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Women's recovery can differ from men's, and each person's recovery is in many ways unique. That's why Stephanie Covington has designed A Women's Way Through the Twelve Steps to help a woman find her own path - and find it in terms especially suited to the way women experience not just addiction and recovery but also relationships, self, sexuality, and everyday life. Unlike many ''rewritten'' Twelve Step interpretations for women, this guide works with the original step language, preserving its spirit and focusing attention on its healing message. 

This compilation of a diverse group of real women's voices and wisdom illuminates how women understand the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and offers inspiring stories of how they have traveled through the steps and discovered what works for them. The book can be used alone or as a companion to The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous.

By drawing attention to how recovery raises special issues for women - from questions about sexuality and relationships to essential topics such as powerlessness, spirituality, and trauma - A Woman's Way empowers women to take ownership of their recovery and to grow and flourish in sobriety.

©1994 Stephanie S. Covington (P)2019 Stephanie S. Covington

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  • Dominique R.
  • 04-04-2020

The “voices” she used....

I had to stop about half way thru, I could not take her using different “voices”&“accents” when she did her story telling. One of them even sounded like she was doing a lady trucker from the country, and another maybe a young unintelligent woman. It was awful.... but the book is good- if the voices don’t make you cringe!

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  • Book Reader
  • 11-02-2019

Text to speech automation?

This sounds like a computer reading, not a human. With the odd uplifts in tone at inappropriate places for the sentence structure and a kind of soullessness to the reading. Could not get all the way through the first chapter. The text itself (when read on kindle) is useful and insightful, but the audio recording is just not worth the money.

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  • Whatevermom
  • 06-07-2019

Couldn’t finish

The message of this book is spot on. However, I could not listen to the woman reading’s voice another minute. I will be returning this Audible Edition.

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  • EllieMae
  • 10-02-2021

good information and motivation

Very good information on the 12 steos. Narrator was good although when telling examples of women's stories in their words made them seem meek and helpless, southern twanged women. I would recommend this audio book but also highly recommend the paperback version as it has the words to highlight .

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-12-2020

Narrator is horrible!

Such a great book and a great message but I wish I had just stuck to the kindle version. Narrator is absolutely horrible. Would not recommend the audible version.

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  • Athena
  • 20-09-2020

Great 12 steps through the eyes and heart of Women

The narrator's pitch of her voice was very difficult to listen to. 5 tries before I finally found a speed and speaker adjustments to tolerate.
The shared stories and examples kept me in but it was difficult! 1st experience like that on audible for my listening...

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  • Melissa Mills
  • 18-03-2021

Great book!!

This was a great book to listen to & have shared it with other woman🥰

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  • lor
  • 27-01-2021

This narrator is terrible

I think I got through about two minutes of listening to this person. I’m sure this book is amazing but I’m just going to have to find it in PDF form because I cannot stand this woman’s voice or the fluctuations of her voice. She sounds so fake, it’s so obvious she has no idea what this book is about. She sounds like she’s trying to sell me something

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  • Ian Kelly
  • 18-04-2019

Great message, horrible messenger

This is a fantastic book. I recommend it for men and women. As a man it informed me about issues that women face that I was not aware of. It opened my eyes to the experiences and pressures that women face.

There are many things in this book that should be discussed more in the rooms. This is a fantastic approach and addition to the big book. If your having trouble with the big book, I would read this.

For my program personally, it taught me about forgiveness, acceptance, self love, the message is important and not the specific words. This has really expanded my program.

Warning: do not get the audiobook. The voices the narrator uses when quoting women are absolutly condescending, insulting, and exaggerated. I was amazed that no one stopped her during the recording process and told her the content of her words were fantastic but the way she said them took away all meaning. One of the lessons from this book will be the ability to hear the message and ignore the messenger.

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  • Pam Lowy
  • 14-03-2019

The text is amazing. The narrator’s voices for quoted women in recovery is distracting.

The narrator is fine when simply reading. When she quotes women in recovery she has four distinct voices she uses:

Slow and foolish
High pitched and insipid
Very southern
Stereotypically Jewish for the one woman quoted who mentions being Jewish

The first three were annoying and distracting. The one incidence of the last voice was - I felt - offensive.

I powered through because the text is excellent, I needed to read it, and I have no time to read (I have a long commute). Worth it, but yikes.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-01-2020

Rubbish. A load of crock.

Load of crock. Totally misunderstanding the whole concept of being an alcoholic. Very confusing. Rubbish

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