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The Path Made Clear

Discovering Your Life's Direction and Purpose
Narrated by: Oprah Winfrey, full cast
Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
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Publisher's Summary

In her latest book, The Path Made Clear, Oprah shares what she sees as a guide for activating your deepest vision of yourself, offering the framework for creating not just a life of success but one of significance. The book’s 10 chapters are organised to help you recognise the important milestones along the road to self-discovery, laying out what you really need in order to achieve personal contentment and what life’s detours are there to teach us. 

Oprah opens each chapter by sharing her own key lessons and the personal stories that helped set the course for her best life. She then brings together wisdom and insights from luminaries in a wide array of fields, inspiring listeners to consider what they’re meant to do in the world and how to pursue it with passion and focus. These renowned figures share the greatest lessons from their own journeys towards a life filled with purpose. 

Read by Oprah Winfrey and a full cast including Adyashanti, Alanis Morrissette, Amy Purdy, Barbara Brown Taylor, Bishop T. D. Jakes, Brene Brown, Brian Grazer, Brother David Steindl-rast, Bryan Stevenson, Carole Bayer Sager, Caroline Myss, Charles Eisenstein, Cheryl Strayed, Cicely Tyson, Cindy Crawford, Dani Shapiro, Daniel Pink, David Brooks, Debbie Ford, Deepak Chopra, Dr. Shefali Tsabary, Eckhart Tolle, Elizabeth Gilbert, Elizabeth Lesser, Ellen Degeneres, Fr. Richard Rohr, Gabrielle Bernstein, Gary Zukav, Glennon Doyle, Goldie Hawn, India.Arie, Iyanla Vanzant, Jack Canfield, Jane Fonda, Janet Mock, Jay-Z, Jean Houston, Jeff Weiner, Vice President Joe Biden, Joel Osteen, U.S. Congressman John Lewis, Jon Bon Jovi, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Jordan Peele, Kerry Washington, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Lynne Twist, Marianne Williamson, Mark Nepo, Michael Bernard Beckwith, Michael Singer, Mindy Kaling, Mitch Albom, Nate Berkus, Pastor A. R. Bernard, Pema Chodron, President Jimmy Carter, Rev. Ed Bacon, Rob Bell, Robin Roberts, RuPaul Charles, Sarah Ban Breathnach, Shauna Niequist, Shawn Achor, Shonda Rhimes, Sidney Poitier, Sister Joan Chittister, Stephen Colbert, Sue Monk Kidd, T. D. Jakes, Thich Nhat Hanh, Thomas Moore, Tim Storey, Tracey Jackson, Tracy McMillan, Tracy Morgan, Trevor Noah, Wes Moore, William Paul Young and Wintley Phipps.  

©2019 Oprah Winfrey (P)2019 Macmillan Digital Audio

Critic Reviews

"Fans of Oprah Winfrey’s TV show, or more recently her two podcasts, will have this title on their playlist for months. She dips in and out of interview clips with trailblazers across various industries with her characteristic warmth, wit, and candor. Winfrey draws us close in this inspiring topical guide focused on self-motivation. We feel as though we are sitting in the living room with her and Deepak Chopra or any of the dozens of guests featured in snippets scattered throughout the listening experience. At times, the transition from one conversation to another can feel slightly jumpy, but those who favor nuggets of wisdom over breadth of discussion will appreciate the ground that she covers in 20-minute sections." (AudioFile)

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Extremely insightful

I found the book so uplifting. Each “ah moment” I have personally tried to hang onto over the years is consolidated into one book. What is great is that your purpose is always evolving and not shaped into one thing. Oprah shares her personal experiences in each chapter it made the book relatable. It was a good touch to have short but insightful chapters. I liked the fact that numerous teachers were featured with the key take aways. I’m am listening to it again. Thank you for guiding me to the light when darkness was everywhere. This will become my go to book for clear understanding. Love, love, love! Read this book if you want quick guidelines on huge life lessons!

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Life Changing

Very insightful and lighthearted.
I love how Oprah narrates the book. She makes it relatable and sounds possible.

I am inspired to achieve great things by first being then doing.

Thank you Oprah.

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Meaningful and thought-provoking.

I started reading this, but then switched over the the audio book. So glad I did! It’s one of the best books to listen to (rather than read) because of all the amazing authors included. It’s like a really, really good podcast. Will be listening to it again and again in the coming weeks. Thank you, Oprah. My path is made more clear!

