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  • Siddhartha | Hermann Hesse

    Siddhartha

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Hermann Hesse
    • Narrated By Firdous Bamji
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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.

    Ramanujam says: "Very Interesting to Listen"
  • Steppenwolf | Hermann Hesse

    Steppenwolf

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Hermann Hesse
    • Narrated By Peter Weller
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    Harry Haller is a sad and lonely figure, a reclusive intellectual for whom life holds no joy. He struggles to reconcile the wild primeval wolf and the rational man within himself without surrendering to the bourgeois values he despises. His life changes dramatically when he meets a woman who is his opposite, the carefree and elusive Hermine.

    Darwin8u says: "Save this Hesse novel for your midlife crisis."
  • Siddhartha | Hermann Hesse

    Siddhartha

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Hermann Hesse
    • Narrated By Chris Hendrie
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    Versatile actor Chris Hendrie breathes life into this poetical and allegorical novel and leads us on a profound spiritual journey to finding enlightenment. With a deep and compelling humanity, its young hero moves through self-discovery into self-knowledge, and finally into pure joy as he encounters the river of life. Published in 1922, this book has inspired millions worldwide.

    Robert Kimball says: "Great Narration"
  • Siddhartha | Hermann Hesse

    Siddhartha

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Hermann Hesse
    • Narrated By Harish Bhimani
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    Hermann Hesse’s classic novel Siddhartha, takes place in ancient India around the time of the Buddha (6th century BC). Siddhartha and his companion Govinda set out in search of enlightenment. Siddhartha goes through a series of changes and realizations as he attempts to achieve this goal. Siddhartha joins the ascetics, visits Gotama, embraces his earthly desires, and finally communes with nature, all in an attempt to attain Nirvana.

    Viviane says: "Sounds rushed"
  • The Glass Bead Game | Hermann Hesse

    The Glass Bead Game

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Hermann Hesse
    • Narrated By David Colacci
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    Set in the 23rd century, The Glass Bead Game is the story of Joseph Knecht, who has been raised in Castalia, which has provided for the intellectual elite to grow and flourish. Since childhood, Knecht has been consumed with mastering the Glass Bead Game, which requires a synthesis of aesthetics and scientific arts, such as mathematics, music, logic, and philosophy, which he achieves in adulthood, becoming a Magister Ludi (Master of the Game).

    D. Raynal says: "One of Mankind's Best Books"
  • Siddhartha | Hermann Hesse

    Siddhartha

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Hermann Hesse
    • Narrated By Ron Welch
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    In the shade of the house, in the sunshine of the riverbank near the boats, in the shade of the Salwood forest, in the shade of the fig tree is where Siddhartha grew up, the handsome son of the Brahman, the young falcon, together with his friend Govinda, son of a Brahman. The sun tanned his light shoulders by the banks of the river when bathing, performing the sacred ablutions, the sacred offerings.

    Amazon Customer says: "Excellent!"
  • Narcissus and Goldmund | Hermann Hesse

    Narcissus and Goldmund

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Hermann Hesse
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    Narcissus and Goldmund is the story of a passionate yet uneasy friendship between two men of opposite character. Narcissus, an ascetic instructor at a cloister school, has devoted himself solely to scholarly and spiritual pursuits. One of his students is the sensual, restless Goldmund, who is immediately drawn to his teacher's fierce intellect and sense of discipline.

    David says: "My favorite of Hesse's novels, wonderfully read."
  • Demian: The Story of Emil Sinclair's Youth | Hermann Hesse

    Demian: The Story of Emil Sinclair's Youth

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Hermann Hesse
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
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    Here is the dramatic story of young, docile Emil Sinclair's descent - led by precocious schoolmate Max Demian - into a secret and dangerous world of petty crime and revolt against convention and eventual awakening to selfhood.

    Debra says: "Demian"
  • Siddharta [Spanish Edition] | Hermann Hesse

    Siddharta [Spanish Edition]

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Hermann Hesse
    • Narrated By Joaquin Rodrigo Madrigal
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    La novela ambientada en la India tradicional, relata la vida de "Siddharta" , unjoven que se convierte en hombre para quien el camino de la verdad pasapor la renuncia y la comprensión de la unidad que subyace en todo loexistente.

    Mauricio Peña says: "Excelente!"
  • Siddhartha | Hermann Hesse

    Siddhartha

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Hermann Hesse
    • Narrated By David Cross
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    In Siddhartha, Herman Hesse conveys a very profound message for all those who seek meaning in their lives. Though set in India, the concerns of Siddhartha are universal, expressing Hesse's general interest in the conflict between mind, body, and spirit. It is a story of a Brahmin boy who follows his heart and ventures out into the world to experience life as a pious Brahmin, a Samana, a rich merchant, a lover, and ordinary ferryman to a father - each life bringing a new awakening, bringing him closer to the truth until he is finally one with Buddha.

    Ozzie says: "Outstanding audiobook (author+narrator)"
  • Siddhartha [Spanish Edition] | Hermann Hesse

    Siddhartha [Spanish Edition]

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Hermann Hesse
    • Narrated By Horacio Mancilla
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    La historia de Buda novelada por Herman Hesse. Esta novela, ambientada en la India tradicional, relata la vida de Siddhartha, un hombre para quien el camino de la verdad pasa por la renuncia y la comprensión de la unidad que subyace en todo lo existente. En sus páginas, el autor ofrece todas las opciones espirituales del hombre.

