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Author: Deepak Chopra Narrator: Simon Jones Publisher: Random House Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2008 ISBN: 9780739384411
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The fictional debut of bestselling author, Deepak Chopra. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rico | 2/17/2014

    " This is as close to a Harry Potter book as is imaginable, yet Chopra gives more insight into humanity and the roles that myth plays. A wonderful, inspirational, escapist fiction read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tammie | 2/13/2014

    " Hhhhmmmmm.....this one was a toughy for me. It is an interesting twist on continuing the King Arthur tale, but I had a hard time getting into the story. It jumps all over the place. I'm glad I finished it, but I do not think I will be seeking any other Deepak Chopra fiction. The story is deep, just not my cup of tea. The writing is beautiful, though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colin | 2/3/2014

    " Great story, didn't realize that Deepak Chopra was actually a spiritual author, and you wouldn't know it unless you read the preface. He does a great job of portraying his morals in the story without being too obvious about it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jo | 1/27/2014

    " Confusing, boring, I ended up speed-reading the end just to finish it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nichol | 1/27/2014

    " Well written story on the modern meaning of King Arthur's story. Some slow parts but comes together nicely. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzanne | 1/20/2014

    " This was a bit of a slow read. I just trudged through the middle but it began to pick up at the end. A very existential view of the Arthurian legend. Seemed moreso to be a treaty on reincarnation. It was ok, but I wouldn't highly recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Geetha | 1/9/2014

    " i am yet to learn as i have just finished 30 pages "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 DJ | 1/2/2014

    " I remember reading this book quite a while ago, but I honestly do not remember when. A very good bit of fiction with good life lessons told through the various experiences. Good book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 X-topher | 12/11/2013

    " Deepak Chopra, writing a modern-day Arthurian fantasy? This book was vaguely entertaining, and I was looking for easy reading. The ending was really shoddy though--this was where Chopra really tried to weave in the element of spirituality at the last minute, but failed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 12/8/2013

    " A good story on its own but if you have some knowledge of the Chopra teachings it is even better. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jackie | 12/8/2013

    " A new take on the Merlin story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Todd | 12/3/2013

    " A really interesting (New Age) take on the Arthurian legends. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rick | 11/23/2013

    " I remember reading this a long time. It was bizarre, new-agey, and pretended to be a lot deeper than it really was. (I could compare it to the Matrix with regard to that last point.) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shannon | 9/23/2013

    " DEFINITE SKIP!!! Unless you enjoy your philosophy/spirituality spoon-fed to you, laced with saccharine and written with regurgitated Celine Dion lyrics. RALPH! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Natalie | 12/31/2012

    " Guh. I read this against my better judgement on the recommendation of my very cool, but rather New-Agey uncle. Deepak Chopra's made himself very rich off the backs of gullible New Age types, though, so great for him. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 11/28/2012

    " Intriguing idea and great use of a fable to impart key concepts. But really a dry read. The prologue and earlier chapters were better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew | 11/25/2012

    " Great novel! This was a cool unique present day story of the return of Arthur and his knights. I read this when I was 15 and loved it. I suggest if you want a good story, read it, but don't read the psycho-analysis by the author at the beginning. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 11/21/2012

    " Don't discount this just because it was written by Deepak Chopra and Oprah loves him. I very nearly did!! I really enjoyed this book. It blends Arthurian legend with a healthy dose of spirituality and new age mysticism. A very exciting read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dot | 9/27/2012

    " Just finished this book - it was a good read! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Letitia | 9/18/2012

    " Indulgent, predictable, and ultimately meaningless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lou | 9/16/2012

    " I was very surprised he wrote fiction and even more surprised how good the book was. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Desert | 7/17/2012

    " it's amazingggg <3 "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susan | 3/29/2012

    " This was an okay book. I didn't dislike it as much as Jessica, but thought it was difficult to follow and somewhat far flung for the Arthurian legend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven | 2/15/2012

