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I must say I typically only read military and historic travel books yet was surprisingly impressed with this book. It started off some what slow and the author's unique voice was almost the cause of me stopping. However, it gradually grew on me and I came to look forward to hearing the author and his insightful words. I had no preconceived notion of the book - was just drawn to it upon seeing it listed. I was very pleased to know that it was essentially centered around a disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda the author of Autobiography Of a Yogi - which has been one of my most favourite books. I will buy this book in hard copy as it is one of the must haves on my shelf.
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Spiritual-, metaphysical-, and consciousness-related books interest me. I'd read some negative reviews on this book, so held off. But, thought I'd give it a try now.
I have no idea who this man is, but also have no idea who most of the authors whose books I read. So, I thought I'd ignore the negative comments and see for myself.
40 minutes into this audiobook we are *still* in his childhood and I have no idea WHATSOEVER what this man has accomplished and has to contribute to the edification of me or anybody else.
Perhaps he has a brilliant observation that I would be interested in. But how long will I have to wait to get to it? Maybe he should have started with that and then gone into his detailed personal history afterwards for anyone who is interested. As a footnote. Or an Appendix. Maybe the linear approach is not the best for all books. We all have a childhood and most childhoods can be summed up in 30 seconds.
I skipped forward a bit to see if it gets better, but gave up. Nothing interesting.
At the same time I bought a couple audiobooks with Alan Watts speaking. The total opposite. Alan Watts talks about ideas, life, and makes brilliant observations that make for "light bulb" moments as I listen. I feel enlightened and expanded listening to Alan Watts share his thoughts.
After 40 minutes of this audiobook I was wondering when I was going to find out what this man has to share - any Insights?, Observations?, Experiences?
Perhaps they are in this audiobook, but I prefer books that GET TO THE POINT. Maybe this book is one where I should be enjoying the journey and not focus on the destination, but so far it's a boring trip, and I'm going no further.
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