It seems appropriate to put a couple of the earliest members of AA up as the speakers on Memorial Day weekend. (tomorrow AA #6)
Bill D the third member of AA speaking in Canton, OH in 1950. AKA: The man on the bed.
The quality of this audio is just ok, its about as good as I expect for 1950, I have cleaned it up as much as I could.
The book Alcoholics Anonymous in audio format, this begins with the Dr.'s Opinion (no preface or forward) then to the chapters and ends after the first 3 appendix. (6 hours)
Heads up if you are watching bandwidth use wifi this file is 175 megs.
Adam G. from Bellingham, WA the young people's speaker at the Olympic Roundup last weekend
May 20 2017
"I had a vague idea what I was doing was not to smart"
Charlie & Katie P, going through the steps at the Wilson House over a weekend (Feb. 2011).
Each tells a bit of thier story to start, then the steps one at a time in depth.
9.5 hours long, this file is 175 megs. if you are watching your bandwidth, download on wifi.
Marty M the first woman in AA sober since 1939 speaking in New York at the Greenfield Hill Group in 1980.
She was the author of the story "Women Suffer Too" in the 2nd edition of the big book.
"I belonged there."
Mary L. Great Falls, MN telling her story at the Inland Empire convention Oct. 2001.
This is just under an hour long & at 50ish min in the original audio file was messed up, rather than leave that in to annoy, I removed it and put in about 5 seconds of tone so youll know why it seems her story jumps just a bit at that spot. There is also a clunking noise at the start that goes away pretty quick.
David K. from Anchorage, AK telling his story at the Alano Club in Reykjav, Iceland. June 27th 2004
"I had a box of rubber checks"
John grew up in San Francisco, he has lived and worked in many countries, he is speaking in Leusden Netherlands at Experience Strength & Hope (08/16/2003).
I really enjoyed this guys speak, he tends to jump around a bit when it comes to topics, I didnt care and fyi... the recording sounds slightly hollow.
"AA has no opinion on outside issues, I have plenty of them."
FYI - A few f-bombs on this one, this makes me happy, if it does not make you happy, skip it.
From a catholic good girl .... to "a magnet for party people."
Jane D. from Tallahassee FL, Flint River Roundup , Albany GA. 2011
The First 164 pages of The Big Book with lined blank pages opposite each page of text for note taking.
Paragraph numbers along side the text for easy reference. Entire Original Manuscript (about) including the stories. Easy to read retyped version. Includes paragraph numbers corresponding to the modern text for easy comparison.
Footnotes explaining historical and obscure references in the text.
Footnotes documenting all 79 differences between the modern text and the original 1st printing text of the 1st 164 pages (about). Yes, believe it or not, the basic text has been changed 79 times since it was first published.
Two place keeping ribbons. Special "lay flat" binding.