• by Hermann Hesse
  • Narrated by Peter Weller
  • 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Harry Haller is a sad and lonely figure, a reclusive intellectual for whom life holds no joy. He struggles to reconcile the wild, primeval wolf and the rational man within himself without surrendering to the bourgeois values he despises. His life changes dramatically when he meets a woman who is his opposite, the carefree and elusive Hermine. With its blend of Eastern mysticism and Western culture, Steppenwolf, Hesse' best-known and most autobiographical work, originally published in English in 1929, continues to speak to our souls as a classic of modern literature.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Loved every moment of it.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes I have a list of friends I will tell about it and to get a copy to.

What did you like best about this story?

the descriptions and the nature of Harry

What does Peter Weller bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

it was easy to submerge instantly. his voice is perfect for this work this book.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

no neither I smiled one maybe but it enriched me and I feel more solid in the world and more expanded and safer somehow.

Any additional comments?

I wish it was written by a woman and spoke of women and used non gender language when talking about people but it is very gender bias and actually it is misogynistic but that is the blindness of the times it was written the limitation of the logos of the age and I forgive it for that I just need to remember to reinstate myself back into the world when I finished it. I will follow up a lot on the mention of the other works Harry was studying too. I will submit this but I hate speaking out Im sure I have spelt very badly and not expressed myself well or even close to what I would like to do, but this work make me want to be courageous . I hope I will find lists of the other books mentioned in Steppenwolf.

I'd love to know who was the lecturer in the first chapter.. I was thinking it could be Rudolf Steiner. But I hope not.

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- pamela


A fantastic, moving book. A timeless tale and the best I've listened to so far. Great narration too. A+
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- Joff

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-05-2008
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.