The astonishingly talented Valerie Trueblood has imbued each story with its own depth and mystery, so rescue comes as a surprise to the listener, who is in intimate sympathy for the soul in extremity. And these are diverse characters whose fates, in lesser hands, might be thought of as hopeless: the fired cop turned security guard, the stolid 19-year-old nurses' aide who will not be going to art school, the cynical radio producer who is dying of breast cancer and on a plane on her way to Lourdes.
Our unique audioteach method features the voices of real tutors Christine Wilding and Pauline O'Driscoll. They will guide you through your course over five hours of audio material, giving you tips and advice based on their many years of teaching experience and helping you avoid common mistakes and pitfalls. This audio product also contains real-time recordings of role-played counselling sessions to help you to grasp key techniques.
In the style of James Thurber's The Dog Department meets Marley and Me, Shepherd Girl: A Dog Story chronicles the exploits of Athena, a silly long-coated German shepherd. Athena is goofy, clumsy, and vain, and although she successfully foils a stranger's abduction of the author in a dark parking lot, she also finds time to chase lawn gnomes, strip the author topless at the Dog Park, and play-bow to stuffed toys at an age when she should know better.