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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!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Dennis Lewis 08-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Awesome"

    Awesome autobiography, filled with deep insights. This work held my attention and is worthy of a second listen with pen and paper in hand. wonderfully and soulfully narrated.

    I highly recommend this audiobook.

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    Susan 08-20-16
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    "Novice"

    this book has taught me many things that I did not understand before. narration was calming to listen to.

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    Nickaway 08-09-16
    Nickaway 08-09-16 Member Since 2008
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    Very enlightening and enjoyable. I will now listen to it a second time. Very good

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    Amazon Customer 07-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing."

    I loved this book. All 25 hours of it. Anyone interested in living life to the fullest potential deserves to learn about this amazing, enlightened, spiritual master.

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    Marcellus 07-02-16
    Marcellus 07-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "yogi"

    life changing this book will illuminated the soul. All of the best information is in the books interior. ♡

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    jacob 06-12-16
    jacob 06-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Such an amazing book"

    The Jedi of Yogis. This book was truly an inspiration to my life from an entrepreneurial stance as well as a spiritual one. Love the book.

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    Rose USVI 06-12-16
    Rose USVI 06-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Tremendous blessing to hear this soul story"

    Excellent . . . inspiring to spiritual seekers and to anyone wanting to listen to a fascinating life account

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  • C. Cousins
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    6/5/16
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    "Humbling, Entertaining and Instructive"

    An enjoyable book detailing Paramahansa Yogananda's life and the trials, frustrations and wisdom that was revealed to him from the likes of Sri Yukteswar and Babaji. His stories are entertaining, amusing and carry great teaching. The narrative by Sir Ben Kingsley is perfect for this book and is beautifully read by him.

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  • derek sleater
    3/11/16
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    "Amazing"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Autobiography of a Yogi to be better than the print version?

    Yes, the narration brings it to a whole new level, you can tell Ben was really enjoying this.


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

    I really enjoyed this book, it made me look at like in an entirely different way, fans of the secret would enjoy listening to this.


    Any additional comments?

    It took me a little while to get into this book, but once I did I am grateful I stayed with it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    4/28/15
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    "A golden insight into the spiritual world"

    An wonderful account of how the teachings of the world's religions fuse and interconnect into a singular spiritual message and truth

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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