I would say this is a very indept audio book but I believe I will also have to buy the hardback. It is good enough for me to pay for it again. You can tell David believes what he is talking about. Yes it is a 19 hour title and I have already went through part 2 again and will go through the whole book once again to catch any information I may have not focused on. My hat is off.
I am only a few hours into this unabridged book but am finding it fascinating so far and wanted to share my enthusiasm.
The author presents a great deal of well thought out information on a wide range of topics relating to the "source field", which might otherwise be referred to as cosmic consciousness. This includes info on 2012 prophecy, alt science, scientific data, astronomy, astrology, ancient history, mythology, telepathy, dreams, consciousness, ascension, the nature of time and I would expect a great deal more in the next several hours of the recording. Numerous references are sited as well making further investigation into topics of interest quite easy.
As for the comments about the author's reading style, I thought he did a great job. I enjoy hearing an author read his own work, especially with this kind of material. Narrators are great for fiction but I think its nice to hear someone who has a thorough understanding of the material read. To me, Wilcock has a fine voice and an upbeat but in no way annoying inflection. He is obviously not just reading but explaining, slowing down or stressing content where appropriate.
True story. Many years ago, I was standing in a Goodwill store, looking at a rack of used books. I thought to myself, "I wish I could find some kind of book that was just huge and life changing." Less than five minutes later, in my hand, I was holding a copy of, "The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe," by Lynne McTaggart. Since then, the number of days The Field hasn't entered my mind at some point during a day is fairly small. Personally, I don't think it was just random chance that I asked for a monumental book...and practically had one jump off the shelf and into my hands only moments after asking for it.
In my mind, "The Source Field Investigations" is the closest book that has approached "The Field" in stature, if not even surpassed it in some ways. I would describe "The Source Field Investigations" as "The Field" on steroids. Now, as sports icon after sports icon has fallen recently in doping scandals, lets be honest here that steroids aren't always a good thing.
That said, the book really has two different story lines. One of course is The Field and the other is ancient prophecy. There are some other tangents here or there, but that's the two main story lines. David Wilcock does an admiral job in tying the two together, in my opinion.
The story line of the Source Field, while sometimes laying on the pseudoscience fairly thickly, was excellent. The ancient prophecy was not without merit, but I found myself wishing that the book had been broken into two, or possibly three books. One just of The Field, one of just ancient prophecy, and perhaps one tying the two together.
Is everything in this book true? No. Whereas, McTaggart, I think, struggled to stay as scientific as possible, Wilcock permitted himself a little more freedom. However, while the book is a report-type book, based mostly around other people's research, Wilcock excels at tying things together in an entertaining fashion. Lets be clear here, even when sailing past pseudoscience into pure fiction, David is an entertaining author. That there is some fiction involved in the book should not scare anyone off. There is real science in here, too, and it is amazing.
One area in which Wilcock surpassed McTaggart is the audiobook version of this book. McTaggart's "audiobook" is misleading and is not actually an audiobook at all, being closer to a lecture. Wilcock on the other hand, presented the audiobook in unabridged form and read it himself. I normally cringe a little when an author reads his own book, but Wilcock did an excellent job. Even with the audiobook being nineteen and a half hours, it flowed very well from beginning to end.
Here is my biggest complaint of "The Source Field Investigations," which has to do with the subtitle, "The Hidden Science and Lost Civilizations Behind the 2012 Prophecies." In my opinion, the book should have had a different title and been a couple of chapters shorter than what it was. I had seen this book for quite some time before I purchased it, because the title is so off-putting. The book ends incredibly weak, as David spends a lot of time talking about things that will happen in or around the year 2012. I realize that he probably didn't think there was going to be a dramatic change almost instantly in 2012, but listening to the book in 2013, it makes David sound kind of foolish; almost like a TV preacher predicting the apocalypse for the fourteenth time in just as many of years.
If you have been eyeing this book, but not getting it because of the 2012 prophecy angle, do not let the title stop you. It is still a good book. No, it's an excellent book. You just have to take a few things with a grain of salt here or there. If you haven't read McTaggart's "The Field," get a copy of it, too.
