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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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    Artist Susan , CA USA 07-30-06
    Artist Susan , CA USA 07-30-06 Member Since 2001
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    "Inspiring!"

    Reading this book has opened my eyes and inspired me beyond words. Hearing first hand the life of a Guru gives me a perspective on the world that is very moving. I would highly recommend this book.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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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!

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    Bookworm64 09-28-16
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    "I loved this book"
    What did you love best about Autobiography of a Yogi?

    He covered so many metaphysical subjects that I couldn't always keep up. So this is an audio book that I regularly listen to. Each time I pick up more knowledge. I find some merit in almost every story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Of course the book centers around the author's life. He is the protagonist, so to speak.


    What about Ben Kingsley’s performance did you like?

    Well, just about everything Ben does is 100 percent professional. This is no exception.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book is so good that it approaches the wisdom conveyed in the Bible. Books like this help me to understand the Bible better.


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you Paramahansa Yogananda.

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    Sapan Parikh 09-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Life changing - Love"

    This is the most amazing book and audiobook. Connects you to God. Love and peace.

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    James Torres Buena Park, CA, US 09-25-16
    James Torres Buena Park, CA, US 09-25-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Wow!!! Amazing"

    Few books have the power to change lives! This is one of them... I stand here in awe as this book has concluded but my journey of self realization has just begun.

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    Claudiu Covrig 09-20-16
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    An excellent book. Easy and conveniant to listen everywher rather than read it when you are tired or have no time. Good edition.

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    RezB Los Angeles, CA 09-14-16
    RezB Los Angeles, CA 09-14-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Read It Listened To It Love It"

    Ben Kingsley does a beautiful job narrating this book. His voice adds life to what is already a vibrant text. This book will continue to play a role in my life and the lives of millions around the world.

    It is, in a word, Magic.

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    Sandip 09-03-16
    Sandip 09-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Proof that we are spirit"

    This book establishes that when we work on the inner amazing things unfold, that can guide us profoundly in our day to day lives.

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    Domenique Chalala 09-02-16

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    "enlightened with the Oscar winning Sir"

    I have owned this audiobook for two years and learn something new eCh time I relisted.. Get it now u won't be sorry.
    Enjoy the journey

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