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Audible currently offers 4 versions of Hermann Hesse's, "Siddhartha". I'd like to help you with your selection.
Derek Jacobi brilliantly breathes life into the current edition. The reading is stellar, making this by far the recommended choice. Caveat: this version is abridged.
As for the unabridged versions:
Fidrous Bamji: If you must choose an unabridged version, this is the best of the lot. The narration is pleasing to the ear, but simply lacks the magic of Jacobi's rendition.
James Langton: TOO FAST. Langton literally speed narrates the story, leaving you with a throbbing headache by the time he's done.
Harish Bhimani: Bhimani sounds too self-indulgent, seems to be in love with his own voice. Pronunciation and inflection are questionable. The translation sounds flat, dead, worn.
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Jacoby's voice is exquisite. Despite being an abridged version, this is absolutely worth the listen. And a re-listen...