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In 19th century Tsarist Russia an orphaned child born of Jewish and Cossack blood grows up in a land of wealthy aristocrats, struggling peasants, and growing discontent. Sent to an elite military academy at the tender age of four, Sergei Ivanov (Socrates) comes of age training to protect a way of life he doesn't understand. When a sudden death forces Sergei to flee, he escapes into the wilderness.

From the heights of love to the depths of despair, from the threat of a mortal enemy to the search for a child he has never met, Sergei Ivanov's odyssey unlocks hidden wisdom at the heart of life. He could never have imagined that from the moment of his birth he was destined to become the peaceful warrior who would change the lives of millions worldwide. The odyssey that unfolds is not about the revolutions of history, but about the revolution in one man's heart. A stirring story emerges as Sergei encounters mentors and masters who reveal secrets about the arts of war and, ultimately, the path to peace.

©2005 Dan Millman (P)2005 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

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"Millman's fluid storytelling makes this an easy read." (Publishers Weekly)

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Life Changing

I read "The Way of the Peaceful Warrior" prior to "The Rise of Socrates". These books radiate deep into my soul as if The Universe & God meant for me to hear their messages exactly at this moment in my life. They have woken up to life on mpre levels than I can begin to describe. The philosophies & inspirations drive every principle that I put into my company, my life's work, & my time I have here on this beautiful world. Thank you!

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my life is bigger than one experience...

such a deep and awesome audio book....finding inner peace for me is being such a great jouney and so far am enjoying this journey and all this audio.

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Great Book!

I have read several Dan Milman's books and loved everyone of them. I expected more of a self help type of book told in a story, but it turned out to be one of the best stories I've read in a long time. Anyone who has read Way of the Peaceful Warrior will love this book and be astounded by how Dan ties it all together in the prologue.

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Probably the best story I've ever heard

After having read "the way of the peaceful warrior" I became very interested in the author Dan Millman and decided to look up another one of his books. Being very interested in the individual that is Socrates, the title "the Journeys of Socrates" spoke to me in particular. From the very beginning, I got drawn into the story and become even more interested as the story progressed. The story depicts the connectedness of all that is creating (in me at least) a certain trust and surrender to the incomprehensible ways of existence, God, the higher power, whatever you want to call it. This book genuinely rekindled a sense of trust in me in God that over the course of my troubled past couple of months I felt I had lost. It feels like I was meant to hear this. Thank you, Dan Millman, for writing this book.

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  • 06-29-09

Fantastic Story

I was totally captivated by this book. I couldn't put it down. It has both emotional highs and lows. Some great insights into life and a great ending.

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Perfect to read after he way of the peaceful warrior

This book gives me an extreme appreciation for the way of the peaceful warrior and what Socrates passes to Dan to share with the world, makes me think of what all clashes in the world so that we are who we are now, and how a decision someone makes affects so many lifes, even a century or more later.
Thank you Dan, Socrates, Ania and everyone who had to go thru what they had to go thru and still kept going.
Makes a difference in my life and many more

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Life changer

This is my favorite book ever, but read it also because this version is slightly abridged

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Love everything Dan Millman writes!!!

There are so many twists and turns, surprises, and wisdom in his stories. He is a superb writer and put so much heart into it. I don't ever tire of reading his books :) Thank you for such a great story...

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Awesome book that ties up the series

I loved every minute of this book. It is a great story with many wonderful lessons throughout.
Thank you Dan for sharing!

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A beautiful and enriching journey

For those seeking an adventure with a destination reflected in light, love and antidotes of truth in the wake of the consequences of our actions, this book is story that will align with your enquiry.

Dan Millman is unquestionably a messenger who's purpose is as clear as day. His legacy and teachings through his works, timeless.

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  • Andrew Hammond
  • 03-29-15

Fills in some blanks

Very enjoyable story, easy to listen to. No great spiritual insights as such, but fills in some of the blanks from the Peaceful Warrior book very nicely.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-11-17

every year must read

I read/listen to this book every year. It reminds me to be a better man in the new year.

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  • Stuart Campbell
  • 03-06-16

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narration okay .coming from UK I'd prefer an English accent as i think it would help with the contextual nature of this material

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-29-17

The beginning of the end

And now it all makes sense, if there is really any sense to be made.