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B Sutton

Brooklyn, NY
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  • The Narcissistic Family: Diagnosis and Treatment

  • By: Robert M. Pressman, Stephanie Donaldson-Pressman
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100

In this compelling book, the authors present an innovative therapeutic model for understanding and treating adults from emotionally abusive or neglectful families - families the authors call narcissistic. Narcissistic families have a parental system that is, for whatever reason (job stress, alcoholism, drug abuse, mental illness, physical disability, lack of parenting skills, self-centered immaturity), primarily involved in getting its own needs met. The children in such narcissistic family systems try to earn love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • this book is a fortune

  • By Ali on 09-27-12

Just one long 7 hour file; narrator sounds robotic

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-03-12

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Separate track listings. Better narration.

What didn’t you like about Karen White’s performance?

Narration for this book sounded automated, like it was made with voice rendering software. Once in a while I'd hear something human, like breathing and a natural, flowing voice, but most of the time the cadence sounded completely artificial and inhuman. It's very difficult to listen to a 7-hour audiobook like this, and I'm not sure how much longer I'm going to make it.

Any additional comments?

Not worth the $19.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful