When I bought this book, I made sure that it fell into the category of novels as I did not want a self-help book. While it is not a complicated plot it does unfold as a story. It was laugh out loud funny in spots but also very thought-provoking in others. It is the kind of book I will listen to again.
There are not a lot of characters here , nor is there much action, but the reader did a good job of conveying the right atmosphere for the book. I think he added to the story .
Reading expressive and natural, perfect inflection
Relatable Characters wonderful pace
Otto, he'd know where to get a good meal and enjoy it
This is one of the best audiobooks I've ever listened to.
I might compare this novel to Paulo Coelho books, but even more spiritual.
This was my first listen to Sean Runnette and he blew my mind. He flawlessly transitioned from character to character with accents, moods, inflections, etc.
This book had some depth to it. I had to stop it periodically to let ideas and emotions that came up because of it soak. I needed to let some parts stew before going on.
The performance is amazing. The way the narrator change his voice to imitate the foreign language is so professional
Compared to other “seek yourself” books, this one is considered one of the best. Linking the ideas of the author with a story makes it very enjoyable journey.
I didn't encounter a complete change after reading the book, but it really helped me with reviewing some aspect of my current “material” life.
worth the cost
Yes. It made me laugh and cry and think about life's priorities. There is much wisdom in this book to be learned.
Otto. I loved his brutal honesty and human stubborness,
Aliveness. It was like watching a movie with my eyes closed.
rinpoche. So I could ask him many questions.
Breakfast with Buddha was a fun and thought-provoking book. I like how the characters were thrown together and how their personalities are so opposed at the start of the story. As the road trip progresses they have many funny experiences, I laughed out loud quiet a few times. There is a side to the story that encourages you to look at the world and think about your personal beliefs without ever feeling preachy or telling you how to react to the ideas presented. I really enjoyed the story and found myself wishing I was on that road trip and going bowling with Rinpoche.
He was great at accents and sounding like different people
I picked this up because it was on sale, I never heard of it and didn't know if I would like it but I loved it.
Perhaps so. I think this would have been a very fast read, and the story deserves to be savored. I recommended it to my mother, who is reading it on a trip. It's supposed to last her until she gets home, and she's had to ration it in order to make it last. This book is such a delight, it would be easy to sit down and devour it whole. But, as I said, there's a lot of subtlety that isn't readily apparent, and it needs to be taken in at a leisurely pace. Having the audio recording ensures (at least for me, because I only listen in my car) that I had time to think about the story in between my commute times.
The main character, who narrates the story in the first person, more or less. He's a regular guy, very easy to relate to.
His voice is a great match for the main character.
There were many moments that made me laugh out loud or smile broadly.
Thank you - Audible, Mr. Merullo, and Mr. Rnnette, for such a delightful experience!
I have recommended this book to a friend.
The Rinpoche was my favourite character as he was a rather cool customer and very amusing in an unintentional way.
Sean Runnette was easy and interesting to listen to.
After the Rinpoche the most memorable character for me was the story teller, Roland. He was very amusing and cynical giving good balance to the story.
A great book to read between heavier material and it was enlightening. I looked forward to listening and did not want it to end.
Yes, It really made me think.
The voice of Rinpoche was very innocent and yet sophisticated. I was charmed by this book. It really made me think about the American culture.
I loved the way he spoke in Rinpoche's voice. He made him very intriguing and likable.
Rinpoche. I wanted to be in his presence. He was so unassuming and forgiving.
I would recommend this audio book. It touched my heart.