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Summer's Path is the remarkable story of Don Newport, an engineer that comes face to face with his personal destiny under extraordinary circumstances. After losing his job and his health insurance, Don learns he has a terminal disease with only a few months left to live. On his death bed, he meets Robert, a brazen angel of death that promises to help Don with a graceful exit.

As Don prepares to say his last goodbyes to his loving wife, Robert attempts to change Don's perspective about his mortality and proposes an exceptionally unique option. Robert leads Don through an astounding meditation of life and death and reveals various healing and spiritual concepts including walk-ins, embodiment and soul destiny. On this magical journey of self realization, Don discovers that it's never too late to learn profound life lessons about ourselves and our loved ones.

©2009 Hay House (P)2009 Hay House

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Loved It. Something that I believe life is about. Something new to learn and research

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  • ArtC
  • 28-05-09

A bad new-age after-school special

I generally devour all audible books and even like poorly narrated ones (to put me to sleep at night).
After 500 or so downloads, I finally found a book I hate! This went beyond bad narration. Bad writing, no character development, extremely wacked-out plot premise, unrealistic character reactions. Way out there... and way bad. Good thing it was free.

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  • Julio Marchini
  • 29-10-09

Horrible book

A warning for people not to waste their time on this.

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  • DebO
  • 15-10-09

Free? This author owes me money.

I thought this utterly awful and immature book was made worse by its narrator, who whined the dialog. A ridiculous waste of computer space. Even at free it wasn't worth the download or my listening time. I gave it the one star only because a rating is forced. It doesn't count ... the book deserves no star.

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  • Toni
  • 12-04-09

Very New Age

Did you know that suppressed emotion causes cancer, or causes it to spread? Me neither. The author evidently believes so.

I tried to stick it out, but about three-quarters in, when the author got into blather about the "three spiritual bodies" that inhabit a person's physical body -- and a dog's physical body -- I gave up on this book. Isn't the very term "spiritual body" oxymoronic?

The author is no doubt sincere in his beliefs. This reader doesn't care to be prosyletized about them.

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  • Paul
  • 08-03-10

Subtly wonderful

I had this terrible experience once when I saw a movie, loved it, and then read the reviews. The reviews painted the flick as a flawed release on many fronts and rated it at something around 1.5 out of 5. I decided that when movies are concerned, people's opinions would only be valuable to me if I valued something about, or in, them that would make their opinion significant to me.
Well, same thing happened to me with this Scott Blum book, "Summer's Path." I was surprised at the negative reviews written here, which I saw when I came back to order the sequel, "Waiting for Autumn." I thoroughly enjoyed "Summer's Path." I found it insightfully intriguing! If one is willing to read/listen with an open mind--which by the way is the only kind of mind that permits growth--wonder and pensive introspection may be their reward.
Keep in mind, however, I hold myself out as no intellectual. I am but a battered and bruised recovering know-it-all, learning to enjoy, without my own old stuffy filters, all that this beautiful world has to offer.
I am so looking forward to "Waiting for Autumn." Thank you, Scott.

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  • Maja
  • 30-10-09

whew!

i have agonised for the first hour and a half and was wondering if it was all me, i am glad to see i am not the only one who is finding this hard to swallow. I know the topic is not an easy one. I am actually wishing it all ends........soon

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  • Velmaris R
  • 06-08-09

storyline was interesting

although the storyline was interesting, the book was not altogether cohesive, over explaining certain elements and glossing over others. the narration; however, was abysmal. it made it very difficult to sit through the book and I found myself trying to not mock the narrator's delivery. painful.
the story ends somewhat abruptly as well. and although I may be curious to see where the story heads in the series, there is no way I will buy it as an audio book if the same narrator delivers the story.

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  • Theresa
  • 18-07-09

Really??

This book was just silly. The poor delivery only made it worse.

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  • Gisella Giordani
  • 16-07-09

Narrrator needs to work on her reading

It only got my attention at the very end.
The narrator really needs to work on her reading aloud, she's a novice.

