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Just Another Kid

Narrated by: Tara Ochs
Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (31 ratings)

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Summary

A dramatic and remarkable narrative of an extraordinary teacher's determination, from the author of the Sunday Times bestsellers The Tiger's Child and One Child. Torey Hayden faced six emotionally troubled kids no other teacher could handle - three recent arrivals from battle-torn Northern Ireland, badly traumatized by the horrors of war; an eleven-year-old boy, who only knew life inside an institution; an excitable girl, aggressive and sexually precocious at the age of eight; and seven-year-old Leslie, perhaps the most hopeless of all, unresponsive and unable to speak. But Torey's most daunting challenge turns out to be Leslie's mother, a stunning young doctor who soon discovers that she needs Torey's love and help just as much as the children. Just Another Kid is a beautiful illustration of nurturing concern, not only for a few emotionally disturbed children, but for one woman facing a personal battle.

©1988 Torey Hayden (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Fantastic

I have read and listened to a number of Torey Hayden’s books and enjoy everyone of them. I would love to meet this fantastic woman, as the work she had achieved is amazing.

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Loved just another Kid

Very addictive reading, full of love,humour and most of all understanding.
I really do love Torey Hayden

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  • Jackie
  • Gravesend, United Kingdom
  • 14-02-17

Brilliant book, amazing woman

i wish Torey wrote more non-fiction accounts....so engaging! Love her approach, self confidence.....and what patience!!!!!!!

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love her books<br />

well read. done with love
would recommend it to others.
great book. Get it quick. You won't be disappointed with it at all.

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just love torey

I have all her books in paper back & just love torey Hayden as a writer the audio book didn't disappoint was read beautifully & if you love these sort of books & stories you will love torey Hayden well done

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Interesting and enjoyable

As with all Torey Hayden books you get very attached to the characters in the book. Good Narrator which made it an easy and enjoyable listen.

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interesting book.

very good and interesting book it flows well and is easy to read. I liked that there were six very different children in the class. I think Leslie was my favourite child. it was narrated well. The narrator spoke very clearly.

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  • Lorna
  • 22-02-14

Usual Torey story

Would you try another book from Torey Hayden and/or Tara Ochs?

I enjoy her books and the narration.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Not sure.. Torey's books are non fiction, so they are her stories..

What three words best describe Tara Ochs’s performance?

Good narration and character reading

Did Just Another Kid inspire you to do anything?

No, but I enjoy the fact that children are helped.

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  • Sheryl
  • 23-03-16

good book

starts out slower than her other books at keeping my attention/interest. almost returned it but glad I didn't.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-06-19

Torey Hayden books Rock!!

I love Torey Hayden books! I first heard of her books through my child development school work, years ago. Now I still enjoy her books.

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  • Celestine Jackson
  • 24-11-17

AMAZING AND TOUCHING

Loved every emotional part of this book. Never dull. Touhing and it moved me strongly.