We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Boundaries Audiobook
Boundaries
Written by: 
Dr. Henry Cloud, Dr. John Townsend
Narrated by: 
Dick Fredricks
Boundaries Audiobook

Boundaries

Regular Price:$26.60
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

Christians often focus so much on being loving and giving that they forget their own limitations.

Have you ever found yourself wondering:

  • Can I set limits and still be a loving person?
  • What are my legitimate boundaries?
  • How do I answer someone who wants my time, love, energy, or money?
  • Why do I feel guilty when I consider setting boundaries?

Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend give you biblically-based answers to these and other tough questions, showing you how to set healthy boundaries with parents, spouses, children, friends, coworkers, and even yourself.

You'll see vital principles of boundaries at work as Drs. Cloud and Townsend take you through a day in the life of "Sherrie", first as she lives with almost no boundaries, then as she begins to apply proper boundaries with others in her life.

©2001 Henry Cloud and John Townsend; (P)2001 The Zondervan Corporation

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.4 (1334 )
5 star
 (828)
4 star
 (295)
3 star
 (118)
2 star
 (46)
1 star
 (47)
Overall
4.4 (932 )
5 star
 (581)
4 star
 (208)
3 star
 (73)
2 star
 (37)
1 star
 (33)
Story
4.2 (934 )
5 star
 (534)
4 star
 (197)
3 star
 (109)
2 star
 (41)
1 star
 (53)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    John 08-15-05
    John 08-15-05 Member Since 2006
    HELPFUL VOTES
    182
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    712
    50
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    4
    0
    Overall
    "Could not get into this book"

    I listened to almost all of Part one, and then just decided/realized that I was not getting much out of the book. The narration was just so-so, and the book did not flow well. The examples were less than real for me. This may be a book that is better read than listened to.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Michael Sorrento, Florida, United States 03-25-12
    Michael Sorrento, Florida, United States 03-25-12 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    24
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    42
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Horrible narrator!"

    I personally did not enjoy the book. I found myself in a daze for more than half the book. The narrator is just awful.

    13 of 17 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Christa Coastal Maine, United States 03-26-11
    Christa Coastal Maine, United States 03-26-11 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    13
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    34
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Too Much! Please be warned by a fellow Christian"

    Let me start by saying that both my wife and I met at a Baptist University and have Minors in Religious Studies.

    I have never reviewed a book before but felt compelled to because of our inability to complete this book. We travel a lot and have listened to over 150 Audible Audio Books and this is the first we have been unable to complete. We heard about this book from Dave Ramsey and know it would be useful but, we cannot get past all the Biblical references. Trust me, we enjoy Biblical references, the references are so over the top that on MULTIPLE occasions my wife would turn to me and say, what was the lesson we were trying to learn? (After 10 different verses, I can't remember what the point was either). It's really absurd. I can't stress how difficult it is to follow. Perhaps in a written form it is easier, but, I can honestly say, this is one book I was really looking forward to and I am tremendously disappointed I can't bear to finish it.

    I'm sad to say I cannot recommend it.

    13 of 17 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jose Juan Mexico City, N/A, Mexico 09-12-07
    Jose Juan Mexico City, N/A, Mexico 09-12-07
    HELPFUL VOTES
    15
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    38
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Covers everything"

    This books covers every aspect of boundaries. I found it very useful since it really makes you think about the subject. I would have liked it better without all the blibical references. They were little boring for me but the narrator does a great job for keeping it enjoyable

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
  •  
    D 07-22-15
    D 07-22-15 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A must read for everyone.. The sooner, the better!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Boundaries to be better than the print version?

    I have both the audio version and the print version. While I like having a Table of Contents, I kept getting bogged down while reading the print version. The first 100 pages, or so, are somewhat difficult to digest. I found myself losing focus. The audio version, for me, worked quite well! I did have to rewind a few of the key points, but it was fairly smooth. I also like the portability and accessability of having it on my phone! I can listen in the car, while on a flight, while working out, etc.!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Boundaries?

    What I appreciate most about Boundaries is that it helped me to understand why I am the way I am in certain situations. It helped me to face my past, find myself, and it gave me some tools with which I can grow. My relationships are better already!


    What does Dick Fredricks bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The narrator varies his pace, voice, and inflection quite well which helped me to maintain focus and not "gloss over." He made the book easier to digest!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Because of the material presented, I do not recommend you attempt to listen to this book in one sitting.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Rob 07-03-15
    Rob 07-03-15 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    31
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good information, far beneath the bible."

    In places, an over abundance of bible quotes, only serves to muddy the waters and doesn't uplift the information. The material, though valuable, is hard to dig out behind it all.

    The performance of the characters in the story was terrible, clinging to stereotypical women's voices was tiresome from the get go. He would have done better just reading the material straight.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Trishonna Clearlake, CA, USA 04-30-09
    Trishonna Clearlake, CA, USA 04-30-09
    HELPFUL VOTES
    6
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Boundaries"

    This is a must have book... I especially enjoyed the Audio version. The man reading the book did an excellent job. Very easy to listen to and not only entertaining and humorous but very helpful and practical... I hightly, highly recommend this Audio Book and give it a full 5 star rating...

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Brent Barboursville, WV, United States 01-16-08
    Brent Barboursville, WV, United States 01-16-08 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    38
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    83
    9
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Good content bad reading"

    The content of the book is well thought out and presented. It has a lot to offer me.

    The narration is another matter. When the reader came to a passage in which a woman was speaking he would use a voice that sounded weak and felt condesending toward women. My wife listened to more than half of the book with me, but she faithfully protested the voice used to portray the female characters.

    The text is very gender inclusive. The reading is not.

    15 of 22 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Douglas Scroggs auburn ,georgia 01-01-08
    Douglas Scroggs auburn ,georgia 01-01-08 Member Since 2014

    darkfox77

    HELPFUL VOTES
    14
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    131
    22
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "awesome"

    outstanding, a must read for christians, wish i had this information 25 years ago..

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Nola New York, NY, United States 02-06-08
    Nola New York, NY, United States 02-06-08
    HELPFUL VOTES
    16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    20
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    "Boundaries with analogies"

    I was very much looking forward to this book. It contains valuable and useful advice, stories, and examples of how boundaries are crucial to our well-being and healthy functioning as humans. However, at one point I found myself wondering if this was actually a bible study guide. Although I can respect the authors' spiritual/religious beliefs I think that referencing every statement to a passage in the bible overwhelms the simplicity of the message (regarding boundaries). I come from a christian background but found this a bit intrusive and off-key, so I am not sure how people of other faiths or who are not particularly religious would react. Does this mean that boundaries cannot be available to them?

    10 of 16 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.