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Wherever You Go There You Are Audiobook

Wherever You Go There You Are

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Publisher's Summary

Warmth, humor, anecdotes, and poems make up this inspirational guide to a revolutionary new way of being, seeing, and living. Exploring principles and practices of mindfulness, Dr. Kabat Zinn has taught this two thousand year old Buddhist method of relaxation to thousands. Learn how to capture the present, to live fully in the moment and reduce anxiety, achieve inner peace, and enrich the quality of life. Let this be your guide to mindfulness meditation in everyday life.

©1994 by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D.; (P)1994 Audio Renaissance Tapes, A Division of Cassette Productions Unlimited, Inc.

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    Lars St. Petersburg, FL, USA 11-10-04
    Lars St. Petersburg, FL, USA 11-10-04 Member Since 2014
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    "Gerat book"

    This is a great book for thoes who are trying to find their own path through meditation.

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    H. Y. khan bay area 05-08-13
    H. Y. khan bay area 05-08-13 Member Since 2009
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    "good material, boring narration"
    What did you like best about Wherever You Go There You Are? What did you like least?

    i love jon kabat-zinn, and love listening to him speak. this however, was him reading his own book. in a very voring monotonous tone.


    Has Wherever You Go There You Are turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jon Kabat-Zinn?

    anyone


    Any additional comments?

    just look up jon kabat-zinn on youtube. MUCH better content when he's lectures.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Steve newport beach, ca, United States 11-12-12
    Steve newport beach, ca, United States 11-12-12
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    "When will the Authors learn? Hire a narrator"
    Would you try another book from Jon Kabat-Zinn and/or Jon Kabat-Zinn?

    Yes if he was not narrating


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    NA


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Completely. It was hard to take it Seriously


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    NA


    Any additional comments?

    The music was a little distracting, but it was only there in the transitions from chapters

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Anne Mong Cramer 08-13-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Great message, but grab a cup of coffee first."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Wherever You Go There You Are to be better than the print version?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    While I think Jon Kabat-Zinn's message is critically important to our health and well being in this wild and crazy world. I did however, find the narration so calm and soothing that I had trouble staying focused. I found myself leaving the "moment" he quietly murmured about, and thinking about all the nagging things on my to do list. It was solid evidence that I REALLY need this book, but I have to be present in the moment to HEAR the book if I am to learn anything. I upped the narration speed on my Kindle a bit and it helped. Worth the listen, but maybe in small "moments" instead of your long commute.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Allison O'Brien Narragansett, RI, US 06-14-16
    Allison O'Brien Narragansett, RI, US 06-14-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Background music hugely distracting"

    I hated the background music. Very distracting which detracted from the content. Made the performance "busy"

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    sara Calgary, Alberta, Canada 11-24-10
    sara Calgary, Alberta, Canada 11-24-10
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    "great tool for mediating"

    This is an easy to listen to self help audio book with some good tips for the meditation journey. It's pretty simple so good for beginners. I found it helpful to listen to when I have insomnia and it helps still my mind when I can't sleep. Recommend.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Gary Berlin, Germany 12-24-12
    Gary Berlin, Germany 12-24-12
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    "5 stars without the offensive music"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No because the terrible, frequent musical "interludes" distract from & ruin the narration.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Jon Kabat-Zinn again?

    Yes but only if I knew in advance that his other audiobooks were not similarly affected.


    What didn’t you like about Jon Kabat-Zinn’s performance?

    He is a fine narrator but badly let down by this production.


    Do you think Wherever You Go There You Are needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No, it stands up on its own.


    Any additional comments?

    It might seem churlish to focus so much on the bad music given Kabat-Zinn's otherwise profound teachings on mindfulness but the music really did completely ruin this audiobook for me. It's the worst sort of cheap, synthy, badly recorded, "mystical" rubbish that mars so many works on meditation and the like. It comes at the beginning and end of every section of the book; is overlaid on top of the narration for minutes at a time, altogether taking up at least a quarter of the running time; and is completely at odds with the voice of Kabat-Zinn and the character of his work, at least for me. In the end, I gave up listening to the last hour of it. Kabat-Zinn's work on mindfulness is the most lucid and illuminating I've yet come across but unless you're very good at filtering out background noise, I unfortunately have to recommend avoiding this one.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Bruce Tropical Paradise 09-21-11
    Bruce Tropical Paradise 09-21-11
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    "horrrendous"

    the Audible version of this book is blighted by the horrendously loud new age music that accompanies Jon's narration. i am a big fan of his work but this is unlistenable. it's so loud in parts that you cannot hear what he is saying, and is completely distracting from something that is largely about being focussed. it's a bizarre concept and an absolute disaster. i'm going to get my money back and buy the kindle version instead.

    i have rated the "story" as 1 because i cannot hear it

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Books 07-22-16
    Books 07-22-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Extremely insightful"

    Probably the best book on understanding what mindfulness and meditation really are. The best jumping off point.

    But PLEASE, the music at the beginning of the chapters should absolutely be eradicated! It ruins the audiobook experience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Hom Tanks Miami, FL 05-15-16
    Hom Tanks Miami, FL 05-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Mindfulness is the #1 tool for survival."

    listen to this multiple times and your life will change and learn to become mindful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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