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The Prophet

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The Prophet is a book of prose poetry written by Khalil Gibran. Originally published in 1923, it is now in the public domain. The Prophet has been translated into over 100 different languages, making it one of the most translated books in history, and it has never been out of print. 

The prophet, Al Mustafa, has lived in the city of Orphalese for 12 years and is about to board a ship which will carry him home. He is stopped by a seeress, Almitra, and the people of the city, who ask him for his insights into life. 

The book is divided into chapters dealing with love, marriage, children, giving, eating and drinking, work, joy and sorrow, houses, 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.

Public Domain (P)2020 Spoken Realms

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  • J Pen
  • 15-01-20

Great narration of a great book

Back in the early 1970's as a teen I was part of the Jesus Freak movement. Within a couple years I felt pretty disillusioned, yet lost. I was missing something in my life. In my early 20's I read The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran and it was one of those life-changing books. I found my spirituality. I've read the book several times through out the following decades. Kate Reading and Michael Kramer are two of my favorite narrators. Over the past several months I have developed severe insomnia, and search out audible books that are soothing and comforting. I had tears in my eyes in the first 15 minutes as their voices brought to life this old favorite of mine. Highly recommend.

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  • Asha'man
  • 14-01-20

A Beautiful Rendition of a Classic Book of Prose!

Review of The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran, Performed by Michael Kramer & Kate Reading

This book was presented to us by the same narrators who brought us the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson, The Stormlight Archive series by Brandon Sanderson, and hundreds of other wonderful audiobook narrations! As such, I was really anticipating the release of this audiobook performance of one of the greatest books of prose ever written. A book that so beautifully describes many messages that are relevant and important in today's society as much so as it was when the book was first written. There are so many important and awe inspiring messages found within, deciding what example to use is almost a fruitless endeavor. Although difficult, I chose the following passage as an example of what kind of wisdom is given in this three hours of listening pleasure.

“Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy. For if you bake bread with indifference, you bake a bitter bread that feeds but half man’s hunger. And if you grudge the crushing of the grapes, your grudge distills a poison in the wine. And if you sing though as angels, and love not the singing, you muffle man’s ears to the voices of the day and the voices of the night.”

I chose the passage above because it is truly relevant to this review. The narrators that performed this audiobook version of “The Prophet” did so in a way that proves to all who listen how passionate and how much Love they pour into their “Work” You can hear the emotion in their voices and I am truly stunned how poetically they impart the wisdom found within this gem! I highly recommend picking up this wonderful rendition of this book by two of the best Narrators in the business.

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  • Christopher
  • 14-01-20

Gold standard

Everything that comes across Michael Kramer and Kate Redding's lips is gold. It is hard to express the pure enjoyment that I get out of just hearing their voices. I will probably listen to this book many times. Given the power of this text, hopefully each time I will learn something new.