Addiction is a preventable, treatable disease, not a moral failing. As with other illnesses, the approaches most likely to work are based on science - not on faith, tradition, contrition, or wishful thinking.
These facts are the foundation of Clean, a myth-shattering look at drug abuse by the author of Beautiful Boy. Based on the latest research in psychology, neuroscience, and medicine, Clean is a leap beyond the traditional approaches to prevention and treatment of addiction and the mental illnesses that usually accompany it. The existing treatment system, including Twelve-Step programs and rehabs, has helped some, but it has failed to help many more, and David Sheff explains why. He spent time with scores of scientists, doctors, counselors, and addicts and their families to learn how addiction works and what can effectively treat it. Clean offers clear, cogent counsel for parents and others who want to prevent drug problems and for addicts and their loved ones no matter what stage of the illness they’re in. But it is also a book for all of us - a powerful rethinking of the greatest public-health challenge of our time.
©2013 David Sheff (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Hearing stories of addiction.
Not too technical for me.
There's this weird thing with some voiceover artists where they feel every single character needs a "different" voice, but their versions of those voices are annoying and odd.There seems to be a weird "female" voice affected by some male narrators that doesn't sounds like any female voice I've ever heard. It's really hard to focus through that weird affectation.Even some of the "male" voices are achieved by trying to speak in a lower voice, but it just comes off as amateur.I wish people would just read the book and not worry so much about changing their voice. Or...if they ARE going to change their voices for each character, they should be careful of not making every female character sound like a wimp and deep-voiced male character sound inauthentic.
No...and due to my annoyance with the reader, I don't plan to finish. I only made it to chapter 3.
I have to listen more closely to the samples before I but an audiobook. This disappointment happens often enough that it's starting to make me wary.
Not by Jeff Cummings.
The narration is unbearable. When the story tells me a mother is speaking I don't need the narrator to put on a female voice. When the story tells me a father is speaking about his sons addiction I don't need the narrator to imitate desperation (very badly) in a slightly different voice. I KNOW FROM THE CONTEXT.
I am returning this book.
There is some good information in Clean; however, the narrator's insistence on doing voices is distracting at best, and annoying at worst.
Not an enjoyable listening experience at all. Made it difficult to get through. A grown man attempting to speak dramatically in the voice of a woman, a child, etc. is terribly distracting. I have listened to over 75 audible books and this was in the top two of worst narrations.
Exhaustively researched, absolute newest science, and a father's perspective. Addresses the full scope of the problem and lays out infinitely better ways to work the problem. I'm certain it would be really frustrating for David Sheff to know that this excellent material was not received because of something so seemingly unimportant as narration but it's like trying to read a book where the typeface is distractingly random. You just give up.
Changing voices, emphasizing certain words for no reason and overdone dramatic effect. Almost unbearable. Such a shame.
Could not finish due to narration, will return and buy in print. Very disappointed.
Narrators, take note. You are not performing a play, rather putting information in audible format. Just read the dialogue, it isn't voiceover work.
Report Inappropriate Content