It provided a great deal of detailed information about all types of ADD and other conditions that frequently accompany it. Sometimes it was a little too dry and technical (with lots of quotes about/from the DSM 4). But it isn't a subject onecan make terribly fascinating.
Clearly Dr. Brown is very well educated about ADD and other related disorders. The book will be helpful for anyone who needs understand and learn more about it. If you have someone with ADD in your life or you have it yourself, you will want to learn more about it. The book should be educational to both parents and sufferers of ADD. The audible format is definitely better for you if you've got ADD.
It was really just the author as the main character. He read the complex subject matter clearly and understandably.
It is my fault given how recent most research on ADD is, but since it was released in 2012, I expected it to be more up to date with current medications and information. I didn't realize that it was actually published in 2005 and I wonder if that might have been a later edition of an earlier book.
From the perspective of someone who has Adult ADD, but currently no insurance and no extra money to spend on non-essentials(I did have about a year of treatment w/ insurance and various meds and still something, but it does very little good).
I felt depressed after reading it and learning that he feels (and he sites studies that support this opinion) medication alone is the best treatment (helping 80% or more ADD sufferers. The studies sited clearly showed medication was by far the best and most effective treatment (whether it was provided with counseling / other support or not) along with a doctor to provide medication management.
He kind of seems to expect all these are options you can pay for (or your insurance will), but if you don't have very much money or insurance and medication didn't help you much, it seemed he felt you were out of luck.
He didn't offer any options for individuals who don't have the resources for a lot of expensive professional help. I assume there are many many people out there like me, who really want to get better and get their lives on track. I wish he'd offered some other alternatives that might be of help if I can't pay doctors and counselors out of pocket.
I have read some other books that felt there were other options that would help me, so I hope they are correct. I didn't like spending all that time learning about ADD, only to feel defeated that there seemed to be no options available for me to get better. I hope the other books are correct for everyone's sake in the current economy.
I wish books like this would carry warnings - so you'd know before purchasing, that the narrator uses a very strong English accent. I was only able to listen to about 10 minutes of it before I knew I'd wasted my money and there was no way I could listen to the annoying voice for another minute. Definitely wish I'd known before I purchased,about the narration
Like all of the Connelly books I've read and especially the Harry Bosch series, I found this book very entertaining. It kept me in suspense and guessing non-stop.
It gave us a little more insight into Harry's past with his mother and after she was gone.
While on suspension for attacking his commanding officer, Harry looks into his mother's unsolved murder 30 years ago. In the process, he uncovers a great deal of information, much of it unexpected. You think the case is finally solved or you know who did the deed, only to be surprised by another turn in the case.
Didn't realize it was 21 years old when purchased - my mistake, I did not recognize the title. Once I began to listen to it, I realized I'd read it back when I used to read books 15 years ago - frustrated I wasted my money on book I'd already read.
I like Nora Roberts, but I've already read her books that were written 10 years ago or more. I definitely like her newer works more.
I expect good books from Grisham. This one surprised me a little, not the typical edge of your seat mystery with non stop action, but kind of a nice change. It kept my interest, left me wondering how things could possibly work out for this unlikely bunch. It had me hoping against hope for the down trodden "little guy" even though there seemed to be no way it could work out for them - things seemed to get worse and worse. The Litigators was a really good listen - hard to stop listening when the time came. I wanted to keep listening to find out what would happen next. I recommend the Litigators.
I expected a good romance from Nora Roberts, but got a great mystery too. It kept me wanting to read on (or listen on) so I could find out what what was going on, who was involved, and what would happen next. I highly recommend it - a good fast moving read.
Yes, anyone who likes mysteries and is a fan of dogs. I wasn't sure I'd like a book told from a dog's perspective, but it ended up adding something instead of taking anything away from the story. The mystery was good and kept me wondering what would happen next, who was involved, and how. The viewpoint of the dog added a some humor to the book. Chet's value in Bernie's PI business is clear, as is the companionship and support he provides to Bernie and the very close relationship between the two of them. Chet reminds us of the amazing things dogs can do and how they can help us. As a trained almost graduate of the police K9 academy, Chet is highly skilled. He is an excellent tracker, he can identify smells and remember people and places based on their unique scent. Naturally, his sense of hearing, smell, and his vision at night are superior to Bernie's, but he depends on Bernie for wisdom and intellect. The two combined are quite a duo.
Chet's perspective adds humor: from what he understands when listening to human conversation (and how he interprets human sayings) to his sometimes convenient / limited memory of past events. His priorities remain clear throughout the book. Most important is his beloved Bernie's health, success, and safety, followed by his desire to take down "perps" (bad guys), then comes food, which he is quite fond of, getting petted or scratched, pursuing the girls, and the joy of marking his territory. Chet rarely displays less than perfect canine behavior and conveniently seems to quickly forget it happened or exactly what transpired.
Yes, I wanted to hear more about the case to figure out how the different characters were involved with each other and in the case. I also wanted to find out what would happen next.
I have not read the print version, but since I have ADD and don't do well reading books, the audio format was a very good option for me.
I would compare it most to other Hallowell/Ratey books such as the earlier Driven to Distraction. Both are excellent, informative, and best of all, the authors both have ADD that was not diagnosed until adult hood, giving them a very good understanding and a much different perspective that that of other professional "experts".
Both I've heard were very good, clear, no fake voices, easy to follow and informative.
There was so much useful information, too much to list probably. He gave many good suggestions and told many stories of patients and how their battle against ADD went. He talked about the usual medication/counseling options, but also gave information about many other options and possible solutions. It gave me hope that even if I can't get medication management/ counseling, there may be help for me out there.He mentions frequently that especially if not diagnosed early in life, ADD can really effect your relationships, yet he does assume that you have someone to help you and spend time with you. A spouse and children are frequently assumed, and if not that, then definitely it is expected you have parents/siblings, or friends to help. If you don't have anyone nearby you feel like you can connect with, what to do. A support group perhaps. I just found the assumptions a bit depressing.
I highly recommend this book as well as Driven To Distraction to anyone with any interest or interaction with individuals who have ADD. You really have to read it nd the stories to understand what it is like to have ADD and how you feel when people offer you obvious advice (time management, just work harder, be quiet, sit still) that just doesn't work for those with the condition. His suggestions also help you understand things that may help you get better in many areas and are as simple as diet, exercise, supplements, etc.A great book
Yes, it was entertaining and made me want to keep listening to find out what happens.
I don't have any specific thoughts about the narrator himself except that he tried to do women's voices. Maybe this is standard, but I don't like it. I feel like if you have a female character, it needs a believable female voice. Having a male narrator doing a poor version of a woman's voice, is annoying and distracting. Use a female if you are going to record it. The voice was irritating. He did fine doing the male voices in the story.
Perhaps if you just love the Jack Reacher, John Rain, & Cotton Malone, you'd like this book more, but still, felt totally incomplete, More like excerpts from some books that were put together. Felt like the teaser's you get at the end of some books.
I would hope that the other books, since they are a series and must be more successful, would be more complete and interesting stories.
disappointment - not worth taking up space on my device
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