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Autobiography of a Yogi Audiobook

Autobiography of a Yogi

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Publisher's Summary

When Autobiography of a Yogi first appeared in 1946, it was acclaimed as a landmark work in its field. The New York Times hailed it as "a rare account". Newsweek pronounced it "fascinating". The San Francisco Chronicle declared, "Yogananda presents a convincing case for yoga, and those who 'came to scoff' may remain 'to pray." Today it is still one of the most widely read and respected books ever published on the wisdom of the East.

This audio edition, featuring Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley's masterful narration, contains the complete text of Paramahansa Yogananda's life story, an absorbing account of a singular search for Truth. Yogananda describes his experiences with modern-day saints and illuminated masters of India, and presents a definitive introduction to the whole science and philosophy of Yoga.

© and (P) 1996, 2000 Self-Realization Fellowship

What the Critics Say

"A superb audio translation....Extraordinary work." (Library Journal)
"Ben Kingsley's smooth, articulate performance makes the formal writing style accessible to the listener." (AudioFile)

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    Vincent Sandman S F, CA 05-20-05
    Vincent Sandman S F, CA 05-20-05 Member Since 2014
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    "Timeless Truth"

    When I read this book 25 years ago, I fell in love with it. Imagine how excited I was when I found it here on Audible.com. THank you for providing such a foundational piece of work, dealing with many, many topics here on Earth, but above all, LOVE.

    The Narrator has a wise edge to his voice without being overbearing. His Cadance allows the listener to experience the story without getting bored.

    One special thing about this book is that you can begin listening anywhere and the story unfolds in a way that still engages you. Each chapter is a complete story.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kenneth belfast, ME, USA 02-19-05
    Kenneth belfast, ME, USA 02-19-05
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    "Well written, well read..."

    I read this book about 35 years ago and it made a big impression on me. My daughter read it about 10 years ago and she says it changed her life. It has the feeling of truth to it and can make one believe in miracles even if you haven't experienced one.
    Ben Kingsly does a great job reading it and Yogananda's words have inspired me all over again. I give it the highest rating!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    MS 04-07-17
    MS 04-07-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Amazing book!"

    Forces one to think about who we are, what is the potential and is the rat race worth it.. great book, must read for anyone..

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    hulahulaprince 03-26-17 Member Since 2016
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    "A beautiful story told by a beautiful soul"

    A great guru, guide and teacher, Paramahansa Yogananda's story is truly delightful, engaging and inspiring. Ben Kingsley's superb reading was also one of the reasons I thoroughly enjoyed this audio book.

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    Amazon Customer 03-26-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Wow"

    I'm not prone to picking up these kinds of books but I was inspired to do so. I'm glad I did! What a journey! What an intense experience! I'm getting a physical copy for my mom. She likes to have peeks into the lives of other people from other places.
    Beyond that, it has some great messages and perspective on Christianity that changed my view. This is some deep but easy listening.

    I HIGHLY recommend it.

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    Preeti jacob 03-22-17 Member Since 2017
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    "did not catch my interest"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    may be more serious readers


    What could Paramahansa Yogananda have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    this may be a good book but i think its not for me ..


    How could the performance have been better?

    may be narrated in a better way


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    no


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    Adele 03-21-17
    Adele 03-21-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Insightful"

    Beautifully narrated by Ben Kingsley and well written by the great Yoganada. This book brings a magical light and invokes a hopeful element for the possibilities of the human heart and mind.

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    Victor 03-17-17
    Victor 03-17-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Inspiring Book!"

    I had read this book prior but listening to Ben Kingsley tell it was even more amazing. I didn't want it to end!

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    Pritam 03-14-17
    Pritam 03-14-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Splended book...must read for everyone!"

    Delighted to complete this book to an end. Amazing book.

    everyone must take out time to reas through amazing journey of truely devine Yogi!

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    Mylene 03-12-17
    Mylene 03-12-17 Member Since 2017
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    "what a treat!!"

    my life improved for the better. so thankful for this amazing yogi. love so much

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