There Is a River, Thomas Sugrue’s story of Edgar Cayce, has sold more than a million copies since it was first published in 1945. It covers not only Edgar Cayce’s fascinating life and the phenomenal information that came through his psychic readings, but provides hope to anyone suffering from illness or despair of heart and spirit. The myriad of topics covered include holistic health and natural remedies for both common and rare illnesses; spiritual growth subjects such as meditation, prayer, and reincarnation; and world events both past, present, and future. In addition, this audiobook includes the famous "philosophy section", which covers our origin, purpose, and destiny on earth.
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Karen of Northern Michigan
I found this book fascinating. I've just discovered Edgar Cayce and this was a great way to get a good idea of who the man was. I enjoyed the audio book very much and will listen to it again. Unlike another reviewer, I liked that two people narrated the book. I enjoyed both of the narrators. This book gives the story of his childhood through his death, and everything in between, including the love story between him and his wife. I found it not only fascinating, but also very touching.
I was interested in Edgar Cayce's background and philosphy based on his readings. It seemed this book would be the best and most concise way to learn about it. I was wrong. The biography was painful to listen to 80% of the time. Details were included that seemed trivial and distracting from the topic. The narration was irritating, Why two narrators? There was one chapter at the end that made the book interesting. I probably could have found out that info on the net. This book is mainly for the Cayce enthusiasts who want to gather as much info as they can about his life.
If they are going to make a movie or TV series about Edgar Cayce, they can easily toss out half of this book.
Edgar Cayce was a humble man who had the ability to put himself to sleep. Once asleep, he would be asked questions regarding the health of strangers and would recommend "treatments" to help these people. Author Thomas Sugrue was a person friend of Edgar Cayce. Sugrue's writing style ruined this book for me. It was just so...boring. Someone should have edited out chunks of this book. At times, it read like a Cayce genealogy. I've nothing against the Cayce family, but I bought this book to hear about Edgar, not his father or his sisters. If you are mildly curious about the life and work of Edgar Cayce, go somewhere else for your information. If you have a burning desire to hear about ever little detail of the Cayce family, every business dealing and partnership that Cayce had throughout his life, then this is the book for you. There were two narrators for this audio book: a male and female. One narrator would read a chapter and then the other narrator would read the next chapter. I don't know why the producers chose this method as it added nothing to the story, nor did it improve the performance of said narrators.
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