• The Road Less Traveled

  • A New Psychology of Love, Values, and Spiritual Growth, 25th Anniversary Edition
  • By: M. Scott Peck M.D.
  • Narrated by: M. Scott Peck M.D.
  • Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 25-10-02
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (275 ratings)


Perhaps no book in this generation has had a more profound impact on our intellectual and spiritual lives than The Road Less Traveled. With sales of more than 7 million copies in the United States and Canada, and translation into more than 23 languages, it has made publishing history, with more than 10 years on The New York Times best seller list. Told in a voice that is timeless in its message of understanding, The Road Less Traveled continues to enable us to explore the nature of loving relationships and leads us toward a new serenity and fullness of life. It helps us determine how to distinguish dependency from love; how to become a more sensitive parent; and ultimately how to become one's own true self.
Recognizing that "Life is difficult" and that the journey to spiritual growth is a long one, Dr. Peck never bullies his listeners, but gently guides them through the hard and often painful process of change toward a higher level of self-understanding.
Combining profound psychological insight and deep spirituality, this is an audiobook that provides inspiration and understanding.
©1986 M. Scott Peck, M.D., All Rights Reserved (P)1986 Simon & Schuster Inc., All Rights Reserved, AUDIOWORKS Is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.
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4 out of 5 stars
By Ramdawg on 05-09-15

Useful tool using great stories but gets all religious near the end

Listening to this you get an insight into yourselves and your reactions to things.
It's a bit dated therefore gender stereotypes abound as do US centric bias on some of the case studies.
Also all the religious nonsense at the end detracts from its value to secular/atheist/humanist listeners
However all in all a very useful tool.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Angelina Birch on 21-07-14

Years of pleasure

Would you consider the audio edition of The Road Less Traveled to be better than the print version?

I can't say that one is better than the other they both have their advantages, they both offer understanding and comfort in a crazy world. i like audio books at night when my eyes are too tired to read but love to dip into actual books when inspired at any other time of the day

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Road Less Traveled?

There are too many to even begin to describe, it just makes so much sense of the world and of us as people. If you believe in traditional values and are awakened or awakening to the unseen aspects of life (i.e your spiritual path) you will find a great deal to feed your soul here

Have you listened to any of M. Scott Peck’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Further down the road less traveled, the follow on book from this is very similar and as the title says, 'Further down the road less traveled'

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

Yes, its hard to stop once you start, I have read the book over and over, sometimes in one day, it has a healing calmness to it, its sensible, there are no 'far out concepts' to grasp. It makes sense

Any additional comments?

I have bought this a few times as presents for the people I love in my life, the last time to my 25 year old son who loved it as much as I do. I can't recommend this book highly enough

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5 out of 5 stars
By John on 10-12-03

Revised Edition Highly Recommended

Buy this book! Put it into your digital library and listen to it once a year - just like your physical, or changing the batteries in the smoke alarm. Why, you ask?

The aspiration is to keep an internal balance as we face the increasing barrage of life stressors. Occasionally we need to "reset" and this book has supplied that, in part, for me. This is a slightly updated (for the better) version of the original that I have listened to and shared with others over the last 20 years. Scott Peck gives the same neutral performance in this revised reading that does not distract from the message and still affords easy listening.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jim on 15-05-10

you will keep coming back to this book

This short book has helped me to think clearly about the human condition. From the first chapter on he had my attention. His ideas about love and marriage, though brief, have become a bedrock for my marriage. I listened to this book three times over the past 10 years and will continue to listen for the rest of my life.

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