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Absolutely Awe Inspiring

Love every minute of this book, never wanted it to end. Please write another one.

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Liberating

Life changing, liberating, transformational, honest and on time. Highly recommend. x x x x x

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  • Happy customer
  • 03-27-19

Must listen!

Fantastic book, have now ordered the hardback too. Loved the mixture of Oprah's moments and that of her guests. Lots of AHH moments. finished listening to this in one day. Will reflect on the learning and repeat.

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  • c patterson
  • 03-30-19

Amazing.

it's everything I expected it to be. uplifting, confirmation and encouraging. love loved loved it

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-22-19

Love this, but too much god nonsense

Love Oprah. Loved her last book (WIKFS). And I really enjoyed this book. My only critique is how much god bothering there is in this book. She uses clips of interviews from people she’s interviewed for her podcast. Including people like Joel Osteen, the super rich televangelist famed for his hatred of gays and his love of cold hard cash.

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  • Mrs D
  • 04-12-19

I’ve grown a little more

As always after reading/listening Oprah , I feel wiser , calmer and soul soothed. Grateful as always that Oprah shares her wisdom and truth .

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-30-19

A rich and elegant listen

I love Oprah. She has distilled the essence of her beliefs, her truth so elegantly. It is an inspiring book, packed with wisdom, generosity and soul. It’s beautiful. Thank you Oprah ❤️

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  • Hanna Karim
  • 06-16-19

Amazing listen

One of the best books on self actualisation and an Inner self of consciousness I’ve heard to date. Concise, beautifully narrated, one that I will re-listen over and over.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-16-19

Great book!

Wow what a great book. Oprah is such an inspiring woman and this book can't help but make you feel inspired

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  • Miu S.
  • 06-11-19

love it !

This audio book is like drift of fresh wind, blows away the dust I have collected over years which covered my heart from life.

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  • Dan
  • 06-10-19

Enlightening, a joy to listen to.

Although this audio book is quite short, it has lots of meaningful information that we can all take on board one way or another.
it's one to listen to over again. It definitely helps remind us of what actually matters in life! Great.

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  • AmatourAmazonReviewer
  • 06-08-19

Audible book at its best!

I wonder if Oprah created a Audible and then turned it in to a book rather than the other way around,
which is the norm.

I’m sure it is a great read too but listening to Oprah and all the other people who she quotes (actual voice quotes from them during interviews, rather then Oprah reading them) just makes this the perfect Audible.

As for the content, well it has certainly had an enlightening affect on me at the age of 48, that I know will help steer my life in the right direction.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-06-19

Nice one Oprah

The book leaves you with a greater sense of peace understanding and love for life. Also an appreciation for self.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-24-19

bit too religious for my liking

Too many over the top religious references, spoilt the book for me, had to stop listening.

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  • Craig Potts
  • 04-03-19

Very Special

Thank you Oprah. Your spirit has served us so well all these years. This book is very easy to digest, very concise, and excellent excerpts from some very special people. highly recommend to nourish your soul.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-02-19

I loved all of this

Thank you for another amazing book Oprah! Serious food for the soul... more books please!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-05-19

clearing the way

Oprah, has outdone herself. I loved the interview snippets and quotes. inspirational. A must for future success.

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  • Simone
  • 06-03-19

Loved it!

So many nuggets of wisdom from Oprah and many other faves. Loved this. Perfectly timed soul food. Thanks Oprah xxx

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-20-19

love it

Stunning, so easy to follow and simple to understand at every point. Yes yes and more yes

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-20-19

You will need to listen over & over, it’s that good

I had a long drive home ahead of me today & thankfully down loaded this book prior to heading home. It was so insightful and simple in its way of helping me to understand how I need to make some minor tweaks in my life to get “in my lane” in life. “It’s so simple” it amazing! 🙌 Thank you

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  • Michelle
  • 05-05-19

Oprah does make the path clear

I believe Oprah has some of the best interviews with some of the worlds most enlightened humans and should continue sharing their thoughts and revelations to aid us on the Path of a New World that is going to help us evolve for the survival of the planet.

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  • Janina quinn
  • 04-30-19

Not so good as The Wisdom of Sundays

I listened to it but was not as in depth as The Wisdom of Sundays. In WOS, we at least heard a good part of the interview rather than just a few words from the interviewee.
Oh my, I wish there were lots more of WOS's!!!