everything that really makes the adult exceptionally. Very inspiring.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    Loved, Loved it. It gives a whole new perspective to the saying "glass half full". I was intrigued and looked forward to listening to it every day. Good ending as well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Sue N

    Loved this book and hated to have it end. It's hard to imagine how difficult life must have been for these four kids and yet it's a well told account of a soul that triumphed against adversity. Jeanette Walls sounds like an amazing woman.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Jill S.

    I read this book years and years ago when my children were toddlers and loved it then. Having heard it read by the author gave me an all new appreciation of the story, especially now that my kids are well on their way.

  • Fredrika H.

    UNBELIEVABLY FASCINATING!!!!!! Amazing what people can love thru as a child and thrive from in adulthood. I typically prefer a professional narrator but she did well

  • Michaela N.

    Haven't had a chance to *listen* yet, but I found this book years ago at an airport bookstore. It was great, I read almost the entire flight which was I believe a little more than 4 hrs.

  • Robyn K.

    I really enjoyed this book.

  • Lupe C.

    Someone recommended this book who absolutely loved it and after reading the reviews I was excited to Listen to this book.. for me it was more frustrating and the ending was very disappointing. For some people this book might be shocking but for me I know people who live this way. I can't really say that the book was bad it's just not interesting enough for me. The narrator didn't bother me she actually sounds just like one of my friends so I pictured her reading it to me.

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