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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

What the Critics Say

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

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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.

    7 of 8 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 27 people found this review helpful
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    Tom South Boston, MA, United States 04-28-14
    Tom South Boston, MA, United States 04-28-14

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    "If you are spiritual but not religious, move on..."
    What would have made The Untethered Soul better?

    The author continually undermines his arguments by using Christian concepts to support them (Angel of Death,the Gospel of John, Jesus, Christian concept of God). The rave review from Deepak Chopra should have served as a warning. No doubt, this 'best selling author' will be featured at Learning Annex's all around the country, for years to come. To cleanse the palate, pick up 'god is not Great' by Christopher Hitchens.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Michael A. Singer again?

    To paraphrase Singer; each day might be my last - and I could not possibly risk wasting any part of what is left of my life - reading this dribble.


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

    All but the part about finding your inner voice.


    Any additional comments?

    Painful to get through...

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
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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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    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...

    2 of 2 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

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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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    Joan 01-22-15
    Joan 01-22-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good, but too verbose"

    Good message, but entirely too verbose. Singer could have been more judicious with his choice of words and made everything more concise and to the point.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lois Lain 03-21-14
    Lois Lain 03-21-14
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    "Needs a good sound editor"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Untethered Soul to be better than the print version?

    Content was amazing but I kept getting distracted by the poor audio editing... The volume went up and down, almost like the narrator was whispering at the end of each sentence.


    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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    Christine ACWORTH, GA, United States 01-13-13
    Christine ACWORTH, GA, United States 01-13-13
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    "Beautiful insight -- a voice I want to hear!!"
    If you could sum up The Untethered Soul in three words, what would they be?

    lightdeeptransformative


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

    This book is one of a kind!


    What about Peter Berkrot’s performance did you like?

    Berkrot's performance was enticing, insightful and kind. His voice was persuasive, endearing, and pleasant.


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

    One of my favorite lines was about "getting to know people, not just meet them." It changed the way I handle stress and negativity. Over time, I hope to learn how to completely reconstitute how I react in emotional situtations. dThis book gives me tools I needed to detach from stress and live fully in happiness.


    Any additional comments?

    Fantastic! Will listen again and again.

    11 of 14 people found this review helpful
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  • mckenzie
    5/10/16
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    "Refreshingly simple"

    Disagree re the comment about the accent being "Disney", it's just an American accent and actually I think he does a good job of making the meaning of the words clear. Gives a very accessible, western-lifestyle-friendly explanation of attachment and the tao. A good place to start if you're interested in the Buddhist principles of liberation from pain and suffering - inspiring and practical.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Paschal
    Cork, Ireland
    5/9/16
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    "Brutally honest"

    This is a book that everybody needs to listen to.

    Sometimes it is painful to listen to as it tells us exactly how the chatter in our heads is fooling us repeatedly and almost constantly.

    I've listened to other audio books that explain this but nothing that sinks home like this book.

    I couldn't recommend it highly enough.

    It took be a bit of time to listen to it as sometimes it brought up my fears which I need to deal with but obviously had been avoiding facing head on.

    If the lessons sink in and I remember them all of the time and not loose them at times of crisis it will have solved the problem that had plagued my life.

    That problem is getting stressed by certain people (people close to me + customers) and holding that stress inside me instead of observing it and not resisting it and instead just letting it pass through.

    Same with jobs and paperwork that I need to get done (in the future).

    He mentions "the deep seat of conciousness". That's where I sit & become aware when viewing my thoughts. It immediately calms my thoughts.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    4/20/16
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    "excellent book."

    loved it and will read again. have recommended to many and they loved too !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Swathi
    4/15/16
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    "Good read"

    Complex spiritual concepts unfolded beautifully with simple language. Definitely recommend this book for those who are beginning to explore spirituality and people who are distressed/looking for self help books :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    3/15/16
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    "Powerful, thought provoking and simply life changing."

    Beautifully written and narrated in a language that makes perfect sense. Relatable, powerful and simply life changing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chrissi
    1/27/16
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    "Everyone should have a copy "

    This book will put your thought life into perspective. Should you find yourself doubting who you are this book will recentre you. We all have our off days but should you find yourself overwhelmed this book will provide you with a fresh way to view your situation. I loved the simple illustrations which helped in grasping the concepts.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ruby
    11/28/15
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    "Love this book!!!"

    This book was recommended to me by a great and wise friend. I listen to books regularly and have to say this book engaged me from the outset. There are plenty of thought - provoking statements and new perspectives that remind you of what you already know. In all I genuinely feel that the insights, particularly the mental chatter parts, make this book well worth a listen@

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. S. B. D. Henderson
    London, UK
    11/18/15
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    "I'm going to start again from the beginning immediately!"

    This is possibly one of the most important books for anyone who is interested in the spiritual path, or the pursuit of happiness, or living in freedom, or embracing life...

    Clear, concise, and enlightening!

    Get it now!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nick Sutton
    10/24/15
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    "Incredible spiritual advice, the missing manual"

    Very inspiring advice. I finished it and am going to start it again as the advice is so good. Recommended!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ingrid Thompson
    7/4/15
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    "Inside Your Mind"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Untethered Soul to be better than the print version?

    Easier to sit back and fully focus on the information especially when you are on long journeys or lie back and relax before bed


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

    A Course in Miracles
    But Untethered Soul should be read first. Clearing your mind first then
    A Course in Miracles to charter your course in life


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

    Both actually


    Any additional comments?

    It just made you more aware of yourself

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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