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Publisher's Summary

This is the Original Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous 1st Edition. The story of how many thousands of men and women have recovered from alcoholism. This book describes how the founders, Bill Smith and Dr. Bob, recovered from alcoholism through spiritual principles.

©2015 Glenn Langohr (P)2015 Glenn Langohr

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I would not recommend this book.

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There are better versions of this audible book. The message is the same but listening to it is very distracting. The reader pauses way too much while reading. Sometimes at EVERY word. I'm sorry I purchased it.

14 of 14 people found this review helpful

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Big Book audible

What disappointed you about The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous (Including 12 Steps, Guides & Prayers )?

The information is great. The narration of this book is very poor. The delivery is choppy. The pacing distracts from the words. I will buy the book rather than listen to this.

What did you like best about this story?

helpfulness to others

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I was listening to his poor delivery rather than the message. It was choppy and the pacing was very distracting.

What character would you cut from The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous (Including 12 Steps, Guides & Prayers )?

not applicable

Any additional comments?

Reintroduce the book using a better narrator.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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I couldn't listen for very long

the narrator is horrible. the sentences are not spoken naturally and without emotion. it was like listening to a robot.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Bad Read

The content is great but the voice is terrible. Too hard to listen to. I tried for weeks but finally returned it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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love the narrating as I read along in the book

narrated it helps me out as it's being narrated I can read along in the book i understand it much more and I can also cause it at any time to write down notes I just wanted to say thank you !!!!!!!

12 of 18 people found this review helpful

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Great book, poorly delivered

I’m sure the speaker cares about the subject matter but he is not able to deliver it in an interesting matter every half sentence he pauses which is equivalent to a metronome. This slow tempo lulls the listener into a state of Catalonia rendering the subject matter impenetrable.

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Of Course This is A Classic

If you could sum up The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous (Including 12 Steps, Guides & Prayers ) in three words, what would they be?

Trusting God's Care.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

It wasn't a story. It's a textbook/bible for those struggling with alcoholism.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

He was monotonous.

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

AA's program of recovery started in the early 20th Century, around the time of the depression. It started small and is world-wide. They are on to something.

Any additional comments?

The language of the book is archaic and some would say sexist. It does help to remember the generation in which it was written.

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Worst Narrator Ever!

What made the experience of listening to The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous (Including 12 Steps, Guides & Prayers ) the most enjoyable?

The book itself is a great book, but the narrator ruins the ENTIRE book. His reading is so choppy it's hard to tell when a sentence ends and when the next one begins.

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

I have never heard someone read so horribly. Anyone would work, besides Glenn Langohr.

Any additional comments?

Audible: Please have someone re-read this book.

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Deserves a better recording.

Classic book that is the basis for many programs for overcoming various addictions. Recording is incredibly stilted and hard to listen to. Really needs to be rerecorded.

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Wretched delivery of a great message

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

This material deserves a much better performance. The reader's delivery is choppier than a Ginsu commercial. The reading is littered with jarring mispronunciations (Thoreau pronounced as if it were thorough, etc.). How many who needed to hear this were deprived of this message because they couldn't endure this abysmal performance?

Any additional comments?

Please, Audible, don't let this reader read the Bible; it might result in a tsunami of atheism.

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  • ABeautifulNoise
  • 10-08-17

Great book, Awful Reading

As a recovering alcoholic I love the Big Book but this audio book is read so badly it makes it impossible to listen to. There is a much better audio version for free to stream on the AA website

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • 10-11-17

My Medicine

Really enjoyed this book getting read to me,deffinately got my AA medicine.Brilliant.Serenity.