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Powerful Pointers from a Kind Master

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 19-09-19

As always, Adya draws from a lifetime of spiritual knowledge and experience to cut through the nonsense and point directly to the unfathomable. Although direct, Adya speaks kindly and lovingly whilst gently encouraging you along.

This is an excellent combination of bitesize pointers on self-inquiry that can lead to deep insights into who you are. Disarmingly simple, these are extremely effective teachings that I would encourage anyone to experience.

Although I have listened to this once, as Adya says, these are teachings that need more than 30 days to be embodied - they require a lifetime. I intend to immediately restart this programme to keep myself on track.

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Great book marred by the performance

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 06-08-19

A really great introduction to non-duality - would highly recommend. However, the narrator had a tendency to mispronounce words and the meditations should include pauses.

Excellent Audiobook

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Reviewed: 05-08-19

Very detailed lectures, read well and with a nice extra interview at the end. I would not recommend this to those that are new to non-duality or spiritual teachings, however.

Way too much repetition!

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2 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 07-11-18

Having read the previous two books and really enjoyed them, I was really disappointed with The Hero of Ages. I found the level of repetition enfuriating, character arcs dull, and regular info dumps numbed my mind.

So much of the novel focused on characters that I did not care about and villains that are not well fleshed out. I also found the religious themes way too on the nose and there was not enough action for the majority of the narrative.

Disappointing end to a trilogy.

Cool idea, boring execution

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-09-18

This is the first 'hard sci-fi' book I've ever read and having seen the other reviews I thought I would give it a go.

After a promising start, the book quickly becomes endless exposition and facts about spiders. Admittedly some od the information is interesting but the characters are not. Personally, I like books about interesting character which this book has a distinct lack of.

The issue with Children of Time is in the title. It covers such a broad span of time - detailing the history of two civilization's - that I could not become attached to any character.

The dialogue is also awful and the narration is painful. After getting 50% of the way through I listened at double speed so that I could get onto a better book.

The only reason I am not giving one star is because the idea is a good one. Would not recommend.