Trauma and Recovery
- The Aftermath of Violence - from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror
- Narrated by: Jo Anna Perrin
- Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 10-31-11
- Language: English
- Publisher: Tantor Audio
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Trauma and Recovery brings a new level of understanding to a set of problems usually considered individually. Herman draws on her own cutting-edge research in domestic violence as well as on the vast literature of combat veterans and victims of political terror, to show the parallels between private terrors such as rape and public traumas such as terrorism. The book puts individual experience in a broader political frame, arguing that psychological trauma can be understood only in a social context.
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By J.Allert on 06-29-14
dense and important
Where does Trauma and Recovery rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
It's in a different category from recreational reading. It's not meant to be "light reading" but more of a textbook of some density.
What did you like best about this story?
this is less of a story and more of an instruction manual to set the historical context of our understanding of trauma and how we apply this learning
Did the narration match the pace of the story?
I had no problems with the narration. Frankly, too much animation and inflection would have seemed contrived. This isn't a topic that warrants "theatre". Those of us working in the field of trauma care get enough DRAMA; we don't need it manufactured for us.
Any additional comments?
I serve survivors of domestic human trafficking in a long-term residential setting. For this population, mostly dealing with complex trauma, this is a vital sourcebook.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
By John Guild on 06-21-16
Excellent information poorly delivered
Imagine a passionate orator delivering a speech she had not written nor read beforehand. Example: "All of these steps MUST be taken in ORDER (pause) to complete the project." It might have been good for me, however, because I was required to pay close attention.
Trauma and Recovery gave me a deeper understanding of and compassion for victims of violence. It was very helpful that the author describes PTSD and applies it to not only war survivors but also to rape, insest and domestic abuse victims.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful