The Soloist

The Soloist

A Lost Dream, An Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music

Downloadable Audiobook - 2008
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When journalist Steve Lopez sees Nathaniel Ayers playing his heart out on a two-string violin on Los Angeles' skid row, he finds it impossible to walk away. More than thirty years ago, Ayers was a promising classical bass student at Juilliard-ambitious, charming, and also one of the few African-Americans-until he gradually lost his ability to function, overcome by schizophrenia. Over time, the two men form a bond and Lopez imagines that he might be able to change Ayers's life. The Soloist is a beautifully told story of devotion in the face of seemingly unbeatable challenges.
Publisher: [United States] :, Blackstone Audio, Incorporated :, Made available through hoopla,, 2008.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781433247668
1433247666
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (6hr., 42 min.)) :,digital.
data file, rda
digital, Digital recording
Additional Contributors: Hughes, William 1957-
Alternative Title: hoopla (Digital media service)

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nycakaren Jan 22, 2012

A great story about a reporter whose life and sense of what's possible deepens as a result of his commitment to helping one of his subjects, a schizophrenic homeless person, also a gifted musician. Honest, insightful and compassionate.

choclit Jul 29, 2009

Well-written.

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