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Delightful story wonderfully narrated

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Reviewed: 02-12-20

Delightful story brought to life by the wonderful narration of Stephen Fry. It is basically a social satire masquerading as a children's tale. Fun to read but may not be appropriate for very small children as it mentions instances of murder (nothing graphic).

Fantastic content delivered beautifully

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Reviewed: 14-12-19

I am glad I chose this book as my first introduction to the teachings of Ajahn Chah. The content is extremely relevant for anyone interested in spirituality. It's well written and easy to understand. The narrator has done a wonderful job too. But, be warned, this book is not the kind that you listen to only once. It has so many deep insights that it grows on you every time you listen to it. This is the type of book you would want to listen to repeatedly.

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Excellent overview of Tenzin Palmo's life

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Reviewed: 09-11-19

I loved the book and finished it within 2 days. It is easy to listen and clearly showcases Tenzin Palmo's growth from a novice to a great Buddhist nun of modern times who is leading the way to provide an equal space for women in Buddhism. The reader almost feels like one was on the journey with her. The book also provides key insider insights into Tibetan Buddhism which as an outsider I would not have had. My only grouse is that at times it feels that the writer skips over certain important parts of Tenzin Palmo's life, especially when she lived in the cave (the reason I started reading the book in the first place) . The best part was listening to Tenzin Palmo's discourse in the end.

Enriching!

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Reviewed: 05-08-19

It was fascinating to hear the perspectives of Muslim women with diverse socio-economic, racial and cultural backgrounds. Their viewpoints are showcased in a nuanced manner with empathy and wit. This was extremely enriching. Thank you Audible

disappointing

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Reviewed: 18-02-19

It has very little useful content. The author starts off well but lost track of the topic mid-way. Very disappointing.