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Power vs. Force Audiobook

Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior

The publication of Power vs. Force by Sir David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D., reveals to the general public secret information heretofore only shared by the author with certain Nobelists and world leaders. Analyzing the basic nature of human thought and consciousness itself, the author makes available to everyone the key to penetrating the last barrier to the advancement of civilization and science and resolving the most crucial of all human dilemmas.
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Publisher's Summary

The publication of Power vs. Force by Sir David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D., reveals to the general public secret information heretofore only shared by the author with certain Nobelists and world leaders.

Analyzing the basic nature of human thought and consciousness itself, the author makes available to everyone the key to penetrating the last barrier to the advancement of civilization and science and resolving the most crucial of all human dilemmas: how to instantly determine the truth or falsehood of any statement or supposed fact.

All human endeavors have the common goal of understanding or influencing human experience. To this end, man has developed numerous descriptive and analytical disciplines: morality, philosophy, psychology, and so on. Regardless of what branch of inquiry one starts from (philosophy, political theory, theology) all avenues of investigation eventually converge at a common meeting point: the quest for an organized understanding of the nature of pure consciousness.

To explain that which is simple can be difficult indeed. Much of this book is devoted to the process of making the simple obvious. If we can understand even one simple thing in depth, we will have greatly expanded our capacity for comprehending the nature of the universe and life itself.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

© and (P)2006 The Institute for Spiritual Research, Inc., dba Veritas Publishing

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    Prestige Industries 07-07-15 Member Since 2014

    Be Positive!

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    "Knowledge is Power"

    Many people complained about the narration of this book however it was not that bad to me. The lessons on different levels of consciousness are powerful and the knowledge I've gained out weighs any concern with the narration of the book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Diana 04-14-14
    Diana 04-14-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Interesting information that needs a pro-Narrator"

    People are becoming more interested in Consciousness and are reading books related to this topic. Power vs Force is a very interesting book, well-written, with findings, sources, and interpretations concentrated without excess wordiness.

    And, after listening to many Audible books that used professional narrators, I got a bit spoiled and have expectations of enunciation, interesting inflection, and no hissing "S" sounds. Some author-read books come out fantastic - like William Shatner's autobiography, or Tom Campbell's My Big TOE trilogy. Others are okay. And some seem to undermine the author's work, like this audiobook.

    I hope this book will be read by a professional Narrator. It is simply too important to be cast aside because listeners can't abide the author's own reading. If the author had been standing at a podium, reading this book in front of an audience, he would have lost the audience. At times he sounds bored or as if he isn't paying attention to the meaning of the words he is reading but is reading automatically.

    With a deep gravelly voice that maintains a slurred monotone, broken only at times with the hissing of words that end in "S" letters, despite my intense interest in the words, I had difficulty getting the meaning of the words due to distraction and frustration. Only by the 20th chapter had I gotten used to the author's voice.

    Yet, I am going to listen to this audiobook at least one more time. The information and findings are fascinating. With the number of people who have been posting feedback with frustration on the reading voice, I hope this book will be re-read professionally and given a greater and more positive exposure to many people. It's a valuable work by the author.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Marian Hanganu Ploiesti, Romania 08-13-13
    Marian Hanganu Ploiesti, Romania 08-13-13 Member Since 2006

    Marian Hanganu

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    "Intelectual Mambo Jambo"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The story is anti scientific, based on unproven assumptions, false expectations. This is a sort of mythology sold as popular science that should belong to the fantasy list of books. Nothing could make me grant more than 1 star, provided that zero is not an option.


    What was most disappointing about Dr. David R. Hawkins’s story?

    This is not science. This shall stay in the same list with The Secret and the horoscope.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He is a terrible narrator. Only the content of the book is worse than the narrator


    What character would you cut from Power vs. Force?

    The narrator


    Any additional comments?

    I am sorry I bought this book. I shall pay more attention before of buying a book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    david 04-19-13
    david 04-19-13 Member Since 2011
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    "couldn't get past the first 10minutes"
    Would you try another book from Dr. David R. Hawkins and/or Dr. David R. Hawkins?

    Yes. I like his lectures, but I found this book incredibly dry and unlistenable.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I couldn't make it to the end


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I suspect this may have been Dr. Hawkins first attempt at narrating? It sounded like a first grade reader being forced to read in front of his class. Halting and stiff.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Caylene J. Vincent Ballarat, Australia 03-19-13
    Caylene J. Vincent Ballarat, Australia 03-19-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Good Message, Poorly delivered"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    David is a good author, but a lousey narrator. Unless its pitch black and there are no visual distractions, David is very, very hard to listen to! Having bought his audio cassett many years ago, if I had looked and seen he was the narrator, I would have never bought the book!


    What did you like best about this story?

    David provides many fine details about his core subject


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Dr. David R. Hawkins?

    The same guy that Bryce Courtney uses. David has the same monotone, no infliction and toneality differences in his voice and a poor narrator


    Do you think Power vs. Force needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    It does have a follow up book, An Eye for an Eye, I havent read it as yet


    Any additional comments?

    David, if you want ot sell more audio books, get someone else to Narrate!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    niQui SLC, UT USA 09-12-12
    niQui SLC, UT USA 09-12-12
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    "Must read!"
    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book did in fact make me cry. It was the collection of information within this book that solidified what I've been growing to understand about our ultimate purpose and how our most essential thoughts contribute to the collective consciousness. It rang so true to me, and it was written. From a metaphysical scientific perspective. I'm so happy this information was all contained within a book and made available to us. Religious or no, energy interacts as energy does, per universal law. This book explains what that means on an inter-personal level.


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    Author Ronda Del Boccio 03-29-12 Member Since 2015

    Ronda Del Boccio, Award Winning Author

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    "Great Book - but don't let him read his own work"
    Would you listen to Power vs. Force again? Why?

    OK here's the thing...I LOVE the book. But I can't listen to more than a few minutes. Please DO yes yes record his other books...but hire a narrator. His voice has a soporific effect on me even though I am VERY interestd.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Power vs. Force?

    The ways to verify truth so objectively and accurately are priceless!


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Dr. David R. Hawkins?

    I don't know the readers well enough to say, but definitely NOT the author. Sorry! I have HUGE respect for the author!


    Any additional comments?

    I really want his other books to be available on Audible so I can read them. I'm mostly blind and print isn't an easy option for me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Angela Marquette, MI, United States 08-27-11
    Angela Marquette, MI, United States 08-27-11 Member Since 2013
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    "A seed Planted of Understanding"

    Brilliant, complicated, scientific yet somehow the true self while listening has an understanding even if the mind fully cant seem to comprehend it. I learned so much and am so thankful for being given the ears and eyes to hear and see the unseen in understanding. I need to listen again, This is one of those books you have to listen to a couple of times, and I usually never listen to a book a second time. Wonderful, I am thankful

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    CeeCee Palmdale, Ca, United States 12-17-10
    CeeCee Palmdale, Ca, United States 12-17-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Horrible narration"

    Dr. Hawkins has done himself and his book a disservice by also narrating. His droning voice would not let me continue listening to the material. This book was recommended in books and tapes by Dr. Wayne Dyer. I read the reviews that complained of the narration, but I thought with the interesting material, I could get through it. Sadly, I could not make it through. I wish I could contact the author or his people and suggest that the book be professionally read. He would reach a greater audience as I'm sure the material is very worthwhile.

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    Talyrath 05-27-09
    Talyrath 05-27-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Interesting topic marred by awful presentation."

    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.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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