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101 Zen Stories Audiobook

101 Zen Stories

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Publisher's Summary

Written in the 13th century by Japanese Zen master Muju. Well-known koans in the collection include "A Cup of Tea", "The Sound of One Hand", "No Water", "No Moon", and "Everything Is Best". Includes the soundtrack The Mysterious Sound of Wind in the Bamboo - a 43 minute collection of Zen-inspired Japanese music by The Matsu Take Ensemble.

©2012 Trout Lake Media (P)2013 Trout Lake Media

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    Jade Dragon Tulsa, OK, USA 09-19-16
    Jade Dragon Tulsa, OK, USA 09-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Lovely Tales"

    Lovely Zen tales read with a lovely voice. The music, though, is even more lovely than the tales! It is played with each story, then there is a long segment of uninterrupted music at the end of the 101 tales. What a beautiful ending it was! I plan to use this uninterrupted music for meditation...or whenever I need to soothe my soul...

    Namaste... Jade Dragon

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    impartialobserver 05-29-17
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    "Loud Music!"

    The stories are beautiful and the narration is perfect but the stories are separated by very LOUD music. I found it very stressful to listen to. Also the music is not melodic and is very intense. This would have been so lovely without the music!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    George R. Schar Delaware, Ohio 04-03-17
    George R. Schar Delaware, Ohio 04-03-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Music gets louder and softer."

    I like what they're trying to do here with this, but it bugs me a little that the music gets louder and quieter. I'm constantly fiddling with the volume in order for it to be at a comfortable listening level. The classic koans and narration are excellent, however.

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    Corey Mackenson 10-12-16 Member Since 2014
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    "A waste of time"
    Has 101 Zen Stories turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No,


    Would you be willing to try another one of Freda Cooper’s performances?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Audible's policy of rejecting a book and getting the credit back is very attractive.

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
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  • Madeleine
    3/5/17
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    "101 well known Zen stories"

    Two thirds of this Audible 'book' is Japanese flute music, most of the stories are found in Ram Dass's work and the narration is amateur. Very disappointing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • vincenzo cupello
    1/6/17
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    "Gems of inner peace"

    A great collection of stories. A great way to meditate, find inner strenght and practice inner dialogue. Very soothing and readsuring. Well read and easy to follow. It would be great if it came with an analysis as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stuart
    11/4/16
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    "Classic Koans"

    A nice collection of Koans, each spaced out with a little music; so you have time to reflect.

    A few of the Koans are obscure, but on the whole an enlightening listen!

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  • Christopher
    9/27/16
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    "does exactly what it says on the tin"
    If you could sum up 101 Zen Stories in three words, what would they be?

    BE WARNED, this book is not 3:45 minutes of zen tales, its 2:45 minutes of zen tales and 45 minutes of (not very good) music.

    not sure why?


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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