Jonathan Livingston Seagull: The New Complete Edition

Narrated by: Marcus Lovett
Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (721 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Now, for the first time ever, a new complete edition audiobook original of the timeless classic by Richard Bach. This is the story for people who follow their hearts and make their own rules, people who know there's more to this living than meets the eye: they'll be right there with Jonathan, flying higher and faster than they ever dreamed. Read by Marcus Lovett. Music composed by Ken Miller.

©1970, 2014 JLS, Inc. (P)2017 JLS, Inc.

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Simple story —. Powerful message.

What an incredible story. So simple and yet so meaningful. We are our limitations, nothing more...nothing less.

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absolutely wonderful

this book was recommended to me a while now and am so happy I got to it. the audio performance aids in painting a great mental picture and building excitement. the lessons then just held on and o found myself smiling many times.

great book ! I think it'll be good for very young person's as well. early start.

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Very inspiring...

This is one of the Kobe Bryant's favorite books.
And it's just remarkable how narrator delivers the message.

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quite a spectacular read. it really hits the soul.

its one of those books that you think about getting but aren't sure. let me tell you, be sure. its worth it. if you Havnt read it it will make your week. verry real feel to it. you can hear it in nature. it will enduce meditation.

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Love the new version!!!

Would you consider the audio edition of Jonathan Livingston Seagull: The New Complete Edition to be better than the print version?

Yes...the music and narration is amazing. Jonathan is reborn.

What other book might you compare Jonathan Livingston Seagull: The New Complete Edition to and why?

There is no comparison. Loved it in the 70's and love it more now ...even the new chapter!!!

Which character – as performed by Marcus Lovett – was your favorite?

Jonathan is my favorite character.... A great overall read by Mr Lovett. I felt like he was in the room reading it to me.... The music by Mr Miller just added so much emotion to the story. Mr Bach's words were ....and still are just profound!!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The story always made me feel, think and cry. This audio version just added so much depth to the story. Tissues anyone???

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Thank you Richard Bach for your words. Jonathan touched and captured my heart in the 70's and still does! I love the new chapter it gave me more to think about. The struggle for Jonathan is still all of our struggles and is timeless. Who hasn't felt the flock's pressures? We needed this book in the 70's and I think we need it now. I hope Jonathan finds his way to a new generation....who could use Jonathan's life lessons.

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it says optional.

loved it!

it says optional!!! kiss me where the sun doesn't shine!!!
God bless u.
u need help.

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Wow

I had no clue what this book was about when I began. It was recommended to me by a YouTuber names Nathaniel Drew and luckily he gave no indication about what the story was. I am floored by this masterpiece and I am going to order a physical copy to read again and give to others.

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i read this in elementary school and am mow 59 . <br />

i read this in elementary school and am now 59. glad to read ir again.

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Love this story!

This book is a gentle reminder of what is important. Great music and performance as well.

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Very emotional

The book is a metaphor from start to finish and it is one of the beautiful examples that symbolizes for me at least the importance of culture and books in our lives, Wanting more in our lives finding our purpose. The performance is also great because it is dramatized and it really catches me off guard, especially the ending

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  • Wras
  • 02-24-18

The only true law is that which leads to freedom


Beautiful, positive, inspirational and new age but not deluded in magical thinking just an incentive to achieve your best through knowledge, a perfect read when you need a pull me up.

In the seventies, the influence of Indian mysticism and Buddhism were mixed up into all popular forms and motivated much change in the west, and Jonathan Livingston Seagull is one of the few examples of it in literature that sill moves some into that inspirational moment where Samsara and nirvana are achievable through the belief in oneself and the power of learning, to expect it to be a perfect deep book would be unfair, just enjoy it for making you feel hope.

This version of the book has one extra part that speaks of the negativity of dogma and the creation of idolatry as stifling of the spirit of freedom, and how that brings a form of nihilism on the young. I suspect Richard Bach had to amend his positivity in the individual and point out the natural pressures created by society and present them as a warning, I guess we all grow up.

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  • Liepa
  • 03-30-20

abundance

A beautiful story about the process of abundance and living abundant life ♡ ☆ ♡

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  • Amanda
  • 06-18-20

Inspirational

A fabulous book that is beautifully narrated .A must for everyone to explore and enjoy.

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  • Lewis
  • 06-16-20

Inspiring Metaphor

A positive outlook on the world and an ambiguous metaphor fit for any open-minded reader.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 05-21-20

Read now!

Loved every minute of it! I definitely recommend everyone listens to this amazingly uplifting story.

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  • BAR
  • 02-18-20

Jonathan livingstone seagull

A simple and beautiful story (for all ages) about having the courage to be yourself regardless of the views of others.

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  • Keith
  • 12-22-19

A great classic extended .

for the child within us everyone should read this book and it should be compulsive reading in all schools for children instead of that stupid Bible.

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  • Linda Nicholson
  • 12-06-19

Beautiful

Lovely story about self discovery of who you are, and to keep faith, beautiful music and excellent narration

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  • Jane Story
  • 09-25-19

One of the best stories ever

This is one of the best and most moving stores I have ever read. Absolutely perfectly written. Richard Bach is amazing.

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  • Kelvin
  • 09-06-19

Excellent

Excellent book captivated my mind,body and soul! A gift so great I loved it.

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  • Kellie Davis
  • 08-04-20

Different memory of the book

Not as good a story as I remember upon first reading 40 years ago
Still a classic

The Performance, the reader, was magnificent

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  • Taikozfan
  • 11-01-18

Beautifully read and even more beautifully written

Wonderful classic for adults and children. Our child (age 8) heard this story for the first time. Some details may have been skipped by her age but the ideas of being brave, different, yourself and the idea of multiple dimensions was not lost on her at all. What a great message for a child to grasp at such a young age. A great way to start a dialogue about belief systems, status quo, dogma and life beyond. We should have more Johnathan’s in our world!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-28-18

Insightful

So many lessons in this book. I read it in the eighties and when looking through audible books it popped up as available. I thought I should listen again at this age - it was still a beautiful insightful book. We all need to get out and fly, lift our energy and help others. Life is for living and giving but love trumps all. Dare to be a different Seagull.

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  • Davidb
  • 05-13-18

Enlightening

I read some of this book when I was ten and didn't really understand it's meaning. To hear it in full from beginning to end as an audiobook 40 years later was amazing. An engrossing narration and a great story to help you reset your true north.