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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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    Janet New Mexico United States 02-01-13
    Janet New Mexico United States 02-01-13 Member Since 2016

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    "Great book TERRIBLE narration"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Don't get me wrong. ! am a huge fan of te Big Book of Alcoholics Anonmyous. This is clearly narrated by someone who had never read the book before he started reading it. The cadance is wrong, the pronounciation is wrong, and he can't even read correctly or doesn't care. "Rarely have we seen a person fall..." No. It is the beginning of an essential part of the book - "Rarely have we seen a person FAIL...". The narrator seemed to have taken a job and not a mission. Don't bother. It is not pleasant to listen to.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jason McCoy?

    Anyone who had actually READ the book before he or she started reading it for the recording.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Annoyance, disappointment, frustration with the lost opportunity to do a good job for a community that would deeply appreciate a well done version of this work.


    Any additional comments?

    I want my credit back and the potential audience warned that what they are getting is not what was carefully written by the founders of AA.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Alan 11-15-12
    Alan 11-15-12
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    "Rushed Reading Ruins Text"
    Would you try another book from BN Publishing and/or Jason McCoy?

    Not enough information to form an opinion.


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

    In print, each page is memorable because of the many insights into the disease and the path to recovery.


    What didn’t you like about Jason McCoy’s performance?

    Mr. McCoy's performance of the text was terrible. His mile-a-minute performance spoiled what is one of the most important books in modern times. A slower and more nuanced reading would have allowed me to reflect upon what was being said.


    What character would you cut from Alcoholics Anonymous - Big Book - Original Edition?

    Not applicable.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Rome, NY, United States 07-21-12
    Amazon Customer Rome, NY, United States 07-21-12 Member Since 2011
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    "the real thing"
    What made the experience of listening to Alcoholics Anonymous - Big Book - Original Edition the most enjoyable?

    the reader seemed to be a man of the 1940s and made everything very real


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

    the story of bobs recovery<br/>t


    What did you learn from Alcoholics Anonymous - Big Book - Original Edition that you would use in your daily life?

    to reach out to others<br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/>


    Any additional comments?

    it is necessarilly very dated but it is fascinating and enthralling<br/><br/><br/><br/><br/>

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Timothy 07-14-10
    Timothy 07-14-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Important book, Careless reader"

    Nice to see the Big Book in audio format, but I was disappointed with the reading.

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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.

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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.

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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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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