Hermann Hesse
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Hermann Hesse

Hermann Hesse (1877-1962) was born in Germany and later became a citizen of Switzerland. As a Western man profoundly affected by the mysticism of Eastern thought, he wrote many novels, stories, and essays that bear a vital spiritual force that has captured the imagination and loyalty of many generations of readers. In 1946, he won the Nobel Prize for Literature for The Glass Bead Game.
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    • Siddhartha

    • By: Hermann Hesse, Joachim Neugroschel - translator
    • Narrated by: Firdous Bamji
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
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    • By Ramanujam on 07-23-08

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    • Steppenwolf

    • By: Hermann Hesse
    • Narrated by: Peter Weller
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Harry Haller is a sad and lonely figure, a reclusive intellectual for whom life holds no joy....

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    • By Stevon on 10-26-11

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    • Siddhartha

    • By: Hermann Hesse
    • Narrated by: Michael Scott
    • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Siddhartha, born the son of a Brahmin, was blessed in wealth, appearance, intelligence and charisma. In order to find meaning in life, he discarded...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By N. Gray on 12-20-18

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    • The Glass Bead Game

    • By: Hermann Hesse
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 21 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 462
    • Performance
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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....

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    • One of Mankind's Best Books

    • By D. Raynal on 10-30-12

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    • Siddhartha

    • By: Hermann Hesse, Gunther Olesch - translator, Anke Dreher - translator, and others
    • Narrated by: David Cross
    • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
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    In Siddhartha, Herman Hesse conveys a very profound message for all those who seek meaning in their lives....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By Ozzie on 05-08-16

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    • Siddhartha

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    • By: Hermann Hesse
    • Narrated by: Paul Ansdell
    • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Siddhartha, the ninth book written by Hermann Hesse, is about a young Indian boy who leaves his home in hopes of finding enlightenment with the wise "Goutama", which in this story is the Buddha....

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    • Demian

    • The Story of Emil Sinclair's Youth
    • By: Hermann Hesse
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
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    Here is the dramatic story of young, docile Emil Sinclair's descent into a secret and dangerous world of petty crime and revolt against convention....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
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    • By Debra on 12-08-08
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    • By: Hermann Hesse
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Release date: 08-13-08
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 282 ratings

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    • Narcissus and Goldmund

    • By: Hermann Hesse
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 409
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 330
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 331

    Narcissus and Goldmund is the story of a passionate yet uneasy friendship between two men of opposite character....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My favorite of Hesse's novels, wonderfully read.

    • By David on 10-21-11

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    • Demian

    • By: Hermann Hesse
    • Narrated by: Jason McCoy
    • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 57

    Emil Sinclair is a young boy raised in a bourgeois home, amidst what is described as a Scheinwelt, a play on words that means "world of light" as well as "world of illusion"....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A pre-Great War, gnostic, Jungian bildungsroman.

    • By Darwin8u on 07-13-12

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    • El Lobo Estepario [Steppenwolf]

    • By: Hermann Hesse
    • Narrated by: Daniel Quintero
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    La novela que influenció toda una generación....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • confusing, but very relatable

    • By Gerardo on 04-30-18

    Regular price: $11.90

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