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Scary Close Audiobook

Scary Close: Dropping the Act and Finding True Intimacy

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Publisher's Summary

After decades of failed relationships and painful drama, Donald Miller decided he'd had enough. Impressing people wasn't helping him connect with anyone. He'd built a life of public isolation, yet he dreamed of meaningful relationships. So at forty years old he made a scary decision: to be himself no matter what it cost.

From the author of Blue Like Jazz comes a book about the risk involved in choosing to impress fewer people and connect with more, about the freedom that comes when we stop acting and start loving. It is a story about knocking down old walls to create a healthy mind, a strong family, and a satisfying career. And it all feels like a conversation with the best kind of friend: smart, funny, true, important. Scary Close is Donald Miller at his best.

©2015 Thomas Nelson Publishers (P)2015 Thomas Nelson Publishers

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    Sara 28/02/2015
    Sara 28/02/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book!"

    Great book. I didn't feel I related to the first half of the story as much (although I enjoyed it for the the author's insights and gift for storytelling), but I really feel that I learned some valuable nuggets from the second half that I can apply to my own relationships. The author writes so candidly-- full of great insights. Enjoyed the narrator, too.

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    C 14/02/2015
    C 14/02/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Very Good, thoroughly enjoyed it."

    Hit home on quite a few issues for me! Still single at 42 and I'm aware of my need to be more open and vulnerable with people. He accurately picks on many issues preventing people from intimacy. An enjoyable read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Tex Warren
    Houston, Texas USA
    25/03/15
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    "Outstanding book frustrating recording"
    What made the experience of listening to Scary Close the most enjoyable?

    honesty


    Any additional comments?

    The book is outstanding but the producer(?) cut all the pauses and silent space out of the recording. Clearly, the narrator didn't do this in his performance, so I can't imagine why someone would do this on purpose? Please! Please! Please rerecord this book or remaster it from the original narration.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • drgardner
    Leesburg, VA, United States
    13/05/15
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    "Folksy, Religious Memoir"

    It's unfortunate I didn't notice this is categorized as a personal memoir as I could have skipped it and saved myself the time and money. The description suggests the book will deliver guidance on improving intimacy. If you're Christian and in reasonably good mental health you'll probably find the string of anecdotes heart-warming, and you can likely tease out some guidance in the author's experiences that may be applicable to your life. Otherwise, not so much -- there's little in the stereotypical stories that's relevant. Probably fine for most, but personally disappointing. (And, as others have mentioned, the editing work is annoying. No breaks, and at least a few repeated sections.)

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • drewrob19
    15/03/15
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    "Walking Away Full"

    Don't read (or listen) often, but I was hooked. This one had me. Addresses so many key areas of life and made me think of many people who could also benefit from the book. Scary Close is scary good.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Mel
    23/02/15
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    "Editing was poor"

    The content was great, the narrator was good, but it's the editing that needs work. There are no pauses between chapters or profound thoughts! Give the listener a chance to soak in truths. There are so many in this book.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Natalie
    Dallas, TX
    05/08/15
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    "Good but don miller should have narrated"

    It was a slow start but worth finishing. A book like this I probably would have preferred to read a physical copy. It requires some reflection that is hard to accomplish with an audio version.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Stephen
    24/06/15
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    "Great Book, Iffy Editing"

    The book was fantastic, but the editing of the audio itself was a little iffy. Sometimes he would finish a very profound sentence and thenChapter2We were on the dock by the river...the lack of spaces and pauses was a little annoying, but not enough to ruin it for me. Still worth a listen!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Heather
    01/02/17
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    "I know this book has changed my life"

    Wow, just wow. Literally unveiled patterns in my own life and guided me to an intense/clear realization about my past choices. I will never approach relationships as I once did. Thankful for this book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • JordanMatt777
    15/05/17
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    "I love learning through stories..."

    I love learning through stories and this book teaches many many important life lessons all throught stories. I loved every second of it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Diz
    27/04/17
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    "Distracting Narration"

    I loved the book. I've loved every Miller book so far. The guy reading was distracting. His inflections and way he pronounced words would pull me out of the book. Made me just focus on how he spoke. But the book was amazing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Daniel
    13/03/17
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    "Big Promise, Only Halfway Delivers"
    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I read the title "Scary Close" and thought "Wow, I could learn something from this." The title promises big things, but only halfway delivers. It's kind of garden variety opening up from authors Donald Miller, Bob Goff. I mean I could see it being a little difficult opening up about their challenges, but not to the point of being scary. I don't think this book will be life changing to most readers.


    Any additional comments?

    Book isn't raw like I was expecting from the title.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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