I really wanted to like this book, I love reading about new philosophies for self help. However, the examples they use in this book are terrible. They talk about Thomas Edison as a great engineer, when all he did was steal other people's ideas. They say that science can't explain everything, and they use the example of birds flying south for the winter. They claim science can't explain that, but a simple Google search can explain why. it's too much fluff, and the concrete examples that they used were very poorly chosen.
What starts as cute, quickly becomes a perversion of Winnie the Pooh and a tirade of anti-intellectualism. If you're looking for enlightenment and peace, I wouldn't recommend this book. Try researching "mindfulness" instead.
To live, to love, to leave a legacy.
The narrator was absolutely perfect. Pitch, delivery, diction, transition were all perfect.
The analogies were numerous and incredibly thought provking.
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I never would have purchased this book had it not been $3.95 deal of the day thus leaving me to wonder how many other treasures like this one are out there. Thanks Audible keep the deals coming!
While this book has a nice easy pace, it can be a little confusing at times. I found myself wanting the author to get to the point occasionally. There are some good lessons on Taoism, but I'll need another listen. When I finished I didn't feel like I grasped as much as I anticipated. Still a decent short listen.
I love Sci Fi, science, nature, hiking, adventure and self improvement. Also, any good story will work as well.
I like philosophy, and the subject matter appeals to me. I may try to give it another listen, but I just could not absorb the messages the first time through. I had the feeling it was very pithy stuff, but I just couldn't seem to get into it. It did seem to get a bit better toward the end.
I didn't know much about Tao but I have loved Pooh and his friends since I was a young girl. LOVE how they matched the principles of Tao to all of the characters. It was amazing. I have listened to it several times.
Yes, I want to read more about Tao. The story at the beginning about the vinegar really made me feel I want to learn more about this specific way of thinking...taking in whatever happens and appreciating it for what it is.
yes, I have no idea how he linked in Pooh and friends to the Tao stories but did a great job!
Loved the narration.
This is one I will listen to again and again. I think it can help me relax, go with the flow and be a better person.
Frankly speaking, I am stunned. I have read Tao Te Ching, but barely understood anything, and this book came as a key for me. It actually inspired me not only to reread the aforementioned work, but also the adventures of the Pooh.
Nothing comes to mind really - I haven't came across anything like this before.
The final scene. Brilliant and captivating. In a sense nothing could possibly make a better culmination for this spiritual journey.
Laughed at lots of places.
I'd like to see more audiobooks by Benjamin Hoff at audible.com. So far this is the only work available.
It's short and the ideas within intriguing.
Pooh as portrayed in the book was great.
The different voices of the characters, it was entertaining.
Pie riddle really gets the point across, I think.
I go to sleep reading a book but I love to listen to them on my morning walk.
Brings a clear understanding of the Tao.
Brings the story to life
Understanding the Tao
Love Pooh, and the Tao of Pooh helped me understand why.
Dr. G. Derrick Hodge
the rapid change of voice could have been handled better...
The ideas are good.
The author uses Eeyore as a straw man, as it were, but does not do justice to Eeyore's original character; he makes the character into something that fits his schema, but does not represent the original genius.