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  • stufftoread
  • 14-06-09

Bad book, worse narrator

This book did inspire me: never to listen to a bad book again. From now on, an audiobook will have to grab my attention in the first chapter and have a narrator who can at least pronounce basic words. Her voice was shrill and bland, as other reviewers have mentioned, especially when raised, and every time she said "farmiliar"--"familiar" with an unnecessary "r"--I wanted to abandon the book. Too bad I didn't before it abandoned the reader, with an advertisement for the sequel and barely a pretense of an attempt at a credible ending to the first one--unless I was so bored by that time that I missed it.

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  • Adrian
  • 16-08-09

It reminded me of 1980s daytime tv

Let's get this straight - this is a FREE download so what we're asking is to evaluate if it's worth the time invested in listening. I guess the answer is "depends on how bored you are."
The first half of the story was OK and set up for potentially an interesting twist or two that sadly never came. When the recording was over, I felt it was unfinished, took the listener for granted and didn't really offer any hooks to make me want to follow the characters in their further adventures. The female characters were very flat and the male characters not much better. I'm really sorry to be so negative, but this just wasn't for me.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-12-12

summers path

this particular book made you sit up and think not a book i would normally pick but it made me think perhaps i should look to other forms of litriture

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-03-09

Terrible prose, terrible story.

This book is what happens when a Do-it-yourself / How to... author decides to write a book. The story is mystic cobblers and the prose is worse than a school kids effort. Terrible descriptions of places and characters written like an instruction booklet for idiots, this was the least rewarding book I've downloaded yet. It may be free, but it's still not worth it.

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  • Jacs
  • 27-04-21

Story let down by narrator and weird music

It was a nice and easy storyline to listen to. However, I personally found the readers voice irritating, also I didn't understand the significance of the repetitive music at the end of each chapter, maybe I'm missing the point. I enjoyed the book but feel it would of been better if I had read it myself. I will probably purchase the second part just to see how the story developed. On the whole of you want a bedtime story to listen to and you don't mind an American accent that makes all characters sound the same and skip the music then I can recommend this book especially if it's free. Failing that but something with more depth.

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  • Christina Ashton
  • 28-02-21

Confusing

Made no logic sense to me . No real story after half way through. Too far fetched for my taste

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  • alinore
  • 23-01-21

Well, at least it was free

Boring story, simply couldn’t force my way through. Characters were flat and didn’t manage to raise any emotions in me. The reader was somewhat annoying with her portrayal of different characters. Can’t really recommend.

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  • Thedogman
  • 08-10-20

Actually a pseudo religious treatise

Starts out OK, but then moves on to heavy handedly selling a weird religious belief that people can cure disease by getting in touch with their feelings.

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  • Helen
  • 01-03-20

Great book

Enjoyed this audio book very much
Hopefully they will be more books
Must read on your list

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  • SMInc
  • 10-01-20

One of the weirdest ever

This was free. If not, I would almost certainly be asking for a refund.

The story was weird, and remained unresolved at the end. It turns out it’s the start of a serial!

I can cope with the past-lives/ healing your soul psycho-babble. But at times it seemed like “Robert” was definitely more akin to an alien or a demon determined to possess a soul and lead it to destruction (suicide) rather than the angel he initially appeared...

The scene where Don was unable to breathe as his body was taken over was extremely uncomfortable.

In the end, the whole book turned out to be just a long intro to the author’s own story, and neither the story of Don, nor that of his wife, nor of “Mary” were brought to any kind of resolution. Whether or not they will be resolved in subsequent books remains to be seen, but no further episodes are available on Audible...
Personally, I like stories to have an ending. So this felt flat.

The narration was also very flat. Not dreadful, but monotonous and lifeless.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 02-11-19

Not my cup of tea

Light, teenage feel good story.... I wouldn't recommend this book to any one, not even a teenager! ..very Irritating