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  • Joy on Demand

  • The Art of Discovering the Happiness Within
  • By: Chade-Meng Tan
  • Narrated by: Telly Leung
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206

In Joy on Demand, Chade-Meng Tan shows that you don't need to meditate for hours, days, months, or years to achieve lasting joy - you can actually get consistent access to it in as little as 15 seconds. Explaining joy and meditation as complementary things that naturally reinforce each other, Meng explains how these two skills form a virtuous cycle and, once put into motion, become a solid practice that can be sustained in daily life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Distilled actionable mindfulness

  • By R. Russell on 09-26-16

A Little Repetitive

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

Reviewed: 01-11-17

I read Search Inside Yourself, Meng's first book and I would give it 5 stars and recommend that book over Joy On Demand. Joy on Demand is a little repetitive of his first book. I was disappointed. The reader was average but enthusiastic.

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  • The Sense of an Ending

  • By: Julian Barnes
  • Narrated by: Richard Morant
  • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 983
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 832
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 829

Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school. Sex-hungry and book-hungry, they would navigate the girl-less sixth form together, trading in affectations, in-jokes, rumour, and wit. Maybe Adrian was more serious than the others, certainly more intelligent, but they all swore to stay friends for life. Now Tony is retired. He’s had a career and a single marriage, a calm divorce. He’s certainly never tried to hurt anybody. Memory, though, is imperfect. It can always throw up surprises, as a lawyer’s letter is about to prove.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 'Something Happened'...

  • By Mel on 01-09-12

Breathtakingly Sublime

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

Reviewed: 11-18-11

Densely short and shockingly subliminal...this book is one of the finest I have read for plot and narration. The reader and the plot seem meant for each other.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful