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A Poet of the Invisible World

A Novel
Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
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In the tradition of Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse comes a new spiritual novel that is a stunning feat of storytelling and imagination.

A Poet of the Invisible World follows a boy named Nouri, born in 13th-century Persia with four ears instead of two. Orphaned as an infant, he's taken into a Sufi order, where he meets an assortment of dervishes and is placed upon a path toward spiritual awakening. As he stumbles from one painful experience to the next, he grows into manhood. Each trial he endures shatters another obstacle within - and leads Nouri on toward transcendence.

©2015 Michael Golding (P)2015 Random House Audio

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Beyond inspirational

I just finished listened to this incredible story. I lived vicariously through the main character, Nouri. With a profound spiritual understanding, coupled with brilliant writing, the author weaves you through an unbelievable journey. I laughed, cried and my breath was taken away throughout the unfolding of the vulnerable poet’s experience in the invisible world.

The narrator Kirby Heyborne was outstanding. The moment you hear his voice, your journey begins.

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Great writing, disgusting content

The Sufi info was nice, not Rumi quality, but decent. The amount of gay sex, pedophilia and immoral fleshly behavior could have been written in a Catholic monastery setting and conveyed the same message: pedophilic homosexual sex can be consensual according to authors like this. The foil to it is a character literally called “Shadow” who is supposed to represent the Koran or traditional view of sodomy being disgusting and not spiritual as the love between the male character and a boy child is portrayed! Want a good example of normalizing sodom as acceptable, even spiritual, this is your book.