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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.

Public Domain (P)2011 Chris Hendrie

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Great Narration

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I recommend it because it is Hesse's most beautiful story.

What other book might you compare Siddhartha to and why?

Life of Pi??

Have you listened to any of Chris Hendrie’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have heard Gatsby and Treasure Island, and Metamorphosis - this is hard to compare since it is more of an epic poem than a "novel".

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

No Keanu Reeves!

Any additional comments?

Yes, I wrote a review and you lost it This is a beautifully rendered version of "Siddhartha" that captures the music of Hesse's tone and rhythm - Chris Hendrie's skills bring out the respect and love Hesse had for the life of this great teacher - in a voice that is captivating.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Subpar pronunciation takes away from what is a great book

The narrator Chris Hendrie constantly messes up Eastern Religious jargon which ruins the book for me. At the time of writing this review there is another version available of the audiobook and I would recommend getting that instead. The content no doubt is of top quality, it’s just this particular narration that is bad.
Get the other version, imo. As far as the book goes, there are few books for me that qualify as a must-read for everyone and this is one of them.

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Good story

It is a good story of a man's search for meaning, truth, and what life is all about.

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Horrible Audio Quality.

I was unable to finish book and will be requesting credit back, to be clear the issue is not with the contents of the book, I have no way to review that because I could not focus on the words, with how bad the single word clip choppy cut and paste audio.

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Bad audio

Classic story. When the audio was good it was good but many fluctuations and “dubbed over “ sounding sections throughout the book. Sounds like a draft copy.

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first audio book!

Really enjoyed this book. the storey in wonderful and enlightening. I hated the narration changes.

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Bad recording

Great book, great reading, terrible recording. Cuts in and out; often barely audible. Skip this one.

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Poor sound editing.

Other version a far easier listen. This one has a decent narrator, but sounds like it has been pieced together from various clips recorded at different times. Not a pleasant experience.

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Enlightening!

A truly life changing experience! My worldview has been turned upside down. A must read.

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Very moving

This is one of the few books that deeply influence you. Truly deep,soulful and moving.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful