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The Untethered Soul

The Journey Beyond Yourself
Written by: Michael A. Singer
Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
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Spiritual teacher Michael A. Singer explores the question of human identity and shows how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and achieve happiness and self-realization.

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"Read this book carefully and you will get more than a glimpse of eternity." (Deepak Chopra)

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This book changed my life.

I have listened to dozens of self help books and none of them have impacted me quite like this one. The untethered soul will rock your world and break down limiting beliefs inside of you. If you want to live your most free and beautiful life, you need this book!

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Fantastic book and I haven't finished it yet

This is one of the books that can change your life. I have listened to the first part probably 3 times. Haven't advanced more yet. I am still working on the first part that is to say. It is a slow book. So if you are thinking, it is a light read on the plane, it is not. It is a journey, oh wait, it is in the title, it is a journey beyond yourself. The narrator has a fantastic and expressive voice as well that help convey the "story". a must read!

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Pretty good.

Great for learning how to live more in the moment instead of worrying about past or present. Brings awareness of the voice in your head that causes worry and doubt. Great for mental development. The only con is that it was a bit repetitive which got a little bit irritating.

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Best book I've ever read

I read a LOT of books. The Untethered Soul is still, hands down, the best book I've ever come across.

I also never leave reviews, however, I feel like I need to let as many people as possible know about this gem.

I will forever be grateful for Michael Singers masterpiece.

P.S - Narration was also fantasticly done.

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Exactly what I needed...

Michael Singer’s words helped me through a particularly dark experience. Through listening to him, I was able to see more clearly what is me and what is all the noisy chatter and judging that is in my mind sabotaging myself. The act of simply settling back into myself before reacting to any situation is a powerful tool. I am deeply grateful to Mr. Singer for his guidance. This is a book I will listen to many times.

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Modern day bible

Definitely some similarities to Eckhart Tolle work but easier to understand and grasp the concept. This should be mandatory reading for everyone at all levels.

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Amazing book

this is a life-changing book. every human should be required to read this book...keep growing

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A poignant, yet approachable teaching on awareness

A must read for anyone experiencing spirituality. I incorporate much of his teaching into my yoga dialogue. A deepest thank you to Mr Singer.

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Wish Michael A. Singer narrated it.

Wish Michael A. Singer narrated it. Otherwise, The Untethered Soul is a great mindfulness book.

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Not what it was made out to be

I had high Hope's for this book after reading the reviews, but honestly it was very hard to get through. The story itself doesn't have any mind blowing information and it didn't change my life in any way (as other readers have said it did for them), it's mostly just common sense... the narrator's voice is so monotone it was hard not to fall asleep and took me along time to get through this book. I personally wouldn't recommend this book, I think there are much better books out there.

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  • Lea Zimmerman
  • 2011-12-16

Fabulous!

Okay, I love Tolle, Dyer, Chodron, Chopra, Ruiz, Byron Katie, and many others, and that won't change. But for the clearest explanation of how to disregard that 'nut' running commentary in my head, this book wins hands down. It is funny, I mean oh so, 'oh my goodness of course' belly laugh funny, and sensible and simple. I love simple. If you really want to understand who 'you' are...the real you behind the insanity, this is a great book. I found the narrator to be fine, not perfect but I had no problem listening to him. Listened all the way through first day and started over.

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  • Peggy
  • 2012-10-21

Changed my Life!

I have listened to this book about 8 times. Everytime I re-listen I hear something new.
It has chaged my life and given me freedom. Thank you Michael Singer for sharing this wonderful way of living.

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  • Anita
  • 2014-03-24

Amazing Content, Awful Sound

What did you love best about The Untethered Soul?

Amazing content. The book really ties together a lot of spiritual concepts and just says it how it is. I've read a lot in this genre and am hearing things elucidated like never before. I LOVE the description of the energy waves and the Dao as well as the description of the stuck energy in the heart. I've experienced this phenomenon in Vipassana meditation but it was never explained as plainly/nicely as this.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Peter Berkrot?

