Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Heat of the Moment written and read by Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton.
'[One of] the wonder women of our emergency services' Glamour
'An inspirational woman' Good Housekeeping
In the face of urgency and uncertainty, would you respond analytically or trust your instincts? How would you decide who lives and who dies?
Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton has been a firefighter for eighteen years. She decides which of her colleagues rush into a burning building and how they confront the blaze. She makes the call to evacuate if she believes the options have been exhausted or that the situation has escalated beyond hope. This is her astonishing account of a profession defined by the most difficult decisions imaginable.
Taking us to the very heart of firefighting, Sabrina uses her award-winning research to reveal the skills that are essential to surviving – and even thriving – in such a fast-paced and emotionally-charged environment. And she immerses us in this extraordinary world; from scenes of devastation and crisis, through triumphs of bravery, to the quieter moments when she questions herself and the decisions made in the most unforgiving circumstances.
Here is the truth about how we respond in our most extreme moments.
Good analysis and perspective but…
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this , I thought the ideas and concepts introduced around the world of critical thinking and intuition were captivating. However I feel 99% of all the characters (real or not) were downplayed in order to make the author look like the most capable person in the room, hindsight being 2020 it’s easy to see how someone else could be seen to make a mistake or not be in total control of the situation. There were moments in the book where I had to stop and think “this feels very condescending to the other firefighters” as if they all had at least one trait that made them lesser than the author herself.