Higher levels of consciousness have always intrigued me. Power versus fours gives the Self access to what is possible. Muscle testing has become my new way off identifying truth in the universe. This book provides clear answers to many of Life's difficult questions! Thank you Dr. Hawkins.
I love to read and write books. I enjoy learning, laughing and growing (mentally and spiritually).
I listened to this one on audible because I wanted to hear David Hawkin's voice. The book is one of foundations for his other works, and I found it very valuable and thought provoking. Although I like his last book "Letting Go" slightly better, I am very glad I spent the time to hear this one and reflect once again about the levels of consciousness.
One of many points that I dislike about this book is that the author is reading his work, I don't know is he is falling asleep (like I was) or if he had a stroke, not that I would wish that but it sounds that way. There are contradictory elements in the work, that would be too lengthy to disburse here. As well as several out dated statistics (understandably) and procedures.
Not if he is narrating.
Steven Jobs life story.
I definitely would cast someone. He may be intelligent but honestly I couldn't get through this book to find out. Why would he narrate this himself?
It helped me to fall asleep. Sad because I really wanted to learn more about this subject.
Absolutely not. I can't stand the narration.
It seems like his research and work are very important, but when I hear it read by him, I feel like I'm listening to someone reading the dictionary. I find my mind wandering.
I haven't even finished the book yet, but I honestly don't know if I can due to the painful monotony of his reading. I would love to experience a different reader and see if I feel differently. Fairly dense material should not be read like a textbook...
Extreme reaction to the reading...
I hope he re-releases this important work with someone else narrating - and perhaps also to make the language slightly more accessible. The combination of the two make it so dry.
First, I am not a native English speaker and usually, I can't differentiate or notice accents and intonation variation of native speakers, they all sound great to me:). The reader of these book was an exception. Even thought I can listen and understand all his narration, i can't sustain listening to him for more than 15 min. there is just something weird in his dormant voice and the way his say things. I am also not found of mysticism hence purchasing the book was a huge mistake in the first place. You reaction to the following sentence will tell you if the book is for you or not:"When evaluating different alternatives solution to a problem, measuring your muscle contraction can make you determine the best choice" .
Might be. and only if it isn't read by himself
I love the information so much that I have actually put myself through the horror of listening to the stinking AWFUL narration. Want to poke yourself in the eye boring reading by the author. Think of the absolute worst lecturer you ever lived through and you will understand. Truly a regrettable mistake that this life changing information is being audibly conveyed so poorly.
the emotional scale
buy and read the hard copy of the book myself
The information is remarkable and this audio book should be re-recorded by a professional!
The whole time I was listening I was so annoyed by his voice. Dr. Hawkins is monotone and sounds like he smoked 2 packs a day for the last 30 years. He also sounded like he had a few martinies while he read.
Come on Hawkins get a narrator, that's what there good at. You are brilliant at what you do but please have a professional narrator read your book. I couldn't get past chapter 3.
The most memorable part is his monotone voice
Sure, Lurch from the Adams Family
Great book, bad narration. Hire a professional narrator.
Not sure-it is a fascinating topic and really deserves to be part of a person's library. I cannot believe that the narration cannot be improved.
The narrator sounded like he was under a pool of scotch.
This is truly the only book with this information and it would be great to listen to it with another narrator.