Deepak Chopra's half of the book was just okay, Other half does NOT deliver in my opinion. I Have almost all of Chopra's books, this one ranks low amongst them.
i was compelled to write my first review after attempting to listen to this book as i felt i should warn those who, like me, may be looking for a book that will help them to understand, accept and utilize their shadow side; this is probably not the book for you. deepak has quite a few enlightened concepts and gives a list at the end of his section that can actually be applied to ones life so this is where the one star comes in but i would give it a half if i could. however williamson seems to see all of us as having dirty little secrets and repeats this concept so many times over and over without ever giving any useful advise that i had to skip to the next writer. ford, how should i put this: very simplistic, childish, archaic, apocalyptic rhetoric about god and love with a speaking voice that is so painfully overwrought with anguish that i could barely get through the first chapter (i found i was actually embarrassed for her). i managed to get through a few more chapters wanting to see if she had something useful to share but found only the thoughts of some one who is clearly terribly frightened by the dark side of human nature and can think of no other way to deal with it than to admonish everyone for not trying hard enough to be loving. yikes!!!
You will need to get pass the first reader... Is a great turn off to have such a good contend yet the author reading devoid of emotions makes the listening hard..
The author is obviously a professor and his liberal views unnecessarily came thru in this book. I only made about 1/3 of the way thru and just got sick of it. There are so many things that one could use to make points which aren't of controversial nature such as, global warming & the Iraq war. I'm not saying that it was a politically oriented book, but instead there were just these unnecessary statements that some may or may not agree with that were mentioned as if they are facts. I don't know...its just bothered me.
The first narrator was SO bad I couldn't believe it. The gentleman is better but seems to keep making the same point over and over...and over. I cannot bring myself to listen anymore.