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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 3,386
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,017
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,023

    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

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Lunch with Buddha

    • By: Roland Merullo
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 779
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 710
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 709

    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
    • Better than Breakfast!

    • By tha_fultonz on 08-14-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Dinner with Buddha

    • By: Roland Merullo
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 755
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 686
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 685

    The author of Breakfast with Buddha brings his characteristic whimsy to a new novel about New York book editor Otto Ringling and Mongolian monk Volya Rinpoche, who embark on a road trip from Rinpoche's meditation center in North Dakota to the glitter and glitz of the Las Vegas strip.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must read---and more than once!

    • By Joy on 03-19-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Delight of Being Ordinary

    • A Road Trip with the Pope and the Dalai Lama
    • By: Roland Merullo
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145

    Roland Merullo's playful, eloquent, and life-affirming novel finds the Pope and the Dalai Lama teaming up for an unsanctioned road trip through the Italian countryside to rediscover the everyday joys of life that can seem, even for the two holiest men in the world, unattainable.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hope this is not the end of the story!

    • By Camper on 10-05-17

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Talk-Funny Girl

    • A Novel
    • By: Roland Merullo
    • Narrated by: Em Eldridge
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 16

    In one of the poorest parts of rural New Hampshire, teenage girls have been disappearing, snatched from back country roads, never to be seen alive again. For 17-year-old Marjorie Richards, the fear raised by these abductions is the backdrop to what she lives with in her own home, every day. Marjorie has been raised by parents so intentionally isolated from normal society that they have developed their own dialect, a kind of mountain hybrid of English that displays both their ignorance of and disdain for the wider world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great book

    • By Lydia Garcia on 06-07-18

    Regular price: $30.09

    • Vatican Waltz

    • A Novel
    • By: Roland Merullo
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 103

    Cynthia Piantedosi lives a quiet, unassuming life with her elderly father just outside of Boston. When she loses her beloved grandmother as a child, her faith takes a turn for the devout, and she begins experiencing what she describes as "spells" - moments of such intense prayer that she loses herself. Uninterested in boys and a social life, she develops a deep friendship with the parish priest, whose ideas are often seen as too provocative by his congregation but who encourages her to explore her spells.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Is Priest Her Vocation?

    • By jonmontanavega on 08-03-16

    Regular price: $20.97

    • What a Father Leaves

    • By: Roland Merullo
    • Narrated by: Roland Merullo
    • Length: 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    What a Father Leaves is the story of two men, father and son - each stubborn and determined in his own way, each facing the trials of life with a particular determination - and the way they come to understand and respect each other.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not what I expected

    • By Prayer Lady on 01-30-16

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Fidel's Last Days

    • By: Roland Merullo
    • Narrated by: Patrick Egan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Across the Straits of Florida, Carlos Gutierrez has been lured into playing a pivotal role in the plot to overthrow el Comandante. As his involvement deepens at great risk to himself and those he loves, the doctor who has dedicated his career to saving lives must decide how much blood he is willing to have on his own hands in the name of freedom.

    Regular price: $24.50