Dick Fredrick did a great job of reading this book. The stories and subject matter are discussed in a is comprehensive way. At some point you may wonder if you are a safe person.
This book had me so depressed, halfway through I had to go listen to Wayne Dyer's books for inspiration and to pull me out of my funk! In addition, the narrator came across as condescending and patronizing.
If anyone is hearing the enemy telling them they need to leave their marriage because of all the things their spouse is doing this is a must read. But finish the entire book. You need it all, looking at yourself first and then to your spouse.
I think the overall theme is good, and it's a Christian based book, however, it is full of a lot of stories..and ultimately it wasn't quite what I was looking for. I would prefer more principles than stories.
The narration was fine, but the information in the book was spotty at best, dangerous at worst. In a book about "safe people" I expected the authors to discuss in at least some depth the dynamics of dangerously abusive relationships (domestic abuse, etc.). The book was startlingly shallow in respect to serious emotional/psychological abuse. I hoped for much better from Cloud & Townsend.
It is intended for religious people, many references to the bible. This should have been clearly noted in the book description.
not at all
it was the just the content
n/a i didn't listen but to a few minutes of it
This book has been very useful and encouraging to me. It is great to listen to on my commute to help me focus on these principles at work and at home. But the narrator sometimes uses a tone, especially when mimicking women, that annoys the heck out of me. Also, I have a weird quirk where I don't like to hear the little noises someone's mouth makes while talking (e.g. Someone with dry mouth will drive me crazy). There are unfortunately a few spots where I can hear that, and I just can't handle it!
Wife, Mama, and Commuter-Student
I don't know. I have not read the paper version of this book. I find the narrator who performs these books, written by Dr. Cloud & Dr. Townsend, detracts from the integrity and content. He is quite theatrical. For the serious degree of content the book offers, I find his presentation style distracting.
A different narrator who doesn't exaggerate different voices, gender, and age. Find it a little insensitive.
I found that this book pushed my buttons in a good way. Really convicted me of personal issues I have and offered sound/practical advice.
Once in awhile Dr. Cloud/Dr. Townsend will kind of boast about their response to a client. Usually because they respond in a sarcastic manner. I found this trait about them to be...insensitive and an unattractive quality to their content. But it was easy to overlook in regards to their high quality teaching.