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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (287 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Deborah Tannen Narrator: Deborah Tannen Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2009 ISBN: 9781598879421
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This audiobook helps sisters everywhere translate "sisterspeak" to navigate one of the most powerful and precious human relationships. The communications expert shares insights, anecdotes, and practical solutions to help us understand the special gifts an Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 2/8/2014

    " Lots to think about. I saw myself in so many of the situations. And my sister, too, of course. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patty | 2/8/2014

    " A fascinating book about the relationships between sisters, both close in age or separated by years, alike in personality or gratingly different from each other. The thing I enjoy most when reading one of Ms. Tannen's books is the echoes I hear of my own conversations and experiences, those of my daughter, my mother and my sister now as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 2/2/2014

    " recommended by my sister - readable and thought-provoking. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenny | 2/2/2014

    " A nice read, comforting and breezy. Emphasis on conversations between/among sisters, very much based on age, I liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Myla | 1/31/2014

    " It was an interesting read, especially the parts that could have been my sister and myself. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth Nieman | 1/8/2014

    " A must-read for sisters everywhere. Explains the complex relationships sisters share and talks about why sisters do and don't get along, as well as exploring the idea that the way we see ourselves as people has a lot to do with how we see ourselves in relation to our sisters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claire | 1/7/2014

    " Very much enjoyed the perspective on this book. Great insights that allowed me a peek into the life of my older sister. Did not care for the writing style but there was great value in what I read in the book. It is a good bedside table book to read snatches of before drifting to sleep at night. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daphne | 1/6/2014

    " I have only one sister, and whether we get along or not doesn't seem to matter. We are there for each other and we support and love each other through everything. How lucky I am. This book just confirmed that. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tracy | 12/22/2013

    " Interesting I suppose, but a bit longer than I would have liked and not much more gained as it went past the first 100 pages. A bit acadmeic, and it did not give me any "aha!" moments. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adrienne | 11/10/2013

    " Great read for anyone with a sister! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 10/25/2013

    " Another birthday book from Kate. Just started it last night and am already very interested. Has both an anecdotal and a research focus- engaging combo. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruthanne | 9/28/2013

    " An interesting look at the inner-language, spoken and otherwise, between sisters. I saw myself and my sister in several of the stories! Some made me laugh out loud and others made me think twice. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marie | 7/2/2013

    " I didn't learn anything from this book. Well, I learned that for every sister out there with a problem, there is another sister out there who doesn't agree. So if you want to know if other sisters have the same problems you have with your sister, don't bother reading this book. You do. End of story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Steinhoff | 5/16/2013

    " So, I called my sister after I finished this book. I kind of haven't been talking to my sister for a couple months now. I would say this book did its job. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 12/1/2012

    " I love everything Deborah Tannen has written and I especially love her titles! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judithproller | 11/7/2012

    " Least favorite of mine from this author. Too much of "on the other hand" to really reach basic conclusions. Reads more like a study of individual sister relationships. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ketti | 7/7/2012

    " If you have sisters...and I have 3....you should read this book. I listened to it on cd, it was so interesting. Deborah Tannen is one smart lady. This is a self-help book but she's really not telling you what to do or what to change, she simply tells what is! btw - I am not mom's favorite :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kara | 3/31/2012

    " Quick Read. Interesting but very repetitive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betsy | 11/5/2011

    " This book explores the many facets of relationships between sisters, and how they develop. The author draws on extensive interviews with women of all ages. I found it helpful, readable, and insightful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Connie | 8/26/2011

    " Loved the stories from real sisters in this "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Christina Boyle | 7/2/2011

    " Her writing is somewhat rambling but the book was an interesting fast read. The book mentions an Arab proverb that was cool -- repeating an insult is like making the insult yourself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dfmorris | 6/24/2011

    " I have only one sister, and whether we get along or not doesn't seem to matter. We are there for each other and we support and love each other through everything. How lucky I am. This book just confirmed that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ketti | 5/23/2011

    " If you have sisters...and I have 3....you should read this book. I listened to it on cd, it was so interesting. Deborah Tannen is one smart lady. This is a self-help book but she's really not telling you what to do or what to change, she simply tells what is! btw - I am not mom's favorite :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adrienne | 4/11/2011

    " Great read for anyone with a sister! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary | 1/24/2011

    " I have two sisters and know I needed to read this book.

    There are parts that are worthy of reading this book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Christina | 1/10/2011

    " Her writing is somewhat rambling but the book was an interesting fast read. The book mentions an Arab proverb that was cool -- repeating an insult is like making the insult yourself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 10/26/2010

    " So, I called my sister after I finished this book. I kind of haven't been talking to my sister for a couple months now. I would say this book did its job. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Connie | 10/25/2010

    " Loved the stories from real sisters in this "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nikkie | 9/29/2010

    " Lots of psychology. Definitely saw my sibling life in her writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judithproller | 9/8/2010

    " Least favorite of mine from this author. Too much of "on the other hand" to really reach basic conclusions. Reads more like a study of individual sister relationships. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kara | 7/18/2010

    " Quick Read. Interesting but very repetitive. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amber | 6/24/2010

    " Very dry, but understand more about my 2 sister and how we interact with each other. "

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About the Author
Author Deborah Tannen

Deborah Tannen is the acclaimed author of You Just Don’t Understand, which was on the New York Times bestseller list for nearly four years; the New York Times bestseller on mother-daughter communication You’re Wearing THAT?; I Only Say This Because I Love You; and many other books. A professor of linguistics at Georgetown University, she appears frequently on national television and radio. The youngest of three sisters, she lives with her husband in the Washington, DC, area.