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Alcoholics Anonymous - Big Book - Original Edition Audiobook

Alcoholics Anonymous - Big Book - Original Edition

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Publisher's Summary

It's more than a book. It's a way of life.

Alcoholics Anonymous - the Big Book has served as a lifeline to millions worldwide. First published in 1939, Alcoholics Anonymous sets forth cornerstone concepts of recovery from alcoholism and tells the stories of men and women who have overcome the disease. This is the most widely used resource for millions of individuals in recovery.

©2009 BN Publishing (P)2009 BN Publishing

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    TM United States 06-09-13
    TM United States 06-09-13 Listener Since 2005
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    "Miraculous book. Terrible narration."
    What would have made Alcoholics Anonymous - Big Book - Original Edition better?

    The text itself is perfect. This is the book that has helped thousands of alcoholics get into long-term recovery, by explaining how the disease works, showing them they are not alone, and describing how others have achieved and maintained sobriety using the 12 Steps. The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous is also an interesting and compelling book because of the history of AA it provides, and the first-person stories from recovering alcoholics of all walks of life, from all periods of AA's history, going back to the 1930s.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Alcoholics Anonymous - Big Book - Original Edition?

    In the story of the dually-addicted physician, when he says, "And acceptance is the answer to _all_ my problems today. Whenever I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place or thing--some fact of my life--unacceptable to me, and I can find no serenity until I accept this person, place, thing or situation as being exactly as it should be at this moment... Until I could accept my alcoholism, I could not stay sober."


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    By an overly theatrical reading and mispronouncing words most people with a high school education would know. Sorry, Jason McCoy. Clearly the fault is not all yours--this was not a carefully produced recording. I can't imagine another person listened to this and let it pass. I hope someone else will do another narration of this and that Audible will sell it. I would happily use another credit just to have an alternate version.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Absolutely. If this is the only version of the book you have, who cares if the narration is flawed? This is a book about a group of drunks who happened upon an answer to a problem that had plagued mankind for thousands of years. And the book was written with the pure intention of helping others--no one made a dime or achieved any kind of fame from it. It is a unique and useful book.


    Any additional comments?

    If you or someone you love suffers from alcoholism, don't waste another day before finding out more about Alcoholics Anonymous.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 10-04-17 Member Since 2016
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    "great book"

    I've been sober for over eight years now, and it's all thanks to the principles set forth in this book. I appreciate it being made into an audiobook, as it helps to hear the words while I'm going about my day.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 09-14-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Inspired text for the alcoholic."

    Necessary but not pleasurable reading for the recovering alcoholic. Listening to this book was my first step in getting sober 6 years ago.

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    Anonymous 08-31-17
    08-31-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Illiterate narrator"

    The Big Book is awesome, but the narrator is illiterate. There were so many words mispronounced! This is not what I expect from an audiobook on Audible.

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    Kimberly 11-10-16
    Kimberly 11-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "very informative "

    Great insight to the alcoholic . Understanding this sickness is not the only insight to be gain from this book. I think we can all see a little ourselves in one way or another.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Russell Rollain Palmdale, CA 10-05-16
    Russell Rollain Palmdale, CA 10-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Just read the real big book"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes. One thing it showed me, was just how well I actually know what the wording of the big book is.


    What other book might you compare Alcoholics Anonymous - Big Book - Original Edition to and why?

    There is no other book to compare this to.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jason McCoy’s performances?

    No. He had way too many misquotes. I was not happy about that.


    Do you think Alcoholics Anonymous - Big Book - Original Edition needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Not a follow-up, but a reread. And someone needs to make sure that it is word for word.


    Any additional comments?

    This should really be taken off your choices until someone cones up with a correct version.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Davis San Pedro, CA, United States 09-20-16
    Davis San Pedro, CA, United States 09-20-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Near perfect message, imperfectly delivered."

    There is great wisdom in the AA Big Book. I encourage anyone interested in AA or any other 12th step program to listen to it (as well as read it). In truth, I must agree with some of the criticisms of the reader, who sounds a bit like a radio advertisement at times. But you can get used to it and just listen to the content. Do not deprive yourself of the insights of this book simply because the reader is not ideal - accept the imperfect reading and gain the wisdom the book provides.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Laura Dunn PROVO, UT, US 08-10-16
    Laura Dunn PROVO, UT, US 08-10-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Good book for everyone!"

    I'm not an alcoholic, but I think everyone has addiction to some degree. This book was tremendously helpful to me in facing my own challenges. It's principles are the power to become happy and successful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 12-10-15
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    "this book is a rip off"

    Don't buy this audio book it never worked on my tablet and they charged me a lot of money for it!!!!!

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    edward schuh 09-10-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Amazing"

    This book and process saved my life. Follow it and you can achieve just about everything!

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    Initially I struggled with the strong american lingo, but I soon got accustomed to the accent. I quite enjoyed it and played it many times and actually used it to aid my study of the programme. This really helped me and my colleages alike. worth a read.

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