Well I thought it was a good book, with a lot of insightful information.. but the person who read this book read it at an insanely fast pace! and has a very annoying voice. no presence at all. Sounded like a high pitched robot on ultra fast reading mode to be honest. For a book as deep as this, the author should have read it himself, seriously. He cannot be happy with how this turned out.
Amazing content. The book really ties together a lot of spiritual concepts and just says it how it is. I've read a lot in this genre and am hearing things elucidated like never before. I LOVE the description of the energy waves and the Dao as well as the description of the stuck energy in the heart. I've experienced this phenomenon in Vipassana meditation but it was never explained as plainly/nicely as this.
Peter's voice is fine, but he starts each sentence with a burst and then trails off at the end of each sentence. I'm listening on quality Beats speakers so it's not my system. The result is that the volume has to be turned up louder to hear the end of the sentence, and it makes the beginning part way too loud. To the mixing/mastering engineer: please USE A COMPRESSOR! It's maddening.
Content was amazing but I kept getting distracted by the poor audio editing... The volume went up and down, almost like the narrator was whispering at the end of each sentence.
This book was recommended to me via a podcast. It really hit a chord with me and has helped me immeasurably when the monkey in my head starts screaming about something. I go back to it again and again when I'm having a hard time letting something go. It's just something that happened; move on.
I hope you get as much out of it as I did.
I don't know where to begin, I have read several spiritual books but this one pulls everything together. I definitely am going to listen to this book again. Peter Berkrot has an excellent voice, he spoke with authority and soft when he speaking about God, the unknown, the underlying energy that drives everything. Chapter 17, Contemplating Death frighten me due to transitions of love ones, it is funny, I know that I and people I care for are going to die but it is always a shock when it happens. Maybe it was Deepak Chopra who said, make death your friend.
Butterflies are Free to Fly by Stephen Davis reminds me of The Untethered Soul.
When Peter was reading the part of the voice in your head, it made me laugh because it felt so real. I could defintely relate.
I want to incorporate the techniques of this book into my life.
This book has liberated me from my incessant thoughts that troubled my mind. I am more conscious of my thoughts and feelings.
I have listened to this twice and bought 2 hard copies for friends. It introduces concepts in ways that are relevant and comprehensive. Some things I already new are now seen in new ways along with concepts I hadn't thought of before. It's eloquently written and I think this book should be a staple in everyone's home.
No Music No Life
I DO listen to The Untethered Soul … over and over again. I do not know where the author was able to gain his insights, but he is speaks to my very own situation and provides a way forward. What this book guides us through is getting beyond the internal dialogue that goes on inside our head. The voice that never stops and creates a reality that is not real. And this message is from the get go. Just this alone helped me step back, let me make my own reality check and move forward. There is so much more of this type of insight and useful advice to put to immediate practice.
From the very first words about how there is an internal conversation going on in how head. This is not new, but what the turning point for me was pragmatic and gentle guidance on how to recognize that it is just inside the head and not necessarily really out there.
Same as above, but I am sure there will be many more to come.
It literally changed my outlook on life.
I do not know why this book is not more well known. The sub-title is very fitting for its contents - "the journey beyond yourself". Maybe that should be the main title instead. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who never has had the chance to step from themselves, evaluate your thinking and be gently guided onward in a way that suits your own special circumstances.
Narrator and overall content of book. Says the same thing over and over. Just did not like this book, and I am normally very open to different points of view.
No. Just this author. The narrator was ok, but would not search books just to find him.
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I would consider them equally exceptional. The narrator does a remarkable job and creates engagement with his syntax and brightness.
I found it to be immediately engaging and interesting and was able to begin the application of the principles quickly.
The insights are numerous and are quickly absorbed in my daily thought patterns and application to my life.
I have read this book two times and listened to the audio book three times. My husband loved it so much he bought the cd's for each of our four grown sons and sent it to them. We have found this to truly be a game changer and are figuring out a way to bring this to our office staff for a weekly listening session during a staff meeting.