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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

Better than Breakfast!

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

Reviewed: 08-14-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I love the soothing and calm demeanor of this book in audio format. I find myself drifting off and imagining the landscape, the people, the essence of where they are, what they are doing and what is being said or felt at that moment in time.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Lunch with Buddha?

This books comes with a sense of sadness, a edge of your seat profoundness. I appreciate the experience of letting a loved one go in this book, different from Breakfast, and I love the break in sadness with a tough of the Rinpoche's unassuming humor.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Every moment of this book brings me close to emotions felt in my own life. I've laughed and cried at many moments throughout. A book I can relate to and yet it still takes me away from my day to day.

Any additional comments?

Roland Merullo is a genius! His books are relatable, profound, and intense. No matter what religion you are or what level of spiritual awakening you've had, his Buddha books are written in a way that opens a window or a door, they hint at questions that have always lurked in the depths of your mind. I'm in love with this serious and look forward to others written by Roland!

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  • Breakfast with Buddha

  • A Novel
  • By: Roland Merullo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,568
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,180
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,190

When his sister tricks him into taking her guru on a trip to their childhood home, Otto Ringling, a confirmed skeptic, is not amused. Six days on the road with an enigmatic holy man who answers every question with a riddle is not what he'd planned. But in an effort to westernize his passenger---and amuse himself---he decides to show the monk some "American fun" along the way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a thoughtful and often hilarious journey

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-15-11

Breathtaking

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

Reviewed: 08-03-15

I received this book as a gift for my birthday. I love the story and the way it tied so much into my own life and my own questions and wonders. Brilliant!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful