The Disappearance of the Universe

  • by Gary R. Renard
  • Narrated by Gary Renard, Doreen Virtue, Gene Bogart
  • 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

What would you do if you were sitting quietly in your living room when a mysterious couple suddenly appeared from out of nowhere, and then told you they were "ascended masters" who had come to reveal some shocking secrects of existence and teach you the miraculous power of advanced forgiveness? Would you call the cops? Call a psychiatrist? Call out for pizza?When two such teachers appeared before Gary Renard in 1992, he chose to listen to them. (And ask a lot of questions.) The result is this startling audiobook: An extraordinary record of 17 mind-bending conversations that took place over nearly a decade, reorienting the author's life, and giving the world an uncompromising introduction to a spiritual teaching destined to change human history.

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Some interesting ideas; narrators are awful

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

no. Although many if the ideas were thought provoking, the narrators, especially Gary, were so bad it detracted from the listening experience.


Has The Disappearance of the Universe turned you off from other books in this genre?

No, but I would never buy another audible in which Gary was one of the narrators.


What aspect of the narrators’s performance would you have changed?

I would have had someone other than the author narrate the author's part. Gene sounded like a bad parody of a radio DJ. Doreen was pretty good.


Was The Disappearance of the Universe worth the listening time?

Barely. The content was somewhat interesting, but the narration was so bad, I didn't really enjoy the book.


Any additional comments?

I looked through other offerings authored by Gary Renard but found that he was also the narrator in all of them so I didn't purchase any.

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- Bill

Solid Content With Bad Form

I already read the text prior to purchasing the audio book, so my expectations as to the content were already set. The book reads quickly (took me about a day) and its message is solid. In contrast, the audio book (in my opinion) is rather loathsome to listen to. Something was certainly lost in the translation from print to audio.

As another reviewer mentioned, the person who plays the part of Arten has a radio announcer voice; while Pursah is played by Doreen Virtue, a familiar voice (if one listens to Hay House Radio). I think those two factors diminished the content considerably. They took away from the message more than they gave.

The only believable person in the audio book is Gary Renard himself. Then again, it was he who had the actual experience; not the other two.

However, as I considered it, I realized that this was one of those situations where I would be called upon to forgive. Could it have been done better? Without question it could have. Yet how many of us could have done it perfectly? Probably none.

Let this be a lesson to us all who seek the Truth: We screw up even the purest of messages with our own hands, try as we might to do otherwise. It is almost inevitable. Best to forgive it and take the content of what we're given; leaving the form behind.

If you're averse to reading a 150,000 word book, this audio format is just fine. The content is all there, just as it is in the book, and the audio quality is high and well recorded. But if you've heard Doreen and the other guy before, one can't help but be distracted by them.

I think the author should seriously consider redoing this book using real actors; perhaps ones with a heavy spiritual inclination, in order to capture the essence of not only the message, but of his overall experience.
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- Kristopher

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-13-2006
  • Publisher: Hay House