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The Prophet | [Kahlil Gibran]

The Prophet

Writer, artist and philosopher Kahlil Gibran considered The Prophet to be his greatest achievement. First published in 1923, this collection of poetic essays on life and the human condition has been translated into more than 20 languages, and has become one of the beloved classics of our time. Cherished by millions, the universally inspiring words of The Prophet are here magnificently read aloud.
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Writer, artist and philosopher Kahlil Gibran considered The Prophet to be his greatest achievement. First published in 1923, this collection of poetic essays on life and the human condition has been translated into more than 20 languages, and has become one of the beloved classics of our time. Cherished by millions, the universally inspiring words of The Prophet are here magnificently read aloud.

©1923 Kahlil Gibran; (P)1951 Random House, Inc.

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    Nolan P. Clark Kaiserslautern, Germany 08-07-10
    Nolan P. Clark Kaiserslautern, Germany 08-07-10 Member Since 2004

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Beautiful"

    The Prophet is Gibran???s masterpiece, a wonderful blending of timeless wisdom with beautiful poetry. I???ve read the book and have heard other audio versions, but this recording by the late Paul Sparer is without equal.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Gloria D Virginia Beach, VA, USA 12-28-07
    Gloria D Virginia Beach, VA, USA 12-28-07
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    "Prophetic prophet"

    I had a copy of this on cassete tape, loved to listen to it then and even more now, Ipod makes it so much easier to enjoy.. Inspiring to listen to in this format, as in its prior overly listened cassete format.. Enjoyed listening to it this morning at work before the day began.. Narrator, pleasant to hear,, and as always Khail Gibran a pleasure to visit again and again....

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Ray NSW Australia, Australia 04-14-08
    Ray NSW Australia, Australia 04-14-08
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    "Timeless Wisdom"

    This needs to be listened to many times as you will hear something new with every listen. Almost allows you to step out of life and be an observer. Very powerful, very thought provoking, very beautiful.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Edith Honolulu, HI, United States 07-27-13
    Edith Honolulu, HI, United States 07-27-13 Member Since 2012

    Aloha from Hawaii!

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

    This book will touch your heart and mind for years to come.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Prophet?

    When he answered Almetra, difining higher Love - Agape Love,
    and the effort it takes to detach sufficiently to reach this level.


    What about Paul Sparer’s performance did you like?

    Calming and soothing voice.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Delight in Life's deeper Meanings from A to Z.


    Any additional comments?

    The best book I heard so far.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Maryam Nasr-sardari usa 07-02-12 Member Since 2009

    muggle born

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    If you could sum up The Prophet in three words, what would they be?

    Inspirational
    Moving
    Instructional


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Prophet?

    Enjoying the now


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When he talks to the gipsy.


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

    I got a bit teary.


    Any additional comments?

    Very poetic and timeless.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah United States 07-02-12
    Deborah United States 07-02-12
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    "Life Changing"
    Would you listen to The Prophet again? Why?

    I have listened to this CD since my son died in 1974. Through each tragedy of my life it has helped me to understand and deal with life...


    What about Paul Sparer’s performance did you like?

    His voice is soothing and I have listened to other versions of this book, but Paul Sparer's is the best.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    No film....


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dante Sandpoint, ID, United States 06-18-12
    Dante Sandpoint, ID, United States 06-18-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Enjoyable and Relaxing"

    I found this audiobook to be very enjoyable and relaxing to listen to. I have listened to it about 3 times now, once all the way through and then intermittently as I was falling asleep or just unwinding. Gibran's insight is timeless and very grounding.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Courtney Cascade, MT, United States 07-10-12
    Courtney Cascade, MT, United States 07-10-12 Member Since 2005
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    "I'm sorry I bought it"
    What would have made The Prophet better?

    If it were less preachy.


    What could Kahlil Gibran have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Written something more worthwhile.


    What three words best describe Paul Sparer’s voice?

    He was fine.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    I felt like I was in a Catholic Church where they were propagandizing me all over again with word that had hidden, hidden, hidden meanings that werer supposed to bring out some sort of emotion in me and have me shouting hallelujah. I got 10 minutes into my drive (I listen almost exclusively in the car) and tossed the CDs.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Art Tolono , IL, USA 05-07-10
    Art Tolono , IL, USA 05-07-10 Member Since 2009
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    "slow down"

    The book was not read like it should of been.
    it was like they were in a hurry to get to the next book.
    try it again --- slow down

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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