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Where does Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
This is, without a doubt, my number one most excellent book on zen. Add to that the remarkable presence of Peter Coyote who is reading it aloud.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind?
there are too many such moments by way of this or that sentence. Unpacking this book and its depth is not an intellectual exercise -- it is from the heart.
What does Peter Coyote bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
The best matching of material to presentation that I know if in the audio book field. This is not a fact everybody has to believe. It is, instead, from my own point of view in terms of my admiration for the book itself carried over to a wonderful presentation. I am fairly sure that finding a more appropriate and sensitive reading simply couldn't be found.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes, although as I mention above, hearing the book several times reveals more profound sentences that, at first pass, were like jewels left on the floor,
Any additional comments?
Grateful to Audible.com for making this available!!!
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
Easy to follow narration. The message is not exactly clear at first, but wears right in like an old pair of shoes. This was another layer in the onion served up by Alan Watts. If you hate chores listen to this while doing them. You will find yourself looking for more things to do just to keep following along. If you've been meaning to take up walking or running, this is the perfect companion.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
A complete explanation. Really enjoyed the reading and the explanations. Even if you are not a beginner you will gain a lot from this recording. Recommended
Gets right to the point and tells the actual truth instead of feeding you belief systems. I will be listening t this again many more times. Narration was spot on and it's a short listen, meaning it's easy to get into. Please buy this book, it will change your life. One of the greatest audio books I've ever listened to.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful
I have listened to this book over half a dozen times, and I pick up on a subtle quote that I missed each time, if you are new to Zen in my belief this is written perfectly, exceptional listening
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
Would you try another book written by Shunryu Suzuki or narrated by Peter Coyote?
It's a difficult book to listen to and it may be because of the quality of the recording and also the narrator is very monotone.
What was most disappointing about Shunryu Suzuki’s story?
I can't even finish listening to it so it's not about Shunryu Suzuki's story but more the quality of the recording and narration.
Would you be willing to try another one of Peter Coyote’s performances?