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David M. Chess

Mohegan Lake, NY USA | Listener Since 2001

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  • In Bed with Susie Bright, 1-Month Subscription

    • NONE (30 mins)
    • By Susie Bright
    Overall
    (173)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    Susie Bright, one of America's best-known sexperts, addresses the sexual politics of the day's news, reviews recent movies and erotic books, answers your sex and relationship questions, and more in this exclusive AudibleOriginal®. Get the latest issue or subscribe!

    William says: "Not what I expected"
    "An Audible gem!"
    Overall

    "In Bed" is probably the main thing that keeps me renewing my Audible membership. She's funny, and friendly, and smart, and all sorts of good things. If you're offended by naughty words, or if you don't understand irony, you may be uncomfortable, BUT ON THE OTHER HAND this may be just what you need to learn to loosen up! For the rest of us, Susie is a great reminder that there are intelligent sex-positive parts of the world, and she sure knows some interesting people.

    (To the bizarrely clueless people who accused her of racism: she was CRITIQUING the stupid rumors about Rice and Powell, not saying they were true. Sheesh! And she wasn't actually trying out that vibrator on the air (more's the pity), she was just kidding.)

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Meditations on Sufism

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Osho
    • Narrated By Osho
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Sufis are great storytellers, and their stories are pregnant with the significance of the ultimate. These remarkable discourses are original, live recordings made during Osho's extemporaneous daily talks to audiences of disciples and visitors at his meditation retreat in Poona, India. More from Osho.

    Lauren says: "Enjoyed this"
    "About Osho more than Sufism"
    Overall

    I wish I had Googled on this title before buying it. "Osho" is the syncretist mystic Rajneesh, of the 95 Rolls-Royces and the interesting developments in Antelope, Oregon in the 1980's. He was not in any strong sense a practitioner or teacher of Sufism; if you search on his name in Audible you'll find similar "Meditations" on Buddhism, Zen, Taoism, etc.

    On this particular program, he spends lots of time saying how all religions are stupid, how Sufism is what all religions would like to be, how only by turning off one's critical faculties and jumping into the unknown by surrendering to one's teacher (i.e. by becoming one of Rajneesh's "sunnyas") can one become truly free, and other stuff that did not particularly appeal to me. There's also some more appealing but not all that deep stuff about looking for solutions by accepting and being open to the nature of the problem and so on; pretty much standard New Age fare.

    If you're looking for an introduction to, or a program about, Sufism as it is usually conceived, you definitely don't want to start here! If you're curious about Osho, do Google around a bit first.

    (One more note: I don't know if it's just bad mic placement or if he really talks like this, but for the entire program there's a loud shrill hissssss at the end of nearly every sentenceSSSZZSSSZHSHSHSH. It's pretty annoying.)

    32 of 46 people found this review helpful

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