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Kahlil Gibran Classics Collection with a Historical Introduction: The Prophet, The Madman, and The Forerunner

Narrated by: Jim D Johnston
Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
Categories: Classics, Poetry
4 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Unique to this collection is:

  • A historical introduction to the author, his work and his life
  • A List of recurring themes appearing in his works
  • A list of best famous quotes from his works 

You may, of course, skip all of it and go straight to the titles if you do not want any spoilers and come back later to the beginning.

Educated in Lebanon, United States, and France, Gibran was influenced by the European modernists of the late 19th century, but even more by Francis Marrash, who introduced poetic prose and prose poetry in the Arab world. Gibran's style of writing and ideas he wrote about are believed to have been greatly influenced by Marrash, particularly the concept of universal love.

Gibran's early work was based on short stories, poems, and prose poems, and the recurring theme of his work was the experiences and loneliness of Middle Eastern immigrants in the New World. He also studied art in Paris, and most of his books are illustrated with his own drawings. His legacy includes more than 700 paintings and drawings, which are kept in the Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, as well as in the Gibran Museum in Lebanon.

He published 35 books of prose and poetry, the best known of which are: The Prophet, The Madman, and The Forerunner.

The books in this collection include The Prophet, The Madman, and The Forerunner.

Enjoy these timeless classics!

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

Public Domain (P)2019 Chronos Publishing

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Kahlil Gibran

I found this to be a good collection of pieces from Gibran.Jim D Johnston was a fair to good narrator,sounding more preacher that just a reader.I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.' 

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Nice Rendition on a Classic

I received this audiobook free at my request, and am leaving this review voluntarily.

I really enjoyed the historical overview, as it gave me a lot of information that I didn't already know. The narration at first didn't seem right to me, but the further I got into the book, it didn't seem to bother me so much. Overall, I enjoyed having these three texts combined into this one audiobook. Gibran is perhaps one of the most quotable authors to me, and this audiobook was enjoyable to listen to.

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The narrorator doesn't seem to match the text

I love Kahil Gibran. His writing is lyrical, magical, and profound. His writing is the sort that one can re-read at different stages of one's life and get different things out of it -- all of them meaningful. I was so excited to recieve a copy of this as an audiobook, because poetry recited often adds a new dimension to the work.

However ... the narration lacks something. The narrator is skilled, but his voice does not match the text, in my opinion. His is not the voice I would have chosen to narrate this work.

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Gibran for the ears

I have been a reader of The Prophet since high school and thought it would be wonderful to have it on audio. It was interesting to have a brief biography as well as the other two. As for the narrator, he'd make a great WELS pastor or professor.
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True Classic Provided In an Oral Rendering

A beautiful presentation of the very well known The Prophet, as well as the Madman and The Forerunner.
I found the short historical biography and explanation regarding Khalil Gibran who died at a relatively young age very interesting.
This is an audiobook that could be listened to over several times to get the full meaning of each story. Some parts reminded me of Aesop Fable, teaching a lesson...reflecting on what is love.
Well worth the listen..so well narrated with feeling, pace and tone.


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A VERY THOUGHT INSPIRING COLLECTION

I rated this book a 3 as I did not understand many of the teachings. I understood some of the underlying themes as similarities to Jesus’s parables. My main takeaway was that whatever life had to offer, it was up to the individual to understand and see these things in his own way and interpret them thusly – the individual is the keeper of everything that happens to him. It is up to the individual to make the most of what life offers.

The narration of this book is wonderful. Others who heard it, without knowing what it was, thought I was listening to a sermon. Well done and modulated.

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  • Chris Nicol
  • 09-28-19

interesting read.

Still making my way through but so far it's been very interesting! Takes a look at Gibran, at the time not very well received, but his books went on afterwards to become bestsellers. Narrator is very easy to listen to. Certainly worth a listen!
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