Narrator: Lisa Bunting
Published by Post Hypnotic Press Inc. on 07 March 2017
Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
Genres: Non-Fiction, Science & Technology, Social Science
Source: Publisher, Submitted
What is the narcissism epidemic?
When our partner is a narcissist, only those who've actually experienced the madness will ever understand what we're going through. When Love Is a Lie is a straight-up, tell-all book about narcissism in relationships that skips the clinical bullshit to focus solely on the personal experience. A narrative that holds nothing back, Zari Ballard's story will educate, enlighten, and empower you to evaluate (and fully understand) the mind-boggling dysfunction in your own relationship. Compare her story to your own and watch what happens. As it has for thousands of abuse victims worldwide, When Love Is a Lie is going to resonate with you in ways that no other book about narcissism ever has.
Any relationship involving a person with a narcissistic personality disorder will inevitably take a dark turn. We stay in the relationship thinking we can fix this person or love him/her out of their bad behavior but the truth is that narcissists, sociopaths and psychopaths can never be fixed - not with love, therapy, or any magic pill. Life quickly becomes a roller coaster ride from hell without a harness and with Lucifer himself at the controls. If that sounds dramatic, then you've never loved a narcissist. If that sounds familiar, then this very special book may just change your life.
When Love Is a Lie breaks down the signs of a narcissistic personality and exposes the narcissist's way of thinking.
©2013 Zari Ballard (P)2017 Post Hypnotic Press Inc.
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When Love Is a Lie centers around the experiences in a relationship involving a narcissist. Zari Ballard lays it out for her listeners in clear and concise manner defining what is narcissism, the symptoms and how to recognize your role in the relationship. Drawing upon her own personal experiences, Ballard shares in a forthright manner that is told in layman’s terms and on a personal level.
Ballard recognizes that some may see her story as a venting with her being whiny but in truth, it is nothing like that but is rather a self-help book. Ballard shares her experience to help others in the same situation; she helps them see they are not alone, they are not crazy, they are not at fault and importantly … they are beautiful and smart.
I found this audiobook to be interesting and helpful. While I have never been involved in a relationship such as this, I do know of couples who fit the description. Relationships are not easy and if one is involved with a narcissistic person, then all bets are off – their love lives in the chaos of emotions and actions and lies.
Lisa Bunting tells the story of Zari Ballard making the story realistic with her performance and owning it down to the very end. Her voice is clear yet mesmerizing. She was the perfect narrator for this story.
Regardless of whether you are in a relationship as described in this audiobook or not, odds are you either work with/for someone or know someone who is a narcissistic type. Listen to it so you can recognize the signs and prevent yourself from sleepless nights, hours of insecurity and self-doubt.
There were no issues with the audio quality or production.