The Prophet

Narrated by: Chris MacDonnell
Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
4.8 out of 5 stars (112 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Prophet is perhaps the most cherished inspirational and enlightening work in the world.

Almustafa, the chosen and beloved, must leave the port of Orphalese upon the ship he has waited upon for 12 years. As he descends to the waterfront, the people of Orphalese gather to question him and hear his wisdom on important topics of their daily lives.

Kahlil Gibran's masterpiece is a series of enlightening, philosophical answers to those questions. The inspirational and spiritual words of The Prophet, written in an almost Biblical, poetic style, reveal deep insights into each of the subjects in question.

There are philosophies on love, marriage, children, giving, eating and drinking, work, joy and sorrow, housing, clothes, buying and selling, crime and punishment, laws, freedom, reason and passion, pain, self-knowledge, teaching, friendship, talking, time, good and evil, prayer, pleasure, beauty, religion, and death. For many, this work provides a positive philosophy and a calm refuge andfor living life in today's harsh world.

Public Domain (P)2018 Chris MacDonnell

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Excellent. A masterpiece!

This is a fine production of Gibran's remarkable work. Highly recommended. The narrator reads without pretention yet with sensitivity and understanding. He really captures the inspirational mood of the writing in his delivery. I was prepared to be disappointed but I'm surprised at how connected I felt to this interpretation.

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Beautiful

Quiet meditation on all things human and spiritual,. Lovely to listen to when working or passing the time on a trip.

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love this

just wish audible had a plan for less money. i do understand that it costs a lot to produce the books. may re-sign again later.

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Words of wisdom

This is a fantastic outlook on life. Beautiful writing and style. It is an enchanting story, that resonates in the modern era, despite its age. The voice of the actor is deep and knowledgeable, lending itself well to the tale. I will be listening to this again, to pick up on the pearls of wisdom I may have missed first time around.

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Well narrated

Great evening book. Poetic. Very well narrated. I got this book after listening to Greg Braden mentioning it!

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Glad I purchased

Purchased based on comments and got curious, did not disappoint, never before heard of this and was overwhelmed by the written truths.