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The Big Book and a Study Guide of the 12 Steps of AA Audiobook

The Big Book and a Study Guide of the 12 Steps of AA

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Publisher's Summary

The key text of Alcoholics Anonymous, which to this very day has not changed since it was first published in 1939. This is the original text, with the addition of personal stories from both the first and second editions. Also included: a current study guide from the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.

This book is the best-selling self-help book for conquering addictions that range from alcoholism to drug addiction, overeating, and other issues.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2013 Glenn Langohr (P)2013 Glenn Langohr

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    Dave PANAMA CITY, FL, United States 02-03-14
    Dave PANAMA CITY, FL, United States 02-03-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Book is fantastic. Terrible narration."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would recommend this book. I would NOT recommend this audio recording.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Big Book and a Study Guide of the 12 Steps of AA?

    The book has been life-changing for me.


    What didn’t you like about Glenn Langohr’s performance?

    Awkward pauses that seem to occur when turning pages. Phrasing is frequently off as is pronunciation.


    Do you think The Big Book and a Study Guide of the 12 Steps of AA needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    The book is too good to be subjected to such a bad narration.


    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Tom H. 01-15-14
    Tom H. 01-15-14
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    "GREAT BOOK - BAD READER"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A better reader.


    What other book might you compare The Big Book and a Study Guide of the 12 Steps of AA to and why?

    There is no comparison.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Glenn Langohr?

    Anthony Hopkins.


    What character would you cut from The Big Book and a Study Guide of the 12 Steps of AA?

    None.


    Any additional comments?

    The reader is terrible, makes bad grammar & pronunciation,errors and is just terrible.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Donn Edwards Johannesburg, South Africa 03-04-14
    Donn Edwards Johannesburg, South Africa 03-04-14

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    "A Must Read for Everyone"

    This book has changed the lives of millions around the world, and for that reason alone everyone should listen to it. The stories of changed lives are fascinating and compelling. Unlike many novels, these stories are not embellished, and drinking is not glamorised.

    This book is a sobering look at alcoholism, and at the same time takes a cold hard look at the question of "Who is God and why should I take Him seriously?"

    The narrator, Glenn Langhor, is clearly no professional narrator. He makes many minor mistakes and seems to stumble through some passages. But what he lacks in professional reading ability is completely overshadowed by his earnestness. This quality in itself makes the book totally compelling listening, even if you've never had a drink in your life.

    I'm really glad I listened to this book. I can now understand what alcoholics and their families have to deal with.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Allison 01-10-16
    Allison 01-10-16 Member Since 2017
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    "A FEW SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS...."

    This book gives a few simple directions on understanding and executing living in the solution.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gary Minden, LA, United States 04-11-15
    Gary Minden, LA, United States 04-11-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Narration is awful."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The narrator put emphases on the wrong phrases. I spent too time and mental energy rephrasing a sentence so it was intellible. I thought it might have been read by a computer.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The story was fine. It's almost a classic.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Glenn Langohr’s performances?

    Never


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 03-01-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Terrible reader."

    The reader is extremely difficult to listen to and not very fluent. He stumbles on his words and makes this important information almost impossible to absorb

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Spokane Valley, WA, United States 02-11-17
    Mark Spokane Valley, WA, United States 02-11-17 Listener Since 2007
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    "Great content and prescription to be Sober & Happy"

    Many are so bound that they cannot read. Listen and meditate and do and get unbound. Sobriety and Happiness are found in this audiobook.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    frederick m packwood 01-17-17 Member Since 2016
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    "The reading is not professionally produced."

    The reading of this book is done by a non-professional, his style is very distracting and for me makes it almost unbearable. I go to big book study's all the time, I have rarely heard such a choppy reader. This is an important work, the narration should have been done by a professional.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jon B 10-08-16
    Jon B 10-08-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Very helpful. AA is saving my life and family!"

    Very helpful. AA is saving my life and family! I recommend this book to everyone who thinks he/she has a problem with alcohol and wants to take the next step on taking care of the problem.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    JT Grumbles 05-31-16
    JT Grumbles 05-31-16 Member Since 2016
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    Would you listen to The Big Book and a Study Guide of the 12 Steps of AA again? Why?

    The content of the book has changed my life ! Thank GOD it wasn't as staccato as Glenn's reading. Sentences lose their meaning when not read fluently. Great book... narrator not at all.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • RM
    1/11/15
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    "Recovery will be helped by listening"

    If you are serious about your own recovery or indeed a professional involved in addictions, this is well worth a listen. If your personal issues are around alcohol, this is the place to start. Bear in mind some the language is from 80 years ago and personally I really enjoyed this. The narrator is passionate and whilst the quality is not state of the art digital, I think this just adds to the listeners experience.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Nicola Hasan
    2/24/17
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    "Amazing! truly helpful after a busy day ."

    Loved it. Amazing insight into the practice of AA. Thank you full of gratitude. NH

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Miss C A A Jacques
    7/30/16
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    "Great to be able to listen to the big book on audio"

    As a recovering addict and a dyslexic I found it difficult to get into the big book in its written format. Being able to listen to it has been really helpful for my recovery and the narrator did a great job of the bringing the stories in it to life. Simple concepts made simpler by clear narratives. I listened to this in the bath and whilst driving. Now I can listen to it again and again until it really sinks in. Although some of the original text it is quite old fashioned - it still talks about a god rather than a higher power and it focuses mostly on it being men who are alcoholics ( the 'for wives' chapter was particularly frustrating) - I tried hard to see past that and see the underlying concepts it talks about. It will really help me in my recovery.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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