I was sincerely disappointed in this book. If I'd have know that this was the father (...pastor's...) recollection, opinion and analysis of what happened I would not have wasted time or money on this book. I would have just rented it from the library. It may seem cynical but I have trouble with the way he twisted and justified everything that he wrote with scripture instead of leaving the reader to interpret.
Mr Kornfield's presentation is informative and at times, very funny. If you've been curious about Buddhism, I would highly suggest that you give this audiobook a try. Even if you are not looking for enlightenment, this selection has information for leading a calm, centered and spiritual life. At first the live audience threw me off but I came to appreciate their reactions and laughter and got great enjoyment from it. I also purchased Meditation for Beginners from Mr Kornfield and have also found it helpful and enjoyable. Listen at bedtime for a great nights sleep.
Once again Ms Clare has not failed to deliver with her Mortal Instruments series. This book was well worth the wait and again, I anxiously wait to find out what happens next between the shadowhunters and downworlders. She has given us an ending that begs for the next books release. I would have given five stars but I MUST deduct a star for the narrators. The male narrator was good but the female narrator was hard for me to listen to. It was like listening to a scared/emotionless 12 year old read out of a textbook. I also wish they would have used the male/female narrators more as characters instead of having the male read female parts and the female read male parts. I will be sending an email to Cassandra Clare. I hope they pick a better female voice for the next one.
This book was recommended to me by a 64 year old woman, I'm 47, I recommended it to my 25 year old daughter. We all agree, this is an intriguing novel that will stir your emotions and senses. I could almost smell the circus and feel the rock of the circus train as the author pulled me deeper and deeper into the lives of the characters.
I commute 2 hours a day and have used audiobooks to pass the time for three years now. I'm sure I will pull this book from my library again and again to relive the adventure.
I'm a divorce survivor too but it was extremely difficult to relate to this person. No wonder she was willing to take a year off to strengthen her relationship with her Higher Power. ...I enjoyed the book more when she got past Pity City and after trudging the long road to the "spiritual" part of her journey...I began to enjoy the book more.
I just don't see what the big deal is about this book...And I can't believe someone wanted to make a movie from it.
Nice touch having the author do the reading. That was the most enjoyable part.
I am a Dan Brown fan and I believe this was possibly his best work. I didn't think he'd be able to beat Angels and Demons but he might have with this one. I was hooked with the first chapter and could NOT stop till the story had been spun! Great work! I'm glad I got the unabridged version, I wouldn't have wanted to miss a minute!
I'm a James Patterson fan and found this to be a refreshing book. Well written and an interesting storyline and characters...this book made the long drive to and from work really enjoyable.
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