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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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  • Cathy J Hunter
  • 02-11-2019

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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  • Liam Hannah Wade
  • 11-10-2020

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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  • David Reimer
  • 31-07-2020

Well narrated

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

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  • Jason Limon
  • 25-05-2020

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.

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  • Flamma Jamma
  • 25-06-2019

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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  • Georgia Trail Cam
  • 20-06-2021

Wonderful Book and Great Narration

I'm glad I found this one. I'll definitely be listening to it over and over.

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  • Ryan M. Fritz
  • 10-06-2021

A must read (or listen)

A must read (or listen)I will read this again no doubt. A great book.

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  • CJ Ricciardi
  • 04-06-2021

Just read it. The book is short and free.

Hopefully I can return this book. I didn't realize how short of a read it is, and that the text is free.

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  • JohnWayne44
  • 19-04-2021

Inspiring Guidance

I enjoyed this perspective on the human condition and how we should approach certain situations. There is a lot of wisdom and inspiration.

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  • Andrew Steinfeldt
  • 11-04-2021

pointless

I really wonder what all the hype is about this bit of prose.... Any attribution of this work as philospohy or theology is mistaken as far as I am concerned since it is simply a recitaion of random bits of Eastern, and Western ideas presented in an Arab culture's storytelling format. Very superficial and lacks profound content even though is pretends such.

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