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Siddhartha Audiobook

Siddhartha

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Emmeline G. Hall Southern Oregon 04-16-16
    Emmeline G. Hall Southern Oregon 04-16-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Preparing to go to Nepal"

    I was entranced by the story and feel as though my perception of my world has shifted to something indescribably better. Wow!

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    Goober 04-11-16
    Goober 04-11-16

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    "Classic story embeds philosophy and spirituality"

    Having read Siddartha as a young man, I revisited Hesse fifty years later, and again found Hesse's story reached deep in my soul with this timeless story about man's search for meaning. Near thevend, Siddartha looks back at all of life's sadness, loss, pleasures, and beauty to find order and love.

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    Yetanotherguy Damnyankee, Mass USA 04-03-16
    Yetanotherguy Damnyankee, Mass USA 04-03-16
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    "second look"

    Read it in high school in the 1970s and now a second time as a lifelong meditator. Though there a probably a couple of minor issues with description of the path, Hess had amazing insight.

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    Mindy 03-24-16
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    I know this is one of those classics that people love. Well, I don't. I didn't like Catcher in the Rye either. The performance was fine, but I just couldn't get into the story.

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    OsteoRD 03-03-16
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    "Must Read"

    I just finished reading Siddhartha.
    It opened my eyes and my soul.
    I strongly recommend

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    MR.MICHAEL 10-29-15
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    "Nirvana Without The Music"

    First off, I must say that this is one well read story. The narrator has a great voice, manner of reading, and grasp of the subject.

    Second, this book really inspired me. I appreciated the search and struggles of Siddhartha. I really feel the character and what he is going through.

    Third, do yourself and the world around you a favor and read this book. We all will be better for it.

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    Katie Carpenter 10-16-15
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    "Beautiful"

    Poetic and inspiring! My love and admiration for this book is difficult to articulate! A must read!

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    Zakia 09-30-15
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    Sometimes with short reads we think there isn't enough story or details but this is not that type of book. A short read but very mind provoking. I'll really enjoyed the book and it will be one I always recommend.

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    Debra Conway 08-06-15
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    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
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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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