Jan 152020

It’s Not What It Looks Like by Molly Burke

Audible Audiobook
Listening Length: 3 hours and 5 minutes
Program Type: Audiobook
Version: Original recording
Publisher: Audible Original
Audible.com Release Date: August 1, 2019
Language: English, English

Close your eyes and get ready to see the world in a new and more positive way. As a child in Toronto, Molly Burke was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa and became completely sightless as a teenager. Now an award-winning YouTube star and global Influencer, Molly shares what it’s like to be a purple-haired, pink-obsessed fashion and makeup lover in a seeing world. She speaks with authenticity and candor about how she tackles the preconceived notions we have around blindness; Molly has made it her mission to make us see her – and ourselves- in a wholly empowering way. Learn about her struggles with bullying and anxiety, her quest for inclusivity, how she built a successful Influencer business (with more than 1.8 million followers), and what it’s really like to travel with the true star of this audio, her service dog, Gallop.

I had never heard of Molly Burke before seeing this Audible Original. After listening to it I subscribed to her YouTube channel.

Molly tells us what it was like loosing her site from a young age and up to the time she wrote the book. I learned alot about what it would be like to loose your site slowly, after years of being able to see. She is brutaly honest about many things, and talks about her fears, accomplishments, family, friends and what it was like to be bullied for being blind. That part upset me a lot. Bullying is just plan wrong in any circumstance, but especially so when the person is disabled in any way.

I really enjoyed listening to Molly talk about her service dogs, her love for them was evident in her voice. She talked about how people can make it so hard for someone who depends on a service dog, and what is ok and not ok to do when you see someone with a service dog.

I enjoyed listening to this audiobook, the author did a great job with the narration. I would recommend it to everyone.

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  15 Responses to “Audiobook Review:
It’s Not What It Looks Like by Molly Burke”

  1. I’m not familiar with this person but her story sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and congrats on completing your first review for the challenge! (Don’t forget to add your link)

  2. This sounds like an interesting and wonderful audio book. Thank you for your review!

  3. Wow, she sounds like an amazing woman! Why in the world would anyone bully a blind person – that’s so hard to comprehend.

  4. Wow, who would bully anyone much less a blind person? This sounds like a fabulous, uplifting story and I’ll look for it. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I was not aware of her either until your post. My father lost his vision due to diabetes and the slow loss of vision and life afterward was very difficult for him. He was in denial and refused assistance so no service dog, no cane, no anything which made it really impossible to live. I believe that contributed to his early death.

    Burke sounds a lot more optimistic and positive.

  6. I have not heard of her either, but I am not up on my YouTube stars 🙂 This sounds interesting and important.

    • It should be required reading in school because kids need to know how difficult life is for disabled people, and learn how to help them not bully them.

  7. Sounds like a great book. It amazes me the people who always like to bully kids or adults simply because they are different. Pathetic indeed!

  8. Thank you for sharing. A great review!

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