Don't get me wrong. ! am a huge fan of te Big Book of Alcoholics Anonmyous. This is clearly narrated by someone who had never read the book before he started reading it. The cadance is wrong, the pronounciation is wrong, and he can't even read correctly or doesn't care. "Rarely have we seen a person fall..." No. It is the beginning of an essential part of the book - "Rarely have we seen a person FAIL...". The narrator seemed to have taken a job and not a mission. Don't bother. It is not pleasant to listen to.
Anyone who had actually READ the book before he or she started reading it for the recording.
Annoyance, disappointment, frustration with the lost opportunity to do a good job for a community that would deeply appreciate a well done version of this work.
I want my credit back and the potential audience warned that what they are getting is not what was carefully written by the founders of AA.
Not enough information to form an opinion.
In print, each page is memorable because of the many insights into the disease and the path to recovery.
Mr. McCoy's performance of the text was terrible. His mile-a-minute performance spoiled what is one of the most important books in modern times. A slower and more nuanced reading would have allowed me to reflect upon what was being said.
Let's face it, while the BB is key to AA success for us alcoholics, it's a tough read. So I bought this audio to help me focus as I read the text. This is the worst Audible production I've ever heard. The Presenter would have been nigh on intelligible were I not reading along. He also missed words, used the wrong word and mispronounced far too many words. FYI, Dr. Jung is not pronounced with a hard "J". Truly disappointing and not worth the money. This is the only time I've ever been disappointed by an Audible product.
Old Rock Chick
The narration is really awful. PLEASE re-do this, audible.com!!
The material itself!
Please re-record with an actual AA member!
Have a talented reader and read the complete book.
McCoy is unable to pronounce many ordinary words. He doesn't seem to understand what he's reading
I love the AA Big Book. This is not the complete Big Book and it is not well read.
I listen to this when I am in trouble and need a meeting but there isn't one. I enjoy listening as well as reading. If I have a drive, I will turn it on in the car. I could listen to the Big Book every day, although I don't. I am never tired of it, or going to meetings.
The program of the Twelve Steps is a miracle. It is a clear path to healthy living and a healthy spiritual life. Most of us, by the time we find the Twelve Steps, are broken even if we don't know just how broken. Alcohol is deadly, as are other emotional conditions. The Twelve Steps are a way out of hell, of our own making/thinking, and into living a better life.
The people who are fortunate enough to recover are those who are honest with themselves.
The AA program is adaptable to all fallings and losses. Working it can only help you become a more compassionate human being willing to help others.
the reader seemed to be a man of the 1940s and made everything very real
the story of bobs recovery
to reach out to others
it is necessarilly very dated but it is fascinating and enthralling