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Summary

Feeling dependent on alcohol to any extent can be a difficult thing to come to terms with and even trickier to manage, but this audiobook will cut through all the stress and set you on the right track.

Allen Carr established himself as the world’s greatest authority on helping people stop smoking and his internationally best-selling Easy Way to Stop Smoking has been published in over 40 languages and sold more than 10 million copies.

In his Easy Way to Control Alcohol Allen applies his revolutionary method to drinking. With startling insight into why we drink and clear, simple, step-by-step instructions, he shows you the way to escape from the ‘alcohol trap’ in the time it takes to listen to this audiobook. His unique method removes the feeling of deprivation and works without using willpower. Allen dispels our illusions about alcohol, removes the psychological dependence, and sets you free to enjoy life to the full.

©2013 Allen Carr's Easyway (International) Ltd. (P)2013 Arcturus

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Very effective, although could do with some modernisation re comparisons

I never would have believed how effective this book could be.

You need to stay open minded and bits are a little out of date, but I am completely in control of my drinking now. In fact, I haven't had a drink for over a month (I was a daily drinker) and not had one craving or withdrawal, despite continuing a full social life.

Good luck to the next reader, I hope Mr C works as well for you x

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Very interesting

I can see how alcoholics stopped drinking after reading this book. People who don't quit haven't really understood the book , understanding the book and its message is something you've never heard before about drinking , be prepared to be shocked as the story twists. I myself have told all my friends I have stopped drinking after reading this , will it last? Only Time will tell .. I believe it will. I'm free. Come into this book as skeptical as you want.

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Best book on the subject and it works.

I've been a functional drinker, hard work has brought me some nice toys over the years. I've had this feeling that alcohol has recently been a bigger part of my life than i thought. A shopping receipt for £117 had £50 worth of alchohol on it. My dog passed in Aug 15 and I listened to another book on a trip to Wales and stopped drinking for a month. Since then I've drank more than ever. I decided to try a different book and 2 weeks ago i had my last drink. I didnt relise it was, the book was working. I truely think this book debunks ever possible arguement for drinking and its changed my life.
I knew when I quit last time I would be hankering after alcohol, i used watch peoples glasses go from table to mouth like a starving child watching somebody eating.
Parties, Birthdays and family events have all happened in the last 2 weeks and I've sailed through. Alcohol is a confidence trick, trick me once.....
If you want to control/quit, get this book.

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worked

Both myself and my husband listened to this and it worked we have not looked back.

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It worked!

What did you like most about The Easy Way to Control Alcohol?

I was a bit cynical but wanted to quit and I thought I would give this a go. I have been drinking heavily now for 15 years (7-8pints a day easily) and after listening to this audio book I have completely stopped now for 2 weeks.

What about Richard Mitchley’s performance did you like?

He understands the issues and unravels them with emotional intelligence and IQ

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This guys talent was to clearly understand and articulate a map through what I did not think was possible and take me out of the maze I was trapped in. Easily the audiobook that will have the biggest impact on my life.

Any additional comments?

Thank you Allen only wish I could thank you in person

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Life Changer

What did you like most about The Easy Way to Control Alcohol?

To put it simply I'm free and I have a life that I did not know existed. Because I started drinking in my mid teens I never knew what adult life really was. I feel like I am on a high every day. This method is simple and makes sense.
If I had a good day - I needed a drink, if I had a bad day - I needed a drink. Now I can see very clearly that I did not and any time I think like that now the feeling is quickly dispelled. Freedom.

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Very Good

Excellent, completely changed the way I view alcohol. Requires an open mind. Good narrator throughout.

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It works

Good book that stops the brainwashing of alcohol within, society and the media. Recommended highly for those who want to control their alcohol.

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Alcoholic?

This book is written for alcoholics which I am not but there's useful information nevertheless for those like me who are thinking of quitting to help in weight loss efforts

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Missed the point

This book certainly was not what I was expecting from the positive reviews. It is not about controlling alcohol in respect of one's intake, it is about controlling it's hold over you and giving up completely, which is not what I was looking for.

For me, the author is just saying, "this stuff is bad, don't drink it" in lots of different ways. There was no information I didn't already know, no new ideas and certainly no new motivation.

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  • Bradley Aaron Williams
  • 17-06-16

That Was Easy

Any additional comments?

Why I started this book.
In the comments I read, I was encouraged by the heavy drinkers to pick up this book, because I didn't believe it could work. I had been to AA meetings and being an atheist, I immediately locked up. I would have gone to listen to the stories (like the narrator character in Fight Club), but not to experience change. I'm a sailor, and I developed a very heavy drinking habit, and was able to maintain it without many repercussions at work, because a lot of my bosses have heavy drinking problems. My wife said I needed to do something--and after countless times of shooting back a, "yeah, sure, I'll get on that." I finally realized that I might lose her if I didn't.

