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Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
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Siddhartha

by Hermann Hesse

45 ratings, 21 reviews

Siddhartha is one of the great philosophical novels. Profoundly insightful, it is also a beautifully written story that begins as Siddhartha, son of an Indian Brahman, leaves his family and begins a lifelong journey towards Enlightenment. On the way he faces the entire range of human experience and emotion: he lives with ascetics, meets Gotama the Buddha, learns the art of love from Kamala the courtesan, and is transformed by the simple philosophy of the ferryman Vasudeva whose wisdom comes not from learned teachings but from observing the River. Hermann Hesse (1877-1962) was a German-Swiss novelist, poet, and painter. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1946.

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45 ratings, 21 reviews
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Au Sung

July 18, 2014

Great book about searching his own way to be free from suffering and be happy.It is not too long story and easy to read.I love this book.

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Brian Sandridge

April 23, 2014

Simply the most beautiful short book I have ever read. The story of how Siddartha became The Buddha by following no One.

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Allison W

January 01, 2014

I had to read this in high school and it was meaningless. I'm currently re-reading all my high school novels with an adult mind....

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June Keszeg

December 10, 2013

Great book and very well read. So glad I listened to this.

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Jody J

October 30, 2013

What a wonderful story of faith and strength of spirit... 👍

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Tamara Castano

September 27, 2013

Great book! A must read! Philosophy of life, wisdom and love! Would read it againa and again!

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A Khan

September 21, 2013

Just beautiful, loved it to be read again and again. The reader Adrianne did a great job made the story come alive.

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Robert Dumcum

March 30, 2013

Wonderful! A study of life and wisdom. Worth revisiting again and again.

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Amit J

March 05, 2013

Brilliant book, very well translated and read!

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Anh Nguyen

December 27, 2012

Beautiful book

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Abel Becerra

August 26, 2012

Great

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Paula Layton

August 20, 2012

Classic...can be listened to and read a thousand times w/out gettin dull

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Roy Long

July 09, 2012

This novel is very informative about the life of Buddha; good to learn more if you are a fan of Chopra, Dyer, Tolle, and Lama.

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Jianjun Luo

June 16, 2012

Good book

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Jane Boren

June 03, 2012

Beautifully read by one reader! Thank you!

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Natalie Jaro

May 06, 2012

Perfect narration, capturing the human heart and mind hauntingly in beautiful prose with both naïveté and sophistication

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Zach Gianvito

March 19, 2012

One of my favorites. Loved the narrator

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Daniel Lee

January 30, 2012

An introduction to eastern philosophy

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Sandy Lombardo

October 15, 2011

A must for self-improvement

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Cotha Mithun

June 23, 2011

Great book for understanding minds!

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Reich Sáez Cano

June 20, 2011

Es realmnte weno