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    • Buddhism Without Beliefs

    • By: Stephen Batchelor
    • Narrated by: Stephen Batchelor
    • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 175
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174

    Demystifing the tenets of Buddhism, this introduction to the Buddhist religion explains, without jargon or obscure terminology, the essential elements of its teachings, presents ways to work toward awakening, and examines Buddhism's relevance in Western culture.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Play it at 1.25x speed

    • By Brian Northum on 04-20-16

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Buddhism Without Beliefs

    • A Contemporary Guide to Awakening
    • By: Stephen Batchelor
    • Narrated by: Stephen Batchelor
    • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 196
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177

    Before it was a religion, a culture, or even a system of meditation, what was Buddhism? On Buddhism Without Beliefs, celebrated teacher, translator, and former Buddhist monk Stephen Batchelor takes us back to the first years after the Buddha's awakening to reveal the root insights of Buddhism hidden beneath centuries of history and interpretation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful!

    • By Bianca on 04-21-14

    Regular price: $14.68

    • After Buddhism

    • Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age
    • By: Stephen Batchelor
    • Narrated by: Stephen Batchelor
    • Length: 17 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146

    Some 25 centuries after the Buddha started teaching, his message continues to inspire people across the globe, including those living in predominantly secular societies. What does it mean to adapt religious practices to secular contexts? Stephen Batchelor, an internationally known author and teacher, is committed to a secularized version of the Buddha's teachings. The time has come, he feels, to articulate a coherent, ethical, contemplative, and philosophical vision of Buddhism for our age.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Eye opening

    • By Christopher F. Wilson on 12-20-15

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Confession of a Buddhist Atheist

    • By: Stephen Batchelor
    • Narrated by: Stephen Batchelor
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 263
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 230
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 228

    Written with the same brilliance and boldness that made Buddhism Without Beliefs a classic in its field, Confession of a Buddhist Atheist is Stephen Batchelor's account of his journey through Buddhism, which culminates in a groundbreaking new portrait of the historical Buddha.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Deeply informative, refreshingly honest.

    • By Joshua on 04-12-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Raymond Chandler: The Big Sleep (Dramatised)

    • By: Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens, Kelly Burke, Barbara Barnes, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 115

    A brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of a classic Raymond Chandler mystery featuring private eye, Philip Marlowe. Los Angeles PI Philip Marlowe is working for the Sternwood family. Old man Sternwood, crippled and wheelchair-bound, is being given the squeeze by a blackmailer and he wants Marlowe to make the problem go away.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • WARNING: NOT THE COMPLETE NOVEL

    • By JAMIE on 10-20-11

    Regular price: $10.66

    • Raymond Chandler: Farewell My Lovely (Dramatised)

    • By: Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens, Richard Ridings, Madeline Potter, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    Toby Stephens stars in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Raymond Chandler’s second Philip Marlowe mystery.Fast-talking, trouble-seeking private eye Philip Marlowe is a different kind of detective: a moral man in an amoral world. California in the ’40s and ’50s is as beautiful as a ripe fruit and rotten to the core, and Marlowe must struggle to retain his integrity amidst the corruption he encounters daily.In ‘Farewell My Lovely’, Marlowe has a chance encounter with a not-so-gentle giant outside Florian’s nightclub.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Re-Creation of a Lost Artform

    • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 12-10-12

    Regular price: $10.33

    • Verses from the Center

    • By: Stephen Batchelor
    • Narrated by: Stephen Batchelor
    • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 19

    The understanding of the nature of reality is the insight upon which the Buddha was able to achieve his own enlightenment. This vision of the sublime is the source of all that is enigmatic and paradoxical about Buddhism. In Verses from the Center, Stephen Batchelor explores the history of this concept and provides listeners with translations of the most important poems ever written on the subject, the poems of 2nd century philosopher Nagarjuna.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Raymond Chandler: Playback (Dramatised)

    • By: Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens, Sarah Goldberg, Iain Batchelor, and others
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    Toby Stephens stars in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Raymond Chandler’s final completed Philip Marlowe mystery.Fast-talking, trouble-seeking private eye Philip Marlowe is a different kind of detective: a moral man in an amoral world. California in the ’40s and ’50s is as beautiful as a ripe fruit and rotten to the core, and Marlowe must struggle to retain his integrity amidst the corruption he encounters daily.In ‘Playback’, Marlowe is awakened early in the morning by a phone call from a lawyer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hard hitting Chandler. Great radio listen

    • By Rollin on 11-15-11

    Regular price: $8.26