I would highly recommend the book but not the audiobook. The book offers a lot of wisdom and gives case examples to illustrate points. The strangeness of the narration is too distracting and detracts from the book.
non-fiction- no characters
Contrary to what is listed the narrator is not either of the authors- it's someone else- I believe the same person who narrates the other boundaries books. This is a self-help book not a dramatic novel. There's no need for the narrator to try and "make things more interesting" by reading so dramatically and making each person in each case example sound like they are ready to jump off a bridge. No one talks that way. It makes it hard to take it seriously. He also gives everyone this weird accent- it's almost like a long island accent but not quite. It's distracting and I would suggest reading this as opposed to listening to it.
That a good marriage and good boundaries start with having good character and good boundaries with yourself.
Wonderful book. Weird narrator.
Surprising. Funny. Imaginative.
Very pleasantly surprised by this imaginative and fully-fleshed story. I had my doubts but the author uses the paranormal subject matter as a context to tell a story that is really all about relationships, family, longing and belonging. With clever dialogue and a restrained hand she paints a vivid picture of well-realized characters and spirited relationships. The sense of mystery that winds through the story hasn't (yet) crossed over into cheesy or creepy (for me). Hope the sequel lives up to the original! I will be reading it.
This is one of the most helpful self-help audiobooks I've listened to.
“When we ask we are owning our needs. Asking for love, comfort or understanding is a transaction between two people. You are saying: I have a need. It's not your problem. It's not your responsibility. You don't have to respond, but I'd like something from you. This frees the other person to connect with you freely and without obligation. When we own that our needs are our responsibility we allow others to love us because we have something to offer. Asking is a far cry from demanding. When we demand love, we destroy it.”
The narrator's over-dramatization and use of different voices (most of which sounded like they were drunk or derranged) for every little case example was odd for a self-help book. It was a little distracting and very perplexing but did not ruin the book.
No- too much to absorb in one sitting.
This is from a Christian perspective but still has valuable insight to offer a non-Christian.
Wise, Godly, down-to-earth advice from a psychotherapeutic perspective.
Loved all the personal examples.
Why did the narrator have to say matoor and imatoor instead of mature and immature? Why? Seems silly but the word is used very frequently throughout the book so it really grates on you after a while.
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