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Publisher's Summary

Women's recovery can differ from men's, and each person's recovery is in many ways unique. That's why Stephanie Covington has designed A Women's Way Through the Twelve Steps to help a woman find her own path - and find it in terms especially suited to the way women experience not just addiction and recovery but also relationships, self, sexuality, and everyday life. Unlike many ''rewritten'' Twelve Step interpretations for women, this guide works with the original step language, preserving its spirit and focusing attention on its healing message. 

This compilation of a diverse group of real women's voices and wisdom illuminates how women understand the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and offers inspiring stories of how they have traveled through the steps and discovered what works for them. The book can be used alone or as a companion to The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous.

By drawing attention to how recovery raises special issues for women - from questions about sexuality and relationships to essential topics such as powerlessness, spirituality, and trauma - A Woman's Way empowers women to take ownership of their recovery and to grow and flourish in sobriety.

©1994 Stephanie S. Covington (P)2019 Stephanie S. Covington

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The “voices” she used....

I had to stop about half way thru, I could not take her using different “voices”&“accents” when she did her story telling. One of them even sounded like she was doing a lady trucker from the country, and another maybe a young unintelligent woman. It was awful.... but the book is good- if the voices don’t make you cringe!

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Text to speech automation?

This sounds like a computer reading, not a human. With the odd uplifts in tone at inappropriate places for the sentence structure and a kind of soullessness to the reading. Could not get all the way through the first chapter. The text itself (when read on kindle) is useful and insightful, but the audio recording is just not worth the money.

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Couldn’t finish

The message of this book is spot on. However, I could not listen to the woman reading’s voice another minute. I will be returning this Audible Edition.

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good information and motivation

Very good information on the 12 steos. Narrator was good although when telling examples of women's stories in their words made them seem meek and helpless, southern twanged women. I would recommend this audio book but also highly recommend the paperback version as it has the words to highlight .

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Narrator is horrible!

Such a great book and a great message but I wish I had just stuck to the kindle version. Narrator is absolutely horrible. Would not recommend the audible version.

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Great 12 steps through the eyes and heart of Women

The narrator's pitch of her voice was very difficult to listen to. 5 tries before I finally found a speed and speaker adjustments to tolerate.
The shared stories and examples kept me in but it was difficult! 1st experience like that on audible for my listening...

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Women need a side too

The narrator was great.
Yooou could feel the Emotions in the reading of different characters. it's great to hear it from a woman's side as well since the AA world has been dominated by mail language since the beginning. very relatable and understanding for women also has a workbook that goes with reading.

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Great Book, Narrator Sucks

OMG, I can’t even with this… I use this voice when making fun of reporters… it’s so fake it’s painful. Awful performance.

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don't recommend on audio

The narrating was horrible. Once she started reading others "speaking" she would sound like she was making each women with a sqeaky voice and I couldn't even pay attention to the message. I had to stop listening at chapter 5. I'll for sure be buying a hard copy I don't recommend it in audio at all.

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Great book!!

This was a great book to listen to & have shared it with other woman🥰

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Rubbish. A load of crock.

Load of crock. Totally misunderstanding the whole concept of being an alcoholic. Very confusing. Rubbish