This is an amazing book that opens up a whole new way of thinking about fear. I'f you have children, it's a must read; along with protecting the gift by the same author. The authors practical good sense approach to this suject of fear, feels right. Any reader ever faced with real danger in their lives will instantly understand that he understands. Time and money well spent.
I worried that this book would make me paranoid, but it's had the opposite effect. I feel empowered that when there is a real and present danger, I will know and I can trust myself to act accordingly.
Nicely narrated with a variety of stories.
This author has a great, humane spirit, and freely shares his own life experience. He's admirable. I wish there was much more practical info, I.e. Body language that suggests volatile behavior.
This is a basement recording book. The information is interesting, but please update this book's production. Not worth the cost.
Having the entire book...
Yes, bought the Kindle version and read it from cover to cover.
The abridged version had only four instead of nine chapters. It shortened the discussion of some key issues, which made them fairly hard to understand or made it hard for the implications to sink in. Many examples were omitted; some sections were joined together and others were omitted altogether. I reached the end thinking, Was that it? Was that the book everyone raves about? Bought the Kindle version, reread it and it made a huge impact. Maybe if you are simply curious it would be a good read, but if you suspect you can actually benefit from the detailed advice, do yourself a favour and get the book.
This is a very good book on human behavior and subtle clues on danger and using your intuition as a source of information, rather than denying it. Very valuable information and well presented.
I have this in paper back, audio cd, and ipod.
This man has done his homework. It is almost an instruction manual on awareness. Very intense is the author in his presentation to equip and educate. I have given this book to many of my friends and they share with their friends.
Took me a while to get into this but it was well worth the effort. Offers very good examples of how to recognize a real risk, and how to not agonize over the ones that we create in our heads. Especially good for women and teenage girls. I wish I had known all of this 20 yrs ago.
You'll look at fear differently. It will help you listen to intuition more and most surprisingly you will learn that worry is unnecessary.
The takeaway that I should trust my instincts/intuition more.
The stories, particularly the first story about the woman with the groceries.
I have not listened to or read his other books.
That our instincts/intuition are often right, we just need to learn how to listen to them and not override them with our rational minds.
I would like to hear an updated version of this book and maybe it could talk about how to listen to your instinct when it isn't just ones life or possessions on the line. For instance, I downloaded this book because I had just encountered a man who had been lying to me about who knows how many things, and in the end he took off with some of my possessions. I feel like there must have been signs, I just wasn't sure how to look for them at the time.