March 29, 2015

Find reviews of readers of Allan’s book from Goodreads, including this 5 Star review

Everyone should read this book; it’s an amazing story!  It’s gripping from the beginning, and once you start you can’t put it down. And once you’ve finished,…’ll never be the same again. It made me laugh, and cry, and at times although I felt paralysed with fear, I was driven to keep turning the pages and read on. There were times throughout the journey I was painfully aware at how humbling and brutally honest Allan Sparkes was in retelling this part of his life, and grateful that he shared it. I feel enriched and enlightened for having read it.
It’s a truly powerful and inspirational read, and I’d love to see the Education Department take this on for all High School students as a must read.

About the Author:

Allan Sparkes CV,OAM,VA is an inspirational speaker & best selling author. He is one of Australia's most highly decorated citizens being 1 of only 5 Australians in the past 41 years to be awarded the Australia's highest Bravery Decoration and civil award, the Cross of Valour. He is the only Australian to receive The Cross of Valour and subsequent Australian Honours and Awards of the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) and a subsquent Australian Bravery Decoration, the Commendation for Brave Conduct. He is the recipient of other significant awards for Service and Bravery.