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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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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???

Any additional comments?

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 was alright but not as good as the original,

It is not as good as the original, and was disappointed because I thought I was getting the original when I purchased it.

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inspirational story about letting go of limits

embrace your possibilities be your fly because you love to fly. Be because you are.

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Excellent story for Critical Thinking skills

Excellent story for the use of and the development of an individual's Critical Thinking skills.

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Perfect reading voice

Great audiobook, happy It’s not a monotone voice. Great reading voice reads excitedly. Recommend it.

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“Uplifting”

A terrific short story that both inspires and resonates life lessons of faith, and reinforces that everyday is an opportunity to be better than we were the day before.

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very good

An interesting book. not the depths I was expecting. It reads a lot like an allegory based on different popular religions and basic life philosophies. It's not going to hurt you to read it but I certainly recommend listening to it as opposed to reading it. Not a big breakthrough book for me but nice to listen to, a neat short story.

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Always my favorite.

I learn more every time i read it. Great children's book but also an awesome adult book!

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  • 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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  • Mrs C V Astbury
  • 10-02-18

Heart warming

We had this book when we were children and I had completely forgotten about it. I loved every minute of the story - 50 years later.

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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.