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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,337 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Roland Merullo Narrator: Sean Runnett Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When his sister tricks him into taking her guru on a trip to their childhood home, Otto Ringling, a confirmed skeptic, is not amused. Six days on the road with an enigmatic holy man who answers every question with a riddle is not what he’d planned. But in an effort to westernize his passenger—and amuse himself—he decides to show the monk some “American fun” along the way. From a chocolate factory in Hershey to a bowling alley in South Bend, from a Cubs game at Wrigley field to his family farm near Bismarck, Otto is given the remarkable opportunity to see his world—and more important, his life—through someone else’s eyes. Gradually, skepticism yields to amazement as he realizes that his companion might just be the real thing.

In Roland Merullo’s masterful hands, Otto tells his story with all the wonder, bemusement, and wry humor of a man who unwittingly finds what he’s missing in the most unexpected place.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Enlightenment meets On the Road in this witty, insightful novel.”

    Boston Sunday Globe

  • “A wonderful, heartfelt novel that frequently surprises as we’re lulled by the sights and sounds of the open road.”

    Providence Journal (Rhode Island)

  • “The skillful Merullo, using the lightest of touches, slowly turns this low-key comedy into a moving story of spiritual awakening.”


Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Barb Bronersky Mazarakos | 2/19/2014

    " This book was sometimes slow moving, which made it kind of tough to stay with. It was nicely written, not a hard read, but I did find the ending kind of odd. When a book doesn't end as strong as it starts, I find that overall I am not crazy about it. That was the case with this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Stephanie Curran | 2/16/2014

    " While the ending was a bit abrupt, the journey was worth it. It was a great exploration of the BIG questions of life. There was also something for the travel buff and the foodie. Overall, a great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Maggie Mines | 2/11/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book - lessons for us all but just a good story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Abbie | 2/2/2014

    " Fun to read, has a message but doesn't klunk you over the head with it. "

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