Siddhartha

Hermann HESSE (1877 - 1962), translated by Various

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. Herman Hesse (1877-1962) was a German-Swiss novelist, poet, and painter. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1946. This recording contains a sound clip from http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/samplesViewSingle.php?id=15362 (Summary by Adrian Praetzellis)

Genre(s): General Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 THE SON OF THE BRAHMAN Adrian Praetzellis
00:20:59
Play 02 WITH THE SAMANAS Adrian Praetzellis
00:27:05
Play 03 GOTAMA Adrian Praetzellis
00:23:54
Play 04 AWAKENING Adrian Praetzellis
00:12:24
Play 05 KAMALA Adrian Praetzellis
00:36:32
Play 06 WITH THE CHILDLIKE PEOPLE Adrian Praetzellis
00:22:14
Play 07 SANSARA Adrian Praetzellis
00:24:57
Play 08 BY THE RIVER Adrian Praetzellis
00:30:52
Play 09 THE FERRYMAN Adrian Praetzellis
00:35:07
Play 10 THE SON Adrian Praetzellis
00:24:27
Play 11 OM Adrian Praetzellis
00:18:30
Play 12 GOVINDA Adrian Praetzellis
00:29:07