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Breakfast with Buddha Audiobook

Breakfast with Buddha: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

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. From a chocolate factory in Hershey to a bowling alley in South Bend, from a Cubs game at Wrigley field to his family farm near Bismarck, Otto is given the remarkable opportunity to see his world---and more important, his life---through someone else's eyes. Gradually, skepticism yields to amazement as he realizes that his companion might just be the real thing. In Roland Merullo's masterful hands, Otto tells his story with all the wonder, bemusement, and wry humor of a man who unwittingly finds what he's missing in the most unexpected place.

©2007 Roland Merullo (P)2011 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"The skillful Merullo, using the lightest of touches, slowly turns this low-key comedy into a moving story of spiritual awakening." (Booklist)

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    Karen 09-14-14
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    "Too self involved of a story for me."
    What disappointed you about Breakfast with Buddha?

    I think there were some good messages but they were buried in too much detail about the food the author ate. The author was way too self involved for my taste. He came off arrogant and self important.


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    Ann OH, United States 01-19-17
    Ann OH, United States 01-19-17 Member Since 2012

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    Would you consider the audio edition of Breakfast with Buddha to be better than the print version?

    Listen for yourself. I listened to all three in the series and greatly enjoyed them all. I think it depends on how you view the main character. He is on a journey, but a very different journey than he realizes. He IS self-absorbed but that's the point. Both Otto and Rinpichoe are in each others' lives to show them different things. Otto shows Rinpichoe the physical world and Rinpichoe shows Otto a different world. The books should be enjoyed slowly because it's not always about the destination or the end, it's about the journey. There is always something to learn and always a new way to see things.


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    Dan 10-15-16
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    "EXCELLENT"

    A TRULY WONDERFUL STORY. THE NARRATOR HAS A GIFT FOR MAKING THE LISTENER SEE THE WHOLE BEAUTIFUL STORY CLEARLY. I CONSIDER THIS BOOK TO BE A GREAT UNFORGETTABLE CLASSIC.

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    Connie Kay 10-13-16
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    I loved loved loved the story and the performance was incredible, you chose the perfect person to perform/narrate this book!

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    shelley 10-01-16
    shelley 10-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "better than expected "

    I bought this audiobook not knowing what it was. Fiction? A prayer book? Religious book? I admit I struggled starting the book but I soon became hooked. I have had the same issues with religion as the main character. it is important to note that a good or great life can become so much more fulfilling.

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    casey ressler 09-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Buy this for someone you care about."

    It's a story about the value of family, friendship, and individual world view. How are you Being in our ever changing world? This will help you to examine your perspective without suggestion or judgement. Nice story.

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    Michael J Steeves 09-20-16 Member Since 2014
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    "loved it. very relatable to me as a middle aged d"

    father who has dabbled in yoga and meditation. the metaphysical has always been an interesting subject to me.

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    Tiffany Bullock 09-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved this book! May listen to it again!!"

    I really enjoyed this book. Well written. I enjoyed listening to it on my daily commutes.

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    Bearded Barista 09-13-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent"

    The conversations in this book are so well done it's as if you are a fly on the wall and hearing amazing honest back and forth between two very well made characters. Merullo does an excellent job teaching you Buddhism without actually teaching you Buddhism. It is a great story and has an amazing message. There I used excellent three times and BOOM amazing also three times in this review.

    love you so very much,
    Justin

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    Jackie in MD 09-08-16 Member Since 2009
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    "Made me think"

    It was a lovely story that I had trouble pulling myself away from. Made me think about life and how we behave and react affects our life and being. Closest I've been to pondering faith in a very long time.

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