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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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    Jason Arias 12-09-16
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    "Great Audiobook but...."

    The Ad at the end ruined an otherwise great audiobook. Great listen aside from that.

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    Tyler 11-29-16
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    "Please listen to this, it will help."

    This was a very insightful book, a must for everyone. Even those new to this subject will understand it with ease.

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    Douglas 11-14-16
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    "Unitarian Universalist Taoist and Poetry Lover"

    I've been devoted to regularly reading the Tao Te Ching since I was 16 (now 34). It is a continual source of wisdom that guides me through life. While not the most technically accurate, Stephen Mitchell's version is the most poetic, and comes closest to capturing the original spirit for a modern mind in contemporary English. His reading is calming and contemplative, suitable for meditation.

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    Kim Needham 11-13-16
    Kim Needham 11-13-16 Member Since 2014
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    "great book"

    it is a very good translation with lots of pearls of wisdom relevant for today

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    Deep Reader 10-24-16
    Deep Reader 10-24-16

    Learn, understand, then decide whether you accept or reject.

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    "Better suited for print"

    The content of this book is better off in print where you can underline and reread specific lines. Audio really doesn't work here.

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    Sunshine 10-18-16
    Sunshine 10-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great narrating performance!"

    A beautiful narration and translation of a beautiful ancient text! I will listen to this over and over.

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    Cherilyn Parsons 10-04-16
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    "One of the world's greatest wisdom book in my favorite rendition"

    I have this book constantly available in my audible library and I dip into it frequently, so frequently that I can complete many of the lines before they're spoken. I aim to memorize the whole thing. In the meantime phrases come to me through the day, inspiring and guiding me. This book is one of the top five I would bring to a private island or into a future where we had towere limited in selecting the greatest wisdom literature to help us start a new civilization

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    Shabnam 09-14-16
    Shabnam 09-14-16
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    "Great lessons in simple words"

    Its not easy for me to follow audio books but this book was so easy to follow because of both the narrator and the translation itself. Thank for making great lessons available.

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    Ann 09-11-16
    Ann 09-11-16 Member Since 2015
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    "so wonderful. . . the ad at the end, unneeded."

    so wonderful. . . the ad at the end, unneeded. Enjoy Stephen Mitchell's distillation of the way.

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    CJ 09-08-16
    CJ 09-08-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Best English Tao Te Ching translation period. "

    This translation really strikes true to Lao Tzu. Where others wrap subtle Taoist principles in heavy and flowery English vocabulary, Stephen speaks directly using colloquial English. His words reverberate in the heart rather than the brain.

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