This audio edition of the international best seller Way of the Peaceful Warrior is based on the story of Dan Millman, a world-class gymnast who has it all, but is troubled by a vague sense of dissatisfaction with his everyday life. He meets an eccentric old mentor named Socrates, who sets him on a spiritual odyssey that will ultimately deliver or destroy him. Along the way Dan encounters realms of light and darkness, of romance and magic, as he learns what it means to live as a peaceful warrior.
Way of the Peaceful Warrior is a rare story with the power to transform lives. It conveys piercing truths with drama, heart, and humor and speaks directly to the universal quest for fulfillment and happiness, for finding our place in the world. It is a story for all times that can inspire joy, expand perspectives, and remind us of the deeper truth we already know, that real freedom lies within us right now.
©1984 Dan Millman; (P)1997 New World Library
"As narrator as well as author, [Millman] has ample skill and showmanship." (AudioFile)
At this point, I have read, and re-read this book enough times to know most of it by heart - not just the main story line which is pretty simple, but the lessons contained within the story that are really what the book is all about.
I initially made the mistake of trying to figure out which parts of the story were claimed to have actually happened vs which parts were just there to illustrate a point. Eventually I came to the conclusion that it really doesn't matter how much or little was fact - The basic point of the book is to guide the reader to a philosophy that is aligned to the world around them instead of living one that is opposed to natural order. Without challenging religious beliefs, the book can lead you to look at how you live, how you interact with others, and to think carefully about all aspects of your life - from breathing to eating, to exercise, to how you look at the world every minute of the day
Read it, think about it, then read it again. I don't normally take the time to write reviews of the hundreds of audiobooks I have read, but I feel very strongly about this one
This is a very fun book. I thouroughly enjoyed it and pretty much needed it. This is the book that I thought "motorcycle maintenance" was going to be and turned out to suck wind. Have a great time with this book. There's a gem here and there for you to carry forever. Great stuff.
Just finished listening to this audiobook. It was wonderful... so realistic despite having elements of fiction. It is incredibly fun and entertaining to read, even if read just as a novel. Reflecting on the book lessons, I realized that many of its revelations are valid even in the world we live in. Many of my questions about life got answered in this book, and it brought me closer to awakening. Enjoy!!!
Not many unabridged titles can be listen to, with such ease and pleasure. The 'Way of the Peaceful Warrior' is a story about finding pleasures in every aspect of our lives.
This title shows a great way how to distance yourself, from everyday chaos and madness. It shows step by step, how to rediscover happiness and simple pleasures.
In my personal case, I was able to better understand what I really, really, really want...
I truly love this book. I have already listened more than once. I give it 4 stars because of the narative is not great. I know it is Dan Millman himself so I'm not going to be harsh and I do appreciate when a writer reads thier own story.
I found Dan's book to be quite good. I became familiar with the materiel from watching the movie starring Nick Nolte. I'm almost hesitant to say that I enjoyed the movie even more. Even though the book has much more content. Definitley a worthwhile listen or read
The author poses questions that all of us ask ourselves, but he gives us a way to figure that out
The story is just a beautiful reminder of being at one by living in the moment, there is no other moment in time than the now. Live in the now
There already is a movie on this book!
I'm addicted to Audible. A new grandma I am responsible for my grandsons library, which reignited my interest in books.
Yes, because I think there's a depth to it you may not catch the first time.
No but I read Spirit Laws
I understand why he would want to read his own work, another narrator may have been a better choice.
This novel can potentially open doors to new planes of existence, provided we decide to take up the Warrior's path.
Socrates, his intensity and willingness to do whatever it takes to assist in the growth of his pupil.
"Personally very inspiring"
There are many who might find this style of book a bit wishy washy and before I heard it I would probably have counted myself in that group. But I loved it and the metaphors and story overall really touched me and inspired me.
I personally haven't read anything else like it yet but there are some interesting links to the idea of emotional intelligence and the value of the ability to understand your own driving values and emotions as well as those of others.
The scenes where Dan would become distracted by other issues such as his gymnastics or relationships and he'd lose focus on understanding himself.
Yes and I think it is better the longer you can listen in one sitting
Profound and simple and completely believable in a bizarre way.
Worth listening to as reading it wouldn't of done it justice.
I bought this title on the strength of all the glowing reviews both on Amazon and Audible, so I was disappointed to find it didn't live up to those expectations at all.
I found the book was very badly written, with weak dialogue, poorly structured plot, and very little in the "changing lives" department.
The plot was similar to the equally bad "The Buddha, Jeff, and Me"; disillusioned young man meets annoying "zen master", who trains him in the way of the peaceful warrior and ultimately takes 8 years to impart a ridiculously simple message.
Much too esoteric throughout, with the protagonist being taken on mystical journeys of the mind to learn "valuable" lessons.
The dialogue read like a children's story, very unconvincing.
Get a professional actor/narrator to read it. It could be that the narration took something away from the enjoyment of the book.
Poor phrasing, over-enunciation, and bad acting let the book down immensely.
Boredom and disappointment.
Maybe a good book for self-help junkies or people unfamiliar with any kind of buddhist teachings at all. If you really want to read it, consider the printed version instead as it may be more enjoyable.
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