Mr. De Becker does an excellent job of explaining why we do what we do, anallizing our thought process, reaction and why. His narration is excellent! Cesar Millan had referenced this book in his book "Be The Pack Leader", also explaining why we react or fail to react. Thank you Mr. De Becker for taking a horrible childhood and turning it into a blessing for so many!
I found this book through an article interviewing Rita Wilson. She quoted from the book and I was intrigued. I am glad I did. I had no idea what it was going to be about, but purchased it anyway. It was interesting read, thoughtful and provoking. A reminder to trust your intuition in many circumstances and not give in to worrying what the outside world will think. If a warning bell goes off, better to take heed. Well narrated kept my attention.
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 is a basement recording book. The information is interesting, but please update this book's production. Not worth the cost.
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.
Yes, it hones in on why you get that uneasy feeling with certain people. For intuitive types, this is not always easy to pinpoint. Often you feel something, but don't know exactly why. As a female, society tells you to be understanding and accepting of differences. Unfortunately, this can lead us down the rabbit hole with people that have deceptive intentions. Whether they pose an immediate danger or they might be more patient and willing to wait years for it all to play out. This book provides the why behind that vague gut feeling. Thank you, Gavin de Becker!
It was very personal. He shared his life story and a contrast to those that were not as fortunate as him. He provided insights from a very experienced point of view.
The narration was wonderful. His tone matched the serious topic at hand without being boring.
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My 16 year old daughter loved the book, as well. She has an interest in criminology. I feel compelled to share it with other friends with daughters, especially.