Peter's voice is fine, but he starts each sentence with a burst and then trails off at the end of each sentence. I'm listening on quality Beats speakers so it's not my system. The result is that the volume has to be turned up louder to hear the end of the sentence, and it makes the beginning part way too loud. To the mixing/mastering engineer: please USE A COMPRESSOR! It's maddening.

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  • Brigham
  • 2014-07-02

Quiet Insight

What did you like best about The Untethered Soul? What did you like least?

The single greatest element of this book was the "Allegory of the House." Essentially, one will gain greater insight into the concepts shared after having progressed through the book up to the Allegory itself. However, I feel the Allegory itself could serve as a stand-alone. I kept waiting for the book to give more credit to divine intervention. While this is not for everyone, many people relate to this concept. The author does bring this point around in its own chapter near the final points of the book. If the God themes aren't for you, you'll be ok. If the God themes are your thing, you'll also be just fine.

What did you like best about this story?

The story did nothing, if not to help you find that other people are experiencing the same inner nuance you are. For instance, the author, at the very beginning, relates to the reader by admitting that he has tried to tell the voice in his head to 'Shut Up.' This relatively regular theme of intermittent candor is refreshing.

Did Peter Berkrot do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

I think Peter did a respectable job. My concern with his reading of this work lies solely in his volume level. Sporadic is the best word for it. At times, his volume is normal, and easily received, While other times, when he seems to be attempting to do the author justice, he lowers his voice for dramatic effect. More than a few times I struggled to comprehend what he had said, forcing me to rewind the audio and re-listen. I'm not sure what this does for my stats on the mobile app but I was concerned. ;^)

Was The Untethered Soul worth the listening time?

Yes.

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  • michael
  • 2012-09-09

A straightforward solid spiritual guide

Listen to the narrator for yourself. I found the narration good and the reader had appropriate deference and sensitivity to the content. I did not agree with the harsh judgements regarding the narrator, it was fine for me.

This book feels like a good distillation of the many books I have read on Buddhism, positive psychology and just good ways to live fully. I recommend this for anyone who feels blocked in life.

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  • Norine
  • 2012-11-30

Inspirational and worth striving towards!

This spiritual book taught me to detach more and to let go, which isn't new to me, but it's presented in a different way. I love it!
The only criticism I have is with the narrator. He tended to drop the volume of his voice on the last word of the sentence. I'd have to go back and listen again to get the one word.

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  • Sallie
  • 2012-09-21

I loved this book

What did you love best about The Untethered Soul?

I listened to this book over and over. There is a sense of peace and surrender that comes over me after I finish a chapter.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Untethered Soul?

Quieting the mind chatter.

Which character – as performed by Peter Berkrot – was your favorite?

It gets really good at chapter 14 and beyond

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

lean back and let it pass through you.

Any additional comments?

Keep this book handy. You will refer to it over and over again.

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  • Mary
  • 2012-01-12

Finding your authentic self

What about Peter Berkrot’s performance did you like?

Peter Berkrot's performance is soul searching, but at the same time allows me to laugh at the

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Probably should have been listened to in one sitting, but definitely one that I will listen to a second time.

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  • Elizabeth A. Bary
  • 2015-03-10

Interesting

An inspiring view of self and our ability to obtain happiness. Gives a biblical basis for forgiveness and happiness in relation to today's world views.

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  • Luiza Diac
  • 2017-12-13

Best book ever !

Please keep an open mind as you listen. Don’t try to over analyze the message.
If this is your first book on this kind of topic, there’s a slight chance the message might not be received in its entirety. Understand how the human mind works, how it interacts, and how it affects you throughout your day first, and then you’ll be able to get the most out of this book

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  • HUANG Yixin
  • 2017-09-29

très bon livre !

Ce livre m'apprend à mieux connaître moi-même et mieux contrôler mes émotions. c'est vraiment une bonne expérience d'écouter et en même temps dresser son esprit avec l'auteur.

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  • DL
  • 2017-03-03

Beautiful

So simple and so profound. A book with something for everyone. Want to buy the hard copy now to share with my loved ones!