- Audio CD: 60 pages
- Publisher: Soundwalk/Namarupa (15 September 2005)
- ISBN-10: 0976406101
- ISBN-13: 978-0976406105
- Package Dimensions: 19.3 x 14 x 1.3 cm
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #7,97,661 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Varanasi: The City of Light Audio CD – 15 Sep 2005
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Visitors will gain much-needed insight into this ancient Indian holy center. --Christine Muhlke, New York Times, Travel Fall 2005
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You're drifting in a boat, stopping to greet Sadhus, visit temples, watch bodies purify-all without a plane ticket. --Breath September/October 2005
Oh, what a fine thing this is! In this audio tour of the Indian holy city of Varanasi, also known as Banaras or Kashi, Robert Svoboda guides listeners through the city by walking into the sacred Ganges and then boarding a boat. Svoboda's explanation of what visitors would see there is seasoned with background noises, prayers and greetings in Hindi, and bits of music. Exceptionally well paced for both comprehension and appreciation, the audio tour is augmented by a 60-page hardcover booklet rich with black-and-white pictures and the text of much of the presentation. Design and content fit together beautifully, making this a joy to many senses. G.T.B. 2006 Audie Award Finalist © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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The book is amazing, the Soundwalk CD makes you feel really like if you were teleported to Varanasi. You really feel, smell, enjoy just as if you were there.
The mix is pretty impressive too, and Cheb Sebbah adds a lot to this fantastic cinematic experience.
I'm looking forward to traveling to India, just to be able to experience it on location...
An anomaly I noticed is the CD envelopes inside the book, they are impractical and can damage the CD surfaces when frequently used.
The Hindi / Sanskrit pronunciation aims to be native - pretty successful I guess.