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The Untethered Soul Audiobook

The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself

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Publisher's Summary

Spiritual teacher Michael A. Singer explores the question of human identity and shows how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and achieve happiness and self-realization.

©2007 Shanti Publications, Inc. (P)2011 Tantor

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"Read this book carefully and you will get more than a glimpse of eternity." (Deepak Chopra)

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    Braylen Richmond, BC, Canada 01-30-12
    Braylen Richmond, BC, Canada 01-30-12
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    "Thanks be to God"
    If you could sum up The Untethered Soul in three words, what would they be?

    Tranquillity, Prudent Decisions - creating your own history, Success


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Untethered Soul?

    Noticed that I should Never Gloat to be unstoppable; unlimited.


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

    No,but I would attend if I can.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes and No; it was too profound that I personally have to listen to it serval times to decipher - partly I believe my English proficiency is a constriction that holding me back, but I think I'll get there pretty soon. - I can taste it!


    Any additional comments?

    Well, what can I say? there must be a

    12 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth A. Bary Ramsey, IN 03-10-15
    Elizabeth A. Bary Ramsey, IN 03-10-15 Member Since 2014

    nurse-midwife

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    "Interesting"

    An inspiring view of self and our ability to obtain happiness. Gives a biblical basis for forgiveness and happiness in relation to today's world views.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Katana Rogue Studio City, CA United States 11-18-13
    Katana Rogue Studio City, CA United States 11-18-13 Member Since 2013
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    "My touchstone"

    This book was recommended to me via a podcast. It really hit a chord with me and has helped me immeasurably when the monkey in my head starts screaming about something. I go back to it again and again when I'm having a hard time letting something go. It's just something that happened; move on.

    I hope you get as much out of it as I did.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jeanette Sydney, Australia 03-21-13
    Jeanette Sydney, Australia 03-21-13 Member Since 2016
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    "There are much better books out there"

    I bought this book because of the great reviews but unfortunately I didn't get much out of it. If you have not read any other books of this genre then it may appeal to you but much of the material has been addressed already in a more substantial, mature way by other authors (Tolle, Chopra). I found this book to be very, very repetitive and at times felt like yeling out "I get the point'. I also found it to be quite immature in it's examples and logic for example: "Do you think God likes to be around people who are happy or people that are miserable" Imagine you are God and you pop down to earth and ask the first person you see, do you like it here?

    So overall I would not recommend this book.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Sabine California US 01-16-12
    Sabine California US 01-16-12 Member Since 2008

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    "my favorite book right now! perfect timing!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Untethered Soul to be better than the print version?

    I run my own business so actual book reading is quite a luxury and one I rarely have time for... I drive quite a bit so thats where I do my best listening to audio books... as I find driving a little boring my audio books make it a pleasure...


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    hehe I think regarding this book... um me :)


    Which character ??? as performed by Peter Berkrot ??? was your favorite?

    there were no characters but Peter Berkrot is a great narrator!


    What insight do you think you???ll apply from The Untethered Soul?

    oh gosh too many to list... and Im still listening so Im sure there will be more...


    Any additional comments?

    this was one of those perfect timing books, not sure why I even bought it... purely on the snippet and liking the narrators voice (that is really important to me)... it is an artform and not everyone can do it.

    This is one of my all time favorite audios so far... and I listen to a lot of them. A great start to 2012!

    22 of 29 people found this review helpful
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    brewmasta 12-04-15
    brewmasta 12-04-15
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    "Why is this book so well received?"

    I was mistaken when I thought this book would help me practice clearing my mind. I ended up being more frustrated than before simply because this book is filled with conflicticting and illogical arguments. I guess I'll just let it go...

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    James 01-17-13
    James 01-17-13 Member Since 2016

    I enjoy audio books and blogging.

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    "Strong center concept, weak conclusion."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The conclusion was disappointing. I would have it rely less on theology.


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

    The ending was a let down. The central message was about knowing your self. The author offered great guidance about training thoughts, up until the last chapter. Suddenly, armed with my toolbox, anticipating a wild conclusion, I was left slightly disappointed, about the message...just have faith.


    What three words best describe Peter Berkrot’s performance?

    fatherly, confident, assertive


    Did The Untethered Soul inspire you to do anything?

    Yes. I was left inspired to practice taking experiences in and letting them go.


    Any additional comments?

    There ware many helpful lessons about understanding internal energy. Michael Singer explains that if you hold on to experiences, wether good or bad, they create blockage.I am currently going to practice taking things in and then letting them go so that I could always be ready for the next experience.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jake SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA, United States 12-15-11
    Jake SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA, United States 12-15-11
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    "Good content, horrible reading."

    Well I thought it was a good book, with a lot of insightful information.. but the person who read this book read it at an insanely fast pace! and has a very annoying voice. no presence at all. Sounded like a high pitched robot on ultra fast reading mode to be honest. For a book as deep as this, the author should have read it himself, seriously. He cannot be happy with how this turned out.

    34 of 49 people found this review helpful
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    pattidvorak 06-27-16
    pattidvorak 06-27-16
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    "Amazing"

    I think this is the best book I have ever read!
    If you are searching to figure out how your mind works read this book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    M. G. ASHBY New York City 06-26-16
    M. G. ASHBY New York City 06-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Love this book!"

