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Verbal Abuse: Survivors Speak Out

On Relationship and Recovery
Narrated by: Laural Merlington
Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
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Summary

If your partner: seems irritated or angry at you several times a week, denies being angry when he clearly is, does not work with you to resolve important issues, rarely or never seems to share thoughts or plans with you, or tells you that he has no idea what you’re talking about when you try to discuss important problems…you need this audiobook.

©2013 Patricia Evans (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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The content: more ideological rather than factual

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Although the facts, I trust the author, are true - she presents only one part of the story. She says as if the blame was 100% on the abuser and 0% on the abused person.It is simply not right and me being in recovery myself I see that the problem of such dysfunction is on both sides. Besides, the author recalls in most cases women as the victims, vaguely mentioning how men are verbally mistreated by women (sarcasm, cynical comments, also physical abuse) treated by women. It's more and more shown by recent studies.

How could the performance have been better?

The narrator has a good voice, but is interpreting in such a way as the abuser was a monster and the abused person a soft and totally innocent person.

Do you think Verbal Abuse: Survivors Speak Out needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

If the analysis is going to follow only the above way of thinking, I think it is mis-informing the topic. Besides, me myself being a verbal abuser, I behave in such a way more of my unconscious fear rather than pure desire to control the other person.

Any additional comments?

The author be more objective.

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Everyone should read this

Knowledge is power to free yourself from the crippling effects of verbal abuse. I would recommend this to everyone.

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  • Judith R.
  • 30-12-17

Cause of a Failed Relationship

I loved this book and found that P. Evans enabled me to understand my feelings and reasons for them. I have recommended it to several friends and my Ex is reading and realizing the verbal abuse he is guilty of in our relationship. Hopefully it will help him in his future relationship.

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  • Dr. Sabatier
  • 21-11-18

mixed feelings

when i started, it was difficult to hear the tragedy of the stories... then in part 2 i learned the insights of abusive behavior. part 3 is incredibly awesomely encouraging for anyone studying recovery. highly recommend listening to part 3 just for inspiration.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-02-17

Right on Point

this book is extremely informative this is very necessary work on this topic coveraging a broad range of opinions and experiences, very educational, while always remaining warm, the writers continually open up the realities all too common in the varieties of emotions experienced by a surviving partner of a Domestic Abuser or (Intimate Partner Abuse) In these tragic stories of physical, verbal and emotional partner abuse.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-08-20

validating

I liked the narrator. The stories were painfully familiar. So grateful that this book was written.

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  • Scott
  • 05-02-14

So many words, so little substance

What didn’t you like about Laural Merlington’s performance?

Sounds like a female version of Hans Moleman

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

A lot of nothing. No useful tools, techniques, just a litany of gynocentric (yes it's a word) examples. The countless quotes from letters she has received from readers add nothing to the text except to extend the hours wasted.

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