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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,260 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kevin Leman Narrator: Wayne Shepherd Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2009 ISBN: 9781608145874
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Firstborn? Only child? Middle child? Baby of the family? Find out what it means to you, your relationships, and your career.

Do you realize that of the first twenty-three astronauts in space, twenty-one were firstborns and the other two were the only child in their family? Are you aware that many successful entrepreneurs are middle children? Is it any surprise that most comedians are the youngest child in their family? It’s all about birth order. Birth order powerfully influences who you are, whom you marry, the job you choose, and the kind of parent you are. And Dr. Kevin Leman’s The Birth Order Book will help you understand yourself, get along better with others, overcome ingrained tendencies you never thought you could get rid of, and be more successful in the workplace.

This revised and updated audio edition of Dr. Leman’s classic book includes more than thirty years of experience and research, current examples, and fascinating stories to show how birth order impacts your life. Thousands of people have unlocked the secrets of birth order already. Shouldn’t you be one of them?

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 J | 2/19/2014

    " I applied this book to my family and it largely proved a workable theory. Of course, then my mom got upset with me for giving my younger sister a psychological basis on which to base her feelings of being ignored in the family because she's a middle child... I think it's fascinating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 2/14/2014

    " If you ever wondered why you were the black sheep in the family, this book explains it all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maggie | 2/9/2014

    " I found this book extremely interesting, and I like the way it was formatted. There were some chapters I found rather dull, especially the parts on perfectionism, but other wise I thought it was good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie4 | 1/28/2014

    " I had a boss recommend this to me. I really enjoyed it. It made me sad and mad sometimes. It was during my "My parents are Crazzy" time of life. There are some interesting things to this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynne | 1/28/2014

    " Author is very funny. You understand your own relationships with your siblings, partner, and see why your children act the way they do! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ginger Clausen | 1/27/2014

    " I read this before I had kids and it helped me understand my relationships with my siblings, my husband's relationships with his siblings, and then later it helped me to be a more understanding parent to our four children as I saw the same dynamics emerge in their relationships. I don't think I've ever been disappointed by a Kevin Leman book and I've read many of them! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brent Kleppen | 1/22/2014

    " Great book for self-discovery as well as a parenting aide. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Starlyn | 1/18/2014

    " Read this before and once again, I picked up insights into birth order and people bahavior that are helpful in the work place, at home, etc. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sasha | 1/17/2014

    " There is definitely something to it, but no one can be completely pegged because there are so many possible variables in every family/home and personal experiences. I did learn a lot and get names and explanations for my own psychology. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mjane | 1/6/2014

    " I learned I had traits of a first-born, rather than the middle child....go figure! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tessa | 12/23/2013

    " I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The author's research and humorous writing were spot on entertaining and accurate. He couldn't have described this only child any better. I now recognize most birth order types by observation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 12/21/2013

    " A fun read--some of it was too close for comfort, others a bit far-fetched. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 12/10/2013

    " This was both really fascinating and helpful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 11/28/2013

    " Another great book by Dr. Leman. Good advice for raising kids, and keeping your relationship with each one special and unique. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tim Rueb | 11/23/2013

    " Just trying different non fiction audio books available through Overdrive, great book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 11/13/2013

    " I read this because I've been trying to figure out my kids, and why some act one way and some act another. I didn't really figure them out, but I enjoyed reading it. Some of the things he cites are interesting, and it was easy to read (i.e. not too technical). "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Laurie | 3/22/2013

    " Actually read "the new" version. Lots if words, words, words. Some stuff very revenant but too many factors can change the way you act in your specific environment-dah!! Did a lot of skimming. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keleigh Smith | 3/6/2013

    " this one identifys the dynamics amongst siblings..amazing how your birth order impacts you and your childs personality. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 LeeAnn | 3/1/2013

    " Good insights into how our birth order into a family affects our lives and decisions. Especially good if read with an eye to better balance our lives. Useful for mothers of children too! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim Winters | 6/11/2012

    " Is not a perfect book but gives insight into why we fit (or don't!) with others. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Naomi | 5/16/2012

    " This book is all anecdote and no research. Also, the focus is on families with more than two kids which isn't the norm these days. He lumped only-children with the oldest, which felt wrong to me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julia | 5/11/2012

    " remarkably fun, interesting, and easy-to-read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimber | 1/20/2012

    " I learned a LOT from this; plus the writer is entertaining and I breezed right through it. Just so you know, I am a middle child, but I have some characteristics of a first born because I am the first daughter . . . that explains the nickname my sibs gave me of "Slave Driver" . . . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andria | 11/16/2011

    " Very interseting book. I can relate to everything he is saying being first born of four and having three children.I think everyone should read this it helps you to understand who people are and how they're personality traits have evolved due to their birth order. I definitely see the connections. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 11/10/2011

    " I read this book for Sunday school. It's not the type of book I would normally choose to read, but I enjoyed it anyway. I felt like Leman was a little hard on only children, but maybe that's because I'm an only! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marc Alyn | 8/8/2011

    " This is one of the most powerful and important books I have ever read!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beccashull | 5/16/2011

    " I love having this book around it's nice to reference. It's fun and funny to recognize yourself and your traits. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 5/6/2011

    " A most read for any couple. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sareen | 4/5/2011

    " Good book to read for married or about to be married couples. Leman truly believes that a satisfying sex life in the context of marriage will make people better spouses and better people. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pamelarowell | 3/14/2011

    " excellent book. I think it is a great read for any married couple or anyone about to be married. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angi | 2/24/2011

    " Great book for married couples! I'm having my husband read it next. I like that it gets you to think about things within your relationship, to think about different ideas, and just to think about sex more. Very interesting! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 M. | 2/23/2011

    " a really great, ground-breaking book on Christian married sexuality. This is a book that frees up couples to play, push boundaries, and have a really awesome, hot time in the marriage bed. Highly recommended.
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy | 2/21/2011

    " A great book for couples. It would be a good resource for engaged couples as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 1/11/2011

    " Really good! One of the best marriage books we read! He has a very "down to earth" explanation style, which Josh and i both really liked. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shorel | 12/31/2010

    " If you are getting married (or are married) this is one of my top books for premarital counseling. Couples have many issues in marriage and unfortunately they let sex become an issue. This book isn't for the Victorian faint of heart. Well, now that I think of it...it is... "

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About the Author

Dr. Kevin Leman is an internationally known psychologist, humorist, father, grandfather, and bestselling author. He is a former consulting psychologist for Good Morning America and is a frequent guest on national media, including Fox & Friends, The Early Show, and Focus on the Family. He has taught and entertained audiences worldwide with his wit and commonsense psychology.

About the Narrator

Wayne Shepherd’s voice is heard widely in Christian radio and television, as well as numerous audiobooks and special projects. With nearly forty years of broadcast experience, Wayne serves a growing number of clients as a radio host, interviewer, voice-over talent, and consultant.