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    • Autobiography of a Yogi

    • By: Paramahansa Yogananda
    • Narrated by: Ben Kingsley
    • Length: 17 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,254
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,503
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,492

    When Autobiography of a Yogi first appeared in 1946, it was acclaimed as a landmark work in its field. The New York Times hailed it as "a rare account". Newsweek pronounced it "fascinating". The San Francisco Chronicle declared, "Yogananda presents a convincing case for yoga, and those who 'came to scoff' may remain 'to pray." Today it is still one of the most widely read and respected books ever published on the wisdom of the East.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Spiritually Uplifting -- and entertaining!

    • By D on 12-27-04

    Regular price: $33.60

    • Living Buddha, Living Christ

    • By: Thich Nhat Hanh
    • Narrated by: Ben Kingsley
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 559
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 462
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 460

    World-renowned thinker and scholar Thich Nhat Hanh, considered by many to be a "Living Buddah," explores the spiritual crossroads where the traditions of Christianity and Buddhism meet. Living Buddha, Living Christ reawakens our understanding of both religions and the connections between them.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • if only it wasn't abridged it'd be a five

    • By Nicole on 07-09-11

    Regular price: $13.27

    • Schindler's List

    • By: Thomas Keneally
    • Narrated by: Ben Kingsley
    • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 263
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183

    In the century's darkest time, one man became the most unlikely of heroes. German-Catholic industrialist and Nazi Party member Oskar Schindler used his wealth and influence to save the lives of more than 1,300 Jews who would have otherwise died in the concentration camp at Plaszow. Here is the story on which Steven Spielberg based his powerful motion picture. If you like this, try Ursula Hegi's Stones from a River.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged books just don't cut it!

    • By Dona on 11-13-11

    Regular price: $15.93

    • Native Religions of the Americas

    • By: Professor Ake Hultkrantz
    • Narrated by: Ben Kingsley
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 39

    North, Central, and South American Indians have a rich religious heritage, though much has been lost since these peoples were conquered by Europeans. Characteristic features of Native American religion included the master of the animals, a protective spirit of a species or of all animals. Shamans, ecstatic medicine men, used supernatural powers to cure the ill. Totemism was a mysterious religious bond between the human clan and their animal guardians.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting information and great narrator

    • By Will Bernstein on 10-06-10

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Judaism

    • By: Dr. Geoffrey Wigoder
    • Narrated by: Ben Kingsley
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    Judaism is more than a religion; it is a civilization, including a people, a language, unique laws, a system of ethics, customs, a homeland, and a theology. Jews worship one God and obey a wide-ranging and vigorous moral law centered around the Torah, God's teaching or instruction. Jewish sacred literature preserves the ancient oral tradition through the Hebrew Bible and other writings.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Overview of Judaism

    • By Ralph on 03-16-08

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Confucianism and Taoism

    • By: Dr. Julia Ching
    • Narrated by: Ben Kingsley
    • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33

    Confucius (551-479 BCE) taught a moral wisdom that would become a predominant social force in China from the second century BCE until the mid-20th century. Confucianism does not teach a central doctrine that a God or gods should be worshipped, but it does embrace a system of ritual and emphasizes humanistic virtues and values. Daoism is both a philosophy and a religion, seeking a life and a mind in harmony with nature.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Super boring. Too much of a history lesson.

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-11-18

    Regular price: $13.96

    • African and African-American Religions

    • By: Victor Anderson
    • Narrated by: Ben Kingsley
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    The religious ideas and practices of African peoples have much in common with each other, and with related religions in the Caribbean and the Americas. African Islam and African Christianity have developed separately since their earliest time in Ethiopia, Egypt, and the Sudan.

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The Tiger and the Brahmin

    • Rabbit Ears: A Classic Tale (Spotlight)
    • By: Brian Gleeson
    • Narrated by: Ben Kingsley
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    "I give you assurances," cried the Tiger to the Brahmin. "I shan't eat you if you let me out of the cage." But when the Brahmin makes the mistake of taking the Tiger at his word, he discovers that the dishonest beast intended to eat him all along. In the end, it is the wily jackal who comes to the Brahmin's aid and teaches him a lesson he had never found in his holy books. This clever, absorbing adaptation, written by Brian Gleeson, is read by Ben Kingsley.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Shinto and Japanese New Religions

    • By: Professor Byron Earhart
    • Narrated by: Ben Kingsley
    • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31

    The traditional religion known as Shinto was present in Japan from prehistoric times, long before Buddhism and other traditions arrived from the Asian continent. Shrine Shinto, centered around local shrines and seasonal festivals, has greatly influenced Japanese culture. Sect Shinto is characterized by more highly organized institutions, which attract many members; folk Shinto consists of beliefs and practices apart from these institutions, especially in the home.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Kingsley's 'newsreel' tone a touch distracting

    • By Darcy Conroy on 04-12-11

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Code Name God

    • The Spiritual Odyssey of a Man of Science
    • By: Mani Bhaumik
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Ben Kingsley
    • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    The compelling, beautiful narrative of Code Name God is one man's rags-to-riches story and, more profoundly, the vision of a world-class physicist seeking to integrate the findings of science, religion, and spiritual quest.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Alternative View

