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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (371 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jack Kerouac Narrator: Danny Campbell Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In the mid-1950s, Jack Kerouac, a lifelong Catholic, became fascinated with Buddhism, an interest that had a profound impact on his ideas of spirituality and later found expression in books such as Mexico City Blues and The Dharma Bums. Originally written in 1955 and now published for the first time in book form, Wake Up is Kerouac’s retelling of the life of Prince Siddartha Gotama, who as a young man abandoned his wealthy family and comfortable home for a lifelong search for Enlightenment. Distilled from a wide variety of canonical scriptures, Wake Up serves as both a penetrating account of the Buddha’s life and a concise primer on the principal teachings of Buddhism. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Emma | 2/4/2014

    " A brief handbook to the origins of Buddism and the life of its creator. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Joey | 12/25/2013

    " I really have no idea what I just read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Amanda | 10/26/2013

    " I really didn't like this book as much as I expected to. I think my expectations were too high. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jean-Paul | 10/14/2013

    " though an intersting read for the beat completist, i found it lacking the pop! of kerouac's more prominent work and the narrative paled compared to other more notable classics such as hesse's siddhartha. "

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