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Known as the "Big Book", the basic text of Alcoholics Anonymous has helped millions of people worldwide get and stay sober since the first edition appeared in 1939. Opening chapters articulate A.A.’s program of recovery from alcoholism - the original Twelve Steps - and recount the personal histories of A.A.'s co-founders, Bill W. and Dr. Bob. 

Here, more than 40 A.A. members share how they stopped drinking and found a new healthier and more serene way of life through the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous. 

Whether listening to passages together at meetings, listening privately for personal reflection, or working with a sponsor, the Big Book can be a source of inspiration, guidance and comfort on the journey to recovery. 

This Fourth Edition of Alcoholics Anonymous has been approved by the General Service Conference.

©2013 Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. (P)2021 Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.

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Recovery Instruction Manual

It's my only way to a useful and successful recovery from alcoholism, and how to live happy, joyous, and free!!@

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Wonderful Narration!!

I love this book even more than I already did. The many voices of the narrators bring it to life for me like never before. It was an absolute joy to listen to from start to finish. I can’t recommend the audio version enough. Incredibly valuable!!

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valuable to everyone

the message in this content is valuable to everyone regardless if you're an alcoholic or not it provides tools that everyone should have to navigate life

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Great info/Great stories

I bought the book to identify with a friend of mine who is currently in rehab and someone who constantly struggles with his alcoholism. I figured what better way to be there for him than to read (or listen) to some of the literature afforded to AA members. It's a great book, and I feel more up to the challenge of helping my friend throughout his healing journey.

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Absolutely Essential

this book is absolutely essential for the alcoholic to obtain and maintain sobriety and a meaningful, happy and fulfilling life.

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This could save my life, maybe yours too.

The Gold Standard in recovery. I discover something I missed before each time I read it.

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Old timers: who knew?

This is for everybody, but especially for you old timers who don’t know that there are NEW and more modern stories added.
As this old dog who was set in her ways…imagine my surprise and gratitude!

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masterpiece

I've read the book , and heard it read in parts, countless times. but it was a real treat to listen to the entire volume delivered by professional voices.

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Salvation lay within these pages

I had to admit my alcoholism after my wife left. The reasons are contested but the facts remain the same she left, took our children, and I was broken. I turned to drugs and alcohol for comfort and they took my sanity but left me alive. King alcohol wants to take our souls but will settle for our sobriety.

This book taught me how to live again. To become the man I cheated myself out of becoming because I preferred to lie to myself rather than looking inward at my place in the failure of my marriage. Now I see I do not have to remain broken. I can heal. So can you. Read the book, have it read to you, and it will sink in if you stick with it. I wish you luck on your journey and you to go to meetings & seek a sponsor. Devote your self to god. And work the steps. There you will find what you seek. Rjhhhjjjj

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Fascinating Stuff

Fascinating analyses, with a religious bent. Pray to God, as much as possible, in any place, or situation, on any day. Anywhere, in the 🌎, at any time. Then, call somebody, on the 📞📱, & talk 🦜 about it. Then, you will never want, to drink alcohol. You will be a strong, tough, patient, tolerant, virtuous, fine Christian soldier. A higher human being, in the Army of God. Your life, will be perfect, & free, of all suffering. And, your life, will be eternally perfect.

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  • 09-19-21

Experience, strength & hope 24/7

Would be really helpful if the chapters corresponded with the big book and included the titles.

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  • 01-07-22

Saves Lives

Book that saved many people's lives, families, relationships and much more. It works if you work it... Just keep it simple.

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  • Zane
  • 09-18-21

Amazing book

love the book. I have trouble with reading but was great to read along with it reading my 4th Edition hard copy.
love the narrations throughout the whole book.
Having different voices for female stories etc. Absolutely recommend to all. So happy I found this and will listen to it over and over.
Thanks for this I am eternally grateful

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-17-21

great can save your life

informative and has great stories intresting fun great different suoerb happy gay loyal hard hitting valuabke worth getting