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Siddhartha Audiobook

Siddhartha

Siddhartha is Nobel Prize-winning author Hermann Hesse's most famous and influential work, a novel of self-exploration that will linger in your mind and spirit for a lifetime. A young man, blessed with loving parents and a safe home in a world where want and neglect abound, leaves this haven in search of himself.
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Siddhartha is Nobel Prize-winning author Hermann Hesse's most famous and influential work, a novel of self-exploration that will linger in your mind and spirit for a lifetime.

A young man, blessed with loving parents and a safe home in a world where want and neglect abound, leaves this haven in search of himself. He joins the Samanas, a band of wandering ascetics without possessions or earthly ties. His quest unfulfilled, he descends into a life of unbounded luxury and indulgence. Where is truth? Where will his soul find true ease? In denial? In decadence? Or in some truth far greater than himself, so simple, so close to him, yet so obvious that only clear eyes may see it?

Siddhartha reawakens questions most of us have long ceased asking ourselves and opens paths to spirituality many of us have never traveled.

Translated by Joachim Neugroschel.

Originally published in 1922. Translation ©1999 Joachim Neugroschel; (P)2006 Recorded Books, LLC.

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    Debra Conway 08-06-15
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    "Life Changing"

    An unbelievable fictional story that takes some very deep lessons from ancient Buddhism/Hinduism and transposes them into easily read/heard and understandable concepts which are just as applicable today.

    I strongly recommend this story. I listened during my commute and enjoyed every minute.

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    Alla Guz 07-13-15
    Alla Guz 07-13-15
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    "Amazing!"

    Loved it! It left me deep in thought! Siddhartha was truly a rare piece of writing.

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    Patricia Hall 05-19-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great"

    This book will always be one of my favorites. I really admired the narration and the way in which Hermann Hesse wrote this novel. I look forward to reading more of his work in the future.

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    David 04-20-15
    David 04-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent"

    Timeless parable well written concise and eloquent. Hesse is a master of storytelling and deliverer of the eastern culture. An excellent read.

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    LadyLindi AZ, USA 03-08-15
    LadyLindi AZ, USA 03-08-15 Member Since 2013

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    "A Favorite Lit Assignment"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Siddhartha to be better than the print version?

    I don't know that it is better than the print version. Usually I like to read books of this sort on my own (which I did long before buying this version) but the narrator did a very good job so I guess I'd have to call it a draw.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sidhartha


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

    This book made me very thoughtful.


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    Susan Jones Healdsburg, CA, US 02-22-15
    Susan Jones Healdsburg, CA, US 02-22-15 Member Since 2012
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    "A Classic"

    This is a well written, beautifully narrated tale for the contemplative of spirit, with a good introduction and an informative epilogue. 'Very enjoyable!

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    Josh Alford 02-15-15
    Josh Alford 02-15-15
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    "Great read with a great narrator. Perfect pace."

    very good. I enjoyed the tonality and accent of the narrator. enjoyable, informative and important.

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    MOJO 01-05-15
    MOJO 01-05-15 Member Since 2013
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    "It'll keep you thinking for months or even years.."

    This book will keep you thinking for months or even years after you are done with it. Great food for thought.

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    Futuredave 06-03-14
    Futuredave 06-03-14

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    "Beautiful book, wonderful narration"
    Where does Siddhartha rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Best of the best


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Siddhartha?

    It's hard to say. His speaking with the old man on the river was incredibly moving to me.


    What about Firdous Bamji’s performance did you like?

    Loved everything about this performance. His pacing and character work were absolutely perfect.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    You should have listened to the audible version


    Any additional comments?

    I was surprisingly taken with this book. Very meditative and wonderful to listen to.

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    fred LAKE OSWEGO, OR, United States 04-09-14
    fred LAKE OSWEGO, OR, United States 04-09-14 Member Since 2012

    I'm Trying to see the world with my ears.

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    "recommended as a spiritual experience..."

    I would have never read this book had it not been for the advice from someone I admire greatly. It was highly recommended as a spiritual experience....so I tried it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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