The Road Less Traveled (Abridged): A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values, and Spritual Growth Audiobook, by M. Scott Peck Play Audiobook Sample

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Read By: M. Scott Peck Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 2.83 hours at 1.5x Speed 2.13 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: January 1997 Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780743569033

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

4

Longest Chapter Length:

75:34 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

44:14 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

65:48 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

15

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Publisher Description

Now featuring a new introduction by Dr. M. Scott Peck, the twenty-fifth anniversary edition of the classic bestseller The Road Less Traveled, celebrated by The Washington Post as “not just a book but a spontaneous act of generosity.”

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 seven million copies in the United States and Canada, and translations into more than twenty-three languages, it has made publishing history, with more than ten years on the New York Times bestseller list.

Written in a voice that is timeless in its message of understanding, The Road Less Traveled continues to help us explore the very nature of loving relationships and leads us toward a new serenity and fullness of life. It helps us learn 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, as in the famous opening line of his book, “Life is difficult” and that the journey to spiritual growth is a long one, Dr. Peck never bullies his readers, but rather guides them gently through the hard and often painful process of change toward a higher level of self-understanding.

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"Someone in my undergrad or grad school programs should have insisted that I read this book before they credentialed and licensed me to perform mental health counseling. I am a better therapist for having read this book and will likely consult it for years and recommend it to anyone who might oblige me. Much of it is very basic truths, but nowhere else have I encountered it in such profound simplicity."

— James (5 out of 5 stars)

Quotes

  • “Not just a book but a spontaneous act of generosity.”

    — Washington Post 
  • “Dr. Peck’s book is valuable and sometimes brilliant in its insistence that there is no distinction between the process of achieving spiritual growth and achieving mental growth.” 

    — Wall Street Journal 
  • “[Peck’s] approach to spirituality is simultaneously honest and understandable.”

    — National Catholic Reporter 
  • To this day, Peck remains at the forefront of spiritual psychology as a result of The Road Less Traveled…His willingness to expose his own life stories as well as to share the intimate stories of his anonymous therapy clients creates a compelling and heartfelt narrative.”

    — Amazon.com, editorial review

Awards

  • A New York Times bestseller

The Road Less Traveled Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 4.17241379310345 out of 54.17241379310345 out of 54.17241379310345 out of 54.17241379310345 out of 54.17241379310345 out of 5 (4.17)
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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    — Michael J Hennig, 10/20/2021
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Narration Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Story Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    — David Borja, 1/21/2019
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " SO good!!! Makes you think about how you think about life and how to get the most from it. If you're into psychology/psychotherapy/mental health, it's a must! "

    — Carly, 2/16/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Good for the spiritual seeker "

    — Rose, 2/5/2014
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    " If I was ever going to recommend one self-help book, this would be it. It gave me great insight into the human condition and myself. "

    — Carol, 1/30/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I enjoyed the book, it is amazing how Mr Peck came through with his struggles with his parents and came into his own person as a young person. I found the book fascinating, it teaches us many of the values which we don't see much anymore in our current society. I, however, found it very unsatisfying that he did not practice what he preaches, which in the end make it difficult for me to believe what he wrote in the book and all of his research work. Hence the reason for the 3-star review. "

    — Peggy, 1/29/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I've read this book quite a few times and I still come back to it. lots of information. very real and doesn't allow you to make excuses for yourself. It's like the conscious you've always wanted. "

    — Simon, 1/23/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Wow too much to mentioned, it's change my life in more ways than one. "

    — Heavenly, 1/22/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I read this on my Dad's recommendation, it's been a while since I read it but I remember it taught me to question everything and the importance of being honest. "

    — Laura, 1/20/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Peck is a bit of a pompous windbag, but occasionally hits the mark. His self satisfaction wears thin. "

    — Mary, 1/20/2014
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    " great until he started talking about spirituality. he was making a lot of sense until that point. i'd say it was still worth the read and the first half was full of useful insight. "

    — Carly, 1/16/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Very good book. I knew a woman once who blamed her depression on her Mother, and was worried what her own children would blame on her later. How sad is that? Along those lines, this book makes you desire to be an understanding parent, but to have a positive outlook for all. "

    — Rosemary, 1/15/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Full of valuable insights and truths. "

    — Rebekah, 1/4/2014
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    " I loved it!! It had a lot of things in it that made me think about my life. I would recomend this book. "

    — Vonda, 1/3/2014
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    " I really liked this book and would have given it 5 stars, until the author said that it would be okay in some situations for a therapist to sleep with a patient. Once I got past that idea, I did realize that there is really a lot of excellent advice in the book. "

    — Cherri, 12/19/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A classic in my opinion. A book full of insights and a great companion read while on a spiritual journey. "

    — Nancy, 11/14/2013
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    " A Big Book for me when I first read it 20 years ago - should read it again and see how it resonates with me now, especially in light of the fractured life of man who wrote it. "

    — Jolene, 9/20/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I think one of the original books in the self helpy type field and still as poignant now as it was when I read it. In my humble opinion I think it should be read every decade because you will see different things each time as you are ready to hear them "

    — Jason, 7/28/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A book that was highly recommended to me but I found it good but not great. The title itself describes what lies within it. "

    — Darin, 7/23/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I've had a tough time getting through this book, but there's a lot of valuable stuff in this book. Everyone should read it once at least. This book does require some thinking and searching "

    — Joel, 4/29/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Life changing, time less book. "

    — Damos, 2/3/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " It's a great book talking about life in depth. "

    — Kevincheu, 1/23/2013
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    " Changed and shaped my thinking about discipline and love. Pretty much amazing! "

    — Sarah, 7/26/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Started out intriguing but soon became trivial and redundant. Maybe I'll finish it someday and give it a real rating. "

    — Sharon, 7/1/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I didn't know that I didn't know, I didn't see that I didn't see. I've never read a book that made more sense to me. His thoughts and words woke me up in so many ways. "

    — Noreen, 4/5/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " A Classic book on understanding love, life and religion. "

    — Jennifer, 12/15/2011
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    " One of those 'must-reads' during your lifetime. "

    — Karina, 11/24/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " My all time favorite psychology book... "

    — Carol, 6/15/2011
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    " number 1 book for me "

    — Drala, 6/8/2011

About M. Scott Peck

M. Scott Peck (1936–2005) was a widely acclaimed writer, thinking, psychiatrist, and spiritual guide. A graduate of Harvard University and Case Western Reserve, Dr. Peck served in the Army Medical Corps before maintaining a private practice in psychiatry. His books range a variety of topics, and some of his titles include People of the Lie, The Different Drum, A World Waiting to Be Born, The Road Less Traveled, and many others.