• The Path Made Clear

  • Discovering Your Life's Direction and Purpose
  • By: Oprah Winfrey
  • Narrated by: Oprah Winfrey, full cast
  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (184 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Everyone has a purpose. And, according to Oprah Winfrey, 'Your real job in life is to figure out as soon as possible what that is, who you are meant to be, and begin to honour your calling in the best way possible.' That journey starts right here. 

In her audiobook, 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 organized to help you recognize 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 readers to consider what they’re meant to do in the world and how to pursue it with passion and focus. 

Renowned figures such as Ellen DeGeneres, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Brené Brown, Elizabeth Gilbert, Eckhart Tolle and Jay-Z share the greatest lessons from their own journeys toward a life filled with purpose.

The Path Made Clear provides a beautiful resource for achieving a life lived in service of your calling – whatever it may be. 

©2019 Oprah Winfrey (P)2019

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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My go to audiobook

Nuggets of wisdom that I keep going back to and beautiful story telling and narration.

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Great Listen

Amazing book , amazing listen. Great content . Exactly what I expected. Oprah understood the assignment.

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Loved it

Loved it 🤩 so inspirational and well read.
kept so many quotes that I've started applying into my life. Had one of my haha moment listening to it. Thanks Oprah for your wisdom words ans Thanks for all the people who shared their's in this master piece.

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Outstanding

It's like Oprah telling me what I already know, just confirming it in such a gentle and reassuring manner that I really start to believe it.

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Trust yourself and have faith in the journey

Relearning to trust yourself and know in your heart that what you feel is right. I needed that affirmation, to be reminded of our connection to God and the universe. That our path is embedded in our spirit.

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woow what an amazing book

l enjoyed listening to this audio do much! l am recommending it to my teen children.

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This book changed my life...

I finished it in one and I make sure to listen to a chapter each day. It really speaks to me. Thank you Oprah.

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i have listened to this book 3 times

It's comforting and reassuring while guiding you in a loving and nurturing way. Love it!

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  • Rui Feliciano
  • 06-24-19

Re-hashing The Secret

Like most people, I have a great deal of respect and admiration for Oprah. There is no denying her empathy, determination, and her charisma. I expected this book to be filled with actionable advice or, at the very least, some ideas that might inspire and motivate me.
Nothing could be further from the truth, though: the book is basically a compilation of metaphysical platitudes in the voices of multiple celebrities, clipped from interviews Oprah did in the past. The old clichés like "everyone has a God-given gift", "God gave us all a purpose" and, of course "put something out into the universe and the universe will reciprocate".
This is exactly the same as "The Secret" and these books have nothing to offer to someone like me.
I expected real advice from an successful and charismatic person that is greatly respected around world, instead I got 3 hours of soundbites and superstitious nonsense.

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  • Frank McCaughey
  • 06-25-19

Too much like The Secret

Really there are loads of books like this one. Like a summary of them. Hoped for more. But just a little it too like the secret

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  • Robert
  • 12-14-20

not what I was expecting!

I cannot listen to anymore of this collection of religious nonsense, sorry! Very repetitive unintelligent rhetoric

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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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  • wygem
  • 06-20-19

not life changing but ok

Some parts of the book were more interesting than others... mainly those in the final chapter. There are quite a few references to God so if you're an atheist like me... it was a bit of a turn off. It also jumps around a lot with different people providing their views.

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  • Maria
  • 09-20-19

Big name, not much substance

I do wonder what audience this book is targeting. It is to the best “shallow”. Almost as if quickly lumbered together and there is not much of Oprah in it. Generic talks by various people. Disappointed and do not recommend.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • sjhorton
  • 09-13-19

The most amazing summary of the life ‘path’

The most amazing collection of thought provoking concepts and spiritual awakenings. Love this book soooooo much. Have listened to it about 20 times already! Inspiring and life changing. Thank you Oprah x

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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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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-19-22

Outstanding life lessons

This is my go-to for heart and mind motivation. Words that sooth the soul. So vital in our current climate of constant change. Thank you Oprah

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-08-22

Such a pleasure to listen to

I absolutely LOVED this
Exactly what I needed to listen to to get my thoughts clear
Oprah you are a gift to the world and I will never stop listening to you - this book will be on repeat for a while - I will continue to smile, laugh and nod my way around my walks 😂
THANK YOU for taking the time to put this together for no other reason than to help others.

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  • Theresia
  • 11-11-21

New aha-ha moments.

I have listened to this audiobook before, but I got even more out of it this second time, and I think I would get even more in subsequent times. Oprah fulfils her role as a teacher of the worlds largest classroom so well. She engages her listeners, and by using her interactions with others and their personal experiences, she can pass on the knowledge and teach others the lessons in a way that keep her listeners engaged. I would recommend this book to anyone starting to question their journey and are wondering where to begin? An easy listen of short duration, a book that can be kept and listened to over and over again—each time with new aha-ha moments.

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  • M.BOUTIQUE
  • 11-04-21

love this book

what a fantastic book great for spiritual guidance I would highly recommended it get out in nature mediate whilst listening to this wonderful audible thank you Oprah

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-24-21

Blessings to you Oprah for sharing your Life Lessons

Blessings to you Oprah for sharing your Life Lessons.

I have become another piece of your quilt of the Oprah Legacy.

With Love xo
Steve from Sydney Australia