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    • Overheard in a Dream

    • A Novel
    • By: Torey Hayden
    • Narrated by: Jean Alexander
    • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Bestselling author Torey Hayden's novel is a fascinating study of a fractured family, a troubled child, and a psychiatrist's attempts to rescue them. Conor, aged nine, arrives in the play therapy room of child psychiatrist James Innes with the diagnosis "autistic". His mother Laura, an aloof, enigmatic novelist, can't handle him. His rancher father, embroiled in divorcing Laura, does not feel there is anything wrong with Conor. His six-year-old sister Morgana insists he really does see ghosts.

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • One Child

    • By: Torey Hayden, Kati Nicholl (abridged by)
    • Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Abridged
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    Six-year-old Sheila was abandoned by her mother on a highway when she was four. A survivor of horrific abuse, she never spoke, never cried, and was placed in a class for severely retarded children after committing an atrocious act of violence against another child. Everyone thought Sheila was beyond salvation - except her teacher, Torey Hayden. With patience, skill, and abiding love, she fought long and hard to release a haunted little girl from her secret nightmare.

    Non-member price: $11.97

    • Ghost Girl

    • The True Story of a Child in Peril and the Teacher Who Saved Her
    • By: Torey Hayden
    • Narrated by: Suehyla El'Attar
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Jadie never spoke. She never laughed, or cried, or uttered any sound. Despite efforts to reach her, Jadie remained locked in her own troubled world - until one remarkable teacher persuaded her to break her self-imposed silence. Nothing in all of Torey Hayden's experience could have prepared her for the shock of what Jadie told her - a story too horrendous for Torey's professional colleagues to acknowledge.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
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    • By Bronwynne on 14-09-2016
    • The True Story of a Child in Peril and the Teacher Who Saved Her
    • By: Torey Hayden
    • Narrated by: Suehyla El'Attar
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Release date: 04-12-2013
    • 5 out of 5 stars 5 ratings

    Non-member price: $27.79

    • Twilight Children

    • Three Voices No One Heard Until a Therapist Listened
    • By: Torey Hayden
    • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A light in the darkness for severely troubled children, former special education teacher Torey Hayden faced three of her most extraordinary challenges after she left the classroom. Nine-year-old Cassandra, kidnapped by her father and found starving, dirty, and picking through garbage cans - a child prone to long silences and erratic, violent behavior, whose hard-won recollections of the nightmare she endured could not be fully trusted.

    Non-member price: $28.94

    • Murphy's Boy

    • By: Torey Hayden
    • Narrated by: Loretta Rawlins
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    His name was Kevin but his keepers called him Zoo Boy. He didn't talk. He hid under tables and surrounded himself with a cage of chairs. He hadn't been out of the building in the four years since he'd come in. He was afraid of water and wouldn't take a shower. He was afraid to be naked, to change his clothes. He was nearly 16. Desperate to see change in the boy, the staff of Kevin's adolescent treatment center hired Hayden. As Hayden read to him and encouraged him to read, crawling down into his cage of chairs with him, Kevin talked.

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • Beautiful Child

    • The Story of a Child Trapped in Silence and the Teacher Who Refused to Give Up on Her
    • By: Torey Hayden
    • Narrated by: Susan Larkin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Hayden has chronicled experiences from her long career as a special education teacher in several books, including One Child and The Tiger's Child. Successes in this difficult and often frustrating field can be few and hard won, a fact which Hayden deftly illustrates while simultaneously offering hope and joy in small victories. This time she brings to life the story of a scruffy seven-year-old, Venus, who is so unresponsive that Hayden searches for signs of deafness, brain damage, or mental retardation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An informative look back into past education

    • By Anonymous User on 24-04-2018
    • The Story of a Child Trapped in Silence and the Teacher Who Refused to Give Up on Her
    • By: Torey Hayden
    • Narrated by: Susan Larkin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
    • Release date: 18-11-2013
    • 4 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • Just Another Kid

    • By: Torey Hayden
    • Narrated by: Tara Ochs
    • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A dramatic and remarkable narrative of an extraordinary teacher's determination, from the author of the Sunday Times bestsellers The Tiger's Child and One Child. Torey Hayden faced six emotionally troubled kids no other teacher could handle - three recent arrivals from battle-torn Northern Ireland, badly traumatized by the horrors of war; an eleven-year-old boy, who only knew life inside an institution; an excitable girl, aggressive and sexually precocious at the age of eight; and seven-year-old Leslie, perhaps the most hopeless of all, unresponsive and unable to speak.

    Non-member price: $41.73