My drinking.
I would drink a six pack a night, about once or twice every month (this was meant for nights when I was exercising "control" because there was something important happening the next day): every other day of that month, I drank at least ten beers plus shots of whatever I had in the freezer. I'd finish off a 30 pack on Saturday and Sunday as long as I woke up in time to drink through the morning. I only breaks I took from drinking for the past 10 years where when I had to deploy or when I was too sick for the hair of the dog. I never drank to enjoy a beverage to complement a meal or any hoity toity nonsense like that: I drank to get drunk. And if I ever started drinking and couldn't reach that goal for some reason, I was mad.

What the transition was like.
I listened to the book in the car, washing dishes, etc. I didn't quit drinking when I started it, but I followed the instructions and I never listened while I was drinking. I had a lot of fear at first, but I decided to go to the bar with my wife and I knew my friends were going to have some questions about this, because I quit. Nowadays, I go to the bar to play golden tee golf, and darts, but I haven't had a drink in about three months, and I don't see any reason I'd ever drink again. I have to admit I was nervous to go to a bar and try to avoid drinking, but it's really easy.

Bonus.
I ended up reaping some great unexpected benefits, too. Sure, I feel better and I wake up more excited, but my mood has balanced out a lot. And I have always been someone who has a very uneven mood. I has allowed me to remove delusional beliefs in other areas of my life as well. You don't recognize how brainwashed you are until you start going through it one by one. My recommendation is to keep this self improvement going with a book like miracle morning or practicing mindfulness.

Best wishes.

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  • Roberto Alonso
  • 26-01-15

Great book

Excellent tool, bought it for a friend, and indeed got me out of the trap of alcohol. Alcohol companys should be scared of this book

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  • robert
  • 20-03-17

Deconstructs the desire for booze.

I've drunk to the detriment of my life for the last 20 years. I've often wanted to cut down and didn't understand how stopping altogether could be possible.

I read this book with an open mind. Now I don't want to drink at all, and can see myself lasting until I die without wanting another drink. This book de-brain-washes you. It removes the monkey from your back and gives you freedom.

I'm currently in the process re-planning my life activities, because now my life revolves around events I want to be involved in for their own sake, rather than for the booze I plan to drink. I am present in myself now. And literally, within a week, my beaten down self-esteem has bounced back (finally!) and I feel confident I have the ability to now shape the life I want.

The future is now exciting to me. Not frightening.

If you think you might have a problem, which you clearly do if you're reading this review, then listen to this book! It seemed impossible to me to, but you will see what I mean.

All the best!

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  • Pen Name
  • 19-12-17

A big change in my life. im

I was blind, and now can see. There is a more enjoyable life.
Get ready for defeating an enemy that's attacking 90% of your friends and loved ones.

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  • Ryan
  • 11-04-17

A Phenomenal Read for All Walks of Life

Great book, seriously, everyone should read, EVERYONE. I liked the comparison of the voice of desires inside ones head vs the voice of reason and how that comparison reflects on schizophrenia. The author could have skipped the stuff about holes in the ozone and homo sapiens killing animals because that deflected the impact of the great meaning and message that this book contains.

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  • Robyn Joy
  • 14-01-16

Subliminal Messaging? Whatever Works!

What did you learn from The Easy Way to Control Alcohol that you would use in your daily life?

The content itself seems unbelievably simple but after listening to it, I have no desire to drink. Was it hypnotism? Subliminal suggestion? It doesn't really matter to me, I am 2 weeks sober without struggle! 21 days in rehab were not as effective as these 8 hours.

Any additional comments?

Don't judge it until you give it a good try. I felt no desire to drink after listening to the first half, but completed the whole thing. Some of his ideas seem dated or regionally specific, but it still worked for me.

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  • Sheryl
  • 23-09-16

Transforming

This book is transforming my life. I've listened three times. You'll see why when you read it. I've never been so changed by a book in my lifetime, next to the Bible. If you feel like alcohol may have hold of you, and you can't really control your consumption, or can't picture life without it, but wish you didn't need it... This book is for you!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-02-17

Amazing

This audiobook has CHANGED my life. Thank you! Not only was the content super important but the reader also had an amazing voice perfect for the message he was trying to get across.

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  • Rain04
  • 26-05-16

EXCELLENT BOOK! Allen Carr is a genius!

Even though Allen Carr was successful in making it Easy for me to quit smoking. I'm even more amazed that he made it Easy to quit drinking!!

Why do you ask? I thought what are the chances of lighting striking twice!

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  • Vlad C
  • 30-05-18

Saved my life

This book literally saved my life. I had lost all hope but after quitting smoking with the help of Allen Carr I figured I might as well give this a try and to my amazement it worked. It didn’t work right away however. I took long drives listening, long walks and so on. Listened to it many times, while going to work, while walking around, I just surrounded myself with this information all the time and it eventually clicked. I haven’t had one sip of alcohol in 3 years now and I don’t miss it at all. On the contrary, I find the thought of drinking horrendous. So have a very open mind, let the information sink in, it won’t happen right away but when it does it will be absolutely amazing.

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