213 of 231 people found the following review helpful
on October 27, 2006
As a big C2C fan I eagerly snapped up the book without even reading the comments on the back and side. I surmised that the book would be great because I enjoy Noory's work on C2C and he seems like an honest person who would give you your money's worth and then some. WRONG. This book is barely readable. The first half of the book is dedicated to a bunch of stories about events in Noory's life. He talks about his relatives and experiences as a child. I guess it is readable for a short time but you keep asking yourself when do we get to ANYTHING regarding the grandiose claims made on the inside cover ? (Transcend all doubts and fears,shatter the prison walls of your five senses, free yourself from the confines of time, etc,). I found nothing in the book that delivers anything close to those claims. I guess this book could be worthwhile if you just want some stories and history on topics such as remote viewing BUT you will be disappointed if you are looking for techniques to achieve the outrageous claims made on the inside cover.
67 of 76 people found the following review helpful
on March 13, 2007
I am very disappointed in George. I listen to George, Ian and Art almost every single day through podcast. Everything that is in this book has been said umpteenth times on the show. For example, he spends a good deal of time explaining how to keep a dream diary. Who doesn't know how to do that, especially among the C2C audience? Give me a break! It sounds like he wrote it during commercial breaks of the Chris Angel show. I believe that George is looking to make a quick buck at the expense of his fans. What a shame.
88 of 102 people found the following review helpful
on January 24, 2007
This book (if you can call it that) is scattered, shallow, and limited. Supposedly, he was to "plumb the depths" of new paranormal exercises. Basically, this was an exercise in futility. For Noory to tell us we are entering a "new age" is pedantic and oft-repeated. Nothing new here to see, folks. Move along.
25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
on December 1, 2008
I am a long time listener to Coast to Coast Am and over the past three years I have noticed a change in George Noory as a host. It's as if he is getting more elementary and overly simple minded. It's as if he has forgotten all of the knowledge he has been exposed to from the guests he has had on over the years. The questions he asks are as if he knows nothing of the esoteric. The show is becoming more about him then about his guests.
This book is a fine example of this. I agree with the majority of these reviews, this book was certainly written for promoting himself as a personality. I am really tired of him continually reminding us of his late aunt Shafica Karagulla too. Yawn.
My guess is he is playing it so safe to keep his job, that he has become boring and dull. Hence this fluff filled wordy book supposedly written by George Noory.
If this Catholic good boy is an intuitive, remote viewing, time traveler and thinks he has the authority to teach such subjects, then I am a hamster coo coo ca choo.
36 of 42 people found the following review helpful
on February 21, 2008
I read the better part of this book at the bookstore, while waiting a few minutes for my car to be serviced. Yes, it's that fluffy of a read. But let's be honest, there is no way that George Noory could have written this book, or any other book.
I have been listening to C2C for years, and I honestly think that Mr. Noory may be in the early stages of dementia. Seriously. His word selection is increasingly limited. Over time, he has begun to choose simpler and simpler words all the time to express himself. He repeats the same cliches and aphorisms over and over. (such as "I don't believe in coincidences"). He verbally muddles through the news update segment at the beginning of the show every single night, crossing up words, dropping syllables, putting strange, random emphasis on the wrong word or syllable. As a subscriber to the podcast, I have hours of mp3 files to back this up. He asks his guests questions that are so irrelevant to the topic and out of step with the narrative, that they respond with long, awkward pauses of apparent disbelief. He blurts out unsolicited medical advice, including a recent show where he even recommended a prescription drug to a listener by name, after hearing a ten second medical history. This shows a serious lack of impulse control and judgement, which is a hallmark of frontal lobe dementia. He increasingly reports doing absent minded things and having accidents, such as "falling into a giant puddle of water" in Austin. He is at exactly the right age to be experiencing the onset of frontal lobe dementia or perhaps early Alzheimers. He needs to get help, for sure. And if he isn't in the early stages of dementia, then he has to be drinking enough before the show to impair his thinking and speech. Either way, he needs to seek help or retire, or both. But I seriously think it's dementia. Mr. Noory if you are reading this please get an MRI and a SPECT scan from a reputable neurologist right away, and be prepared for the worst.
38 of 45 people found the following review helpful
on April 3, 2007
As a huge fan of Coast to Coast AM for over 12 years, I expected when George wrote this book, and the promises made as to it's valuable content, that I would get a great value in practical exercises to make huge changes in my personal and spiritual potential to help myself and most especially for my children. I forked out money I could barely even afford because of the promise the book makes, even in it's title. I have NEVER been so terribly disappointed and let down. This book is nothing more than a bad reiteration of Coast shows and constant quoting of other authors!!! GEORGE, you are NO Whitley Streiber or Art Bell. How sad it looks as though this was just a thrown together ploy to make money off the trust of Valuable Coast to Coast AM fans. As an avid life long reader, I cannot recommend this book for any use or value, and the title is sadly misleading. This book reads as though he threw it together in one weekend, complete with typographical errors and sentences that make no sense, where is the editor??? Good Grief do not buy this atrocious book, I wasted my money, and I am sadly let down, what a fake!!!!This man should do us all a favor and not ever write another thing again!!! I will never trust Noory & Co again! Art should NEVER have retired!!! At least when you buy a book he writes you get some value & content. Two thumbs down for Noory!
20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
on July 10, 2008
This book could have been about one hundred pages shorter. I cannot count the number of times I noticed I was reading a new paragraph which contained pretty much the SAME information already covered in some other paragraph. This goes on endlessly. It's exhausting. In the end, did I learn anything? Maybe simply that naked aliens could be mining on the dark side of the moon, but other than that? Not really.
As an aside, it startled me to learn that George Noory gave himself over to the "dark side" as he called it, and so recently. Just eight years ago he conducted an experiment in which he wished serious harm on certain men of whom he was jealous. Harm came to them, and then doubled back on Noory, which is apparently when it occurred to him that he should stop. Noory is a man in his 50s! I guess I could look past it more easily if he'd been a teen playing such hurtful games with people's lives, but he was a mature man. I just have a hard time accepting anything "enlightening" from someone who could do this to other people, and so recently.
I do not recommend this book.
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on March 6, 2008
I thought the book be good ,but found out I wasted my money ,dont buy this book... I wouldnt of gave it a one star rating, but that was the lowest i could do
29 of 36 people found the following review helpful
on March 13, 2007
As a big Coast to Coast fan, I listen to every single show. I've listened since the inception and before George Noory was there, and have heard all of the last two years. I'm a BIG fan. But...
I expected that WITL would consist of a similar content to the show, but I assumed there would be a refreshing presentation. Instead, I felt like I was listening to a show without guests or callers. Where was the expert? George said the same things he's always talked about, but with few facts to back up his anecdotes. Maybe I listen too much? He's better at getting the story than giving it.
I was thoroughly disappointed to find out that it's basically a train of thought telling of the best of C2C with a little bit of remedial instruction on OBEs and RVing.
If you listen to the show you've heard it, and if you read the After Dark newsletter, you've read it. Don't bother spending your money on this one unless you've never or only rarely heard C2C. It's a shark-jumping sellout. Sorry to be so harsh, but I fell strongly that WITL was thrown together to sell books, not to inform. George, I am truly disappointed. Good to hear that some proceeds went to charity.
14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on July 30, 2009
This book is poorly written, poorly edited, and just plain - poor! Unfortunately - I had to give it one star to give a review. What amazes me is that there is a sequel. I won't be reviewing that one as I won't be reading it.
What would you have wanted to know before you purchased the product?
And my reply is:
That this is a warmed over mish-mash of pop-self-help in a faux "spiritual" context.