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An Autobiography

Written by: Mohandas - Mahatma K. Gandhi
Narrated by: Bill Wallace
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“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall — think of it, always."
--Gandhi

In 1999, this book was designated as one of the "100 Most Important Spiritual Books of the Twentieth Century" by HarperCollins Publishers.

A holy man to Hindus, a hero to Muslims, and a criminal to the British, Mohandas K. Gandhi was an inspiring figure of the 20th century, a man whose quest to live in accord with God’s highest truth led him to initiate massive campaigns against racism, violence, and colonialism.

From his youthful rebellion against vegetarianism, to his successful law practice in South Africa, his struggle with his own sexual excesses, and his leadership of the movement to free India from British rule, Gandhi describes the story of his life as a series of spiritual “experiments” and explains how he developed his concept of active nonviolent resistance, which propelled the Indian struggle for independence and inspired countless other nonviolent struggles.

Public Domain (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Incredible man, disappointing narration

Gandhi truly was a once in a millennia soul. His peaceful teachings should be at the forefront of all our minds: especially with today's ever-increasing political tensions. Gandhi's morals and beliefs are inspiring, along with the unwavering practice of these values in his own life; which shows each of us how to be better human beings.

Sadly, the choice in narrator is a true indictment of the condescending nature of western culture. To have the names and places mentioned awkwardly and clumsily read aloud was difficult to get through. As a white man with English heritage, I couldn't help but feel ashamed.

To be clear, I am not shaming Wallace personally. I only wish the publisher and Audible would have properly respected what the British Empire did to Gandhi, and the people of India, so that the narrator would have been a culturally appropriate choice.

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excellent book but horrendous reading

excellent book but horrendous reading. The reader has no sense of ethmic words rather his reading of native words is pathetic. he reads muslim man as muscle man

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overall

great study of Ghandi's life. Very verbose. The speaker is great for the general audience.

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Amazing

Very insightful. Education and humbling. Absolutely worth the listen and follow up with a read.

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a great man, whom we all can learn from

Today's world needs a bit of Gandhi in all of us, then the world will be automatically a better world.
Many of us are all so temperated by fame, wealth, and ego etc.... a true human lies in his sense of humility and service to the pubic which is greater than oneself....
and that is what Gandhi is all about. He definitely deserves all the great recognition that world have honoured long after his death, but after I read Gandhi, I know that Gandhi will always lives in my conscious.

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great but i feel im missing something...

Wondeful story of humility and force! and the power of peace. so many names throu so many years got me at a lost plus i feel Mr Gandhi was writing for mostly Hindus so he omits some explanations of concepts. regardless, beautiful motivational story

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Just a personal story.

I was expecting much more information. Falls short of expectations. nothing much to learn

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