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Tao Te Ching Audiobook

Tao Te Ching: A New English Version

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Publisher's Summary

In 81 brief chapters, Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching, or Book of the Way, provides advice that imparts balance and perspective, as well as a serene and generous spirit. It teaches us how to work for the good with the effortless skill that comes from being in accord with the Tao: the basic principle of the universe.

Stephen Mitchell's best-selling version has been widely acclaimed as a gift to contemporary culture.

©1988 Stephen Mitchell; (P)2007 HarperCollins Publishers

What the Critics Say

"Stephen Mitchell's rendition of the Tao Te Ching comes as close to being definitive for our time as any I can imagine. It embodies the virtues its translator credits to the Chinese original: a gemlike lucidity that is radiant with humor, grace, large-heartedness, and deep wisdom." (Huston Smith, author of The Religions of Man)

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    Belinda R. Mori 05-29-16
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    "Fantastic for those that need to clear their mind"

    I recommend to any one that is struggling with a loved one or work issues. it puts a whole new perspective on self.

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    Twin Mama 05-27-16
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    "Thought provoking"

    I enjoyed listening to it. I didn't agree with everything and not everything made sense but worth the read nonetheless.

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    Kindle Customer 05-25-16

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    "wonderful"

    great translation, wonderful listen on the way to work. gets your mind right! highly revoked

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    Amazon Customer 05-23-16
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    This is a wonderful audiobook rendition of Tao Te Ching. My only complaint would be the loud annoying as that shows up at the end of this peaceful reading!!

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    JAY 05-13-16
    JAY 05-13-16

    When duty whisper low "Thou Must" The youth replies I CAN.

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    "new translation"

    I love this book but this new translation didn't really work for me. but it was cheap so you could listen

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    AARON QUINTYN 05-09-16
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    "awesome"

    I listen to this twice a month I 100% recommend this book. love this book

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    Sam 05-08-16
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    "A thinker from beginning to end"

    So many have included they disliked the ending but truly the ending has a greater meaning and is important that it is there as a reminder in how it all fits together ( yin/yang) when you find judgment is needed than know that is where you need to grow. Love and wisdom to all

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    Mercy B. 05-05-16
    Mercy B. 05-05-16
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    "Changed my life."

    This book changed my life. The wisdom within it is awe inspiring. It provides a completely different, more peaceful way of looking at life- and why we are here. Underneath all of the drama of this world, there lies peace available for anyone who wants to tap into it. This book provides guidelines that - if practiced - will lead to a happy, truly more fulfilled life. As you practice, and change your focus, it's as if things magically change around you, and life is easier and far more beautiful. I would recommend the Tao Te Ching to anyone who is open to it, and ready for a more peaceful way of living.

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    jack braxton 04-28-16
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    "Timeless Wisdom"

    A classic love it short and sweet gets right to the point
    Common Every day talk

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    nikolas 04-26-16
    nikolas 04-26-16
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    "good listen"

    would listen again interested in more of the tao te ching books unique perspective I think.

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