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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"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • Siddhartha | Hermann Hesse

    Siddhartha

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Hermann Hesse
    • Narrated By Satya
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    Siddhartha, the son of a Brahmin, who enjoys a near idyllic existence is secretly unsatisfied and leaves his home to join the Samanas who believe enlightenment can be reached through asceticism, a rejection of the body and physical desire. His companion Govinda is also in search of enlightenment and decides to come along with Siddhartha. Both of them walk the earth with the samanas in search of enlightenment. Will they achieve enlightenment?

    A. M. Aquino says: "Great story. Melodramatic narration."
  • 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."
  • 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."
  • 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"
  • Demian | Hermann Hesse

    Demian

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Hermann Hesse
    • Narrated By Jason McCoy
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    Demian: The Story of Emil Sinclair's Youth is a Bildungsroman by Hermann Hesse, first published in 1919; a prologue was added in 1960. Demian was first published under the pseudonym "Emil Sinclair", the name of the narrator of the story, but Hesse was later revealed to be the author.

    Darwin8u says: "A pre-Great War, gnostic, Jungian bildungsroman."
  • 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.

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  • 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 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.

    Amazon Customer says: "still entirely relevant and always will be."
  • Siddhartha | Hermann Hesse

    Siddhartha

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Hermann Hesse
    • Narrated By Iris Berben, Christian Friedel, Hans-Michael Rehberg, and others
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    Ein Prinz wandelt sich zum Asketen, trifft Buddha, erkennt, dass er seinen eigenen Weg gehen muss, wendet sich der Welt zu und wieder ab, um schließlich als Fährmann, weithin gerühmt für seine Weisheit, zu sterben. Dieser zeitlose Klassiker hat in seiner Vereinigung von östlicher und westlicher Weisheit seit seinem Erscheinen 1922 Generationen von Menschen in Bann gezogen. Weniger bekannt ist die spannende Entstehungsgeschichte, der Heinz-Dieter Sommer in einem Bonus-Feature nachgeht. Schließlich findet Hesse in seinem bekanntesten Roman Antworten auf Fragen, die wir uns alle stellen: Wer bin ich? Wer will ich sein? Wie finde ich meine innere Ruhe?

    Gregg K. Sullivan says: "This is in German which is not shown in the list"
  • 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"
  • 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."
  • Siddhartha | Hermann Hesse

    Siddhartha

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By Hermann Hesse
    • Narrated By Derek Jacobi
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    This compelling spiritual quest by Hermann Hesse, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946, is considered one of the most important works of 20th century fiction. Siddhartha's search for enlightenment leads him to the river of life itself. On his journey he learns from many teachers...

    Scott says: "Choosing an audio version of Siddhartha"
  • Das Glasperlenspiel | Hermann Hesse

    Das Glasperlenspiel

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Hermann Hesse
    • Narrated By Hanns Zischler, Mark Waschke
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    Der Klassiker erstmals als ungekürzte Lesung. Josef Knecht hat es im altehrwürdigen Orden Kastalien bis zum angesehenen Magister Ludi, zum Meister des Glasperlenspiels, gebracht. Dieses Spiel vereint in sich das Wissen und die Künste der ganzen Welt. Wir begleiten den jungen, hochbegabten Waisenknaben Josef Knecht auf seiner Laufbahn durch alle Stufen der Ordenshierarchie bis zu dem Punkt, an dem in ihm eine weitreichende Erkenntnis reift.

  • Siddhartha | Hermann Hesse

    Siddhartha

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Hermann Hesse
    • Narrated By Sandra Cullum
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    Siddhartha, the respected son of a Brahmin, is expected, by all who know him, to follow in the footsteps of his father. No matter what rituals and meditations Siddhartha undergoes, he is totally unsatisfied with self, rituals, and learning. Sidhhartha leaves his father's house and together with his close friend Govinda, he starts his journey to enlightenment. He starts his journey with the ascetics, and moves on to learn what Gotama can teach, finally discovering his path for himself.

  • 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"
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