• Power vs. Force

  • The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior
  • By: Dr. David R. Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Dr. David R. Hawkins
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 22-11-2006
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Veritas Publishing
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (58 ratings)

Publisher's Summary

The publication of Power vs. Force by Sir David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D., reveals to the general public secret information heretofore only shared by the author with certain Nobelists and world leaders. Analyzing the basic nature of human thought and consciousness itself, the author makes available to everyone the key to penetrating the last barrier to the advancement of civilization and science and resolving the most crucial of all human dilemmas: how to instantly determine the truth or falsehood of any statement or supposed fact.
All human endeavors have the common goal of understanding or influencing human experience. To this end, man has developed numerous descriptive and analytical disciplines: morality, philosophy, psychology, and so on. Regardless of what branch of inquiry one starts from (philosophy, political theory, theology) all avenues of investigation eventually converge at a common meeting point: the quest for an organized understanding of the nature of pure consciousness.
To explain that which is simple can be difficult indeed. Much of this book is devoted to the process of making the simple obvious. If we can understand even one simple thing in depth, we will have greatly expanded our capacity for comprehending the nature of the universe and life itself.
©1995, 1998, 2004, 2012 David R. Hawkins (P)2006 The Institute for Spiritual Research, Inc., dba Veritas Publishing
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3 out of 5 stars
By MickeyT on 07-11-2016

Let down

I bought this book on the back of 'Letting Go' but they are vastly different. Believe all the other reviews... I didn't, and bought this book knowing full well, there'd be problems with the narration. I really didn't think it'd be that bad, but it is. It sounds like he's just finished a bottle of Scotch!! A shame because it does have some gems.... im 12 chapters in, and don't really know what to make of it.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 18-06-2018

good content, not so great speaker

it was slow for me and boring but the content was good, the guys voice was a bit of a drain

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4 out of 5 stars
By Paul on 10-09-2009

Great book, good audiobook....

This is a really interesting book. Extremely thought-provoking, and has the potential to be life-changing. However, there are 2 things to bear in mind: 1) The rational of the book is based 100% on applied kinesology (i.e. muscle testing). If you don't accept this or have an open mind, the whole premise falls down (I actually tried it as he suggests, and was positively suprised to see that it seems to work); 2) As other reviewers have pointed out, the author does not have a clear speaking voice and has a very monotone presentation. This can make it a struggle to listen to. For me, the first (and most technical chapter) was extremely hard to get through, and then (due to both the easier material and getting used to the voice, I guess) it wasn't much of a problem and I stopped noticing.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Cliona on 06-08-2007

David should have hired a Professional!

Oh my...I LOVED this book in hard copy and was so excited to see it on Audible. In fact I was so excited I couldn't wait and paid the high price in advance of my monthy credits! I am bummed, I can't even get through a few minutes without having to rewind as I lose concentration. The content is amazing, but the author's reading is HORRIBLE. This is the only material I have ever considered a waste of money in over 3 years and over 150 titles I have purchased. I am so sad. I wish I could get my money back!

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3 out of 5 stars
By Dominic on 04-05-2011

Great book, poorly read.

There is no doubt as a book, Power vs. Force is
brilliant. Sadly the author reads it with the most
boring monotone mumble. My advice - get the book, not
the audio book.

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13 of 13 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Chris on 23-05-2013

Great insights but inaccessible to the masses

I typically prefer it if the author is the narrator of their audiobook. In this case I make an exception. Given that I am not enlightened and that I do not possess absolute mental discipline, my mind still gets distracted from listening.

The drone of Hawkins voice doesn't help to keep my mind engaged in the book and so I was left to use will power to keep my mind from wandering. A professional voice actor with a more colourful delivery would have solved this problem and perhaps made the book more acceptable to more people.

I titled this review inaccessible to the masses because of the intellectual complexity with which it is written.

I expect readers of this book will have the same complaints as they do about Eckhart Tolle and Deepak Chopra..... too intellectual.

Surely a spirital teacher who wanted to make the greatest impact would appeal to the lowest common denominator to ensure that readers of all reading and intelligence levels would be able to benefit from the material? That's not what's happening here.

I can imagine many people who started reading this book up did not finish because the material was too heavy. The ideas are not complex but the delivery, I feel, is.

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