• The Secret of Shambhala

  • By: James Redfield
  • Narrated by: LeVar Burton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (379 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The inspiring journey of The Celestine Prophecy and The Tenth Insight continues, carrying us to a new adventure and new spiritual truths that are now emerging in human awareness. In the remote snow-covered mountains near Tibet lies a community long thought to be a mere myth called Shambhala, or Shangri-La. Here, in this space, is knowledge that has been kept hidden for centuries - and an insight that can have profound impact on the way each of us lives our lives. Your search for Shambhala begins with the words of a child and the vision of an old friend. Those slender clues and a powerful synchronicity will lead to Kathmandu, Nepal, and then to Lhasa, Tibet. You will pass through regions where anger and compassion struggle for ascendancy, and arrive at a place where the stunning reality about human prayer-energy is about to be revealed.
©1999 by James Redfield, All Rights Reserved (P)16 9; 1999 Time Warner AudioBooks (Packaging Elements Only), A Division of Time Warner Trade Publishing

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Inspiring

The Journey from Celestine Prophecy The 10th Insight( Wish it was in Audio but totally worth the read), The Secrets of Shambala to the 12th Insight is nothing short of Life Changing .
It explains Why we are here and who we are through a wonderful Journey/Story ,and so much more .Explained in a fashion you can't help but absorb each and every Explanation/meaning.
It has forever changed me into the person I had met many times thoughout my life but in only brief glimpes, Now I can be.... Just ..Me

Thank you James Redfield for sharing this so beautifully..My eyes are forever open now.

Sorry Audible but such a wonderful book should have been made with better sound quality .
My only complaint..

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Worst sound quality possible - don't bother

How could the performance have been better?

The sound quality on this recording is so completely terrible that it has shaken my faith in audible.com's reputation for providing a quality audio experience. DO NOT order this title - it should be trashed from audible's selection.

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I would like a refund for this title!

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BertFilm on Secret of Shambhala

A well fitted sequel to Celestine Prophesy. The writing style, and character development extends the idea of an improved "world view" based on the mentality of being in the NOW by completely participating in the experience, catalyzed by a positive attitude toward change of intention. James Redfield stylizes himself with "fight or flight" and "hunting and pursuing" that inspires the reader to try "power of mind" which arises from those lightning-like breakthroughs, emerging from a deep intuitive certitude.
Overall a wonderful audio-experience that leaves one feeling better and looking at the world in a more positive light!

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Bad sound

I liked the story, but the sound quality was very bad. Audible should make a new version of the book. My advice is to listen to a sample of this book before you buy and pay.

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Could not listen to this

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Audio quality is way BELOW the usual Audible standard, even in

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Good book and performance but sound quality is bad

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Better, more professional sound quality

What other book might you compare The Secret of Shambhala to and why?

The Celestine Prophecy

Which character – as performed by LeVar Burton – was your favorite?

All the characters were believable. LeVar Burton is excellent

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Story and narration

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Wake Up

I have read 2 other titles by James Redfield. This one may seem the same but it actually picks up where the Eleventh Insight left off. He tells a story but at the same time, he is giving you information that is very beneficial. I recommend his books if you are looking for a path towards spirituality. The only thing I did not like is the quality of the audio, its a little scratchy. Other than that, it is a book worth listening to and reading. I will probably still buy the book so that I can outline some things that are good to remember and included in my daily life.
t/c

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Very Entertaining

Great sequal to Celestine Prophesy the story continues and takes the reader to the next level. Gives the listener a lot to consider. Very interesting.

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Great Story Great Performance, Disappointing Audio

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

LeVar Burton's performance in this sequel is on par with Lou Diamond Phillip's reading of the original Celestine Prophecy. This audiobook is unfortunately let down by lower quality audio. I cringed at the background music when each chapter title was read.

But it is a sufficiently engaging story and reading, to put that out of your mind after a while.

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Enjoyable

I love James Redfield's books... I've read most of them and thought this would be good company for me while I painted in my studio. The plot is a typical one for Redfield; I found the subject matter to be very interesting and I learned some new things. The narrator did a pretty good job with the various voices, especially the Tibetan ones, but the protagonist's voice was sometimes annoying. My only real complaint is that the overall quality of the recording was a bit garbled. I had to turn the volume way up to hear it, and even then it wasn't always clear.

