The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts

Version: Unabridged (Abridged version available here)
Author: Gary Chapman
Narrator: Gary Chapman
Genres: Marriage, Family and Pets, Christianity
Publisher: Oasis Audio
Published In: February 2005
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 4 hours, 46 minutes
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A seasoned marriage counselor says people feel most loved in a marriage in one of five ways: quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, and physical touch. Though we have a primary love language, we can learn a second language so that our spouse's needs are met. It's all about giving a little here and there, and accepting that our spouse's preferred channel may be different from ours. Though the author's life work is based on Christian principles, his ideas and personal style will resonate with people of all faiths and levels of involvement in organized religion. Whether your marriage needs a tune-up or a major overhaul, these are powerful prescriptions delivered by a genial, wise man. T.W. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine--This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

Reviews (16)


Written by Anonymous on February 20th, 2013

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I really learned a lot after listening to this audiobook. It helped me learn not only my own love language by my husbands and my childrens love languages. I have three children and each of them speak a different love language.

Very enlightening

Written by John from Sulphur, LA on August 4th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I thoroughly enjoyed the book. I rented the audio even though I read it several years ago. I needed a refresher.

a must for anyone who is in a relatioship

Written by book lover on April 14th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 5/5

love language is a must read for anyone who was, will be or is in a relationship now. it gives us understanding of how to know how we like to be loved and how to define what kind of lover our partner is and bring out that great lover we have in the inside. this book is great.


Written by Bea from St Petersburg, FL on March 26th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This book is the best book I have listed to yet regarding relationships. I have learned my husband's love language and am keeping it full. I recommend this book to all married couples- even if your marriage is wonderful, this book will improve it even more. I have ordered a copy of this book so I can use it as a reference guide in the years to come.

The five love languages

Written by Dee on September 13th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I got the abridged version. I think this book was amazing. I tried the love languages with my fiance and I saw an immediate change in him. We just weren't speaking the right language. I even shared this with family and friends and it improved their relationships as well. I'm truly grateful to have purchased this book because it has saved my relationship and others. I think if you try the five specific languages depending on which is yours or spouses, Quality time, words of affirmation, acts of service,etc.You certainly won't regret it.


Written by KD on April 20th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Gary Chapman breaks down why we sometimes fail to communicate with each other. He describes 5 "love languages" and why we need to know both our own love langhuage, and that of our spouse. It was insightful, and made a difference in my marriage.

Loved the Love Languages!

Written by Jennifer Coffey on January 29th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This is another book that should be required reading for married couples. My only complaint is that the audio recording seemed outdated, but the content is 5 stars. I ordered the book in print so I can review it again, with my highlighter (and husband:). As soon as I figured out what my husband's primary love language was, I began applying Dr. Chapman's suggestions, and the results were amazing!! My next goal is to teach my husband what MY primary love language is, and how he can apply it. This book is personal library keeper.

The Five Love Languages

Written by Norma Rowland on September 18th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Great book. It makes a lot of sense out of relationship struggles previously impossible to understand. Using the principles in this book has completely changed my attitude toward my husband in a positive way and I belive it will revive my marriage.

Wonderful read

Written by Anonymous on July 12th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Amazingly simple but powerful paradigm to view your relationship through. Even if you don't feel like you speak one of these languages, you may be surprised to find your spouse does.

Five Love Languages

Written by Anonymous on June 27th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I found that the concepts and advice in this book are practical and make a lot of sense; definitely something that spouse and I can use to make our marriage stronger and emotionally healthier. I recommend to all married couples who feel there's room to improve their relationships.

Author Details

Author Details

Chapman, Gary

GARY CHAPMAN is an ordained minister and marriage counselor. He is the author of the bestselling "The" "Five Love Languages," which has sold more than 4 million copies and was the first in a popular series of love-language books. The host of a national radio program and a popular conference speaker, he lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.