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Summer's Path is the remarkable story of Don Newport, an engineer that comes face to face with his personal destiny under extraordinary circumstances. After losing his job and his health insurance, Don learns he has a terminal disease with only a few months left to live. On his death bed, he meets Robert, a brazen angel of death that promises to help Don with a graceful exit.

As Don prepares to say his last goodbyes to his loving wife, Robert attempts to change Don's perspective about his mortality and proposes an exceptionally unique option. Robert leads Don through an astounding meditation of life and death and reveals various healing and spiritual concepts including walk-ins, embodiment and soul destiny. On this magical journey of self realization, Don discovers that it's never too late to learn profound life lessons about ourselves and our loved ones.

©2009 Hay House; (P)2009 Hay House

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Mom and Wise 11 year old REALLY enjoyed!

You definitely have to be in a certain place in your life and soul's growth to connect with this book, but if it calls to you, make sure to read / listen. My 11-year old son is a very old and wise soul and really loved this book, saying he couldn't wait for the audio to be released on the Author's new book, "Waiting for Autumn". (Maybe I'll have him read it to me instead of waiting, as I'm excited too to see how this story progresses.) The only thing I would change on the next audio is having a different reader (but we didn't get hung up on that and enjoyed the story immensely.)

I see the author has a new version of "Summer's Path" coming out in April, 2010 and we will look forward to seeing and hearing what's been added. Thanks Scott!

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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For a story about death, life's pains and regrets, it lacked a certain sensativity. I just wasn't really moved by it.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Peter
  • St Marys, NSW, Australia
  • 03-19-09

Brainwashing attempt

This is no more than an attempt to brainwash the listener into another's beliefs. It is incredible how many people, in this story, have the ability to tune their previous lives and all as if it was totally natural. I enjoy a well written story even if it is very hard to believe, I even watch those style of stories on TV, but this is poorly written with the same scenes happening to different people/animals. Sorry to be negative but this is not a story rather an advertisement for an extremely strange life belief.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Anita
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
  • 03-16-09

" Enlighting "

I loved this book,if I could I would have everyone read it.I looked to see if you had any other books by this writer but you didn't. Can't wait to read the next book.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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OK, But glad it was free.

Unlike most of the other reviewers I liked the narrator. I think Diane Ray did a fair job with what she had to work with. The book on the other hand was disappointing.

I thought that the first third was promising. But, after that the book became just too weird for my taste.

With all of the concern for his wife in the first part of the book, he just leaves her and fakes his death to become a dog with his guardian angel taking his body?????

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • David
  • danville, CA, USA
  • 07-08-09

I love it ;)

I enjoyed reading this book so much that I also downloaded the audio version of it and listen to it again. I would like to thank the author and the publisher for making this book available for free. This is a very interesting novel that also teach life lessons.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Frances
  • Chicago, IL, United States
  • 02-22-09

Great Story

Truly enjoyed this story and cannot wait for the sequel to be released in April!!

5 of 12 people found this review helpful

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  • Nathan
  • philadelphia, PA, USA
  • 05-20-09

Intresting, gets you thinking

I just kept waiting for the story to get to the point and just as that happened it, Unfortunately, it ended and left me wanting to know more. The narrator has a lot to be desired. Her voice is too mono-toned and she should not be doing male voices.
The book got me thinking about what baggage I my be holding on to.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Candy
  • Humble, TX, USA
  • 12-04-09

I love it

This is truely a good read. It had me crying, In a good way. I truely loved this book Didn't like the ending. But it's an ending that forces you to read the second book. So for marketing i can understand that. I'm 100% Christian and still found this book a great read.

2 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Candace
  • Tracy, CA, United States
  • 03-28-12

Snooze and a Half

What would have made Summer's Path better?

The book was so far fetched and went against the grain of belief. The narrator was not very good either. She had two voices, high excitable and monotone. These two did not blend well with the story. Don, who is dying of cancer, always sounds like a young kid about to go to Disneyland. The mad, sad, introspective dialog all sounded this way. Terrible, no wonder it was free. I could only get through half of the book because it was just that bad.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Need something more exciting.

How could the performance have been better?

Another narrator, but the story was so bad it might not have helped.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Summer's Path?

The whole thing went down hill so fast, I would not have published it at all.

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