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I, as a skeptic, freethinking, being have to lend credence to many publications before reading, otherwise my views on reality and audible books would be...um...not as balanced and fair as I have tried to be as a member here. I gave this a chance, and found it ridiculously misleading. The book is completely built on strawman arguments. It will use real evidence from studies to lead you down a path that is not causally connected to the evidence, but easily misinterpreted as evidence for what he wants you to believe(or that he believes...though I doubt it.) This is a book designed by Wilcock to, what I believe, purposefully play on the gullibility of humanity for him to earn a pretty penny. This is an abomination if that was his intentions. I hate to give this book such high performance and story scores, but the narrator did a great job. The story was told in a way easily misunderstood as truth. Don't buy this without first listening to Nonsense on Stilts or Bad Astronomy(other much more informative publications available here on audible.com). That is the best advice I can give. Enjoy if you dare go down this ridiculous path.
I have listen to The Source Field 2 times now and will begin #3- it is the most comprehensive description of the Spiritual/Consciousness evolution of this home planet, Earth, as well as the entire Cosmos I have found. it is extraordinary!.
David Wilcock weaves all of the research pieces together as well as ties in ancient predictions and present day direction into a comprehensive map that points to a renewed human family and flourishing and alive Earth.
I can't say that I had a favorite character.
The conclusion moved me so much that it has been listened to repeatedly. At a time of tremendous upheaval there is HOPE.
This is a book about a future that is being written through out the Cosmos and unfolding now, and it is also a gift of Love for this planet and all of life throughout the Universe.
Appears to be nothing but stories told by the author like a little kid around the camp fire. No testing, nothing repeated in a controlled manner, nothing but stories. And the author seems to think this is proof of some sort of cosmic "source field". BS
He presents wild anecdotal tales as if they were true and as if they were science. Using supposed known “credible” names and government agencies to give them the sound of credibility. But anyone with an ounce of common sense can see these are no more than the urban myths found a million places on the internet and told by little boys around the camp file to impress each other. In the form of “ I know this guy who knew this guy that saw this guy hypnotize this other guy to be able to see through his own daughter and read a watch on the other side.”
Save your money. If I can turn this book back in I will. I think the write up in Audible was miss leading. This belongs in fantasy and is not something I would expect any thinking person to even be able to get half way through
This book has something for everyone, from ancient aliens to the end of the world. As an entertaining diversion it is a good read but don`t confuse it with science. This book does not belong in the science/technology section, there is no information here, only entertainment. It is fun though.
I have no idea if the audio version is better than the print version. I know I would never have gotten through the book as quickly as I did the audio, but that's just because I'm a multi-tasker.
How far down the rabbit-hole would you like to go?
There really is a compelling amount of information here. With that comes dozens of references, to which I will probably spend the next 5 years of my life following up with. If even 10% of what is said in this is true, we as a human race need to get our sh*t together.
There's a lot of good information in this book, but it also has some problems which become evident to listeners who aren't David Wilcock fans.
First, most authors should not record their audiobooks, they aren't professional narrators. David is good in radio interviews and his own presentations, but not here. He hurts his narration on every page with an I'm-excited-so-you-should-feel-excited inflection rise and a high-pitched top. A little emotion goes a long way, but Wilcock does this "excited emphasis" trick maybe a thousand times.
Second, who edited the book? Lots of little problems, such as Wilcock's misuse of "alleged" and "allegedly." They don't mean whatever he wants. The result? On his acknowledgements section at the end, he cites the Law Of One material, "allegedly transmitted telepathically by very advanced extraterrestrials. " They were alleged but not convicted, I hope. Try "reportedly" or "claimed" or "reputedly." Alleged still has to do with a crime, not a creation.
Third, it needed less David Wilcock "personality.". Over and over, Wilcock tells us he was "stunned" and "shocked" and "amazed" to discover something. It didn't amaze me to hear he was amazed. Wilcock wasn't doing a Graham Hancock or Linda Moulton Howe field investigation that yielded amazing results, he was telling us about something he read!
Next, the book isn't an investigation so much as a survey of literature. The material covered is impressive in volume and often fascinating, but Wilcock is telling us what he read in other writers' books and website articles.
For future books, Wilcock should be replaced by a professional narrator, and the books need a tight editing to keep the information on the page relevant to the overall themes of the book. Finally, I only got through the book by playing it at double-speed on the iPod. That made his 1001 excited emphatic moments sound less immature.
I look forward to Wilcock's future books. He's worth reading and chases the truth.
Yes, I absolutely recommend this book for everyone who is actively seeking to understand what is really going on in our world and universe.
David Wilcock is a very conscientious, thorough researcher, and he intelligently presents important, obscure data in a clear and easy to follow manner for the average, every day person. I am extremely grateful to David and his associates for helping to make this material so readily available to so many people. I also greatly appreciate the time and energy he puts into his mind bending, eye opening articles on his website. Wow. He has aided my personal pursuit of truth tremendously.
ALL of it!