©2007 Bill Farrel & Pam Farrel; (P)2008 Oasis Audio
This books generalizations of women make them sound materialistic and ditsy. If this was all meant for humor, it was lost on me. I don't recommend this for young couples or anyone having real issues in their marriage. Go find a Love and Respect book.
This is a great relationship book, really bringing up some key differences between how men and women approach things and offers lots of good ideas.
The presentation is good -- they know they're in a non-print format.
My wife and I recently listed to this on a trip and it sparked lots of good discussion.
As a pastor, this book,is required reading for each couple that I marry. The humor, straight forward talk, and relatability of the authors even comes out more on the audio version read by them.
Say something about yourself!
Yes - one narrator only.
Nothing highly memorable.
I would not have cast both of them. Bill was fairly good. Pam sounded like a spoiled wife much of the time – someone I would NOT want to be married to. Content was good. Listening to Pam whine was painful.
Bill's reading style is conversational, as well it should be ... he's one of the authors. I lost interest during the parts Pam read because of her robotic, "I-just-want-to-hurry-and-be-done" mono tone. Great content, though.
I didn't like the dual narration of two people with such different voices it made it hard to transition from one to the other. as a marriage therapist I agreed with some of it but it felt like a lot was personal opinions instead of evidence based. Also for marriage book it felt like a lot of the jokes were not necessarily appropriate, not inappropriate but just not appropriate for a marriage book
Not the first book I'd recommend for understanding men and/or women.
I only went about half way through the book. Once they started giving dating tips, they lost me. I really enjoyed the beginning and the examples of how men and women are different. There were some great stories and analogies.But it seems when they were done explaining, they were done... I, personally, don't need the marriage dating advice (at least not now), I was needing the 'how can we understand our differences and get past the disagreements about our differences'.
I really did not enjoy them as narrators.
I think they need to stick with the premise of what the differences are and how we can manage them in everyday life. And add how the differences of parenting a waffle or spaghetti would be different for the opposite gender parent. That would have been more helpful to me than dating tips!
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