©1994 James Redfield, All Rights Reserved, Abridgment Approved by the Author; (P) ©1994 Time Warner AudioBooks, A Time Warner Company, A Joint Venture of The Atlantic Group and Time Warner Trade Publishing
"A fabulous book about experiencing life - I couldn't put it down." (Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, M.D.)
I've read this book before, but hearing it read by this particular reader did not add to my enjoyment. He sounds like he's reading a 3rd grader a bedtime story. But this is not that type of book - it's very spiritual, and I expected a different tone. Not dramatized, not preachy, but not contrived to inspire wonder either. The voice should drop at the end of important points, and there are many in this book. The reader's suspension of his voice in the upper registers without bringing closure to each sentence makes it campy to me. This of course is just my opinion, having already imagined a tone for the book. First-timers might not feel this way about this version.
I would categorize this book as a self help type listen. A friend of mine highly recommended I order it because of the philosphy of the writer. The story itself was very poorly written and amaturish. The writer would tell a story and then explain the point, as though you are a child. The philosphy itself was eye-opening and very helpful to me. If you are interested to know his philosphy and you are in the mood to extract this from this listen, it would be worth your while to order.
Not only isentertaining, but also carries a deep philosophical message within, which could be a lesson to anyone regardless of age or degree of educaiton.
I wanted to be wowed by this book but I wasn't. I suppose it was ok but I didn't get much out of it.
I have listened to this book several times. It has been an inspiration to me repeatedly. The audio version of this book means even more to me than the writen version. I don't know why, but it does. It is an all time great book!
Prolific reader and listener of books of all kinds.
Very poorly written and pretty hokey in general. New age muck mixed up with some self help postive thinking glop and you get this.
I agree with the other reviewer that I wanted to go to sleep listening to the reader.
I can't believe the author felt it necessary to write a "Concise Guide", unless to make a few more bucks off this mush.
Goofy and unbelievable as a novel, even less as a philosophy.
I wanted to hear a whole of the story.
But, This story have only 70%.
It is like thin out several story.
This book only fills you with hope.It is the only book that I reread with as much pleasure each time and new details become clear.I first read this book nearly twelve years ago. The power of the book insired me to name my daugher 'Celestine'Every body should read it and realise how much our actions effect others. I hope that you get as much pleasure as I did.
This is one of the most inspiring books I have ever come across, this is a spiritual fictional thriller that offers fast paced action as well as amazing insights in to how the world could be. This story is based around a manucsript that was written thousands of years ago by the Mayans in Peru and in it they have predicted how the world and humans will develop spiritually in the 20th and 21st Centuries, it is a really lovely story and always makes me smile when I think about it. It will give you hope that the world may find peace and harmony at some stage!
"A thought provoking book"
Although I had been asked to read the Celestine Prophecy for many years, the book has always eluded me, for one reason or another. Although I do remember initially starting to read a paper back version, but gave up, as I sometimes I think these type of books to read can be a little intense and can have you back tracking more often then not! A friend who had recently returned from Peru and had been on a similar journey of insights and lesson in life. I felt compelled to read this book again. Having discovered audible.co.uk I thought maybe I might grasp the story of the Celestine Prophecy more easily if I listened to it rather then attempt to read it again.. This was my first audio book which I downloaded with reasonable ease and listened with great interest. This time I finished it! and understood it - amazing!!! The narration was varied and kept my interest. I would recommend this book especially in audio format and look forward to listening to the insights. A thought provoking book!
"Great adventure recording quality needs improving"
Gripping adventure interesting concepts, it sets the imagination off running with the characters. I really love stories that pull you in right from the beginning the narration was very well done but had an annoying pinging noise in the background I have spread the word although a few friends have preferred to buy the book. Great listening once sound quality has been corrected.
"a book to be read by all"
A Great story used to explain some life changing information and tools. That are applicable to every single person in the world.
An inspiring and entertaining story that may help to create a new hope for people, like me, who are looking for a new path and adventure in life. Thoroughly enjoyed listening. Highly recommended.
"If you are on a journey of discovery listen well"
A good start to join the path of enlightenment
Enjoy and keep learning and don't stop discovering more about you and the world we need to protect
"read and listened to this over the years"
short ,good story. giving a nice spiritual insight to life. I found listening almost as good ... just a little easier in a busy life.
if you have stumbled across or someone has told you to read this book, you should probably read this book.
"it was ok ish"
The Alchemist is 1000x better book which spoiled this one for me unfortunately.
Narrator was decent tho, and I do believe in people's energy and our own.
But the book was plop tho my partner loved it and recommended it.
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