- File Size: 459 KB
- Print Length: 216 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: CatYelling; 1 edition (May 24, 2011)
- Publication Date: May 24, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0052LFTOO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,037 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Shadow Unit 1 Kindle Edition
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The main narration makes use of a head hopping 3rd person that could have proven annoying in less deft hands. Here it gives us a heaping dose of character building as each of the Shadow Unit team analyze each other as much if not more so than the subjects of their cases. The episodes are broken up into acts and the various intros and framing stories all evoke the experience of watching a television show. The effect is unique and addicting.
Not all of the plots have stuck with me, but the characters have (that's my general feeling about most procedurals) and I'm looking forward to enjoying the rest of the series.
There is a website for this universe; you'd better believe I'll be hanging out there for a while!
One minor criticism I have is that the authors have a very prejudiced view of homeschooling. I'm tired of educating the media about what homeschooling is and is not, and I certainly do not need to read tired, out-dated stereotypes in a novel I picked up for pleasure reading. At the rate that home education is growing in the U.S. (seven times faster than public school enrollment) and the national mess of our inarguably failing public school system, it should not surprise anyone who is capable of rational thought that the folks who have pulled their kids out of the system to educate at home are not just the religious fanatics as the NEA spin doctors would have one believe. "Regular" people are home educating their kids in rapidly growing numbers, because public education is broken.
Further, not only are "regular" people home educating, because they have lost faith in public education and feel they have no choice, they have totally discredited the 'socialization myth' promulgated by the NEA. The 'socialization myth' came about once home educators proved, by the same standardized test scores that the NEA relied on, that home educated kids performed better academically than their publicly educated counterparts.
Contrary to what the NEA has brainwashed the authors into believing, kids who are home educated actually do interact with others on a regular basis, in home education groups and co-ops, in community clubs and organizations like scouts and the YMCA, and on local sports teams like little league and more.Read more ›
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This is the kind of book that if you start it at bedtime you had better have some sick leave because you won't be able to put it down until you have read it all at least once. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Tracey L.
I have always loved Emma Bull's work and this did not disappoint. The set up as a TV show really helped kick my imagination in to high gear and eAch episode brought greater... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Kindle Customer
The book was OK. It held my interest, but I didn't look forward to the read each day. Episodes were sometimes choppy or hard to follow. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Michael E. Ein MD
...and it's a good one. Well realized characters, interesting though repetitive plots. These books were written by a bunch of good writers, some of them award-winning , in... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Christopher G. Mullin