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An Autobiography Audiobook

An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth

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Publisher's Summary

“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall — think of it, always."
--Gandhi

In 1999, this book was designated as one of the "100 Most Important Spiritual Books of the Twentieth Century" by HarperCollins Publishers.

A holy man to Hindus, a hero to Muslims, and a criminal to the British, Mohandas K. Gandhi was an inspiring figure of the 20th century, a man whose quest to live in accord with God’s highest truth led him to initiate massive campaigns against racism, violence, and colonialism.

From his youthful rebellion against vegetarianism, to his successful law practice in South Africa, his struggle with his own sexual excesses, and his leadership of the movement to free India from British rule, Gandhi describes the story of his life as a series of spiritual “experiments” and explains how he developed his concept of active nonviolent resistance, which propelled the Indian struggle for independence and inspired countless other nonviolent struggles.

Public Domain (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    Rajesh Johanneburg, South Africa 06-07-15
    Rajesh Johanneburg, South Africa 06-07-15 Member Since 2016

    Legal Thrillers, crime, fiction. humor and a bit of management sprinkled with some self improvement. All through Audible.

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    "This book is not very interesting"

    This biography ends when the real Gandhi begins. So this book is about the slow progression of the discovery of Gandhi by Gandhi. Experiments with food, law, absenteeism,fasting....and freedom. But may be one has to just get it out of the bucket list since it is about a great man!

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Gary Beaupre Hibbing, MN United States 04-14-17
    Gary Beaupre Hibbing, MN United States 04-14-17 Member Since 2015
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    "A truly devoted and remarkable man"

    I found this audible book both surprisingly interesting and informative. Bill Wallace read Gandhi's autobiography superbly. I found this book to be very interesting.

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    Connor T. 03-27-17
    Connor T. 03-27-17
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    "Wonderful autobiography"

    What an insightful, interesting autobiography. I didn't love the narrator, but he wasn't that bad.

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    Scott F Fenton, MI 03-06-17
    Scott F Fenton, MI 03-06-17 Member Since 2015

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    "great story"

    I enjoyed the book very much and would recommend it to anyone wanting to read this book.

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    Abbas 12-26-16
    Abbas 12-26-16 Member Since 2017
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    "A gate to Ghandi's mind"

    Almost all of Ghandi's beliefs and thoughts were expressed in the way he sees them. The book also handled Ghandi's life meticulously, which became a little boring.

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    Rahul 10-29-16
    Rahul 10-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Terrible narrator"

    Great book, great mind. The obvious lack of effort by the narrator to pronounce any Indian word correctly makes it extremely difficult to follow the topic at times, even for those well aware of Gandhi's work.

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    Varun madan 10-11-16
    Varun madan 10-11-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book, really poor reading"

    liked the book overall. word pronunciation was extremely poor for certain Hindi words like musalmans was pronounced as muscle mans ... ha ha.

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    Nagaraj Gadiraju Parsippany, NJ 10-04-16
    Nagaraj Gadiraju Parsippany, NJ 10-04-16
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    "True account of a great leader."

    for those of us who think Gandhi was not decisive at times, this account should tell us none of us is perfect.

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    Kindle Customer 09-25-16
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    "Himalayan blunder"

    real experience of truth unparalleled work in world.Audible version gives a feeling that everything is happening in front of listener.

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    Ravi Nagarkar 09-24-16
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    "Great Man Great Story Well Read crisp Straight. ."

    Unparallel person in the modern times was 'in making'. Tale of the first half of his life narrated by he himself depicts a 'Great Man in the Making'. That was Mahatma GANDHI !
    Ironically the story doesn't cover his Greatest Historical Work which influenced the current world history also In Making !

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    2/28/16
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    "insightful, enriching. well presented ."

    The story was very well narrated , a must read for all seeking self realisation .

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  • Shankybaby
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    "Unfit narration by author"

    I wish the author had put in more effort to get the Indian words right. I had to go over the sentences twice to understand what or who he is talking about.

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  • Devarshi Kapadia
    12/8/15
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    "Excellent book - Poorly read"
    Would you listen to An Autobiography again? Why?

    I might because it is an excellent book.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Bill Wallace’s performances?

    No way. He needs to understand what he's reading. It is so annoying, every time he says "muscle - man". Gandhi meant to say Muslims there.


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  • luizav
    9/3/15
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    "lovely insight and voice"

    I loved this reafing in a slow voice and the story that madr me come closer to Ghandi s thoughts and dedication.I must say I know more the person and motivation in life he had and I can follow him more in the pursuit of truth.Lovely recording

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    "an outstanding life story of our hero Gandhi!!"
    Would you listen to An Autobiography again? Why?

    Yes,surely. I would listen to all my favourite Autobiographies every now and again.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The think I like the most about this story is that it's coherently written.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    To be honest, I would have liked the narrator to be English rather than an American. But other than that, everything else was fine.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, that's what I originally planned on doing but didn't have enough time to listen to it all in one sitting. I would listen a few chapters every day, and still still enjoy it.


    Any additional comments?

    I would like the prices to have gone down a bit so that I could buy any book I desire listening to...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stephen McGlennon
    Portaferry, Northern Irealnd
    7/1/13
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    "Inspiring"
    Where does An Autobiography rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is a great audiobook, and I admit to haveing a hard copy of the book as well.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Ghandi tells us his process and his struggle with living a life dedicated to truth.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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