I have listened to this three times all ready, each time learning something new.
Helps to inform your mediation practice and spiritual path
The Untethered Soul is one of the best books on spirituality and psychology I have ever read. It's a shame that this great book has been saddled with such a poor audio version. Michael Singer has produced several audio commentaries since the release of the Untethered Soul, and based on those excellent tracks I wish he had done his own narration for this book.
The problem, as noted by other reviewers, is that the narrator has the annoying habit of lowering his voice to a mumble during the narration, especially at the end of sentences. It makes the book frustrating to listen to, since it can be difficult to make out some of the words. The only way I can listen to it is with the volume set high on really good headphones, in an area without ambient noise. Even then, I will miss some of what is said.
I probably shouldn't blame the narrator. These problems could and should have been detected and fixed during production.
I've decided, reluctantly, to keep this audiobook. But if you haven't read The Untethered Soul before I would recommend reading it in print or eBook. This would have been a perfect audiobook. Such a shame!
This book has made it's way to the top of my favorite books list. I listened to it over and over and come away with something new each time. Everything about it is awesome. The narrator, the story, everything!
This book has some gems in it. My recommendation is to listen to the first 1/3 to 1/2. At some point it becomes extremely repetitive. I found the tone of it condescending, and felt like I was being lectured, and not in a good way. I think that the core of the "how to" part, which is to simply relax and not resist reality, is overly simplistic. People have consistent meditation practices because it is difficult to change your way of being on the fly.
It's my favorite!
A new earth, I got the untethered soul first and fell in love. Then I came across A new earth and found much of the same inspiration about battling the ego.
That's hard but I guess chapter 15 about happiness and how making a commitment to being happy will change everything, taking care of spirituality and more.
Thank you 😊 for writing this book! I hope to read or listen to others from the writer.
You have made my life better.
I have the hard copy of this book, read it and loved it so much that I decided to get the audio version to listen again. Big mistake. The reader was awful. Make sure you check it out before buying it. Hopefully he won't bug you as much as he bugged me. If he does I recommend getting a copy from the library. The content is so right on it gave me that Aha! moment time and again. Good stuff.
I recommend this book for anyone on the spiritual path.
Having gone through many authors in my quest, I am pleased to find that Michael Singer communicates spiritual truth in such an easy-to-follow manner that anyone can relate to regardless of their faith.
This is definitely a book that I will read again and again.