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
Do you read the book before you dislike my reviews?
Coming from a person who does not drink and have no history of Alcoholism, I found the Big Book to be interesting because we all know someone that always have a few too many. After reading this book, I now understand why people go to meetings and talk about their addiction openly.
AA is a religion that someone practice to find the truth and to keep on the path of sobriety.
Unlike Christianity and other religions, Alcoholics Anonymous have more devoted followers, because it is a lifestyle that one choose to keep and they more dedicated in trying to remain clean, by going to meetings, than paying tithes to a church. Most people who concur their addictions, wants to sponsor others to defeat their battles and making a lifelong friendship with a common ground.
On a personal note, I have friends that attend meetings on a weekly or daily bases and because of them, I wanted to know more about the Big Book. If you are reading this book and don't have a drinking problem, read this book as many short stories on one main theme.
The narrator is pretty bad. He seems like a telemarketer or an auctioneer, talking very loud in your ears.
The Reconditioning Specialist
I will recommend this book to people when it comes out with a more listenable reading performer. It is a great book and deserves a far better presentation.
I dont think so.
Please get a better reader for this great book. Sorry....
Great book, terrible narration. Filled with errors.
The guy needs to learn how to read. An absolutely abysmal job.
There are so many errors in the narration of this book, a new version should be released.
We have been sober for over 15 years. We have been familiar with the big book, but we are not very good about reading. We have learned so much about ourselves from listening to this book. He follows along with the book he has had for years. He listens to it over and over. There is so much that he missed over the years when we did not have the audio version. I recommend this book if you struggle with alcohol or are close to someone who does. You will be able to identify with the stories in the book I am sure. We recommend it to anyone who perfers to listen instead of reading.
They are of equal importance to me! But I like the convienance of being able to listen to it!
Great book, it saves lives :)
Yes, It is a foundation all on Earth should read.
First page, last page, and all inbetween.
This was my life too.
Yeah, I like romance novels. So what??
Why did they get a used car salesman to pitch such important, heartfelt information??