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The Path Made Clear

Discovering Your Life's Direction and Purpose
Written by: Oprah Winfrey
Narrated by: Oprah Winfrey, full cast
Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
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"Fans of Oprah Winfrey's TV show, or more recently her two podcasts, will have this title on their playlist for months." — AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award winner 

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 honor your calling in the best way possible.”

That journey starts right here.

In her latest 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 audiobook’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 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 toward a life filled with purpose.

The Path Made Clear provides listeners with a valuable resource for achieving a life lived in service of your calling - whatever it may be.

This program is read by 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, US 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 Audio

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If you're going through something-pick this up!

I see many reviews talking about how this book has a lot of pictures and quotes and I definitely would get this as my coffee table book to pick up anytime I want to read one. But I got the audiobook because I couldn't wait to hear more life lessons from Oprah! The audiobook is UNBELIEVABLE and brought me to tears at many points and I felt like she was really speaking to me. I really needed to hear this and like so many things Oprah has taught us, nothing she has given us was ever a waste of time (to me at least). Don't let the quotes steer you away from the powerful lessons this book teaches you. Each chapter has a theme and she speaks of something which really changed her life in each one and it is backed up my quotes from others who actually experienced those things and how they made it through (vague but don't want to spoil). Life can create little dark clouds in your world but this book really showed me how to look for the light. Thank you, Oprah, I loved it!

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Just a collection of inspirational quotes, stories

I thought this book would offer real advice on how to find your life's purpose, but it's really just a collection of inspirational quotes (and brief stories) from celebs Oprah has interviewed. That and a sort of spiritual sermon. If you've never read anything self-help/inspirational/spiritual then this might make you think and it might be helpful, but there's really nothing new or profound in this book that hasn't appeared in the very many other inspirational books out there. Contains a lot of mumbo-jumbo like, "It doesn't matter if the glass is half empty or half full when the pitcher of water is sitting next to it." And, "You've always had the power." It wasn't a terrible book, but I was expecting more substance. It's also a short for a book, at just under 3 hours..

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  • NA
  • 2019-03-27

Not for me. Too spiritual.

I didn't care for this. I found it too spiritual a d didn't impact me the way I had hoped. Nothing I haven't heard already.

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My ah ha moments

Amazing. Cried, smiled, had ah ha moments. It’s just that simple. Gave me a path forward Had to go out and actually buy the paper book to give to my daughter. Well done

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inspiring

Thoroughly enjoyed listening to this☺️. I recommend this book to help lift your spirits up and help you determine your purpose and intention in this life.

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Even better on audible than the written page.

This book is dynamic and full of profound thoughts and stories. Im on my second listen and have found different stories and quests impact me the second time in very different ways than the first time through. The narration is beautiful and feels like you are listening in on peoples very smart and transformative conversations. Since the audible version has the actual people speaking their stories, hearing their sincerity and emotion behind the messages have an even greater impact. Great all around experience!

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oprah reminds me what a wonderful speaker she is

excellent pace, cadence. story makes one think how to approach life with the lessons oprah learned

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So much to think about!

So inspiring, I couldn't stop listening. Life- changing quotes and stories from so many wonderdul people. Will listen again.

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I cried and cried and laughed and dreamed

this book is everything! So inspiring and encouraging, with interviews from the best thinkers and spiritual teachers of our time.

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Some things can change your life

This is one I’ll listen to over and over because there is so much in here that will change your day depending on the type of day you’re having. Gem after gem.

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  • CJ H. in AZ
  • 2019-03-28

Wisdom from a collection of spiritual thinkers

While I won't say that I loved this one as much as, What I know for sure, I will say I loved this listen and I will have it on repeat for a while. I appreciate that, as usual, Ms. Winfrey is sharing wisdom gleaned from many thought leaders. What I enjoyed was hearing it in their own words. Yes, it could have been cleaner had the recordings been captured in-studio, but hearing profound thoughts captured in the moment was inspiring. Worth the audible credit or purchase, even though it's just shy of 3 hours. There is a lot of value here for your time invested.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-03-29

My life can never be the same!

As I listened to this book, I knew my life was about to be forever changed from this point onward. It is an explosion of every profound and inspiring thing you’ve ever heard, every spiritual lesson you’ve ever been taught and every motivational speech you’ve ever listened to packed into a 3 hour punch in the face! I took notes, I cried, I ah ha’d. Simply amazing! I am so grateful not only for this book but for the perfect timing of this book as I have never been more ready to receive it. A must read/listen!

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  • CA Mountain Sea
  • 2019-03-28

Gave me many doses of just what I needed to hear..

I love this book and have listened to it twice since I bought it 3 days ago. In the book Oprah has interviewed quite a few thought leaders and other interesting people of today. She then beautifully and masterfully wove bits and pieces of those conversations throughout the various chapters on various subjects. It is inspiring, Insightful and the does a good job of putting a lot of life's situations and our own thoughts into context and a
really good framework.

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  • Tiff
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  • 2019-03-30

Love.

Anything brand new and groundbreaking? Not if you've been in the personal and spiritual development game for awhile. A perfect introduction for anyone who has been considering jumping into either side of the field. No matter what, It is beautiful. It is an easy listen, full of gorgeous reminders, gems of wisdom, and so much heart. I spent a lot of this book quietly nodding and agreeing, pausing to let a message marinate in my mind for a bit longer, and quite a few times hollering "yes! amen!" Definitely one to keep in the collection to go back to often.

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  • Lynn Cash
  • 2019-03-30

nothing revealing to help figure put purpose

well narrated and good interviews but I feel lacking in addressing how each of us figure out our purpose

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  • E. Jackson-Sears
  • 2019-04-24

PURPOSE

This was meant for me to hear and absorb into my very Soul. I don't have clarity of What my purpose is... but I now know I it will be Epic! And I'm ok with that. 🙃Thank you

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-03-30

Beautiful book!

I love the book just wish there wasn't so many cut to different people talking. Sometimes it feels a little all over the place because of that. But the message of the book as always with Oprah is truth, growing, learning and being our best self.

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  • Hartou
  • 2019-03-28

Oprah is very inspiring

I love this book so much. The epilogue was most impactful part of this book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-03-28

Absolutely Amazing and Inspiring

I am so in love this this book. It's straight to the point and gives powerful insight to help plant that seed to manifest your purpose and become your best self. Love It!

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  • sxs093
  • 2019-03-28

Everything I needed

When I started this book I was looking for guidance I was looking for answers but what I got in return was deeper than I thought. I had an aha moment that brought me to tears and not in the form I asked. It is profound. The Path Made Clear truly allowed me to feel more clarity, to get realigned and trust. Soo good. Thank you Oprah!

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