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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (28,089 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: M. Scott Peck Narrator: M. Scott Peck Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 1997 ISBN: 9780743569033
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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 translation into more than twenty-three languages, it has made publishing history, with more than ten years on the New York Times bestseller list.

Told in a voice that is timeless in its measure of understanding, The Road Less Traveled continues to unable us to explore the nature of loving relationships and leads us toward a new serenity and fullness of life. It help us determine 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 “life is difficult” and that the journey to spiritual growth is a long one, Dr. Peck never bullies his listeners, but but gently guides them through the hard and often painful process of change toward a higher level of self-understanding.

Combining profound psychological insight and deep spirituality, this is an audiobook that provides inspiration and understanding. As Phyllis Theroux wrote in The Washington Post when the original edition of The Road Less Traveled was first published, “It is not just a book but a spontaneous act of generosity.”

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Quotes & Awards

  • 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

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carly | 2/16/2014

    " 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! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James Seawel | 2/8/2014

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rose | 2/5/2014

    " Good for the spiritual seeker "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol N. | 1/30/2014

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peggy Jiang | 1/29/2014

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Simon Salas | 1/23/2014

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heavenly Spirit | 1/22/2014

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 1/20/2014

    " 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary Storm | 1/20/2014

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carly Mitchell | 1/16/2014

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosemary | 1/15/2014

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebekah | 1/4/2014

    " Full of valuable insights and truths. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vonda | 1/3/2014

    " I loved it!! It had a lot of things in it that made me think about my life. I would recomend this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cherri | 12/19/2013

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 11/14/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jolene Monheim | 9/20/2013

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason Landau | 7/28/2013

    " 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 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darin | 7/23/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joel | 4/29/2013

    " 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 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Damos | 2/3/2013

    " Life changing, time less book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevincheu | 1/23/2013

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah Stewart | 7/26/2012

    " Changed and shaped my thinking about discipline and love. Pretty much amazing! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sharon Mchughs | 7/1/2012

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Noreen Bolo | 4/5/2012

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Maddox - Watson | 12/15/2011

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karina kloos | 11/24/2011

    " One of those 'must-reads' during your lifetime. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol Chambers | 6/15/2011

    " My all time favorite psychology book... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Drala treasure | 6/8/2011

    " number 1 book for me "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suresh | 5/14/2011

    " This is a classic self-help book and was the best seller for long. But I felt this is not an easy read and lost interest mid way through. Some of the initial sections are great, but somehow finished the later part. May be its a re-read candidate for later years! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 5/8/2011

    " One of my book shelf favorites~ The old go to, when confused with direction, death, heartache...
    I still recall the first Line...Life is Difficult, and once we accept this it no longer is difficult.(don't quote me) :)
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff | 4/14/2011

    " Should be required reading for every young adult. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 4/12/2011

    " This book boomshackalacka'd all over my life. It changed me in a big way. I took notes on the first 3 sections of the book, but the last, fourth section of the book was doodie. But the basic lesson I absorbed from this book will remain forever. BOOMSHACKALACKA! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 4/12/2011

    " Changed and shaped my thinking about discipline and love. Pretty much amazing! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danny | 3/27/2011

    " My favorite book for a while "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 3/21/2011

    " This is a great book, but it's a bit hard to swallow understanding the author's personal history! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Caroline | 3/19/2011

    " Ok, I'm not gonna read this. Not my cup of tea and dated. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve | 3/1/2011

    " This was required reading in a psych class I took in high school. I remember liking it. Thought it would be fun to read again. Nothing too life changing, but a good read dealing with some basics. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tiiineke | 2/27/2011

    " Not yet finished, but already one of my favourites. One of my favourite quotes: 'problems call forth our courage and our wisdom; indeed they create our courage and wisdom. It is only because of problems taht we grow mentally and spiritually.
    Deep stuff.
    Inspiring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yuting | 2/27/2011

    " An amazing book on personal and professional growth...through understanding and growing yourself "

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About the Author
Author 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.