The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World Audiobook, by His Holiness the Dalai Lama Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Desmond Tutu, Douglas Carlton Abrams, His Holiness the Dalai Lama Narrator: Peter Francis James, François Chau, Douglas Carlton Abrams Publisher: Penguin Audio Audio Length: Release Date: September 2016 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780735207165

Publisher Description

Two great spiritual masters share their own hard-won wisdom about living with joy even in the face of adversity.   The occasion was a big birthday. And it inspired two close friends to get together in Dharamsala for a talk about something very important to them. The friends were His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The subject was joy. Both winners of the Nobel Prize, both great spiritual masters and moral leaders of our time, they are also known for being among the most infectiously happy people on the planet. From the beginning the book was envisioned as a three-layer birthday cake: their own stories and teachings about joy, the most recent findings in the science of deep happiness, and the daily practices that anchor their own emotional and spiritual lives. Both the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu have been tested by great personal and national adversity, and here they share their personal stories of struggle and renewal. Now that they are both in their eighties, they especially want to spread the core message that to have joy yourself, you must bring joy to others. Most of all, during that landmark week in Dharamsala, they demonstrated by their own exuberance, compassion, and humor how joy can be transformed from a fleeting emotion into an enduring way of life. Narration Credits: Douglas Carlton Abrams, read by the author Dalai Lama, read by Francois Chau Desmond Tutu, read by Peter Francis James

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Quotes

  • “A bright spot of hope and love in this world.”

    - Sir Richard Branson, business magnate, investor and philanthropist
  • “The question may be timeless, but their answer has urgent significance.”

    - Time
  • “This sparkling, wise, and immediately useful gift to readers from two remarkable spiritual masters offers hope that joy is possible for everyone even in the most difficult circumstances, and describes a clear path for attaining it.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “Douglas Abrams is both an excellent author and interviewer who knows how to present a question most effectively and how to relay the answers of these widely respected spiritual leaders clearly and informatively. All three voices are differentiated beautifully, with Francois Chau channeling the Dalai Lama’s peacefulness and Peter Francis James providing a judicious tone to represent Desmond Tutu…The narration makes listeners feel like they’re in the same room as these wise men, welcomed and at peace. The pillars of joy are clearly outlined and explained.”

    - AudioFile

Awards

  • A New York Times Bestseller

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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Narration Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Story Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This is a book I started early on in the Pandemic. I thought it would lift my spirits. It was enjoyable and it had some sweet stories to the two gentlemen. "

    - KNewbs, 3/15/2021
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    " A friend recommended this and she was right. It was at a point in my life that I needed this story and to learn about these two incredible individuals. "

    - Cheryl, 2/21/2018

About the Author

Daniel Goleman, PhD, covered behavioral and brain sciences for the New York Times for twelve years and is codirector of the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations at Rutgers University. He is author of various bestselling books, including Emotional Intelligence and The Meditative Mind.

About the Narrators

Peter Francis James is an accomplished actor on both the stage and the screen. His theater credits include roles in On Golden Pond, Much Ado about Nothing, and August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean. His many film and television credits include Jahfree Neema in Oz, Raymond Parks in The Rosa Parks Story, Joe Gould’s Secret, The Guiding Light, Law & Order: SVU, and Third Watch. James’ audiobook narration has won him nine AudioFile Earphones Awards.

François Chau is a voice talent and audiobook narrator.

Douglas Carlton Abrams is a voice talent and audiobook narrator.