    " I am always looking for fantasy books, and I happened upon this book back in 1996 while on such a search. Friends who had read it were divided as to whether this new tale on the Arthur legend was a good read. Some were put-off by the idea that it was written by a New-Ager. My verdict: A good story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 9/14/2011

    " I had heard this name so often, but had never read anything by him. This was his first book, and was fiction. I have highlighted so many passages in it its more colorful than I don't know what! Great book, great read, great message! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kim | 7/8/2011

    " Though I enjoyed the prologue of the story, I just couldn't get involved in anything beyond it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jackie | 5/23/2011

    " A new take on the Merlin story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gary | 3/23/2011

    " almost anything involving merlin is good. this one by deepak chopra had many religious overtones but such is chopra but he is such a magnificent storyteller that still read the book. very interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn | 3/8/2011

    " There were a few elements that were not totally clear, but the Arthurian legend is such a great one, and I've read a number of different takes on it....I really enjoyed this book very much! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Todd | 2/10/2011

    " A really interesting (New Age) take on the Arthurian legends. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Donald | 2/1/2011

    " Chopra really puts his religious views of reincarnation and fate into this story. Interesting take on the age old lore. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Petra | 12/24/2010

    " This is an absolutely capturing book, if you are a spiritual being or not. I was not able to put it aside. Brilliant.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lou | 11/17/2010

    " I was very surprised he wrote fiction and even more surprised how good the book was. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rick | 5/29/2010

    " I remember reading this a long time. It was bizarre, new-agey, and pretended to be a lot deeper than it really was. (I could compare it to the Matrix with regard to that last point.) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susan | 5/12/2010

    " This was an okay book. I didn't dislike it as much as Jessica, but thought it was difficult to follow and somewhat far flung for the Arthurian legend. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Columbusdidnotlandhere | 4/13/2010

    " Weird psychobabble retelling of the Arthurian Legend based on the equally weird philosophy that Chopra invented. Initially fascinating until you realize it's crap. Charles Williams this guy ain't. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 2/24/2010

    " A good story on its own but if you have some knowledge of the Chopra teachings it is even better. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Leslie | 1/2/2010

    " This takes awhile to unwind the characters and events. the author moves the characters in and out of time, it started to feel coherent in the middle of the book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kim | 12/22/2009

    " Though I enjoyed the prologue of the story, I just couldn't get involved in anything beyond it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Esther | 12/12/2009

    " The worst book I have ever read in my life. My Chopra should retire from fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Murray | 8/15/2009

    " I became bored with this book - and I think Chopra is best when he is dealing with his core topics of health and philosophy/spirituality. "

About the Author

Deepak Chopra MD, FACP, founder of the Chopra Foundation, a nonprofit entity for research on well-being and humanitarianism, and Chopra Global, a modern-day health company at the intersection of science and spirituality, is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation. Chopra is a clinical professor of family medicine and public health at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of over eighty-nine books translated into over forty-three languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. His ninetieth book and national bestseller, Metahuman: Unleashing Your Infinite Potential (Harmony Books), unlocks the secrets to moving beyond our present limitations to access a field of infinite possibilities. Time magazine has described Dr. Chopra as “one of the top one hundred heroes and icons of the century.”

About the Narrator

Simon Jones is an English actor and award-winning audiobook narrator. Besides winning many AudioFile Earphones Awards for narration, he has won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration, including for top prize of Audiobook of the Year. He was named a “Golden Voice” by AudioFile magazine and as “Narrator of the Year” in 2005 by Publishers Weekly. As an actor, he has been featured in numerous Broadway productions and has appeared in the films The Devil’s Own, Twelve Monkeys, For Love or Money, Green Card, Brazil, Monty Python’s Meaning of Life, and Miracle on 34th Street remake. His television appearances include a role in The Cosby Mysteries and Murder She Wrote. He studied at Cambridge University and the legendary Cambridge Footlights Dramatic Club.