It may have been better if the author didn't read his own book. I couldn't stay awake when I listend to it. Beware, do not operate heavy equipment while listening to this book.
I didn't finish this book because it was hard to follow. Better to read it than to listen.
Perhaps it was the thick accent but I really did not enjoy listening to this book. It has been a week since I finished it and cannot recal one really significant point he made. I will admit that I may have lost focus earlier and that slanted my view of the entire book. However, he had nothing to tell me to capture my attention. I may give it a second chance this summer when I have time but I get a lot more out of other authors.
A New Earth, a book that was promoted by Oparah is slow and without her endorsement would be just another motivational book like many that I have read in the past. The presenter (narrator)seemed to have a difficult time staying motivated. The volume on the recording was significantly lower than any other book that I have downloaded and was difficult to understand. Overall the book and the download were a disappointment.
I have a busy career, travel a lot and don't have much time to read, so I listen to Audio books. I love reading!
Yawn... I was bored that watching a droplet of water running down the inside of my SUV was more interesting.. Maybe I just wasn't in the zone.. but really.. this was dreadful.
There are years and years worth to listen to in this book. Everytime I hear it, there's something else I needed so badly. I have listened to this book at least 20 times or more. I just start listening anywhere in it, during exercise or when I am falling asleep. It has enabled me to start REALLY painting for the first time in my life. I always wanted to be a painter ever since I can remember, but all the criticism from myself and others had blocked any chances of that happening. Now, at age 50, I can finally be in the "now" and let go of all the crap my mind has been telling me for so long. Thank you so much, Eckhart. You're an angel.
Everyone should read this book. If it doesn't reach you today, it is sure to reach you in the future. Read it every 5 years until you are awakened.
Unfortunately I too found the author's voice difficult to listen to... it's my own fault for not listening to the sample first. I was just so eager to get this book! But I just could not get past a certain point -my American ears were straining to understand what he was saying. I feel bad for saying it but that was my honest experience.
This is the best book I've ever read (listened) in this genre. Being on the road I have an opportunity to listen to audio books continuously, and for the last twenty or so years I've listened to nearly every book you could imagine (100's) on the subject of self help, business, spiritual, etc. I remember the first book I read in this genre; my favorites, and those with the most impact on me in my life, are Wayne Dyer / Your Eroneous Zones, Gary Zukav / The Seat of the Soul, Siddhartha, Think and Grow Rich. Without a doubt, A New Earth, is the best of the best. If I were trapped on a desert island with only one book to carry me through, this is it.