...I’m very, very happy with the recording! It’s been a quite some time in the making, and the story of it is worth telling. One of the very first readers who contacted me when RO came out lives in upstate NY, close to a place where I was about to go on holidays. His name is Seamus Kennedy, and he and I soon met and became real buddies.
A year later he asks me: would you be OK if I recorded an audiobook from your work? Sure, I said! Have you done this before? No, never, he replied. At that point, I started to wonder if my encouragement was such a great idea :-)
Well, it turns out Seamus is incredibly talented - he has the most wonderful voice, pace and diction (listen to the introduction chapter on the right side of this page).
His recording is a real work of love, done over the course of many many evenings and weekends. Seamus and his colleagues have transformed their natural health clinic inspired by the ideas of the book, and you can feel his personal involvement with the topic (btw, Seamus has decided to donate his proceeds from the audiobook to further his clinic's purpose.)
A few months into the process, I was contacted by Audible/Amazon who asked to record the book, and I gently declined. I'm not sure a hired actor would have ever resonated with the text as much as Seamus did.
I hope you enjoy it.
Listen to the introduction !
IF YOU WANT TO GIFT BACK
I decided not to protect the e-versions of book with digital protection (DRM) because DRM so often ends up being annoying when you want to change device. I trust you won't forward your copy. You can point people interested in this book to this page and to the "pay-what-feels-right" option.
If this book somehow was forwarded to you, I invite you to take a moment and determine an amount that would feel right to give back. One thing I've heard from several readers: if you choose to gift back an amount that feels rightto you, you are also likely to feel goodabout it!
Your gift will be a beautiful return for the long, long hours we put into creating this book. I enjoy the "gift economy" for another reason too: I feel it creates a bond between us, even if we never met, in a way a paid transaction doesn't. And more broadly, I believe that practising trust in such simple ways can invisibly but powerfully nurture a broader culture of trust in the world. Try it out!