May 08, 2020

This Week's Audiobook Recommendation

by Melinda Rose

Becoming Bulletproof written and read by Evy Poumpouras

I received this as an advanced listening copy, and it stood out to me because you don't see many women in this author's line of work, and I thought it would be an interesting perspective.  Evy was a secret service agent through several administrations, and interweaves her experiences in the field with how the skills she learned can be applied to everyday life.  It's a memoir with lots of practical advice.  Some may call it a self-help book, but it's more personal than that.
Evy starts off with her story of September 11, 2001.  She was at the federal offices of the World Trade Center when the towers were hit.  She talks about the people she helped, the people who helped her, and what it means to be someone who runs back into a burning, collapsing building.
And it goes from there, talking about finding strength in difficult situations, and how to be prepared for whatever life throws your way.  I found her story intriguing and the information useful.
There's bonus content for the audiobook only; conversations between her and her husband after each major section.  The dynamic is endearing, and it gives her a chance to go a little deeper into some aspects of her story.  I really appreciate it when authors take advantage of working in a different medium.
If you've ever wondered what it's like to work in the security business, or are interested in learning how to move through the world with more strength and confidence, this is the listen for you.

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