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  • Tao Te Ching

  • By: Lao Tsu (translated by Gia-fu Feng, Jane English)
  • Narrated by: Dr. Jacob Needleman
  • Length: 2 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 530
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 346
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 345

The Tao Te Ching, a 6th century B.C. Chinese masterpiece, is one of the world's most revered sources of spiritual wisdom. This authoritative translation by Gia-fu Feng and Jane English captures the essence of Lao Tsu's language, bringing the Tao Te Ching's powerful message to a whole new generation of students.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good, indeed

  • By Benedict on 01-23-10

Fist half excellent! Second half, not so much.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-16-18

Nowhere is the contrast between nuanced ancient wisdom and the dull wit of modern intellectualism so apparent as in this audio book. The narrator does an excellent job of reading the Tao Te Ching in the first half. The second half is a clumsy attempt to connect the dots between the lessons and meaning of the Tao and their supposed applications to modern western life. In his analysis, the writer stumbles headlong into the very intellectual traps and pitfalls cautioned against by Lao Tsu. Better to let the text stand on it's own merit and encourage readers to draw their own conclusions.

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