I've listened to hundreds of audio books, and read many thousands of printed books in my life. Many of these books have been spiritual in nature. This book provides one of the most coherent, moving overviews of meditation and enlightenment that I've come across. Whether you're just beginning on a spiritual path or have been living in a cave for 10 years, meditating for hours a day; you will find something useful and inspiring in this book. Well worth every penny!
Read the book then listen to it narrated by Chuck himself. His voice is mesmerizing -- his inflections and tone give the book a whole new dimension. Excellent!
I got this book because of the description and the title, both of which sounded great. Once I got into it about 1/4th of the way though, I found myself unable to really immerse myself enjoy it. It just wasn't as dangerous or exotic as the marketing made it sound. While the story may be original, it doesn't compensate for the writing style seeming mechanical and unimaginative. Maybe I gave up too soon (about 1/2 way through) and missed the part where it got really exciting and original and worth reading but I doubt it...
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