I joined the rental club for this book. I came across the club and this book and thought about it for a month before I joined. I read great reviews on Amazon, and I was very excited to recieve it. I unfortunelty did not like it at all. I sent it back after suffering through the 4th cd. I listen to books all the time and never quit. But I almost fell asleep listening to it, really I was dozing while I was driving. That has never happened before. The tone of his voice and the way he speaks is way too difficult to listen to. The cd's were ininformative about science, at least the first 4 were. They basically talked about meditation. The entire series is how to think deeper with mediation. It was just too boring for me. If you really enjoy meditating then you'll enjoy this. If not don't waste your time and effort.
I thought this series was an excellent overview and I learned a great deal. Shinzen Young's speaking style took me a session or two to adjust to, but the information content was fantastic. I highly recommend this series to anyone who is on a contemplative path to help guide and inform you.
Young is a meditation teacher and professor.