Scott Thomson

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  • Zen and Now

  • On the Trail of Robert Pirsig and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • By: Mark Richardson
  • Narrated by: Buck Schirner
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 48

In 1968, Robert Pirsig and his son, Chris, made the cross-country motorcycle trip that was the basis for Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, a book that has inspired generations with its searching personal and philosophical narrative. After rereading the book at the onset of middle age, reporter Mark Richardson tuned up his old Suzuki dirt bike and became a "Pirsig Pilgrim".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By James on 04-17-09

Great Companion.

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-17-15

great companion book to the original Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. if you enjoyed the original take another journey as you examine the road from another perspective.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Food of Love

  • By: Anthony Capella
  • Narrated by: Rocco Sisto
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

Laura Patterson is an American exchange student in Rome who, fed up with being inexpertly groped by her young Italian beaus, decides there's only one sure-fire way to find a sensual man: date a chef. Then she meets Tomasso, who's handsome, young, and cooks in the exclusive Templi restaurant. Perfect. Except, unbeknownst to Laura, Tomasso is in fact only a waiter at Templi; it's his shy friend Bruno who is the chef.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A wandering, lackluster effort at best

  • By Rebecca on 02-07-07

Nice light read.

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-17-15

A nixe light read, good narration and an interesting concept on the gods of old.