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Deepak Chopra, read by the author. HarperAudio, unabridged, nine CDs, 10.5 hours, $34.99 ISBN 978-0-06-220498-1

In this novel, Deepak Chopra takes listeners on an engaging tour of the lives of 10 significant spiritual leaders, including Socrates, Rumi, Julian of Norwich, and Anne Hutchinson. Coupled with these inspiring tales are Chopra’s deeper reflections about the ways in which the meaning and experience of God has changed over the centuries. As a narrator, Chopra fails to do justice to his book in this audio edition. Though a capable speaker, Chopra doesn’t have the skill to develop clear and distinct voices for the novel’s multiple characters. Still, at times Chopra’s reading can be enjoyable to listen to, with his skill lying more in portraying the reflective and spiritual elements of his book. A HarperOne hardcover. (Oct.)