"The Key", by Joe Vitale, takes an interesting look at the other side of the Law of Attraction -- how subconscious beliefs prevent people from manifesting what they desire. No matter how much you desire a new car, if you believe that you don't deserve one, you won't get one. "The Key" explores these counter intentions and methods to clear them out, taking out roadblocks to the listener's desires.
If that were the full premise of the book, it would have gotten 4 stars. Unfortunately, the message of this book is marred by a number of factors.
* Relentless cross merchandising. Mr. Vitale spends a considerable time trying to get you to spend more money on his other books and coaching programs. This audiobook is full of commercials.
* Amateurish production and sound quality. There are a number of audio segments on this book by friends and associates of Mr. Vitale. These segments sound as if they were recorded on a static filled cellphone connection.
* The last half of the book is filler. When I purchased the audio program, I expected new content from Joe Vitale. Instead, the last half of this program consists of: a recording of a coaching session, a sales pitch of why we should buy coaching sessions from Mr. Vitale, and someone else giving an excerpt of clearing methods from their book.
I have nothing but respect for Mr Vitale. He's a master at the Law Of Attraction and has a great message. Unfortunately, his message is diluted by the infomercial style of this audiobook.
Dr Hawkins presents a very reasoned and structured set of beliefs based on the premise that applied kinesiology can be used to determine the truth or falsehood of any statement.
While the topic is interesting, the presentation is very dry and the author/narrator is essentially unskilled at enunciation or diction. The material is presented in near monotone, with words running together and sentences interrupted for audible gasps for air.
My perception is that this book would be better experienced in book format so that the content would not be obscured by the faulty presentation.
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