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  • The Teachings of Don Juan

  • A Yaqui Way of Knowledge
  • By: Carlos Castaneda
  • Narrated by: Luis Moreno
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 628
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 528
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 529

For over 40 years, Carlos Castaneda’s The Teachings of Don Juan has inspired audiences to expand their world view beyond traditional Western forms. Originally published as Castaneda’s master’s thesis in anthropology, Teachings documents Castaneda’s supposed apprenticeship with a Yaqui Indian sorcerer, don Juan Matus. Dividing the work into two sections, Castaneda begins by describing don Juan’s philosophies, then continues with his own reflections.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing story

  • By jesus on 07-09-13

Not quite what I expected

4 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-26-17

If you could sum up The Teachings of Don Juan in three words, what would they be?

The world is a dark and frightening place that's out to get you unless you have a powerful ally or access to magic powers.

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

Didn't make it to the ending.

If you could give The Teachings of Don Juan a new subtitle, what would it be?

For shamanic practitioners

Any additional comments?

I can't quite blame it on the book, to be honest. Rather it was a case of misplaced expectations on my part. For some reason I expected it to be a story of an inspiring spiritual journey, self discovery and rising consciousness. Instead it was a very detailed and meticulously transcribed personal encounter with shamanic culture and rituals. I found the narrator talented and artistic, who used his quite voice skillfully to enhance the drama of the story. Again, you may find the book fascinating if you are interested in the shamanic culture. I am not, so I never made it to the end, although I found it amusing at times but not much more.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Vortex

  • Where the Law of Attraction Assembles All Cooperative Relationships
  • By: Esther Hicks, Jerry Hicks
  • Narrated by: Jerry Hicks
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,430
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,855
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,843

This audiobook uncovers a myriad of false premises that are at the heart of every uncomfortable relationship issue, and guides you to a clear understanding of the powerful creative Vortex that has already assembled the relationships that you have desired. Abraham will show you how to enter that Vortex, where you will rendezvous with everything and everyone you have been looking for.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Different Perspectives

  • By Velanche on 10-13-09

An amazing book

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-04-11

I understand that you have to be in a certain frame of mind and a certain level of awareness to truly appreciate this book. I also understand that not everyone will resonate with what the book is teaching, however it has less to do with the teaching and more to do with the person. I read (or listened to) most of Abraham-Hicks books and I feel that this one is the most powerful one of all. I had tears in my eyes on more than one occasion while listening to it and it felt like an intense vibe that was streaming right through me at that moment and resonating with me on some very basic yet fundamental level making me feel very thankful for this wonderful experience. Truly amazing!

25 of 26 people found this review helpful

  • The Game

  • Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists
  • By: Neil Strauss
  • Narrated by: Neil Strauss
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,240
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,342
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,352

Hidden somewhere, in nearly every major city in the world, is an underground seduction lair. And in these lairs, men trade the most devastatingly effective techniques ever invented to charm women. This is not fiction. These men really exist. They live together in houses known as Projects. And Neil Strauss, the best-selling author, spent two years living among them, using the pseudonym Style to protect his real-life identity. The result is one of the most explosive and controversial books of the year.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Won't up your Game, but better than reality TV

  • By David on 06-07-15

Entertaining and surprisingly deep

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-17-11

Despite the enticingly mysterious title that apparently was thoroughly designed with the idea to attract as many hormone-driven adolescent readers as possible the book far exceeded my expectations. If you leave behind the entire mysterious veil of secrecy and the social appeal of the notion of manipulating women into a relationship (or, in many cases, into bed) Neil Strauss, in my opinion, did an amazingly good job! The book is very entertaining, honest and certainly has spiritual depth to it. It has a soul and charisma and reaches far beyond your usual "Getting Laid for Dummies" guide that are dime a dozen these days. Respect!