    At first I wasn't sure I liked this book at all. In fact the first couple of chapters made me angry. But then I settled in to the cadence of the reader's voice and listened, really listened to what he was saying. I ended up loving the book. In fact, I think for the first time I understand the meaning of "The Tao of Pooh."

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    10/20/14
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    "Getting rid of that voice!"
    Would you listen to The Untethered Soul again? Why?

    I have listened twice and keep going back for reinforcement.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It really helped me to shut up that constant chatter, as an over thinker? I now understand that it wasn't over thinkimg but the voice/chatter in my mind overtaking.


    Which character – as performed by Peter Berkrot – was your favourite?

    Easy to listen to and follow - good sense of humour helped


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    You couldn't


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommended for anyone who wants to be able to shut up that chatter and really think!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Laila
    london
    7/15/14
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    "Soul Food"
    What made the experience of listening to The Untethered Soul the most enjoyable?

    The concept of ones self.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Myself


    Have you listened to any of Peter Berkrot’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No but I will


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I did!


    Any additional comments?

    I feel I understand myself much more and I have a new out look in life. This book is truly life changing. I have shared this book with my friends and family and everyone loves it and cant wait to share it as well.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    ilford, United Kingdom
    9/27/15
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    "Just The Tonic"

    This is my second listen and l felt moved to listen to it. l found more this time than the first.

    This book is awesome in content, spirit and truth. The narrator is clear, dramatic and engaging.

    Just the Tonic for the journey.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    2/13/15
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    "One of the best I've purchased."

    I've listened to more than 50 audio books on spirituality, Buddhism, enlightenment, awakening etc., and this is the first time I've felt compelled to write a review.
    The author offers many great metaphors and stories to help the listener really understand the concepts discussed. I can already see how easy it 'could be' to change my behaviour, my perception and my experience of the life that flows through and around me - concepts I'm looking forward to playing with from this moment on.
    In summary then, this audiobook offers many of the concepts and ideas that others do, but in a way that helps the listener to think about how he / she can apply them in a practical way to day-to-day life situations, and in turn step that much closer towards awakening.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Stuart
    9/25/15
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    "excellent"

    love this so much it takes you all the way from a busy self obsessed mind to going beyond into disattachment and freedom. think I'll listen twice

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • TaD
    7/28/15
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    "Life Changing"

    This is the first book I have read that made a distinction between the voices in your head (internal dialogue) versus the impartial observer.

    Through many examples the book explains how to separate your thought processes from yourself. The challenge is to see and separate while understanding your transient role in this universe.

    I chuckled quite a bit in some parts and scratched my head in other parts.

    Definitely a book to listen to over and over again. Like its guidance to seek happiness in everything I shall be returning to this book to try to gain more of the knowledge it seeks to impart.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jayne
    7/16/15
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    "Excellent..."

    Highly recommended, this book from start to finish had me wanting to hear more... will be listening again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • david
    portsmouth, United Kingdom
    9/28/16
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    "Terrible ending to an interesting read"

    As with all spiritual books, you can never get enough of them. Each one brings something slightly different to the table and as you grow, your understanding of the messages and metaphors used changes with you.

    There are some good metaphors used, interesting stories but..... the book is ruined by referencing bible quotes which start half way through the read. These seem so out of place with the rest of the teachings. To me it shows a lack of understanding on this topic from the author.

    We all read these books differently but in my opinion they should never cross into religion which puts spirituality in a box and gives it a label.

    A shame, but I will not be going anywhere near this author again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Si
    UK
    9/17/16
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    "Rinse and repeat"

    The most repetitive book imaginable. Without being facetious the contents could be clearly explained in five minutes. The author repeats the exact same premise over and over and over and over for the duration of the audiobook. I'm not joking, he must restate the exact same thing five hundred times.

    What's more the premise is largely absurd. Summarised it can be stated as 'don't worry about stuff'. Let everything wash over you, don't identify, don't grasp, just go with the flow and be happy. All very well until you realise that the entirety of human achievement has been accomplished by people with the exact opposite mindset. Scientific advancement, social reform, human rights - none of these came about through people sitting around and 'just letting go'.

    Maybe this book is a revelation for a lucky subset of the privileged middle classes, who may benefit from not dwelling on the horrors of life such as the dog groomerer failing to address Lulu's matted butt hair or when Tarqin's dance class has been cancelled for the second time this week. For the rest of us it's fuzzy idealism which not only cannot be followed in modern society, it should not be followed. I have a lot of time for Buddhists but the worldview of someone who spends their day up a mountain drinking tea and turning a prayer wheel does not translate well to those who live in modern, Western society.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • geordienation
    9/6/16
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    "Incredible"
    What made the experience of listening to The Untethered Soul the most enjoyable?

    It really sinks in you can go over stuff again and again


    What other book might you compare The Untethered Soul to, and why?

    Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander


    What about Peter Berkrot’s performance did you like?

    Brilliant


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Life afirming


    Any additional comments?

    Anyone who wants to know where they come from and where they've going in life MUST read or listen to this book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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