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DISCLAIMER: This is the official ACA Fellowship Text that is Adult Children of Alcoholics World Service Organization (ACA WSO) Conference approved literature. Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional Families (ACA) is an independent 12-step and 12-tradition anonymous program. ACA's tenth tradition states that ACA has no opinion on outside issues; hence the ACA name ought never be drawn into public controversy. ACA's sixth tradition states that ACA ought never endorse, finance, or lend the ACA name to any related facility or outside enterprise (or books/authors) lest problems of money, property, and prestige divert us from our primary purpose. Thus any suggestions of other authors or books (e.g., "Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought") made on this Web site are solely those of the online retailer. ACA World Service Organization expressly disclaims any association with any authors or books or with any online retailer and their affiliates.

Book description: The ACA Fellowship Text is owned, copyrighted, and published by ACA WSO. ACA WSO acts as the central agency of the program, gathering and disseminating meeting information, creating and distributing literature, and providing information to the general public. The ACA Fellowship Text (commonly referred to as the Big Red Book or BRB) is a meeting book, steps book, traditions book, workbook, and group guide. The ACA Fellowship Text was anonymously written by ACA members and provides guidance on working the 12 -step ACA program, leading to recovery from the effects of growing up in an alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional family. ACA WSO has adapted AA's steps (with permission from AA) to address the effects of childhood trauma and neglect and offer hope to ACAs worldwide.

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Excellent content, horrible voice

What did you like best about Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional Families? What did you like least?

The content is so right on, but the woman's voice that reads it is so annoying its very difficult for me to even listen to. Some people have good auditory ranges but this woman sounds irritating to listen to. I have listened to dozens and dozens of books thru audible, most have very good speakers, this one is such a shame as the content is so good it was not bearable to listen to. I had to actually read the book myself.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Perfect reproduction of the original book.

If you could sum up Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional Families in three words, what would they be?

Thanks. It is easier to listen in this format than to read the 646-page book.

What other book might you compare Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional Families to and why?

None.

Which character – as performed by Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional Families – was your favorite?

True self.

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

No.

Any additional comments?

None.

11 of 13 people found this review helpful

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Bad narrative voice

It's really not a book which can be read out so blankly a better voice over is a must

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  • DD
  • 08-07-17

1 In 5 Americans Of US Are ACOA's Here's Help

Knowing is power. This book has helped me understand and help myself and best of all find help at ACOA Meetings. Life is going to get better because I'm working at it and I'm not alone and I'm in good company. Before I found this book, I was numb and feelings were confusing. I'm not an alcholic but I grew up with them all around me.

This book is a one stop shop it's got everything but it's better with friends.

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Audio Book supports 12 step study.

Aloha! Listening to audio book while reading the book supports my learning style. A meeting I attend uses it to listen to during meeting. Helps allow the reading time of meeting because not everyone has books yet.

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Great material; intolerable narration

Hard hitting insight, information and experience about growing up in an alcoholic/dysfunctional home & healing.

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Explains our behaviours and why we have them!

What did you love best about Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional Families?

This book explains exactly what is wrong with us, what is right with us and a little about how to fix it. If things aren't right and people don't treat you well, you will learn WHY!. You will learn what character traits your brain used as a child to help you survive the abuse in your home. Fantastic book, repetitive so the ideas can sink in.

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Very Helpful

What made the experience of listening to Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional Families the most enjoyable?

I really loved that an audiobook version of this book was available. It is a really long book and it's hard for me to find the time to read. I can listen while I am at work and that's what works for me.

What did you like best about this story?

It was really great at helping me understand why I am the way that I am.

What about Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional Families’s performance did you like?

The book was done well with no long pauses or errors.

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

I would have liked to but it is way to long to do that.

Any additional comments?

I would highly recommend this book for anyone interested in the topic

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Driving me to drink

What disappointed you about Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional Families?

The delivery of the material was wooden and sounded like there were breaks in words, like a teleprompter broke up a one syllable word so the reader makes it a two syllable word. Awkward pacing. Just awful.

What was most disappointing about Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional Families’s story?

I expected more than a constant droning of the 12 steps, needing to find your higher power. It was like a 21 hour commercial for their program.

What didn’t you like about Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional Families’s performance?

Their voices were just irritating. No emotion in the words and no fluidity. Did they just get volunteers for this? Seriously, for the price I paid for this you could've had someone who can read with some emotional investment to the words.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional Families?

The footnotes. The beginning of the book reading each page that have just numbers on them or some ridiculous work book.

Any additional comments?

If you were looking for insightful about Adult Children of Alcoholics, find another resource. I don't even drink and listening to this book makes me want to.

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Great resource and very helpful!

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  • 08-10-17

Disappointed

Very disappointed. I really did try to get into this book. The readers very robotic. Regret buying this book.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful