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Like an earlier reviewer, I was a bit put-off with the author/narrator's immediate information that this audio-book was highly abridged, and if the reader felt any lack, he/she had best buy the written copy.
Honestly, I hadn't read the description carefully and would not have bought this audio book if I'd known it was abridged beforehand. HOWEVER - I am very, very glad that I made this purchase, and I have already listened to the book more than once.
I have either listened to or read others of Kabat-Zinn's work - Mindfulness for Beginners (Super Excellent!! Buy it first!); Full Catastrophe Living (audio book), and Wherever You Go, There You Are (print and audio!) and now Coming to Our Senses (audio).
I had thought about buying the print version before the audio version, but I LIKE Kabat-Zinn's voice, I like his narration, and his soothing style.
In this audio book - Coming to Our Senses - Kabat-Zinn talks about becoming awake, being aware, "intentionally and with purpose" on a daily basis. He talks about mindfulness, and becoming mindful through use of all our senses. He touches on each sense - sight, hearing, touch, taste, smell and also our sense of being in the world around us.
For me, this book was excellent, and I will continue to listen to it, or to "audio-skim" it, regularly. It reminded me to be aware, to reminded me to be present.
I did NOT feel that anything was missing. Though I will likely keep an eye out for the printed version, I felt that the audio was excellent.
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The author prefaces his reading with the disclaimer this is a VERY abridged version. You're advised to purchase the printed book; which I found disconcerting in an audio production. Audible was prompt to refund so the real issue is why promote a title that's more a tease than a worthwhile tome?
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