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The acclaimed and ground breaking collection of short stories, poetry, and allegory by Andrew Vachss, one of the most powerful voices in the field of child protection. This work is an illumination of the realities of child abuse, juvenile violence...and tribute to the power of imagination. 

People Magazine says, "Another Chance is Dr. Seuss dressed up as a Scorsese movie, another on-target hit by an author who has made children his primary concern."

Another Chance to Get it Right offers a unique look at the potential of parenting, as much inspirational as it is instructional, both a blessing and a warning for us all.

©2016 Andrew Vachss (P)2020 Mark Alan Miller

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Excellent Audiobook

Great narration and story. Powerful voice and impactful storyteller. Also, it's not very long and chapters are fairly short as well. Recommended for all to listen to at least once.

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A Stunning Look at the Importance of Childhood

This book is an emotional look at how important childhood is for all of us, and how we adults have a duty to our children to lead them towards a better life. Vachss does a beautiful job of teaching this lesson with Another Chance, conveying it piece by piece with its set of short stories. This story is a powerful experience that every adult needs to have.

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The Child Advocacy Book We Need

After navigating through the aphorism-filled chapters towards the beginning, the reader is whisked through a multitude of child-related narratives that likely happen somewhere around the world everyday. Some stories warm your heart, others ache it. Not unlike a flower, as a child's honesty, soul, and innocence comes naturally to them, adults can just as easily take that away.

Another Chance prompts us to realize that we possess a sense of responsibility and self-efficacy in understanding that we are the paint to the child's blank canvas. We can raise them to reach their true potential or fulfill their dreams, giving them the chances that we as adults may have not had. Definitely an engaging listen with important lessons and implications. Worth checking out even if you don't/won't have children of your own!

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Worth the time

For me this one gets a stellar rating for chapters 6-9. Each of those were fantastic really. The rest of the chapters are also very good and well performed by Mr. Lansdale.

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An Important Book

The book opens with a dedication:

“This is for all those Children of The Secret who refused to imitate their oppressors.
Pain-forged in the cruelest crucible
Reborn as the finest of our species
Protecting as they were never protected
Transcenders
who give us all
Another Chance to Get It Right”

As a fellow Child of the Secret, this really resonated with me.
The book is beautiful, lyrical, and full of heart.
It contains several short stories about children in various kinds of peril and how the danger in their world shapes who they become later.
It’s heavy subject matter that could easily be mismanaged, but it is performed with tenderness and wisdom by narrator Joe Lansdale.
I would recommend this book for anyone who has a child. Its honesty and it’s message are striking, and moved me to tears on more than one occasion.