I have to respectfully disagree with the reviewer who said the narration was terrible. There are 17 stories here and 5 different narrators. Each narrator added so much to the story with their intonations and expression. If you go to Amazon.com you can read the review by AudioFile who addresses the subject of the narration more in depth.
I loved most of the stories and just wanted to give you another perspective about this book. If you get this you will not be sorry!
There have already been some excellent reviews about this book and the only thing I can really add is that in addition to being a horrific true tale of child abuse, it is also a very interesting and readable book. It is never boring and it drew me in like no other book about child abuse has.
I gained a lot of understanding from this book. For example, in the past, after reading stories about children hurting their own siblings I have wondered how such a thing could be possible. Now I have a clear understanding of how and why this could occur. It really breaks my heart.
It hurts to know that this type of thing is occurring every day in the world. But I guess that we can't just hide our heads in the sand about it. I would really rather not know. But as another person said, at least now I will be more aware of what is going on around me and will take steps to stop it if I ever see it is going on.
This is one of the best self-help books that I have ever read or listened to. I have read several of Bernie Siegels' books. Mr. Siegel comes across as being so warm and caring and makes you feel as though he is really speaking to you as an individual.
A couple of reviewers commented that his voice is not very relaxing and I agree that his voice is not very smooth. But the meaning in his words more than make up for the quality of his voice. To me his voice is very comforting.
Whenever I listen to this tape I feel so relaxed and comforted and relieved of any negative feeling I may have had. I can almost promise you that if you listen to this tape you will be so glad that you have purchased it. Best wishes.
I highly recommend this audiobook to anyone who has wished for help getting to sleep. I have used many meditation and self-hypnosis tapes over the past 15 years with varying degrees of success.
I have certainly not expected anything new and outstanding to come along. But then I kept coming across rave reviews for Glenn Harrold who wrote and recorded this tape. I gave in to hope and purchased it and....it works!
He uses a totally different technique than the others I have heard. Please do use ear phones if you can because you will hear all of the different suggestions and different tones that he combines. He overlays his sentences with other sentences at times. You will see what I mean if you get this. And the music is so easy and unintrusive. His voice is perfect for this kind of tape.
If you have as much trouble as I do sleeping then you will understand my enthusiasm for this. I hope you have the same great results that I have had! Best wishes.
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