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  • Bringing Home the Dharma

  • Awakening Right Where You Are
  • By: Jack Kornfield, Daniel J. Siegel MD (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Jack Kornfield, Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 390
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330

If you want to find inner peace and wisdom, you don't need to move to an ashram or monastery. Your life, just as it is, is the perfect place to be. Jack Kornfield, one of America's most respected Buddhist teachers, shares this and other key lessons gleaned from more than 40 years of committed study and practice.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not Read by Jack Kornfield

  • By Roger on 05-18-17

Great book, narrator induces nerd rage

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-19-18

What did you love best about Bringing Home the Dharma?

The content is great!

What three words best describe Jack Kornfield and Edoardo Ballerini ’s voice?

The narrator has a great voice and is very pleasant to listen to. That being said, something was off for me and I found it difficult to concentrate on the material at times. I realized the narrator, while sounding great, was not reading as if he was processing the material. He uses the same ebb and flow of intonation for everything he reads. The result (for me at any rate) is that it's pretty difficult to listen to and a little hypnotic. I can easily imagine the narrator reading the following sentences with the same inflection: "I noticed a beautiful rainbow and it made happy". vs "I noticed my dog fluffykins was dead and it made me sad." To top it off he is also using an aggressively soothing voice. I'm assuming to remind us that this is a book more or less about meditation. But I just keep thinking, "ok ok I get it, WE'RE CALM HERE". While I would have read this book quickly, with these two peeves in play I have to take breaks or suffer from nerd rage. In summary, I probably just have issues, but great content.

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