Kahlil Gibran (January 6, 1883-April 10, 1931) was a Lebanese-American artist, poet, and writer whose inspiring works are still widely read and enjoyed throughout the world.
The Forerunner, published in 1920, was written three years before Kahlil Gibran's best-known work, The Prophet, and is a book composed of his developing spiritual ideas of both poetry and prose.
Gibran's popularity grew markedly during the 1960s, with the American counterculture and then with the flowering of the New Age movement. His work has remained popular with these and with the wider population to this day.
Since The Prophet was first published in 1923, it has never been out of print, has been translated into more than 40 languages, and is one of the best-selling books of the 20th century in the United States.
The Forerunner was released into the public domain in April of 2017.
Would you consider the audio edition of The Forerunner to be better than the print version?
You can see a print version online, but the audiobook is a great way to listen to the story.
What other book might you compare The Forerunner to and why?
Anyone who is a fan of Khalil Gibhran’s The Prophet will enjoy The Forerunner. Much like the Prophet, the Forerunner is a collection of poems, parables, and short stories told in colorful language.
Any additional comments?
This audiobook is unique because the narration begins with background music by Fluidscape which is relaxing and calming. Much like guided meditation, the narrator with a soothing voice reads the passages. Each chapter begins with a slight gong and the title of the next story or poem begins. I appreciated the gong and that the narrator definitively states the beginning of the next passage which is helpful when there are so many different stories.
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This was a beautifully voiced narrative of a beautifully crafted work of art.
I received this title for free in exchange for an unbiased review
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While I have enjoyed reading Kahill Gibran on my own,I found this version to be irritating.I felt like I was in a yoga class with the soft voice and gong.Kitty Hendrix is a good narrator but this text really needed a mans voice.I was provided this book by the author, narrator or publisher.
Gibran's work touches upon the ancient mysteries of love and wisdom of the ages long ago...Its a humanistic vision of ancient biblical and spiritual times in and around Lebanon and the Jordan Valley. The music gives it sort of New-age twist, but the teachings (if that is what one wants to call it) seem to be a bit off to me; a bit too mystical. It strikes me more as poetry than that of religious thought.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Audioboom in return for my unbiased review.
Is there anything you would change about this book?
More interesting stories from Kahlil to choose from.
Would you be willing to try another book from Kahlil Gibran? Why or why not?
Yes, I love his writings.
Did the narration match the pace of the story?
It was read rather that felt.
Could you see The Forerunner being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?
Any additional comments?
"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review”.
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