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Written by clergyman/poet Henry van Dyke in 1896, The Other Wise Man begins thusly: "You know the story of the Three Wise Men of the East, and how they traveled from far away to offer their gifts at the manger-cradle in Bethlehem. But have you ever heard the story of the Other Wise Man, who also saw the star in its rising, and set out to follow it, yet did not arrive with his brethren in the presence of the young child Jesus? Of the great desire of this fourth pilgrim, and how it was denied, yet accomplished in the denial; of his many wanderings and the probations of his soul; of the long way of his seeking and the strange way of his finding the One whom he sought - I would tell the tale as I have heard fragments of it in the Hall of Dreams, in the palace of the Heart of Man...."

This one-hour audiobook contains the complete text of Henry van Dyke's original story, artfully brought to life by a colorful cast of characters under the direction of David Nevland.

©2004 Roy H. Williams (P)2004 Roy H. Williams

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  • Linda
  • Anthem, AZ, United States
  • 11-25-12

Classic story/w horrible narration & dramatization

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The narrator and the corny sounding dramatization

What did you like best about this story?

I like the O. Henry story itself.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Her accent was not a pleasant one. Nor was her tone of voice. Then, whenever someone spoke, there was an insertion of a male voice with the vibrato turned up. Very distracting and corny.

Did The Other Wise Man inspire you to do anything?

I love the story but I didn't finish this audio version because of the narration.

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  • Beryl the peril
  • 02-07-15

excellent story

love this book such a wonderful story very inspiring an excellent book for all ages