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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance Audiobook

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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Publisher's Summary

This lyrical, evocative, thought-provoking journal of a man's quest for truth - and for himself - has touched and changed an entire generation, and is ready to reach out to a new one. At its heart, the story is all too simple: a man and his son take a motorcycle trip across America. But this is not a simple trip at all, for around every corner, through mountain and desert, wind and rain, and searing heat and biting cold, their pilgrimage leads them to new vistas of self-discovery and renewal.

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is an elemental work that has helped to shape and define the past 25-years of American culture. This special audio edition presents this adventure in an exciting new way - for the millions who have already taken this journey and want to travel these roads again, and for the many more who will discover for the first time the wonders and challenges of a story that will change the way they think and feel about their lives. Unique to audio, this edition features a new introduction by the author.

©1974 by Robert M. Pirsig; (P)1996 by Books on Tape, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Profoundly important...intellectual entertainment of the highest order." (The New York Times)
"Brave wanderings, high adventures, extraordinary risks...A horn of plenty." (Los Angeles Times)

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    S. Epstein 04-30-17
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    "Some tricky philosophy, but a must read."

    I'm into motorcycles, travel, and a bit into philosophy. The philosophical discussions can be difficult and tedious for an amateur like me, but the overall story is a must read for any thoughtful, adult, motorcyclist.

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    IAN Montreal, Quebec, Canada 04-30-17
    IAN Montreal, Quebec, Canada 04-30-17 Member Since 2010
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    I read this book many years ago as I was an avid motorcyclist. I must say I never finished the book. So now having just finished this audiobook I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed it. Just before I downloaded this book I listened to a podcast of the CBC show ideas on which they were interviews with the author as well as other scholars. This sparked my interest and so I have enjoyed Zen and the Art of motorcycle maintenance finally.

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    Kit Martin 04-22-17
    Kit Martin 04-22-17 Member Since 2016
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    "beautiful"

    I will read this book again and again and again. Thank you for writing it.

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    Caley 03-06-17
    Caley 03-06-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Beautiful and filling; intellect and emotion."

    Very beautiful story that gives a bit of sugar to the medicine of the very deep philosophical elements explored.

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    Ty Kerst 02-24-17
    Ty Kerst 02-24-17 Member Since 2015
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    "True Quality revealed"

    Answers inside to all. Do not give up no matter the lack of gumption. Quality.

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    Timothy W 02-06-17
    Timothy W 02-06-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Absolutely amazing book"

    The intensity is very well distributed and the story is quality on a whole new level.

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    Smiles McCray 01-19-17 Member Since 2016
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    You may want to give up on this book, but don't. It's worth all 15 hours.

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    Edward Diaz Miami, Florida USA 01-17-17
    Edward Diaz Miami, Florida USA 01-17-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Awesome book.."

    A great book, that may be difficult at times. Well worth the effort to plow through. It is also advisable to use audible notes as a tool for reference and review. Cant wait to hear it again. I noticed that somewhere near the end the playback speed changed (slowed down).. I adjusted it faster to compensate.

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    RZ 01-17-17
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    "Must Read!!!"

    great story, even better narrating on audible... eye opening for the believers and non believers alike...

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    Tyler Durden 01-16-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent story, average performance"

    This is a classic among modern philosophy books, yet the narrator changes pitch and pace enough that I questioned whether it was the same guy. If you're interested in philosophy from an academic perspective then you'll enjoy this book, however if you are looking for an Easyriders type of story it won't be found here.

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