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The Soul of Money

Reclaiming the Wealth of Our Inner Resources
Narrated by: Cynthia Barrett
Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
4 out of 5 stars (34 ratings)
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Summary

This unique and fundamentally liberating book shows us that examining our attitudes toward money - earning it, spending it, and giving it away - can offer surprising insight into our lives, our values, and the essence of prosperity.

Lynne Twist, a global activist and fundraiser, has raised more than $150 million for charitable causes. Through personal stories and practical advice, she demonstrates how we can replace feelings of scarcity, guilt, and burden with experiences of sufficiency, freedom, and purpose. In this Nautilus Award-winning book, Twist shares from her own life, a journey illuminated by remarkable encounters with the richest and poorest, from the famous (Mother Teresa and the Dalai Lama) to the anonymous but unforgettable heroes of everyday life.

©2003 Lynne Twist (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Critic reviews

"An inspired, utterly fascinating book…. A book for everyone who would like to make the world a better place." (Jane Goodall)

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Terrible narrator distracts from the content

The reader Cynthia Barrett talks with unnecessary over-enunciation, annoying tones and is the most inauthentic voice which really doesn't suit this genre. I found it difficult to enjoy this audiobook because of it and it was hard to concentrate on the content.

Buy the printed book and read it instead if you can.

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Great book - terrible narration

I'm not sure why The author wasn't chosen to narrate this title as she is an excellent speaker. The chosen narrator however over-annunciates each word splitting each syllable so that they often sound like separate words. The result is very robotic and clunky. I found it quite difficult to listen to and was very, very disappointed. I like the content however. But I would have got more out of this book had it been better narrated.

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loved this idea of getting to the soul of money

brilliant book, touching on new ideas and ideas which really resonated with me. best book this year I've listened to!

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a great book

A thought provoking book that invites you to think about money with an abundance mindset no matter how much you have in your bank account. The idea of using your money to facilitate your life purpose is a wonderful one. Throughly enjoyed.

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Soul of Money Review

The book is great and inspiring.
I personally didn't like Cynthia Barrett's reading.
A must read for a modern world

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  • California Dreaming
  • 14-03-15

Helped me redefine my relationship with money.

Good book with some really great points. Sometimes it's gets a little too flowery for my taste, but it never really lost my attention.

Definitely worth listening to!

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  • Bloom
  • 31-01-16

Terrible Reader

The reader over pronounces her words in a way that no one talks, and it was very distracting. No emotion, almost like listening to the news for hours. I kept tuning the book out and after being halfway though, decided to call it quits. The content was probably great, but the reader was too distracting for me to actually listen to what they were saying.

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  • Catherine H.
  • 04-04-18

Really bad narration

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would not- I tell them the content and message of Lynn Twist's book may be valuable, but its hard to get it with the annoying narration. I am planning to buy the book in print so I can actually absorb it.

Would you be willing to try another book from Lynne Twist? Why or why not?

Only with a different narrator.

Would you be willing to try another one of Cynthia Barrett’s performances?

Never- this narration was excruciating to listen to- it literally made me cringe.

Any additional comments?

I've listened to many audiobooks while commuting 15+ years and this narrator was like chalk on a blackboard. She was painfully over-articulated and her tonality was just plain strange. It come off very pretentious and made the content seem insincere and self indulgent when I am not sure that is the spirit in which the book was written. I saw other comments and thought I could still enjoy the content while tolerating the narration but not so.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-10-15

Preachy narrator

The message of this book was good but it got a little redundant and preachy towards the end and the narrator made it even worse...she sounds like the strict goody goody teacher you always dreaded in school. I would prob not recommend this audible to my friends.

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  • shelleym
  • 27-09-16

How much is "enough"?

The concepts are almost mind-blowing in their simplicity and yet are completely life-changing. The concepts of "enough", "you AND me instead of you OR me" and changing huge cultural norms by not accepting "the way things have always been done" and committing to change, definitely shook me out of my current lazy assumptions about money. It's a little idealistic, but that is possibly due to her own background of never having had to struggle for money.

On the negative side, the narrator is a horrendous over-enunciator and makes the author sound like a self-righteous snob in some parts of the book, simply by the snooty way she reads it. If you have the choice, I would recommend reading this one instead of having it read to you. I think that the author's warmth and sincerity would come across much more clearly in the printed form.

Bottom line: I'll definitely recommend this book to people. First in line is my brother-in-law, a financial planner.

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  • LilForest
  • 19-05-15

Inspiring insight into utilising the flow of money

Very thought provoking. It reinforces my life purpose. Thank you for sharing your experiences. It provides hope that individually we can all change the world with our own actions

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  • Cevin Cram
  • 27-10-16

Life changing

There are not enough words to describe how wonderful this book is. It took me 38 years to understand that money has a soul, a life force and that we get to assign that life force to money. I was assigning "not enough" and that's exactly what I got. I'm working with myself to heal years of incorrect beliefs about money, and this book helped. Thanks Lynne. What an inspiring motivational book.

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  • Valerie
  • 13-12-17

Your Money or Your Life is So Much Better

Written by an out of touch socialite type, her opinions are appalling and relayed in an annoying, condescending context. It is her and her type that host charity balls and fundraisers that NEVER cure cancer or any other disease, or heal a people even if seemingly so. They have fancy parties, write it all off on their taxes, donate a measly 15% to the actual cause and get to pat themselves on the back whilst feeling like they've accomplished something. As in the title for this review, Your Money or Your Life got to the bones of the issue of getting out of debt and more importantly the school of thought that got you there. The Soul of Money is a self congratulating, self aggrandizing memoir that will most likely depress you more than help you. Ugh *w/eye roll.

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  • Andrea
  • 13-09-16

Out of this world!

I'm in awe with the depth of this book. I will NEVER look at money the same way. The insights about resources are nothing but remarkable! This is the best book I've read in a long time and would highly recommend it to anyone willing to question their assumptions about money.

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  • Gilda
  • 13-08-16

Up lifting!

Life changing because it covers so many diffrent aspects of the flow of money in our lives.

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