Drop the Rock: Removing Character Defects - Steps Six and Seven

Narrated by: Derik Hendrickson
Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
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Publisher's Summary

A practical guide to letting go of the character defects that get in the way of true and joyful recovery.

Resentment. Fear. Self-pity. Intolerance. Anger. As Bill P. explains, these are the "rocks" that can sink recovery - or at the least, block further progress. Based on the principles behind "Steps Six and Seven", Drop the Rock combines personal stories, practical advice, and powerful insights to help listeners move forward in recovery. The second edition features additional stories and a reference section.

©2005 Bill P. (P)2019 Bill P.

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Poor Recording

As a book, Drop the Rock is awesome...so incredibly helpful.
But this recording is choppy....tail end of sentences are clipped....and hence it is incredibly distracting from the book's message.
Yes, I tried it on multiple devices. It's in the recording. Too bad... The written version of the book is worth the time!

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The recording does not naturally flow. It's choppy and sporadic, pausing in the middle of a sentence.

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Better than Dope

This book can save your life. No one is perfect, so practice that progress to continue to remove your defects of character.

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Skips

Hey, guys! Awesome book. Really appreciate it. Check the file tho. It skips a bunch of times...

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Great book club meeting material!

Awesome guide through the 6th and 7th. We started a book club/women's meeting read it weekly and discussed. Everyone really enjoyed it! We learned so much from the book and each other! A fabulous lesson in self awareness and humility. A must read for anyone no matter where they are in recovery.

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A design for living

Powerful stories and facts from fellows in the program on the daily mission of seeking God to remove our defects of character.

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Great topic but

I love this topic because it’s a very a very important thing in recovery. The editing unfortunately is terrible. several times they repeat the same sentence over and over. At times it even seems like they restarted A thought. I got what I needed though.

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Part of my ongoing survival

My sponsor had me read this and I’m really glad I did. However, I wish I or someone else could re-record this. The skips, the mistakes, the edits are all left in. It’s very distracting!

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Bad Reader

Narrator does a poor job, causing the messages to sometimes get lost. Buy the hard copy instead. (Also, the last hour of mine kept skipping.)

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  • 07-04-19

One of the best recovery books available

Have read this book in paperback multiple times. While it's not AA conference-approved literature, it's Hazelden and provides critical perspectives on 2 of the most important steps of the 12, and two that sometimes are not adequately treated as individuals work through their program. I have been in 2 AA groups where individuals from the group meet informally and apart from AA meetings to discuss these steps guided, in part, by this book. If you are looking for insights to steps 6 and 7 this is a very helpful resource. It's read compellingly by Derik Hendrickson.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-28-20

Life changing !

Loved it, thank you for opening my eyes to step 6 and step 7 !

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  • Louise arnold
  • 03-22-20

recovery ROCKS

im 3 years clean, i read this book when i came in, but learnt so much more listening to it. now i will buy part 2 the ripple effect

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-15-19

Parts missing

part way through the book the last couple of words were missing from the end of sentences. Not good