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In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts
- Close Encounters with Addiction
- By: Gabor Maté
- Narrated by: Daniel Maté
- Length: 15 hrs and 45 mins
Best-selling writer and physician Gabor Maté looks at the epidemic of addictions in our society, tells us why we are so prone to them, and details what is needed to liberate ourselves. Starting with a close view of his drug-addicted patients, Dr. Maté looks at his own history of compulsive behavior, weaving a story of real people who struggle with addiction with the latest research on addiction and the brain. In a bold synthesis of clinical experience, insight and cutting edge scientific findings, Dr. Maté sheds light on this most puzzling of human frailties.
Personal, touching, scientific, epic
- By Clare on 23-12-12
Beautiful & powerful
So beautifully written & read, what a powerful book! I've read a lot of books about addiction but none have given the insight that Dr Mate offers from his experience, research & knowledge. Our shared humanity & frailty is the insight from this book that I will always try to remember. This book is a gift for us all. Thank you Dr Mate.
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Buddhism for Busy People
- By: David Michie
- Narrated by: Nicholas Bell
- Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
In this simple, beautifully written book, David Michie opens the door to the core teachings of Tibetan Buddhism. With wry, self-deprecating humour, he shows us how he began to incorporate Buddhist practices into his daily life. He explains how he came to understand the difference between the temporary pleasures of ordinary life, and the profound sense of well-being and heart-felt serenity that comes from connecting with our inner nature.
The best introduction to Buddhism I have come acro
- By Alathia on 14-02-15
This is one of my favourite audiobooks, I listen to it every couple of months. It is well narrated, and Nicholas Bell's reading is very engaging. It does what it says on the tin - it is a very basic introduction to Buddhism by way of the author's own very interesting introduction to it and thereafter lifelong interest and learning. I think I enjoy it because his story is uplifting & most of it easy to relate to. It is very much written for the ordinary working non-spritual person. I hope others enjoy it as much as I did.
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