Another ‘narrator’ (an excellent one) is needed to match this superb book.
Dr. Hawkins, you can be excellent, prominent, endowed, blessed, ... in other matters, but obviously aren’t in that of narrating.
Do you a favor and empower, or let other(s) do this job. The ‘Presence’ (in you) seems drunk to me...
After years of enjoying Power vs Force in book form I was excited to have the convenience of the audio format but was disappointed with Dr. Hawkins monotone delivery. I made up he did not want to influence anyones experience or something. About 15 minutes was all I could handle and I am still unable to listen to it. I often check to see if a knew reading has come out.I have purchased around 20 copies of this book to give away and have 4 copies around the house. i travel with this book. PLEASE DR. HAWKINS - PLEASE, RELEASE ANOTHER READING TO THIS GREAT CONTRIBUTION TO MANKIND.
Elder Statesman Doctor
Dr. Dyer recommended this book. Perhaps if I read it in a physical form I'd appreciate it. It seems like there may be some interesting material in it, however, it is virtually impossible to get to. It starts out with a woman with an excellent narration voice reading it, then for what can only be assumed to be purely ego reasons, the author takes over, completely ruining it!!
His voice and inflection are Perfect for using to teach people in a Speech or drama class Exactly How NOT to speak or narrate. He has a relatively deep sleep invoking voice made Much worse by the absolutely Perfect Monotone that is guaranteed to lose your attention.
He also says at the beginning that he will simplify things verbally so everyone can understand his points. Then he goes out of his way to blow his own vocabulary horn to prove how many big words he knows. I am a physician with a very large vocabulary, and I understood every word he used, but he certainly did not try to do anything other than sound pedantic (and use words like that!) and every few sentences he would "name drop" another big word to prove how important his discoveries were.
He really needs to have this book re-recorded with the woman's voice that started it, and to re-write it so that it is simplified, not in concept, but into using 'normal' vocabulary, rather than trying to show off how much like a professor he can sound.
I'm sorry, but I found this to be virtually worthless due to his totally boring voice making me fade out repeatedly every few minutes. It might serve as a great cure for insomnia for those needing that! Best wishes. Wish I could have gotten to the gems without sleeping through them!
I wonder what the score was for the decision to have the author read this?
He should have at least let the oral anesthetic wear off first. Which begs the question, Why would he schedule a dentist appointment so close to his reading?
Really though, was Steven Wright busy or something?
This is mostly new age mumbo jumbo that poses as science. Very interesting and well presented, but not well supported by fact or logic. However, it will stir up the brain cells.
I enjoy audio books and blogging.
I prefer the audio edition because I can work while listening. I also enjoy listening to Dr. Hawkins' narration because it is not typical, and I can hear the understanding of the material in his tone.
The explanation that weakness/strength in the body responds to external stimuli. For example artificial sweetener and negative thoughts such as envy, weaken the muscles.
I have listened to several Hawkins' works, and this one has been the best one. It is organized very well, and presented clearly.
Mere study of the positive -vs- negative patterns of thought/behavior will instantly improve consciousness.
Dr. Hawkins' calibration concept teaches about the deceit of appearances, and offers a useful tool of empowerment.
It was very difficult to understand the narrator of this audiobook - it sounds as if he has a mouth full of marbles. I found the material to be very disappointing, with many subjective statements that had no basis in proven research. When the narrator began making statements about there being no correlation between the use of organically grown tobacco and cancer, I had heard enough! Definitely not recommended.
Hawkins' conclusions reached in this book are presented as unquestionable scientific truths. In reality, this book is nothing but fabrications inter-mixed with scientific jargain. Interesting, but take everything said with an enormous grain of salt.