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Would you listen to Bright Not Broken again? Why?
Yes - I sent a sent a gift copy to my brother so he could listen, too.
What does Vanessa Hart bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Actually, I wouldn't have chosen her for this book. She has a very sultry and melodic voice -like a saxophone.It didn't match well , in my mind, to the topic. She did a beautiful job presenting the information - did not sound like a robot *reading* something, she *presented* it.I would love to hear her read a less fact-centric book like a fiction, or a biography.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Any additional comments?
This would be a great book for every teacher; even teachers of adults. (People seem to forget that gifted kids, and kids with learning differences, AND 2E kids who are both gifted add have learning differences all grow up and many go on to college and/or to have reltaionships and families.)This would also be great for parents / guardians / spouces who have trouble envisioning what is going on in theri loved one's mind. Chances are one or both of the people in the realtionship is represented in this book.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful
This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
Parents of kids with high functioning autism (aspergers) seeking public support.
What was most disappointing about the authors’s story?
This book is an intersection of scientific research and mostly legalities related to classification of autism and advocating for government/public support for high functioning autism.The language and the way it's written makes it a very boring read/listen even for a parent who has autistic child. It seems the only goal of this book is to advocate for more public support which is a good goal. However the book feels dry and not engaging enough. I couldn't finish it.
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Vanessa Hart?
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
confusion and slight disappointment.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful
first part of the book is a wide ranging introduction. middle part is a highly technical critique of the reference documents. final part is a more useful, for my needs at least, section on how to work with children/people with varying degrees of gifts and challenges.