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Recovery Audiobook

Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions

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Publisher's Summary

This is the age of addiction, a condition so epidemic, so all-encompassing and ubiquitous, that unless you are fortunate enough to be an extreme case, you probably don't know that you have it. What unhealthy habits and attachments are holding your life together? Are you unconsciously dependent on food? Bad relationships? A job that doesn't fulfill you? Numb, constant perusal of your phone, looking for what? My qualification for writing this book is not that I am better than you, it's that I am worse. I am an addict, addicted to drugs, alcohol, sex, money, love and fame.

The program in Recovery has given Russell Brand freedom from all addictions, and it will do the same for you.

This system offers nothing less than liberation from self-centredness, a new perspective, freedom from the illusion of suffering for anyone who is willing to take the necessary steps.

©2017 Russell Brand (P)2017 Macmillan Digital Audio

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    Louis Hayward 27/09/2017
    Louis Hayward 27/09/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Brilliant book"

    As an addict in active recovery, this book helped me refocus on the areas of my life that still need work. That will always need work.

    It's honest, captivating, worthwhile and I recommend to fellow addicts wholeheartedly.

    Thanks Russell.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    H. Hopkins London 27/09/2017
    H. Hopkins London 27/09/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Everyone should read this book"

    This book was heartbreaking, uplifting and inspiring at the same time. I'd been looking forward to its release and it didn't disappoint. Although I wouldn't consider myself an additct in the obvious junkie/alcoholic way, I've always felt that something was missing. Russell makes you consider how you live your life and your drives in ways I haven't heard before, even though I've read a number of self help/yoga/meditation books. I don't think he gets the credit he's due for trying to change people's life for the better. I'm glad he's found happiness with his new wife as well.

    Narration added nuance that may be missed in reading the book.

    22 of 24 people found this review helpful
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    N. Wallace Newcastle, UK 10/10/2017
    N. Wallace Newcastle, UK 10/10/2017
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    "Enjoyable"

    Very well narrated, but you need to go to his website for parts, (e.g. interactive elements of the 12 steps)

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    jason baker 01/10/2017
    jason baker 01/10/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book"

    I liked the links with existentialism. A very honest account of your experience, very inspiring.

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    Amazon Customer 27/09/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "A poetic recovery program."

    Russell narrates in such poetic tones that you can't help be enveloped by the story

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    richyrichuk 21/09/2017
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    "Just what is needed"

    A full menu of pleasure for your ears as Russell describes this self help book in his always colourful way.

    17 of 20 people found this review helpful
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    Ms. A. Kennedy Ireland 05/10/2017
    Ms. A. Kennedy Ireland 05/10/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "GREAT LISTEN"

    I loved this book and I loved Russell's narration. It is honest and I found it comforting to hear someone else speak out loud about what we all sometimes feel. Ironically, I think I will keep listening to this book over and over! He is so honest about himself and his life and I find that a very generous act. After listening to this it is impossible to ignore your own feelings and behaviour. I think this book could be a comfort to anyone who has anxiety, because ultimately I think that is the cause of a lot of addictive behaviour. I would like to think he would go on to narrate more books - he has great communication.

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    Amazon Customer 17/10/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Beautiful"

    A very accessible version of the 12 step program. Feeling on track to continue recovering one day at a time. Also some amazing write ups of personal experience. I cried silent tears the entire way through the story of his daughter birth....
    Eloquent as always. A great mix of truthful and foul language.

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    Anonymous 11/10/2017
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    "It all falls into place ✨🎩"

    So it wasn’t the book I thought it was and if you had told me it was going to be about the 12 steps program I would have avoided it like the plague.
    BUT it just proves and actually out right outlines what a great bloke and full on humanist he really is!!
    Like him or hate him Russell has given a raw and honest account of his story and a process that could actually help, so for this reason you can only admire and give him praise of the highest order!
    “Trust the process”
    10/10

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    Nze kkuc akabusi 05/10/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Funny, Frank, Thought Provoking, and Evangelical"

    I'm not a guy who swears, but Russell uses the F word to full effect, and it is appropriate when in the context of "life is messed up!"

    It's challenging to look at ones own life in the context of the foibles, addictive and compulsive behaviors that mitigate against the possibility of a rich contribution to society not based on what one can gain but what one can give.

    He presents here a rehash of the twelve step program but gives it a vitally and veracity that is very appealing. He himself is self deprecating, aware of his privileged position yet it is clear it's not come easy and there has been a high price. Particularly resonance for me (not my experience) from empathy was the young child that felt he was the cause of his mothers cancer! Like Russell my rage and foibles in life are also against my Mother and abandoned, and no rationalizing can soothe the void within. Russell has with bravery talked the demons within and the last chapter where he is at the birth of his daughter is all consuming in drawing you in. He is a great story teller/narrator earthy, witty, wise, a dexterity seldom seen, I loved his work here. I'm not ready to take the steps he advocates but I did find I have ears that hear.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    "thank you"

    Recovery has been a very honest and relatable look at the 12 step program. I have heard of the steps before but it always seemed so grand and high minded that I believed it was to morally unattainable for this sinner. But after this book, it seems well worth another go. thank you.

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