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  • Darksatanica
  • 03-28-12

Great Book, shame about recording......

I started with the Celestine Prophecy audio book and it was great, I then read the tenth insight as it didn't seem to be an audio book and then when I saw this book was now audio I was really exciting.....unfortunately the recording is very poor, no where close to the brilliant quality of the Celestine Prophecy, and this is a real disappointment. Thankfully I have also read the book as I am finding this really hard to listen to as the crackling and strange timbre is quite harsh on tinitus suffers and it requires a bit of concentration. This is a real shame, the book is so amazing but the power is lost by the really shocking quality of the recording.........

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  • Richard Irwin
  • 12-28-11

Not up to scratch

Not a patch on his previous books and the recording is terrible. Sounds more like a pirate tape than a proper audio recording.

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  • Adele Maria Corbett
  • 08-18-19

Ridiculously Poor Sound Quality

I have read all of James Redfield's books in this series and really enjoyed them. I have tried to listen to this audiobook over and over, but the sound quality is so poor, it is impossible to follow. It sounds like it has been recorded in a moving car with the windows open!

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  • Marcia
  • 05-28-19

Good listen

Great story but the audio is below standard, such poor quality it was low and muffled which shouldn't have passed quality control.

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  • SB
  • 07-19-19

Good story, bad recording!

Really poor recording!
The book itself is good & it's such a shame the recording is so poor.

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  • Nassia
  • 01-24-19

Beautiful story, really bad sound quality

Enjoyable story and adventure. The main character is depicted more cowardly than in the previous 2 books... The audio quality is really bad, the music used is not helping. If you can read the book, the audiobook is not worth the money charged.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-19-18

Very poor sound quality with this book,

Would have enjoyed it a lot more if I was struggling to make the sound out.

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  • Islandpixie
  • 07-02-22

Boring

compared to his earlier.books this is really boring. I only managed the first few chapters and gave up.

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  • Sarah n.
  • 02-16-22

Sound is not clear

Interesting listen I enjoyed very much.

Only comment sound is not very clear … you can hear a lot of background noise.

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  • ums
  • 01-07-21

A great read and adventure.

I've always enjoyed the writings of James Red field, especially the Celestial Prophecy.
This book is garanteed to keep you hooked till the end.

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  • Lisa Plunkett
  • 02-11-19

Awful production and terrible quality recording.

The sound quality is terrible. The narrator is muffled and sounds canned. You can understand the words but the poor quality is distracting. Really disappointed.

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  • michelle Culley
  • 07-10-21

horrendous Audio makes listening hard

audio muffled & inconsistent in volume made for a difficult listening experience. so my h was missed please record it again.

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  • Marisa
  • 01-12-20

Loved it! Powerful and just as good as the first

Audio quality was not the clearest or the loudest (and you could tell that it had been recorded many years ago as the recording was dated) but this didn’t take away from the incredible story, the powerful message, or the rich and vivid way it was communicated to the reader.
I read reviews about the 2nd book (the 10th insight) not being that worthwhile so even though I always like to read book series in order, I skipped the 2nd one and was pleasantly surprised to note that it didn’t affect the ability to keep up with the story line.
I liked it just as much as the Celestine Prophecy which is saying something! Highly recommend.

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  • Cheryl
  • 03-09-22

Poor recording

I found the effort of listening and following the story so challenging due to the poor recording that I can only give a mid rating. I wouldn’t recommend this. On my listening, it dounds like static interference almost all of the way through as if it was recorded onsite!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-27-21

excellent but terrible quality audio

I out off listening because of the terrible quality of the audio but the story and teachingd are so good that it was worth listening too.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-25-21

Amazing book shoddy quality audio

Amazing book and content.
Hard to listen to at times as recording is poor quality - the content makes it worth the effort

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  • Jacci Reilly
  • 03-20-21

could not understand the audio

Great book read it years ago, thought it would be great to listen to in the car, but sounded like it was recorded in the early 80's