Recording (P)1997 by Audio Literature; Copyright ©1997 by Gavin de Becker
"De Becker has a lot to say about crime and the fear of crime, and he says it persuasively in The Gift of Fear. His blend of empathy, reassurance, and common sense wows [readers], just like it wowed the audience on Oprah." (Newsweek)
I loved the book enough that I wanted to listen to the audio version as well. I would've given it five stars if it included the full text. Find an unabridged version - the abridged one cuts out too much.
This book was a credit well spent. This author has reinforced my belief that intuition is everything when it comes to personal safety. I urge everone, particularly teens and women, to read this book to enhance thier safety.
Buy this book! buy it for your sister. Buy it for your wife, your daughter, your friends. this is a must have for everyone!
I wish this book was longer. The author presents some key pieces of information throughout but you feel like you're getting just part of it and missing other segments. Despite this, it was still worth the credit.
He narrates the book himself and does a reasonable job with it.
This book was recommended by a friend. It captured my interest in 5 seconds and I wished it could have been longer. I have listened to conversations of fighter pilots, lawyers, doctors, and military vets. This was as interesting as the tails of those interesting people. Just a great read
This is an amazing book that opens up a whole new way of thinking about fear. I'f you have children, it's a must read; along with protecting the gift by the same author. The authors practical good sense approach to this suject of fear, feels right. Any reader ever faced with real danger in their lives will instantly understand that he understands. Time and money well spent.
This book teaches you to be more trusting of your intuition. I believe that the lessons in this book could even save lives. It's a very important book to read especially for women.
Mr. De Becker does an excellent job of explaining why we do what we do, anallizing our thought process, reaction and why. His narration is excellent! Cesar Millan had referenced this book in his book "Be The Pack Leader", also explaining why we react or fail to react. Thank you Mr. De Becker for taking a horrible childhood and turning it into a blessing for so many!
I found this book through an article interviewing Rita Wilson. She quoted from the book and I was intrigued. I am glad I did. I had no idea what it was going to be about, but purchased it anyway. It was interesting read, thoughtful and provoking. A reminder to trust your intuition in many circumstances and not give in to worrying what the outside world will think. If a warning bell goes off, better to take heed. Well narrated kept my attention.
This is a very good book on human behavior and subtle clues on danger and using your intuition as a source of information, rather than denying it. Very valuable information and well presented.
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