The book provided some excellent techniques for appreciating the perspective of a child and respecting them.
While definitely useful, it seemed as though the suggestions were overly redundant and could have been delivered in a more efficient, less repetitive manner.
It was an interesting study, albeit inconclusive, on why people react the way they do in emergency situations.
The case studies and personal viewpoints from the disasters were unfortunately far more valuable than, it seems, those who study behavior. As a first responder and one who has seen far more than their fair share of emergencies, I strongly disagree with some of the experts on why people behave the way they do, particularly the "expert opinion" on heroes. They are obviously operating from a circumspect hypothesis, limited to their own personal experiences.
All were very well done except for the male voices- I would have preferred if she did not adjust her tone to unsuccessfully emulate a man's voice.
As a relative newcomer to the U.S. high school instruction "business," I am shocked by the way our system operates. I am even more dismayed having read this book and coming to the realization that the information is out there on how to deliver an effective education. There is a way to deliver excellence in education and it begins by treating both students and educators with respect but we as a country are choosing not to utilize this information. Instead, we are wasting millions of taxpayer dollars chasing outmoded techniques... Why??!!
I usually read nonfiction so it's difficult to compare but wow, great book.
I don't want to give it away.
I thought Simon Vance did an excellent job narrating the story. I read the first two books of the trilogy in paperback format.
It's a very moving series or books in a sneaky way.
I would highly recommend this series. I admit to having a lot of concern when I read the violent sex scene in the first book but the reader should have no fear. The author more than makes up for it in the messages he seems to subliminally impart throughout the remaining aspects of the story. The delivery is masterful, sneaking his point in on the back of espionage, crime and intrigue. Well done.
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