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"No living English-speaking actor outshines Derek Jacobi, nor any audiobook reader for that matter. He sings, rather than speaks, with extraordinary lyricism, expressiveness, and depth." (AudioFile)
Audible currently offers 4 versions of Hermann Hesse's, "Siddhartha". I'd like to help you with your selection.
Derek Jacobi brilliantly breathes life into the current edition. The reading is stellar, making this by far the recommended choice. Caveat: this version is abridged.
As for the unabridged versions:
Fidrous Bamji: If you must choose an unabridged version, this is the best of the lot. The narration is pleasing to the ear, but simply lacks the magic of Jacobi's rendition.
James Langton: TOO FAST. Langton literally speed narrates the story, leaving you with a throbbing headache by the time he's done.
Harish Bhimani: Bhimani sounds too self-indulgent, seems to be in love with his own voice. Pronunciation and inflection are questionable. The translation sounds flat, dead, worn.
I like Herman Hesse & will continue to read his books
The wise boat man, he had already walked his path & was, where we all strive to be.
Consideration of life
Life eternal: om.
The way all things come into One in the end.
The conclusion gave me chills. It is exhilarating, exciting, and peaceful.
The whole story arc of Siddharta is beautiful. I love the concept of listening to the river. I loved the ferry boatman. I loved the art of listening.
Derek Jacobi is the best narrator there is.
His gentle expression, deep understanding, and simple voice make his work stand out among all others.
One of my new three favorite books of all time, along with Les Miserables and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
encourages you to think creatively and independently
probably not, I get his message
i don't think this would be a good movie
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