Recording (P)1996 by Audio Literature; English Translation Copyright ©1995 by Souvenir Press, Ltd., and Margaret Crosland
"The Eye of the Prophet" is a great book, but the audiobook read by Johnny Cash makes it an even better book. June Carter gave Johnny Cash "The Prophet" (also by Kahlil Gibran) before they married, and it made an impression on him (it's even shown in the 2005 movie, "Walk the Line"). If this book were merely read by Cash, it would be good enough -- his rich voice goes deep. However, it is evident that Cash believed the words he was speaking, and it makes that book even more enjoyable. East meets West, and it's a great synergy!
Firstly, Johnny Cash is a wonderful narrator.
This book is similar in structure to "The Prophet". The author gives us a unique view of his feelings about specific topics. I find myself quoting him. eg Comfort - it enters the house a guest, soon becomes the host, and then the master..... very hard hitting stuff. This is a beautiful listen that you will revisit over and over again.
How does one enhance poetry to rival Rumi? Apparently, one gets Johnny Cash to read it aloud. I've given The Prophet to everyone I've cared about since I was 12 years old, and I've read a many of Kahlil Gibran's other works. This isn't my favorite of his books, The Prophet would be hard pressed to be pushed from its standing in my heart, but I loved listening to it. Mr. Cash's voice intones a sobriety and genuine understanding of the work, and the lilt of the narration lends itself naturally to meditation. I intend to listen to this again, but in pieces - I absorbed it all of apiece my first go - with time to meditate in between.
Yes, through a book. Johnny Cash's voice doesn't equate to philosophy
The content sections are interesting
Music is forte
As an introduction. I wouldn't repeat Johhny Cash's rendering
Yes. Every time you listen to these words you find new message.
all parts were good
No, but I like his music :)
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