A must read for anyone who is searching for deeper spiritual insight. This book was truly inspirational to me! Eckhart Tolle is an amazing teacher and this book helped me reach a higher spiritual plane at a point in my life when I knew I needed more. It is sometimes hard to grasp what he is saying, but definately worth re-reading those sections until it is understood.
Possibly, I think the philosophy contains some valuable insights, but spiritual enlightenment? If Mr. Tolle is happy, I'm happy for him.
The narration is fine.
There's no place like home.
About the best I can say is that this was a good book to fall asleep with...Eckhart Tolle's voice is perfect for lulling one into sleep.
I don't regret listening, but would not bother listening to anything else by the same author. To paraphrase Dorothy Parker, "There is just not enough there...there." This is not enough of a new take on life (either generally or -- as the title suggests -- living in the moment) to offer illumination or guidance.
I did find this book to be "thought provoking" (dare I admit this after reading the book...), but challenging to get through because of the monotonous repetition of NOW, NOW, NOW. At times I felt like I was listening to the old 3-Stooges (sp?) parity about who is on first, what's on second, etc. It does feel like a good concept, and I will probably listen to it again to see if I can get more out of it on the second time through.
Don't throw your money away. The book's impossible to listen to thanks to the horrible author who is also a lousy narrator. In the introduction he doesn't mind telling us how he came to the realization of his "philosophy": he was deeply depressed and close to suicide when he decided to break with everything, even with himself, to come out of it(!). If you don't want to have serious problems don't "help" yourself with his advice. It's unbeleivable how this book made it so far. Thanks.
Total waste of a credit. As has been said by some, this is a mumbo jumbo rehash of other philosophical rubbish not a "new" way of life at all. The droning monotone of the author doesn't help either - AVOID!