About the Author
Tom Butler-Bowdon is a recognized expert in the “literature of possibility”. His first book, 50 Self-Help Classics , won the Benjamin Franklin award and was a Foreword magazine Book of the Year. Tom’s trilogy of personal development books, including 50 Success Classics and 50 Spiritual Classics, have been translated into 17 languages. A graduate of the London School of Economics and the University of Sydney, he lives and works in both the UK and Australia. In addition to his writing, Tom leads seminars and runs his web site www.butler-bowdon.com.
This well-narrated production offers a look at 50 arbitrarily chosen spiritual "classics," ranging from recent bestsellers to such bedrock documents as the TAO TE CHING. The book introduces Jung, Castaneda, Hesse, and less esteemed writers as well. Each section offers an overview and notes on its author, as well as bullet points at its conclusion. Part of the Coach In a Box series, this audiobook is valuable for novices in the world of bestselling metaphysical books. For those who have familiarity with the field, the production will in no way substitute for listening to the actual works. Tom Butler-Bowdon does a fine job, bringing effortless gravitas to the proceedings. D.J.B. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine