©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.
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 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.
I wanted to hear a whole of the story.
But, This story have only 70%.
It is like thin out several story.
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!
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.
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.
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