Such a powerful book. To hear a full story of this princess' experience just brings you in and really makes you feel for her. I hope something can be done for women in Saudi Arabia... :(
Phil Cooke is very blunt and straight forward. I enjoy to the point narration and listened straight through. I can understand if someone leaves this book wanting more and I don't think it's the authors fault but rather because it leaves you with the desire to find your one big thing which no one else but you can answer.
This book successfully guides you in directions of various ways that you can discover what you're really good at, what's really in your skill sets, honestly evaluating what you do best. There were many questions he asks for you to answer that I never even thought about.
This book posed more questions for me at the end of it rather than any conclusion, but I believe it's a good thing. He asks what your one big thing is and only the listener can finish the book with their answer.
Ted Williams doesn't hold back when he's sharing about his life, good and bad. His raw honesty in his faith's ups and downs were refreshing. He describes his struggles on a base level that makes him very relatable even in situations I've never experienced. Down to earth and great narration.
This guys voice is so awesome. It's the perfect voice to tell his own story.
It's interesting to hear who he admires and his experiences growing up to now. If you're wanting a lot of case information I don't feel like a ton of info is here (it's definitely there just not lengthy.) I think that's the point though, to be about him and not the case.
My only complaint would be that he uses metaphors beautifully but way too often.
Overall it's informative and brings a lot to light on the abortion industry. You can tell he's slanted to pro life but I appreciate how he explains pro life and pro choice thinking processes because he was so pro choice before.
In the beginning it has a lot of medical jargon so I had to pray I could get through it haha but then the author started to talk about how he grew up and talked about his experience becoming a doctor and going through college. Then I felt like I got sucked into the book.
He later describes more medical things so I was a bit confused from time to time but he still explained personal and public events powerfully.
I wasn't sure if I liked this at first. The writing is very direct and simple which isn't bad but sometimes felt a little flat. However, I did enjoy being inside her head. She can be a bit repetitive but hearing her talk about her faith gave me a different perspective into her Catholic prayer life and her relationship with God. Basically this book is following her prayers throughout her journey. It's rare to get to hear a person's perspective on their relationship with God that just presents itself as it is instead of preaching it to you.
The down to earth way of the preacher makes him relatable. He is honest about his fears and unbelief at events. He does a great job describing all the people he meets, specifically gang members and his experiences with them.
It does get slow around the 5 hour mark when he talks about the organization that he created. It picks up again about 30-45 minutes to the end.
Hathaway voices all the characters differently and adds emotion to the voices. It's absolutely awesome. I love the way these books are written as well. I was surprised how much I enjoyed it. No regrets at all picking this one of the many choices!
I LOVED how this book began. The way he weaves information about his life as a child and now was great.
However, as the book goes on it becomes VERY repetitive on how he didn't remember things. I do think that's just the honest truth, that through these addictions he really doesn't remember things but listening to ''I can't remember'' a lot becomes frustrating after a while.
The part that really bothered me though was the very end, he doesn't end the book on himself. He talks about a girl he got to go to an addiction meeting. It ends on him saying she can start her life over. I understand the point of it, that he's passing on the torch but the book not ending about Mike Doughty, or having anything to do with him just kind of left things in the air. I felt like he took me on this journey with him and he just left me in the dust all the sudden.
I like the music that accompanies the narration and there are fun sound effects. Very cute.
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