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    • Autobiography of a Yogi

    • By: Paramahansa Yogananda
    • Narrated by: Ben Kingsley
    • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,894
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,188
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,177

    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 463
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 377
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 375

    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 231
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157

    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

    • 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 59
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 30

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it. Taoism is very interesting.

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-16-18

    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 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    "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

    • 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

    • Shinto and Japanese New Religions

    • By: Professor Byron Earhart
    • Narrated by: Ben Kingsley
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 29

    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

    • Judaism

    • By: Dr. Geoffrey Wigoder
    • Narrated by: Ben Kingsley
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    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

    • 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
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      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

    • 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 59
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      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 35

    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

    • Buddhism

    • By: Dr. Winston King
    • Narrated by: Ben Kingsley
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    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

    • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    • By: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Dove Audio - producer
    • Narrated by: Ben Kingsley
    • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    In the 100 years since Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created the immortal Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick, Watson, no other mystery writer has come close to eclipsing him as the standard bearer of detectives. Holmes is at the height of his powers here in many of his most famous cases, first published in Strand magazine in 1891-1892. This collection of short stories is read by the celebrated actor Ben Kingsley.

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Tarzan of the Apes

    • By: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Dove Audio - producer
    • Narrated by: Ben Kingsley
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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.

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The Religion of Small Societies

    • By: Professor Ninian Smart
    • Narrated by: Ben Kingsley
    • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    The religious practices and understandings of small indigenous societies are recognized by many to be in no way inferior to other religious beliefs. Many such cultures still exist; their prescientific, even prehistoric social and intellectual pattern includes shamans, sacrifices, totems, animism, taboos, and certain rituals and myths that reflect their unique and increasingly rare way of life.

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Tarzan of the Apes

    • By: Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated by: Ben Kingsley
    • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    Set amid the vibrant colors and sounds of the savage African jungle, Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic work has taken generations on a glorious, adventurous, and romantic journey. Raised in the wild by the great ape Kala, Tarzan the ape-man must learn to talk with the animals, swing through the trees, and fight the great predators to survive in the jungle. When white men invade his paradise, Tarzan's life is forever changed, for it is then that he meets Jane, the first white woman he has ever seen.

    Regular price: $10.46

    • Hinduism

    • By: Dr. Gregory Kozlowski
    • Narrated by: Ben Kingsley
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 41
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 39

    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

    • Islam

    • By: Dr. Charles Adams
    • Narrated by: Ben Kingsley
    • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12

    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

    • The Time Machine

    • By: H. G. Wells, New Millennium Audio - producer
    • Narrated by: Sir Ben Kingsley
    • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    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

    • 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
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      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

    • 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 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    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

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