Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus [AUDIOBOOK in MP3]

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John Gray, «Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus»
HarperAudio | ISBN 0694519928 | Unabridged edition (August 1, 1998) | MP3 Audio:
Bit Rate: 128kbps / 2 Channel Stereo / Sample Rate: 44khz | 84 Mb | pages

 Audiobook Review
Relationship counselor John Gray focuses on the differences between men and women–men are from Mars, and women are from Venus, after all–and offers a simple solution: couples must acknowledge and accept these differences before they can develop happier relationships. In this unabridged version, Gray gives a spirited delivery of his message, especially when role-playing typical male/female interactions. Although it takes some time to adjust to his slightly nasal tone, the information is sound and gives both men and women helpful hints on improving themselves and their union. (Running time: 9.5 hours, 6 cassettes) –Sharon Griggins

From Publishers Weekly
Psychotherapist Gray ( What You Feel You Can Heal ) adds to the growing number of self-help books that assess marital and relationship problems in terms of distinct and pervasive gender differences. Unfortunately, his overuse of gimmicky, often silly analogies and metaphors makes his otherwise down-to-earth guide hard to take seriously. Here Martians (men) play Mr. Fix-It while Venusians (women) run the Home-Improvement Committee; when upset, Martians "go to their caves" (to sort things out alone) while Venusians "go to the well" (for emotional cleansing). While graphically illustrative, the hyperbolic, overextended comparisons, particularly in the chapters that refer to men as rubber bands and women as waves, significantly detract from Gray's realistic insights.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. –This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Library Journal
Gray's "new" unabridged version of the now modern classic title on relationships offers the listener nine hours and 30 minutes of the best advice that one will ever hear about comprehending the communication styles of men and women. Gray, author of Mars and Venus in the Bedroom and Mars and Venus Together Forever, explains how a Martian (man) and a Venusian (woman) can overcome differences and build a mutually fulfilling, loving relationship. He offers advice on how to move beyond these differences in communication styles, emotional needs, and ways of behavior to promote a greater understanding between both partners. If you have only one title on interpersonal relations and communication in marriage, this should be it. Highly recommended.?Marty D. Evensvold, Magnolia P.L., TX
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From AudioFile
The metaphor Dr. Gray uses to describe the psychological separation between the sexes-that men and women are originally from different planets-is clever but oversimplified. Dr. Gray's presentation is upbeat and humorous, and it makes the nearly ten-hour audio production easy to listen to…at first. Many of his points are stressed and restressed-a device this audiobook really doesn't require, considering Gray's preponderance of examples and supporting arguments for each concept. The result is a feeling that the point has been pounded into one's brain. (For some of us, that might be a good thing!) This audiobook may not change your romantic life, but it's a positive step toward trying to unravel the mystery of the sexes. R.A.P. © AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine– Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

Book Description
The national bestseller in its complete form.

Once upon a time, Martians and Venusians met, fell in love, and had happy relationships together because they respected and accepted their differences. Then they came to Earth and amnesia set in: they forgot they were from different planets.

Using this metaphor to illustrate the commonly occurring conflicts between men and women, Dr. John Gray explains how these differences can come between the sexes and prohibit mutually fulfilling, loving relationships. Based on years of successful counseling of couples and individuals, he gives advice on how to counteract these differences in communication styles, emotional needs and modes of behavior to promote a greater understanding between individual partners.

Now available in its complete, unabridged form, Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus is an invaluable tool for developing deeper and more satisfying relationships.

Read by the author.

Also available abridged on one cassette - 1559948787- $12.00; and abridged on CD - 0694517208 - $18.00.

About the Author

John Gray, Ph.D., an internationally recognized expert in the fields of communication and relationships, and the author of twelve bestsellers, has been conducting personal-growth seminars for thirty years. He is a Certified Family Therapist (National Academy for Certified Family Therapists), a consulting editor of the Family Journal, a member of the Distinguished Advisory Board of the international Association of Marriage and Family Counselors, and a member of the American Counseling Association. John lives with his wife and three children in Northern California.