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  • The Second Book of the Tao

  • By: Stephen Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Stephen Mitchell
  • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138

The Second Book of the Tao is a gift to contemporary readers, granting us access to our own fundamental wisdom. Mitchell's meditations and risky reimagining of the original texts are brilliant and liberating, not least because they keep catching us off-guard, opening up the heavens where before we saw a roof. He makes the ancient teachings at once modern, relevant, and timeless.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sequel to the Tao Te Ching

  • By Robert on 08-03-10

Amazing companion to the Tao

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-15

As a reviewer already stated, this book will get you there. I have listened to this and Mitchell's translation of the Tao, dozens of times each. This book has made understanding the Tao a little easier. I still find myself laughing out loud while listening to this book. There is so much depth to this book that I cannot be put into words. I purchased this audiobook years ago and each time I listen to it, just like today, I have an a-ha moment of insight. As Mitchell reads his own work, he adds a hidden dimension of intuitive understanding that goes beyond the words. I often found myself "knowing" what was said before my analytical mind could wrap itself around what was said. Nevertheless, whenever I find myself so far from center that I can't meditate or quiet my mind, listening to this audiobook has been a infallible tool in helping me reclaim my center. Just like today, hence the needed review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Waking Up

  • Over 30 Perspectives on Spiritual Awakening - What Does It Really Mean?
  • By: Jack Kornfield, Eckhart Tolle, Sally Kempton, and others
  • Narrated by: Jack Kornfield, Eckhart Tolle, Sally Kempton, and others
  • Length: 22 hrs and 51 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 398
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337

Waking Up brings you the insights of 34 of today's leading authors and teachers who have deeply explored the implications of spiritual awakening. Sounds True publisher Tami Simon will speak with the teachers about their personal understandings of awakening - how it happened, what changed (and what didn't), and how their experiences can inspire and inform our own realizations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The genius is the format of the book!

  • By Scotslad007 on 06-05-15

A diverse set of spiritual gems

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-15

When I bought this book I was only familiar with a few of the authors. For 1 credit, I found this book to be a gift. There are 20+ authors and I took something away from each even though some didn't resonate well with me. Most importantly, I'm grateful to integrate some new teachers into my spiritual journey.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Fragment of God

  • The God Enigma Extended Edition
  • By: Craig Beck
  • Narrated by: Craig Beck
  • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

What you are about to discover in this book will dramatically change the way you think and feel about everything in your life. After two decades of searching, Craig Beck has discovered something extremely powerful and potentially life changing in the Fragment of God. It took a complete loss of his faith to force a dramatic shift in his own spiritual path.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVED, LOVED, LOVED, THIS AUDIO BOOK!!!!!!!

  • By D. B. Hughes on 08-15-16

When the student is ready..

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-17-15

This is nearly the same story of the journeys, beliefs, and realizations as many others I have met in the last year, as well as my own. Craig's book is both entertaining and insightful. Tolle, Coehlo, and Mitchell (Tao) have produced some of my favorite books, many I have reread 3+ times. Craig's book ranks among these, as I will definitely be reading this book again. I'm looking forward to reading some of his other books.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Tao Te Ching

  • A New English Version
  • By: Lao Tzu, Stephen Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Stephen Mitchell
  • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,337
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,979
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,965

In 81 brief chapters, Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching, or Book of the Way, provides advice that imparts balance and perspective, as well as a serene and generous spirit. It teaches us how to work for the good with the effortless skill that comes from being in accord with the Tao: the basic principle of the universe.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Please remove the ridiculous ad at the end

  • By Michael on 02-20-15

Life changing

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-11-15

Not only do I like the book. I really enjoy the fact that it is Stephen Mitchell reading his own book. I find the Tao very hard to understand when I read it. With Mitchell reading his work, I receive the message. It's unexplainable, it's as if his words carry intention. His Second Book of the Tao, is also awesome. Saying I read it a dozen times is an understatement. It still makes me laugh out loud.

  • The Alchemist

  • A Fable About Following Your Dream
  • By: Paulo Coelho
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Irons
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,667
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 29,070
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,082

Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its simplicity and wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an Alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Timeless Tale

  • By Judi on 01-07-07

Simply Excellent

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-15

I haven't read the book and I don't think I can now. The narrator artfully brings the story to life in a way that I couldn't have done by reading the book. For me, reading the book would be like eating pizza without the cheese.