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Publisher's Summary

Al-Anon's basic book discusses the mutual-help program of recovery, including personal stories. A beginning approach to the Twelve Concepts of Service is included.
©1995, 2008 Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc. (P)2013 Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By SweetDreamsCRTT on 06-26-15

Worth it, even though it needs pro recording!

If you could sum up How Al-Anon Works for Families and Friends of Alcoholics in three words, what would they be?

Real help is available

What did you like best about this story?

Could relate on many levels. Applies to many situations. Logically organized. Lets you know what to expect from a meeting, as well as how to apply help to your own situation, no matter what it is. Covers a lot of ground.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Anonymous members of Al-Anon Family Groups?

ANYBODY that is a professional book narrator in a real studio!!! Think Barbara Rosenblatt would be great.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I listened for hours, and went back to listen to parts of it over again. This is the kind of book that you can listen to multiple times and get a lot more info from at each hearing.

Any additional comments?

I understand that they wanted to use "real people/members," so that it would be more relatable and honest. But frankly, the recording quality suffers enormously, and many of the narrators are too stilted. I ended up downloading it again at the highest recording quality and it still took me a long time to be able to stop wincing at the poor audio quality. It is frankly sometimes difficult to hear, especially since I like to listen while driving. I am spoiled by the quality of professional audiobooks, I realize. But this is one area where I feel that Al-Anon needs to break down and turn something this important over to professional book narrators and sound engineers. Still, the material itself is invaluable, and I will be listening to this again and again. I hope others will also petition Al-Anon to re-do this professionally, and to release more Conference Approved Literature in audio formats. They are sorely behind the times in making material available in electronic and audio formats.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Debbie on 02-10-15

Terrible audio quality

I can't really rate the story. The audio quality is so poor that we gave up after about 45 minutes!

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4 out of 5 stars
By jojochild on 02-10-16

If you have loved or live with an alcoholic you need this !

Quite frankly this book lets you know you are not alone, that you are not going mad & helps you to find peace & serenity one day at a time

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5 out of 5 stars
By chris on 11-23-14

Could not stop listening to it

Would you consider the audio edition of How Al-Anon Works for Families and Friends of Alcoholics to be better than the print version?

Botrh are good I think. Audiobook gives me a quick access to its content - I can absorb better listening to it - hard copy is good to read the things that impressed me the most.

What was one of the most memorable moments of How Al-Anon Works for Families and Friends of Alcoholics?

Difficult to single out one most important thing. Maybe the one that of "detachment with" love - it's the most difficult for me. Until now I could detach with resentment and anger. Fellows from Al-Anon showed how to ask God to heal me in this respect. A long way to go - but "one day at a time".

What about Anonymous members of Al-Anon Family Groups’s performance did you like?

Their honesty about their recovery and how the fellowship changed their lives.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Courage to live in Freedom and Life in Abundance.

Any additional comments?

How come I did not get this book earlier? Well, my recovery in God's hands.

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