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3.9970166453265 out of 53.9970166453265 out of 53.9970166453265 out of 53.9970166453265 out of 53.9970166453265 out of 5 4.00 (781 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lundy Bancroft Narrator: Peter Berkrot Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2011 ISBN: 9781452673448
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He says he loves you. So...why does he do that? You've asked yourself this question again and again. Now you have the chance to see inside the minds of angry and controlling men-and to change your life. In this groundbreaking book, a counselor who specializes in working with abusive men shows you how to improve, survive, or leave an abusive relationship. You will learn about: -The early warning signs -Ten abusive personality types -The role of drugs and alcohol -What you can fix, and what you can't -How to get out of a relationship safely Download and start listening now!

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  • This is essential reading for those in the helping professions and highly recommended for all libraries, especially those in communities with emergency shelter programs. Library Journal Starred Review

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jorjan Loos | 1/26/2014

    " This is a must read if you or someone you know has been affected by abuse. The author educates and gives practical advise for actions to take whether you are in this situation or are in a position to help a friend or loved one. "

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

    " I'm glad I stumbled upon this book. An eye opener into subtle and not-so-subtle abusive relationships. It's not much of a "why" as it is detecting these relationships and understanding the view points of the abusive people, their partners and outsiders, how each looks at the situation. Recommend everyone read this whether in an abusive relationship or not. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bailey Robertson | 1/14/2014

    " So far, so good. Very enlightening. No idea what page I'm on because it's on my Kindle. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Wallace | 1/6/2014

    " On your quest through life, you may find that you need a book like this. If you do, start with this one. I even wrote Mr. Bancroft a letter telling him just how much I personally appreciate this book. It changed my life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherryn Shanahan | 1/4/2014

    " I lived 23 years with an angry and controlling man. I left four years ago and could not make sense of anything . This is a must read for everyone. Knowledge is power. A brilliant book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexandria Bageris | 1/3/2014

    " Amazing. so helpful into the mind of an abusive person. aids you with the tools to identify abuse. with knowing these tools one can guard themselves and their children from any future abuse. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsay | 12/29/2013

    " Shed welcome light on a painful problem with a friend. I would highly recommend it for anyone who found themselves in a friendship or relationship with someone with emotionally abusive tendencies. Checked out a number of books on the topic and this, along with one other (also on my list) were the two best. Marked five stars mostly for the profoundly validating and clarifying effects it had on me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 12/28/2013

    " The best book I've found on emotional and verbal abuse. "

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

    " what a wonderful book! this book is well written and delivers powerful descriptions of why abusive men are the way they are. incredibly helpful for me on my own journey towards recovery from my abusive, controlling ex. no means no regardless of previous consent or contracts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy Randquist | 10/31/2013

    " Very informative and helped me understand more about men and why they are certain ways. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dolly | 10/29/2013

    " A painful read, yet validating and empowering. I read it in one sitting. I would recommend this book to all women, not just survivors of an abusive relationship. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie | 10/28/2013

    " Very helpful information--wish I'd read it years ago. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly Harvey | 11/18/2012

    " This book was excellent and filled with real stories of domestic violence in real relationships. It gives great presentation of how and why domestic violence is such a problem. I read it for a psychology course but have kept it on my shelf. Very good reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 10/2/2012

    " I didn't get a chance to finish before having to return it to the library. However, this is a truly eye-opening book. It brings you face to face with the very sad reality of what some women have endured for years. It's way past time to stop this madness of spousal abuse. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Courtney | 3/19/2012

    " A great book that does an excellent job at validating individuals experiences. Has been able to communicate with people in a way that spoken words cannot - enablig people to comprehend with a timing that is solely their own. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristin Billerbeck | 2/16/2012

    " Read this for research on my narcissist book. Probably the best book on the subject of controllers that I've read. And I've read a lot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 10/17/2011

    " This book has been excellent. I have used the information in it to talk with clients about domestic violence in their relationships. I think it gives great insight into domestic violence. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Duffy Linn | 10/7/2011

    " Very insightful, answered a lot of questions instead of focusing on the "illness". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Micah | 8/15/2011

    " I think this book is very helpful for people who want to know more about abusers, but are not using the book to do research. It was used in a Sociology course of mine, and while I think this book has a great practical application, it is not as academia-friendly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alyssa | 6/27/2011

    " I'm on the first chapter, and already I feel less crazy. It's so helpful to "see" the manipulation from a different perspective. Also very validating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie | 6/2/2011

    " More important question: Why is she reading that? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly | 5/3/2011

    " This is a really good description of the behavior of abusive people of whatever gender. It takes apart the myths about abuse, the types of abuser, and the patterns of behavior. Very informative. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Selena | 2/10/2011

    " Fascinating book about why men abuse and how to handle them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Johanna | 1/22/2011

    " Absolutely excellent resource on the warning signs of abusive men, tactics, and much more from an amazing author. Read it, you will be surprised. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bailey | 12/29/2010

    " So far, so good. Very enlightening. No idea what page I'm on because it's on my Kindle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 12/29/2010

    " Very informative and helped me understand more about men and why they are certain ways. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristine | 12/13/2010

    " Very informative. I really learned a lot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie | 9/13/2010

    " Very helpful information--wish I'd read it years ago. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 2/27/2010

    " An excellent resource. Contains a wealth of information that can serve as the basis of topics for support groups for survivors of domestic violence and an outline for advocates working in domestic violence service programs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Duffy | 10/30/2009

    " Very insightful, answered a lot of questions instead of focusing on the "illness". "

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About the Author
Author Lundy Bancroft

Lundy Bancroft has spent the last fifteen years of his career specializing in domestic abuse and the behavior of abusive men and is considered one of the world’s experts on the subject. He is the author of journal articles on abuse that have appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of Contemporary Psychology. The former codirector at Emerge, the nation’s first program for abusive men, Bancroft now practices in Massachusetts while training various state and judicial agencies in dealing with domestic abuse situations.

About the Narrator

Peter Berkrot, a forty-year veteran of stage and screen, was the director of narration for the Emmy-nominated The Truth about Cancer. He has voiced over three hundred audiobook titles, winning six Earphones Awards, a 2012 Audie Award nomination, and a 2016 Audie Award. He has appeared in Showtime’s Brotherhood and Loosies and played Angie D’Annunzio in Caddyshack.