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Autobiography of a Yogi Audiobook

Autobiography of a Yogi

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.
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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!

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    kim 02-02-16
    kim 02-02-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Amazing must read"

    Wisdom and a great, well read story. I finished it a immediately started back at the beginning.

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    Kelli 12-24-15
    Kelli 12-24-15 Member Since 2014
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    "I couldn't wait to listen any chance I got."

    First, Ben Kingsley is an absolute pleasure and joy to listen to and for a work as long as this, delivers a flawless performance. I never tired of hearing him, nor this story. Following that, I looked forward to every moment of 'down time' (folding laundry, doing dishes, driving, walking my dogs) where I could absorb more of this incredible autobiography! It is so well written and inspiring on so many levels!

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    Stephen R. Cappella 12-09-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Wonderful read"

    I was truly enriched by this book! No idea why I read it, but am glad I have..

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    GoodGolfer 12-01-15
    GoodGolfer 12-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent book,a great performance by Ben Kingsley"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The book itself and the performance are great but this is a book that is better read than listening to. Much of the content might be lost since most people cannot listen to the entire book in one sitting.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Yogananda is a very inspiring figure and guru. I purchased the audiobook to listen to in the car and as others say in their reviews the book is calming and pleasant. I own the printed book and have read it firsthand so the audio book is more of a complimentary listen while I drive.


    Any additional comments?

    Ben Kingsley does an excellent job reading this book. He is a professional and does not drone through the reading. Much of the content is heartfelt and you can hear his enjoyment throughout. Don't listen to the other reviews about the reading, he does an excellent job. The Kingsley version is much better to listen to than the other.. All the inflections are correct and there is emotion in the words as Ben reads them. If you cannot read the book, this version is the next best thing.

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    Yogi108 11-28-15
    Yogi108 11-28-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Roadmap to human being"

    I can attest to the truth of what is written here for much of what is written in auto bio of a yogi I have experienced myself This book has been a reassurance

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    Keith Washington, DC, United States 11-08-15
    Keith Washington, DC, United States 11-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Informative about the Yogi's life"

    As indicated by the title the book is evhaustively informative about the Yogi's life. I wanted more information on the meditative practice itself.

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    Jenny 10-30-15
    Jenny 10-30-15 Member Since 2016
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    "The most inspiring book!!!"

    A must read!! I understand now why it is required before you practice Kriya Yoga.

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    Dinesh Senan Singapore, Singapore Singapore 10-27-15
    Dinesh Senan Singapore, Singapore Singapore 10-27-15 Member Since 2007
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    "Sublime"

    Quite simply, a tour de force. Humility, wisdom and compassion underscore the message lovingly conveyed by this great sage of the 20th century. The sensitive narration by Kingsley is also fittingly sublime. A spiritual compass to collectively raise our awareness of who we truly are. A must-read for our troubled world. Om Kriya Babaji Nama Aum.

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