The Man on the Mountaintop ~ by Susan Trott

I wasn’t impressed, but the book was cheap and marginally interesting. I consider myself to be fairly spiritual of a kind of Jewish/Buddhist/Christian variety (if pushed to make that distinction) and this is some kind of easy-read fluff of it.

It’s a collection of stories about an old wise man who goes by the title the “Holy Man,” but whose name is Joe. Joe lives with several of his followers in a small compound in the mountains where pilgrims come to see him. They line up for days and days waiting to either tell them their problems or just see him.


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The Man on the Mountaintop
by Susan Trott
2011 – 5h 45m
read by a cast
rating – 3
(Audible Original)
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There’s not much to the book – the stories of the pilgrims and the interactions of a few of his closest followers. There is a kind of story arc but the characters are flat The point of the book, the ideas involved, are simplistic although maybe amusing at times. Basically I was bored for most of it but I did finish.

I’ve listened to a few of these “Audible Originals” now and they’re just not to my taste. I really prefer a straight book reading. The “Originals” have a cast of readers plus unnecessary sound effects . No thanks.

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