What to Remember When Waking

  • by David Whyte
  • Narrated by David Whyte
  • 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Original recording Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A poet like David Whyte turns words into transcendent vehicles for spirit. With What to Remember When Waking, this celebrated writer and teacher reveals how our reality is created through conversation with the universe - and how we can create an identity robust enough to meet life's gifts and demands.
On this new six hour audio-learning course, Whyte tells us how to live at the frontier between the spiritual and physical needs of everyday life; how deeper states of attention amd intention can transform our own identity; and how we become more courageous. more present to the deeper understanding of ourselves, our loved ones and our world.

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Customer Reviews

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The best audiobook experience I've had so far

David Whyte's reading is what makes this so special.
It has -quite simply- redefined audiobooks for me.
Unlike so many authors or narrators, he doesn't just read, he tells a tale.
His voice is calming and penetrating to listen to.
The content is stunning and deep.

Before purchasing this book, I used audiobooks when reading was not an option- while driving or doing the dishes. It always felt like a compromise. For this book, listening to it made for a more heightened experience than reading it would have.

It offers, in my opinion, the best of what an experience of an audiobook can be.
I highly recommend it.
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- Sabrina

A Disappointment

I did not like the format of this presentation compared to other David Whyte CD's I have heard, in which he recites poetry on a theme and weaves it together with commentary -- generally in front of a live audience. This presentation was more like a long talk interspersed with poetry here and there. He sounded weary and uninspired.

I was captivated by several of the newer poems, particularly "My Daughter Asleep." However, I would not purchase another program of this length by DW, preferring to return to the live-recorded CD's available through his website.
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- Nancy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-14-2010
  • Publisher: Sounds True