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Siddhartha Audiobook

Siddhartha

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Publisher's Summary

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. He joins the Samanas, a band of wandering ascetics without possessions or earthly ties. His quest unfulfilled, he descends into a life of unbounded luxury and indulgence. Where is truth? Where will his soul find true ease? In denial? In decadence? Or in some truth far greater than himself, so simple, so close to him, yet so obvious that only clear eyes may see it?

Siddhartha reawakens questions most of us have long ceased asking ourselves and opens paths to spirituality many of us have never traveled.

Translated by Joachim Neugroschel.

Originally published in 1922. Translation ©1999 Joachim Neugroschel; (P)2006 Recorded Books, LLC.

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    "This book can be repeated with continued enjoyment"

    Need a calming and fulfilling book to listen to on repeat when you get tired of listening to random music or talk radio? This book is great to have playing during daily tasks i.e. Getting ready for work, doing housework, or relaxing with a glass of wine after work. Well read, great story.

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    Paulina Marinkovic 03-22-17

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    "great read"

    well written and narrated book on the self discovery of Siddhartha on the Buddhist thoughts and way of living

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    Andreea Marin 03-07-17 Member Since 2016

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

    Yes because it's not very long and perfect for a journey on the train, a spiritual nature walk, or a reflective day.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Siddhartha?

    Its overall atmosphere of mythology mixed with coming of age, growth, spirituality. There is a fairytale-like atmosphere to it.


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    katie 02-13-17
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    "Life changing"

    This book is all about finding one's self and is often described as a hippie's paradise, and it truly is. Would definitely read this again.

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    Patrick 02-01-17
    Patrick 02-01-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Changed my life"

    Like a shaman guiding you through a journey of your own soul.

    Wait.
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    Think.

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    "one of the best books that I have read in a minute"

    this was one of the best books I have read in a long time the narrative in the direction was just what I was looking...

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    "A good attempt at introducing Eastern Mysticism"

    This book was an attempt to deal with the age old struggle of what does one do with the struggle of hope in the eternal in the midst of a world that is so garage an filled with pain. it was a personal struggle for Hesse, heightened by the devastation of WW II. he found hope in Eastern Mysticism and in Carl Jung, and he brought these hopes in the story. his multi struggles with dying to self come to a head when suicide is finally seen as an ultimate illusion and in the end the integration of sin and spirit is the answer. they are not judged, just seen as part of the whole.

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    J. Fincher Atlanta, GA United States 08-25-16
    J. Fincher Atlanta, GA United States 08-25-16 Member Since 2013

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    "A Parable about Enlightenment"

    Siddhartha follows the life of a man, who like the Buddha, leaves home and comfort and privilege to seek something more. Even encountering the Buddha himself along his journey, he ultimately seeks his own path; his own inner teaching. He goes from one extreme (asceticism) to another (sensuality and worldliness) before reaching equilibrium beside the great river.

    Deep, wise, and yet quite accessible, this little book is going to stay with me the rest of my life.

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    Brad 08-17-16
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    "Not a great story..."

    This is much more like a poem or piece of art, similar to a painting. You may draw some conclusions about life but they are more likely a reflection of your own emotions. I suspect many will interpret it differently.

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    Anonymous 07-22-16
    Anonymous 07-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Enlightened journey"
    Would you listen to Siddhartha again? Why?

    Powerful. Compelling. Inspiring


    What did you like best about this story?

    Herman Hesse must have been truly enlightened to have written such a profound novel. The spiritual truths in this book will change your life. The story itself is captivating. The narrator does an amazing job. I can not possibly recommend this enough.


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