    Mario says: "El río me ha enseñado que todo regresa"
  • Siddhartha | Hermann Hesse

    Siddhartha

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Hermann Hesse
    • Narrated By Michael A. Smith
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    Siddhartha is a novel by Hermann Hesse that deals with the spiritual journey of an Indian man named Siddhartha during the time of the Buddha.

    Amaryllis says: "A beautiful masterpiece and an excellent narrator"
  • The Seasons of the Soul: The Poetic Guidance and Spiritual Wisdom of Hermann Hesse | Hermann Hesse

    The Seasons of the Soul: The Poetic Guidance and Spiritual Wisdom of Hermann Hesse

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 16 mins)
    • By Hermann Hesse
    • Narrated By Ludwig Max Fischer, Andrew Harvey
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    Vowing at an early age "to be a poet or nothing at all", Hermann Hesse rebelled against formal education, focusing on a rigorous program of independent study that included literature, philosophy, art, and history. One result of these efforts was a series of novels that became counterculture bibles that remain widely influential today. Another was a body of evocative spiritual poetry. Published for the first time in English, these vivid, probing short works reflect deeply on the challenges of life.

    Ian Clark says: "He nails it but stylistically rudimentary."
  • Demian | Hermann Hesse

    Demian

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Hermann Hesse
    • Narrated By Michael A. Smith
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    The passionate account of a young man's growing awareness of his own identity, of his involvement in the secret and dangerous world of petty crime, and how, influenced by a precocious schoolmate, he rebels against convention and discovers not only the great joy of independence, but his own new powers for good and evil.

    Christine K. says: "i came here because of kpop"
  • Das Glasperlenspiel | Hermann Hesse

    Das Glasperlenspiel

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Hermann Hesse
    • Narrated By Rudolf Wessely, Ulrich Matthes, Barbara Nüsse
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    Die 1949 entstandene Betrachtung Über das Glück sowie einige seiner schönsten Gedichte, die er im Alter von 72 Jahren für Radio Basel gelesen hat, gehören zu den wenigen, existierenden Tondokumenten von Hermann Hesse. Neben diesen Zeugnissen seiner Altersweisheit kommt auch der junge Hermann Hesse - vorgetragen von Gert Westphal - zu Wort.

  • Siddhartha: An Indian Tale | Hermann Hesse

    Siddhartha: An Indian Tale

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Hermann Hesse
    • Narrated By Arthur Brown
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    Siddhartha, a story based on the early life of Gautama Buddha, is concerned with the human search for self-knowledge and authentic spirituality. Hesse had written the first part of the book easily enough, but had to stop for a year with depression, before completing it in 1922. The book is a synthesis of Buddhist, Hindu, Taoist, and Christian thought, though Hesse rejected all conventional religion for a more individual and personal path.

    Carl R. Lunsford says: "One of tye best Hesse novels."
  • Der Steppenwolf | Hermann Hesse

    Der Steppenwolf

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Hermann Hesse
    • Narrated By Sylvester Groth, Hans Peter Hallwachs
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    Es war einmal einer namens Harry, genannt der Steppenwolf. Er ging auf zwei Beinen, trug Kleider und war ein Mensch, aber eigentlich war er doch eben ein Steppenwolf..." Harry Haller verzweifelt an sich selbst. Wie kann er sich einerseits nach Kunst und Schönheit sehnen und andererseits so dunkle, animalische Triebe besitzen? Dem Selbstmord nah, lernt er Hermine, eine Kurtisane, kennen.

  • Narziß und Goldmund | Hermann Hesse

    Narziß und Goldmund

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Hermann Hesse
    • Narrated By Gert Heidenreich
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    Narziß und Goldmund sind Freunde, wie sie unterschiedlicher nicht sein könnten: Der eine ein Denker, selbstbeherrscht, rational und prinzipientreu. Der andere ein kindlicher Träumer, Genießer und Sinnenmensch, voller Lebenslust und tiefem Gefühl. Der eine führt ein strenges Leben im Kloster, der andere begibt sich auf Wanderschaft in die Welt. Und doch knüpfen gerade ihre Gegensätzlichkeit und Bewunderung für den jeweils anderen das Band ihrer Freundschaft. In ihren Gesprächen zeigt sich Hesse als ein Maler mit Worten und ein tiefer Kenner der menschlichen Seele.

  • Siddhartha | Hermann Hesse

    Siddhartha

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Hermann Hesse
    • Narrated By Ulrich Matthes
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    Ein Buch, dessen Tiefe in der kunstvoll einfachen und klaren Sprache verborgen liegt, eine Klarheit, die vermutlich die geistige Erstarrung jener literarischen Philister aus dem Konzept bringt, die immer so genau wissen, was gute und was schlechte Literatur ist. Siddhartha ist für mich eine wirksamere Medizin als das Neue Testament. Henry Miller drückt in diesen Worten die Faszination aus, die die Geschichte des Brahmanensohns Siddhartha noch heute ausübt.

  • Siddhartha | Hermann Hesse

    Siddhartha

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Hermann Hesse
    • Narrated By Victoria McGee
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    The spiritual journey of an Indian man named Siddhartha during the time of the Buddha. One of the most influential books of the 1960s.

    markweintraub says: "This reading was pathetic"
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