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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)

What Members Say

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    GoodGolfer 12-01-15
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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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    M. Leblanc USA 10-24-15
    M. Leblanc USA 10-24-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A Story You Will Be Glad You Listened To"

    An incredible life and an unforgettable tale about a man who carried the message of his faith to a new world. I will listen to this book again!

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    Jennifer 10-12-15
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    "Life-changing the most amazing book!"

    I can't begin to express how much this book affected me in the most phenomenal way. I look forward to reading it again!

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    Dave 10-03-15
    Dave 10-03-15
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    "A must read book!"

    An enchanting story of the life of an inspiring and remarkable man who sheds an amazing and unique light on the spiritual path that we all must walk.

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    David Groomes 09-28-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Here's the skinny"

    This book changed my life. Never before has life been explained in the most simplistic form. To find yourself is to find your life. And then, help others find their lives.

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    R. Konchada NJ, USA 09-22-15
    R. Konchada NJ, USA 09-22-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Very good introduction to the power of kriya yoga."

    Enjoyed the book overall. First quarter of the book is slow and did not know what to expect, but slowly got my attention and could not stop listening to it. Definitely worth while.

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  • Miles
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    9/22/16
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    "Wonderful"

    This is a classic! Anyone interested in spiritual development this book is a must. Ben Kingsley, who narrates the book is brilliant.

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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.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • 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.

    6 of 8 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

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful

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