Amelia Rothman, a foreign-rights editor from New York, has a turbulent personal life. She juggles a divorce and two teenage kids, and decides to seek hypnotherapy to help her deal with insomnia and anxieties. But when during the session an unexpected event emerges, she tries to understand how it is relevant to her current life and why it suddenly triggers a series of synchronicities that take her on an unexpected personal journey to the depth of her subconscious. At once a spiritual and psychological novel, Recognitions explores the concepts of past lives, recognition of people and their roles in our present lives and life lessons. Recognitions is the first of a trilogy.
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Not what I expected
Sad. Hopeful. Thought-provoking.
In general a great book. I had a long 2 hour one-way drive to take--
in order to help one of my sons fix his tractor. So, I logged onto
Audible and did a real quick search and decided on 'Recognitions'
because of the sword on the front cover. I was thinking this was going
to have lots of sword fights and generally gobs of blood and guts.
Instead, what I got was a really captivating story about how our past
lives affect our current ones. So, I was surprised that such a
sensitive book captivated my attention.
Years ago, when I was in the Navy (stationed in the far east) I was
really into: transcendental meditation; personal mantras, spirit
projection, out-of body experiences, etc. So, I was really engrossed
by the book. In fact, it passed, it passed my "got to take a bathroom
break as fast as I can test".
To me, it seems like a 'chick-book', lots of emotion, life issues,
and extremely limited blood and guts. So, it was not what I expected.
Further, I would have not chosen it if I knew what it was about. But,
still I really enjoyed it. Bravo. Next time I take a long trip, I'll
look for either this author or narrator.
The book itself was very disjointed. Jumping from current day New
York, to 1700's France, to 1600's Africa. You would expect that a
recording of such a book would be at least difficult to follow, But,
the narrator did a superb job at switching meters, tones, and accents
to give cue's as to where we were at. I kind of really enjoyed
listening to her quickly establish a place and time, by how formal she
spoke with: meters, tones, accents, etc.. She must have lots of experience
doing this, but I could find another book that she had narrated??
Yes! I was engrossed in the book. In fact, it passed, it passed my "got to take a bathroom break as fast as I can test".
Maybe...... Just maybe...... I was meant to read this book.......