    • By Dennis T. on 12-11-06

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Islam

    • By: Dr. Charles Adams
    • Narrated by: Ben Kingsley
    • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Islam today is a rapidly growing religion: Indonesia, the most populous Islamic land, has well over 100 million Muslims. Islam means "submission to the will of God"; Muslims are "submitters" to God's will as it was communicated to the prophet Muhammad in a series of divine revelations. Islam began in the seventh century, and had evolved into various forms, including Sunni and Shi'ah Muslims, Sufi mystics, and others. It has been and remains one of the most significant influences in the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great beginning point

    • By Peter on 06-26-12

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Protestant Christianity

    • By: Dr. Dale A. Johnson
    • Narrated by: Ben Kingsley
    • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Protestant Christianity began in the early 16th century as a reform movement directed against Roman Catholic doctrines and practices. Early leaders such as Martin Luther and John Calvin laid out the movement's foundational principles, which emphasized the individual's relationship to God and scripture through the Bible and God's grace rather than through the authority of the church.

    Regular price: $12.57

    • Classical Religions and Myths of the Mediterranean Basin

    • By: Dr. Jon David Solomon
    • Narrated by: Ben Kingsley
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    The early myths of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Asia Minor, Canaan, Greece, and Rome have greatly and continuously influenced all of Western culture and civilization. Myths rely on imagination and intuition; they express fervently held convictions about the ultimate nature of things, exploring the mysteries of life and death, passion and suffering. Today, theological interest is resurging in goddess worship, and other early nature-based religions are receiving a renewed attention.

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The Butcher's Theater

    • By: Jonathan Kellerman
    • Narrated by: Ben Kingsley
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    They call the ancient hills of Jerusalem the butcher's theater. Here, upon this bloodstained stage, a faceless killer performs his violent specialty: The first to die brutally is a fifteen-year-old girl. She is drained of blood, then carefully bathed and shrouded in white. Precisely one week later, a second victim is found.

    Regular price: $14.00

    • Hinduism

    • By: Dr. Gregory Kozlowski
    • Narrated by: Ben Kingsley
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 42

    Hinduism is a very broad term for the religious practices and doctrines of the Indian people. This tradition is believed to have begun in about 1800 BCE with religious poems known as the Vedas. Hinduism is best known in the west through the doctrines of Advaita, the belief that there is only one ultimate reality. Advaitans, however, worshipped a range of icons that represented the separate manifestations of the ultimate Brahman.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Hindusim 101

    • By Max on 01-28-08

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Buddhism

    • By: Dr. Winston King
    • Narrated by: Ben Kingsley
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    Buddhism began with Gotama the Buddha in the sixth century BCE and has developed two chief forms: Theravada (or Hinayana) is found especially in Sri Lanka, Burma, and Thailand; Mahayana is found in Japan, China, Korea, and Indochina. Zen, a more recent form of Buddhism, is found throughout the world. Some believe Buddhism is not properly understood as a religion, though this presentation describes its religious qualities.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • well written and well spoken

    • By Master Yoda on 01-07-09

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Tarzan of the Apes

    • By: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Dove Audio - producer
    • Narrated by: Sir Ben Kingsley
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    This classic tale of Tarzan, the young English boy in the deepest African jungle, is one of imagination, adventure, and ultimate action. Raised by apes, he learns to speak to the animals, swing through the jungle, and survive happily as one of their own. Only when he meets a group of British tourists on safari does his world change completely. His first encounter with humans, and Jane especially, turns his known life upside down. This Edgar Rice Burroughs classic tale beckons listeners to escape their own world and visit a savage and untamed wilderness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • worthy of your time - an education

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-29-18

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Orthodox and Roman Catholic Christianity

    • By: Dr. Jean Porter
    • Narrated by: Ben Kingsley
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Christianity arose within the social and spiritual dislocation of the Roman Empire. Jesus, perceived by authorities as a threat to public stability, was executed in about 30 CE; his crucifixion and belief in his resurrection became a defining symbol for world-wide Christian religion.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More on Catholicism than Orthodoxy

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-23-17

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Skepticism and Religious Relativism

    • By: Dr. Nicholas Capaldi
    • Narrated by: Ben Kingsley
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    The longstanding ideas of humanism, agnosticism, and atheism have increasingly challenged traditional religious doctrines or practices. Yet reason alone often fails to secure the commitments and values of a healthy personal and communal life; spiritual and emotional life can diminish to the dangerous level of nihilism and despair. Meanwhile, some theologians have challenged the "truth" of any religion with the radical view that all beliefs are equally true.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Boring

    • By Jeff on 05-12-09

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The Time Machine

    • By: H. G. Wells, New Millennium Audio - producer
    • Narrated by: Sir Ben Kingsley
    • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The time traveler steps into his machine to embark upon an astonishing journey beyond the frontiers of time, space, and the human imagination. When he emerges, he finds himself in the year 802,700, observing a utopian age in which creatures coexist in peace and harmony. He plans to study this society and return to his own time to implement its secrets - until he discovers that his machine, his only means of transport back to his own life, has been stolen!

    Regular price: $13.96

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