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  • The Bhagavad Gita

  • By: Eknath Easwaran
  • Narrated by: Paul Bazely
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 153

The Bhagavad Gita, "The Song of the Lord", is the best known of all the Indian scriptures, and Easwaran's reliable and accessible version has consistently been the best-selling translation. Easwaran's introduction places the Gita in its historical setting and brings out the universality and timelessness of its teachings. Chapter introductions give clear explanations of key concepts in that chapter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow

  • By Pevin on 27-09-16

Wow

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

Reviewed: 27-09-16

This is a great version, so great that I am going to re listen to it now!

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Following the Teachings of the Upanishads

  • By: Eknath Easwaran
  • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

The Upanishads are among the oldest of the Indian wisdom texts, the records of teaching sessions of illumined sages and their students, who were asking the fundamental questions of life. Easwaran's translation of these classic texts has been highly acclaimed, and in these informal talks to close students he draws out the main themes of eleven Upanishads.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Contended and relaxed after listening

  • By Deepa Sadula on 05-08-16

Worth a listen

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 24-08-16

Good intro to them I would like to see a full translated version of the Upanishads on audible.

  • Shantaram

  • By: Gregory David Roberts
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 42 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,135
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,987
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,985

A novel of high adventure, great storytelling and moral purpose, based on an extraordinary true story of eight years in the Bombay underworld. In the early 80s, Gregory David Roberts, an armed robber and heroin addict, escaped from an Australian prison to India, where he lived in a Bombay slum. There, he established a free health clinic and also joined the mafia, working as a money launderer, forger and street soldier. He found time to learn Hindi and Marathi, fall in love, and spend time being worked over in an Indian jail.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An incredible piece of art (written & narrated)

  • By PBM on 04-06-16

Truly captures the Indian spirit

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-01-15

The characters in this book truly capture the Indian spirit.

This is a must read if you are going to visit India for the first time.

My wife and I are now going back to India in May. :-) thank you for this fantastic book!