I'm in total love with the Tao te Ching. It is so clear yet so hard to capture. Indeed capturing it is like putting the river in the bucket. Stephen Mitchell is easy to listen to but a little effeminate, which works well with this book.
I have been reading versions of Tao te Ching for decades. This is a balanced, serene, insightful one, that I think fits modern sensibilities better than any I've read (in several instances giving phrasings that better expressed ideas I had groped for, but not fully reached with other versions). It has a neat, non-frilly clarity that is ideal. The sound quality is good as far as the voice but I can hear quiet background noise going on and off as each little segment ends and the next starts. It is mildly distracting, but no big deal.
The subject says it all. Nothing seems to convey how the world works better then Tao Te Ching. Read it.
If you can wrap your mind around the words and the energy behind them, you go into an altered divine state. If you can't, it is a stupid waste of time.
Worth a try.