Educated: A Memoir Free Audiobook Download by Tara Westover

Tara grew up in the mountains of Idaho, with no electricity and few means of communication. Her parents taught her to be self-sufficient, and to live off the land. Tara's story is one many Americans can relate to today, as she was raised without a father figure. Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover is a memoir about growing up as an American outcast in the mountains of America.

The memoir tells the story of Tara Westover, a young girl from rural Idaho who was raised by survivalists because her mother was an extremist Mormon. The family lived without electricity or water, and had no contact with the outside world. When she was 14 years old, her father took her to the woods and showed her how to shoot a rifle. After that, she left home with two of his guns to live on her own. Years later, while working at McDonald's late one night, she meets someone who offers to help teach her English in exchange for labor and pays for a plane ticket out of America.

Tara Westover's life is one that not many people experience. After growing up in rural Idaho and surviving on a diet of meat and hay to avoid starvation, she found herself in college. It was there where she discovered her love for the natural sciences and the idea of leaving her small town. She never knew what motivated her to write a memoir until after graduation when she enrolled at Harvard University with aspirations of becoming an environmental lawyer. At Harvard, Tara's world changed as she became immersed in highly educated peers who had never seen poverty firsthand. The vast difference between them and Tara's life propelled her to develop a deeper understanding of how they viewed her community as well as being considered "different."

Tara Westover was raised in a fundamentalist Mormon household. Her father taught her that the world outside the walls of their compound was full of evil and malevolent people who needed to be destroyed in order to "save" her. As a result, Tara's childhood was full of punishments, chores, and long hours studying the Bible to serve god. But when she discovered science at an early age through documentaries on PBS and YouTube, she found herself questioning everything that had been drilled into her head.

The audiobook is available for her memoir Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover. The audiobook is narrated by Julia Whelan, who has been awarded previous Audies for Best Actress in a Lead or Supporting Role.

Educated: A Memoir is a memoir written by Tara Westover. This book follows the author's life from the time she leaves her family and goes off to live on her own as an 18-year-old woman. The story starts with Tara's upbringing in a strict Christian household, but it soon takes an unexpected turn when she begins studying government at Brigham Young University. After graduating, Tara works as a survivalist for the National Outdoor Leadership School before moving to Idaho to join her parents again. Despite her situation, everything seems alright until one day when a 17-year-old girl comes looking for help after escaping from home.

Published Date 2018-02-20
Duration 12 hours 11 minutes
Author Tara Westover
Narrated Julia Whelan
(2359 Reviews)
Abridged No
Is It Free? 30-days Free
Category Biography & Memoir
Parent Category Women, Religious & Inspirational, Memoir

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