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The Shadow Effect Audiobook

The Shadow Effect: Illuminating the Hidden Power of Your True Self

Deepak Chopra, Debbie Ford, and Marianne Williamson - New York Times best-selling authors and internationally acclaimed teachers - have joined together to share their knowledge on one of the most crucial obstacles to happiness we face: the shadow. These three luminaries, each with a signature approach, bring to light the parts of ourselves we deny but that still direct our life.
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Publisher's Summary

Deepak Chopra, Debbie Ford, and Marianne Williamson - New York Times best-selling authors and internationally acclaimed teachers - have joined together to share their knowledge on one of the most crucial obstacles to happiness we face: the shadow. These three luminaries, each with a signature approach, bring to light the parts of ourselves we deny but that still direct our life. For it is only when we embrace our shadow that we discover the gifts of our authentic nature.

The shadow exists within all of us. It is a part of us and yet we spend most of our life running from it. But far from being scary, our dark side holds the promise of a better, more fulfilling life. Our shadow makes itself known every day. It is the reason we get furious over a friend showing up 10 minutes late, yell at our parents or kids when they have done nothing wrong, and sabotage our own success at the worst possible time. Until we are able to embrace our dualistic nature, we will continue to hurt ourselves and those closest to us and fall short of our potential.

Combining the wisdom of three experts, The Shadow Effect is a practical and profound guide to discovering the gifts of our shadow. These three authors powerfully pierce the veil of our unclaimed self, releasing us from the past and propelling us on a journey to wholeness. No longer living a half life, we are capable of achieving our dreams and reclaiming the happiness that is our birthright.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2010 Deepak Chopra and Rita Chopra Family Trust, Debbie Ford, and Marianne Williamson (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Kristen Hazard San Luis Obispo, CA USA 02-21-13
    Kristen Hazard San Luis Obispo, CA USA 02-21-13 Member Since 2010

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    "Great message but very poor production quality"

    I think what these amazing authors has to say is really important, but the production quality and performance detract so badly for me that I can't stand to listen to the audio book. There is a loud buzzing constantly throughout the narration. It only stops when there is a break between narration. Please Deepak, Marrianne and Debbie re-record this professionally so that we can consume this great content.

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    yogagirl06 El Paso, TX 04-11-12
    yogagirl06 El Paso, TX 04-11-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Life Changing"

    This book changed the way I see the world. My feelings toward myself and others have shifted drastically. I have been able to move from a place of hurt to a place of acceptance and happiness. I would recommend this to everyone who is on a journey of self growth.

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    W. straubhaar Reston, VA 01-17-12
    W. straubhaar Reston, VA 01-17-12 Member Since 2009

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    "Please hire a professional narrator"
    Would you listen to The Shadow Effect again? Why?

    I would prefer to read the book over listening to this performance twice. The content was very interesting and worth the single listen, but I WILL NOT listen twice.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I really enjoy the work of Deepak Chopra, but I find his narration very distracting. I was further distracted from the other authors who presented their own chapters.

    I recognize and appreciate that some listeners find comfort and sincerity in hearing the authors words spoken by the authors themselves, as if they were attending a seminar with the author. I am not one of those people. After listening to well over 75 audio books I have become accustomed to professional narrators. With professional narrators I am able to relax and take in the content. When hearing professional authors perform like amateurs I become distracted and spend more time trying to become adjusted to their voice and pace.

    To help quantify my personal bias, I would much prefer to listen to a musical album that was done in the studio than listen to a concert performance of the same album.

    In the future, I will not purchase any audio books that are narrated by their authors. I will save those for print format.


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    T. Cochran 07-24-15
    T. Cochran 07-24-15

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    "If you want freedom, read this book."

    The Shadow Effect is a guide to embracing ourselves and others. It provides lessons on how to transform our relationships by looking at ourselves and as a result, inviting Love and Light into our lives. It is a "must read" for anyone who would like to realize their wholeness and invite emotional healing into their lives.

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    Geeks not needed llc 06-24-15 Listener Since 2006
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    "over all this book is very insightful. "

    love the vision each author offered as it just reinforces the truth that the only true thing is love and the only way to get it is through being totally honest and a sincere desire for grace.

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    MICHAEL 05-26-15
    MICHAEL 05-26-15 Listener Since 2009
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    "Great!"

    A deep analysis into the Metaphysics of our shadow-selves, and the arguments supporting why it is essential to understand this aspect of our human psyche.

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    Myriam Salinas 02-02-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A step to consciousness"
    If you could sum up The Shadow Effect in three words, what would they be?

    confront your fears


    What did you like best about this story?

    This book helps in recognizing our fears and helps in taking control of them. It is worthwile to read several times, every time is different.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me go back to my childhood.


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    Jean Los Angeles, CA, United States 08-07-13
    Jean Los Angeles, CA, United States 08-07-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Shadow made boring"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    The problem with this book is that Debbie Ford's voice was impossible to tolerate


    What was most disappointing about the authors’s story?

    The information was, for the most part, helpful. But suddenly you would be subjected to drivel


    Any additional comments?

    This would have been a good book to scan and hop around in, not a steady read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Los Angeles, Ca, United States 07-02-13
    Amazon Customer Los Angeles, Ca, United States 07-02-13 Member Since 2014
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    "No need to join-forces for something this basic."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This book may appeal to someone who has never learned about the ego, pain body or Jungian studies.


    Has The Shadow Effect turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No. Deepak Chopra and Marianne Williamson are amazing teachers and authors.


    Would you be willing to try another one of the narrators’s performances?

    Absolutely.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Shadow Effect?

    The static while Deepak Chopra spoke and Debbie Ford would speak without sounding like she's reading.


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    Solveig Ringerike, Norway 02-25-13
    Solveig Ringerike, Norway 02-25-13
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    "Fantastic"
    What did you love best about The Shadow Effect?

    The directness


    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes I have, and its all gone further, -better.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me laugh, and cry, and it overwhelmed me...


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