The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum

Temple Grandin and Richard Panek, read by Andrea Gallo
Temple Grandin and Richard Panek, read by Andrea Gallo. Recorded Books, unabridged, seven CDs, 8.25 hrs., $34.99 ISBN 978-1-4703-5054-3
Reviewed on: 09/02/2013
Grandin and Panek explore neuroimaging, genetics, and brain science in this book that looks at what causes autism and how it can be treated and diagnosed. Though coauthored, the narrative is largely told from Grandin’s point of view, with many first-person references. This filtering of the prose through Grandin allows narrator Andrea Gallo to read in a more personal manner that represents Grandin’s singular voice. Gallo shifts to a more critical tone when she reads sections in which Grandin and Panek offer commentary on current practices related to the treatment of autism. A fascinating listen and a winning performance from Gallo. A Houghton Mifflin Harcourt hardcover. (Apr.)
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