It's more than a book. It's a way of life.
Alcoholics Anonymous - the Big Book has served as a lifeline to millions worldwide. First published in 1939, Alcoholics Anonymous sets forth cornerstone concepts of recovery from alcoholism and tells the stories of men and women who have overcome the disease. This is the most widely used resource for millions of individuals in recovery.
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Don't get me wrong. ! am a huge fan of te Big Book of Alcoholics Anonmyous. This is clearly narrated by someone who had never read the book before he started reading it. The cadance is wrong, the pronounciation is wrong, and he can't even read correctly or doesn't care. "Rarely have we seen a person fall..." No. It is the beginning of an essential part of the book - "Rarely have we seen a person FAIL...". The narrator seemed to have taken a job and not a mission. Don't bother. It is not pleasant to listen to.
Anyone who had actually READ the book before he or she started reading it for the recording.
Annoyance, disappointment, frustration with the lost opportunity to do a good job for a community that would deeply appreciate a well done version of this work.
I want my credit back and the potential audience warned that what they are getting is not what was carefully written by the founders of AA.
Not enough information to form an opinion.
In print, each page is memorable because of the many insights into the disease and the path to recovery.
Mr. McCoy's performance of the text was terrible. His mile-a-minute performance spoiled what is one of the most important books in modern times. A slower and more nuanced reading would have allowed me to reflect upon what was being said.
Yes. One thing it showed me, was just how well I actually know what the wording of the big book is.
There is no other book to compare this to.
No. He had way too many misquotes. I was not happy about that.
Not a follow-up, but a reread. And someone needs to make sure that it is word for word.
This should really be taken off your choices until someone cones up with a correct version.
There is great wisdom in the AA Big Book. I encourage anyone interested in AA or any other 12th step program to listen to it (as well as read it). In truth, I must agree with some of the criticisms of the reader, who sounds a bit like a radio advertisement at times. But you can get used to it and just listen to the content. Do not deprive yourself of the insights of this book simply because the reader is not ideal - accept the imperfect reading and gain the wisdom the book provides.
I'm not an alcoholic, but I think everyone has addiction to some degree. This book was tremendously helpful to me in facing my own challenges. It's principles are the power to become happy and successful.
Let's face it, while the BB is key to AA success for us alcoholics, it's a tough read. So I bought this audio to help me focus as I read the text. This is the worst Audible production I've ever heard. The Presenter would have been nigh on intelligible were I not reading along. He also missed words, used the wrong word and mispronounced far too many words. FYI, Dr. Jung is not pronounced with a hard "J". Truly disappointing and not worth the money. This is the only time I've ever been disappointed by an Audible product.
Old Rock Chick
The narration is really awful. PLEASE re-do this, audible.com!!
The material itself!
Please re-record with an actual AA member!
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