– this book was recommended to me I don’t think I would have chosen to read this with out guidance. Having just seen the film though…..wow the reading effects are so much better. Never getting anything that is current due to going to the library and selecting talking books up until I joined, meant I never knew how a book could be better than a movie. I think had I not read the book I definitely would have wanted my money back if I went to watch it on the big screen. I love having the book read to me. I think though that by reading the book you have expectations of how a movie would be shot. I remember thinking while listening I wonder how they depicted this in the movie? That’s easy – they didn’t! Or briefly and weakly. I think the message was of good intent but the story was just above average.
a GOD book - on and on about god, faith, rah rah so unless you want to hear how no-one can live with out the strength of GOD in your life avoid the purchase of the book
Having never listened to anything like this before it was refreshing and new. I don't normally do anything that has a cronical but I am very much looking forward to purchasing the next book. So nice to have a freh breath of air as I was begining to give up hope and ready to pack in the talking book hobby. This book has changed that...
– I though was a good incite into just how the ‘black dog’ can lurk around and become anyone’s friend. I thought the writer look some risks in telling her story so truthfully and I really admire this. It is also bloody great to know that people can stand by the mentally unhealthy; truth is it could be their turn tomorrow. This is not like drugs that you take optionally it’s more like loving a dog with all our heart – it biting someone – and coming to terms with having to deal with killing it. It even touches on the denial and the will to get through one hour at a time. People have all sorts of huge plans in life but have your world do a 360 and then you really get real. I also appreciate that the majority of the book didn’t focus on the children and the effect it had on them. I think most readers who choose this book would because they have empathy with the depressant. No depressant needs to then have their misfortunes become double burdened by learning how they change the life of a child. No parent wants to hurt there children. It is only the self-inflicted drug uses and drinkers that need that shoved in their faces.
– with out even realizing it I downloaded dads beautiful boy as well! Definitely not as well written as dad but it’s always to hear both perspectives. I’m not sure he gets the entirety of his actions even now. I have no idea why he titled it tweak? Certainly I think he seeks like a true addict who doesn’t take responsibility for the huge pain he inflicted and continues to inflict. So I suppose if you are looking for learning how insular a drug addict can be then this is a good perspective of how satin affects everyone and the perpetrator still thinks the world revolves around them, and it’s all about me. May be this ‘y’ generation has been acting out in the drug world far longer than we knew it.
– I don’t want any of these problems. It is so bloody sad that people around them are hurt so profoundly, over and over. I don’t believe in religion but I can only relate drugs to satin. People that take drugs promote satins work with such commitment even when their clean. We all love to have a good time in our heads, who doesn’t. But to see and know the devastating effects this has how can a reformed addict keep going back to hurting others for there own pleasure. Of coarse I just read Co-dependence no more. All parents become codependent on their children’s dramas. I wonder how many parents would keep helping for as long as they do if they read this book. I think they would find it easier a lot sooner if they were educated on what they were doing. Drugs = broken heart, broken lives and broken brains. Great story, very educational
– what a great way to snap back into reality. Fantastic. I thought could pride myself on how motivated I am I certainly wouldn’t have thought I was someone who procrastinates – now I no I am. I do hate frogs so the thought of eating them is equivalent to getting the ‘yucky’ things done first. I think everyone could find something that relates to themselves in this book. I’ve really enjoyed it.
I thought the book was timeless. Finally I have a name for my personality type. Now I can identify my ‘rescue’ efforts I can try and control my impulse to help everybody. I so can not be bothered. I am like a magnet for the weak and vulnerable. You build them up – and off they fly with someone else. I definitely want to have relationships that aren’t based around the other person’s tragedies. I have carried too many people too far and I am emotional barren and always feel like the door mat. Fancy me being codependent on that! I thought they were on me and I was stuck having to support them. I have just got rid of my last ‘lost puppy’. I love dogs more than humans for sure, so now I’m just happy to give and take with my pooch. At least my time will be my own, I will have money in the back saved! And she will love me and always be there for me when I need her [not turn all woes back to focus on their problems all the time]. 36 now, hopefully this book has now woken me enough to stop taking on other people stuff….because after all it’s none of my business
I think this is such an easy to listen to book that is age appropriate for all. I have not laughed aloud as many times as I did with this one. A cheeky grin should be felt by all who can relate to this enchanting tale. I'd really like to know what is comparative to this book. We all would be better people if only we all heard what the old man has to say. I believe this book will be enjoyed by many
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