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  • The Silver Music Box

  • By: Mina Baites, Alison Layland - translator
  • Narrated by: Jane Oppenheimer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 387
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338

1914. For Paul, with love. Jewish silversmith Johann Blumenthal engraved those words on his most exquisite creation, a singing filigree bird inside a tiny ornamented box. He crafted this treasure for his young son before leaving to fight in a terrible war to honor his beloved country - a country that would soon turn against his own family. A half century later, Londoner Lilian Morrison inherits the box after the death of her parents. Though the silver is tarnished and dented, this much-loved treasure is also a link to an astonishing past.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mixed Thoughts

  • By BPotter on 01-08-18

What a beautiful story!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-27-18

I listened each morning to The Silver Music Box while exercising on my “dreadmill” as I lovingly call it. I could not wait to begin each day as this story is so very moving and beautiful. It made a not so enjoyable task quite easy. It is very well performed and paced. I had tears in my eyes when the narration ended. I recommend this book highly!

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  • Lunch with Buddha

  • By: Roland Merullo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 832
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 756
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 755

A novel about family, open-minded spirituality, and the American road, Lunch with Buddha accompanies the characters from Breakfast with Buddha as they move further along the path toward lasting peace of mind. Facing one of life's greatest emotional challenges, Otto Ringling takes comfort in a loving family and offbeat lessons from eccentric spiritual teacher Volya Rinpoche.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely brilliant

  • By anna on 05-29-15

There are no words

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-17

This series by Roland Merullo has been life changing for me. I am eternally grateful to him and to Sean Runnette.

  • Dinner with Buddha

  • By: Roland Merullo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 825
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 747
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 745

The author of Breakfast with Buddha brings his characteristic whimsy to a new novel about New York book editor Otto Ringling and Mongolian monk Volya Rinpoche, who embark on a road trip from Rinpoche's meditation center in North Dakota to the glitter and glitz of the Las Vegas strip.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must read---and more than once!

  • By Joy on 03-19-16

Thought provoking

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-18-17

A wonderful thought provoking read. I enjoyed this book immensely and will definitely read the other two Breakfast and Lunch with Buddha books. Narrator did an excellent job.