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The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous (Including 12 Steps, Guides & Prayers )

Narrated by: Glenn Langohr
Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
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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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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

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Do not buy this book

Terrible, read out by a computer voice, no feeling or intonation.

If you listen to this you will end up relapsing, like listening to white noise.

Do not buy this audio book.

I want my money back please.

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So badly read I can not listen to it!

Please 🙏 this is a life changing book, however, the guy reading this is useless. Please make sure you've heard a sample before you commit!

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Don't buy this audio book!!!!!!

Terrible sound.
It's not possible to use this audio book when driving.
Not recommend to anyone, waste of money.
I founded on YouTube same book for free and with batter sound quality.

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My Medicine

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

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This man can't read.

This person can not read aloud. It sounds like a broken record of a robot.

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  • Zabrina Hood
  • 23-05-17

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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  • Judy
  • 21-09-16

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.

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  • Shelly
  • 10-08-16

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.

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  • Pamela Post
  • 31-08-16

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.

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  • Gene Trautmann
  • 13-12-17

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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  • Heather
  • 19-05-17

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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  • Charles E. Beachley III
  • 09-12-16

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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  • Chap500
  • 31-12-18

Terrible

The narration is extremely bad. I've read other reviews pointing this out but wanted to implore audible to fix this. The Big Book is more than just a book. It's importance, especially to those who are new to AA can't be understated. This recording is filled with awkward pauses, mispronunciations and loud almost screaming sections, (which I'm assuming was editing patching in phrases). The product is so poor, it surprises me that this is on audible. I've not experienced this with other books.

It's just flat out weird.

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  • abe
  • 20-08-16

Bad Read

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

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  • Anna Simons
  • 23-09-18

Good material, choppy narration

The material was beneficial. The narrator had a difficult time with inflection and sentence structure. It created some difficulty understanding conversation with others versus conversation with ones self.

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