This book gives you an insight to the women's prison system that it unattainable in scholarly books. The first-hand account of what prison life is like, versus what life is like behind bars when your not charged but held until trial is remarkable. It talks about issues and reveals a glimpse of what it must be like to lose everything except what you can keep inside you. And teaches you how to use it to your best advantage. A must read.
I'm sure there's a kernel of a good idea in here somewhere, but I stopped searching for it before I got to the midway point in the book. And stopped reading shortly there after. Unless you're a fan of the author, I'd pass.
This is the wonderful and eminently readable story of strong women and equally strong men, set in a strong society. Wonderfully detailed in internal and external scenery, this is the story of love created, ripped apart, abandoned, found, horrified to be found so late in life, lost again and ultimately found again forever. It makes me smile. Definitely something you want to listen to.
I will admit that I like Chalker's writing and have for a long time. I read, and re-read his books and am rarely bored. This is the first in a series of what happens when, "things change". Things you should have recognized and controlled but didn't, and things that change that are out of your control. It's an excellent series dealing with growth, development, realization of both; who are the bad guys, and who are the good guys who are doing bad things. Really makes you think about the way you're living your life, while entertaining you.
A reasonable story line gone bad. The dramatic storyline is dull and is hampered by narration that sounds like the person has their finger under every word said. Pass on this one.
I hardly think that I'm going to make a contribution to the reputation of Zane Grey, but if you have never read anything by him, and you think you "don't like westerns" then pick up this book, because you're in for a surprise.
Set in a time and place that we can't conceive, Grey writes about how people come to find their "true grit" and its impact on their lives and the lives of those around them because of it.
I found myself drawn into the story, the depth of the characters and the intricate weave of life that he creates among them. Grey is a master storyteller. He describes the landscape so well, you can really see it in your mind's eye.
And that's just the surface. You are swept along as the characters begin to question their beliefs, and in many cases abandon them, in others find a particular value in them that makes them stronger people as a consequence.
This is a book I'll read again, and again. There's that much detail and perfect storytelling, that it's more than worth a second or third read.
Buy it, read it, enjoy it, learn from it. What more could you ask for?
This is a good book with lots of good advice, but the spoken version is missing the exercises, the charts and the graphs.
If the author had provided a website (or if Audible can shoot me to a page that supports the book) where I could have gone to get the additional material so obviously missing from this version it would be worth the price, but it's seriously flawed as presented.
This is a reference book -- something I'd want to return to again and again. There's no way to do that with the Audible version -- no way to bookmark a section. I can at least do that with a e-book or printed version.
Based on this experience with "how to" books in spoken format, I'll have to drop this type of book from my audio listening pleasure.
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