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Publisher's Summary

In his writings, Lebanese poet Kahlil Gibran weaves Christian, Moslem, and Buddhist ideals into a spiritual tapestry that transcends cultural barriers. Gibran is known the world over for his epic poem, 

The Prophet. This collection of his lesser-known writings reveals the author's insights on youth, love, marriage, and truth, and delves into nationalism, religion, and spiritual growth. Originally written in Arabic, these writings were first translated into French, and are only now available in English.

©1995 English translation by Souvenir Press, Ltd., and Margaret Crosland (P)1996 Audio Literature

Critic Reviews

  • Winner of Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award: Best Audio of 1996, Celebrity Reading.

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Yes, it is that Johnny Cash

"The Eye of the Prophet" is a great book, but the audiobook read by Johnny Cash makes it an even better book. June Carter gave Johnny Cash "The Prophet" (also by Kahlil Gibran) before they married, and it made an impression on him (it's even shown in the 2005 movie, "Walk the Line"). If this book were merely read by Cash, it would be good enough -- his rich voice goes deep. However, it is evident that Cash believed the words he was speaking, and it makes that book even more enjoyable. East meets West, and it's a great synergy!

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A Wonderful Perspective

Firstly, Johnny Cash is a wonderful narrator.
This book is similar in structure to "The Prophet". The author gives us a unique view of his feelings about specific topics. I find myself quoting him. eg Comfort - it enters the house a guest, soon becomes the host, and then the master..... very hard hitting stuff. This is a beautiful listen that you will revisit over and over again.

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amazing

everything about this audiobook was perfect. Johnny Cash's performance, the music, the editing, the pace, and of course; the magickal writing of Kahlil Gibran.

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Johnny Cash does an amazing job!

How does one enhance poetry to rival Rumi? Apparently, one gets Johnny Cash to read it aloud. I've given The Prophet to everyone I've cared about since I was 12 years old, and I've read a many of Kahlil Gibran's other works. This isn't my favorite of his books, The Prophet would be hard pressed to be pushed from its standing in my heart, but I loved listening to it. Mr. Cash's voice intones a sobriety and genuine understanding of the work, and the lilt of the narration lends itself naturally to meditation. I intend to listen to this again, but in pieces - I absorbed it all of apiece my first go - with time to meditate in between.

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Soul Pleasing words of wisdom

so much knowledge and wisdom khalil Gibran truly was Gifted Poet it's words touch my heart and soul. Johnny Cash Voice made the poetry Come to Life. I listen to it At least twice a week often repeating verses. it's majestic mastism mystic

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Not my auditory preference

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes, through a book. Johnny Cash's voice doesn't equate to philosophy

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Eye of the Prophet?

The content sections are interesting

What three words best describe Johnny Cash’s performance?

Music is forte

Was The Eye of the Prophet worth the listening time?

As an introduction. I wouldn't repeat Johhny Cash's rendering

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Beautiful poetry!

Would you listen to The Eye of the Prophet again? Why?

Yes. Every time you listen to these words you find new message.

Who was your favorite character and why?

all parts were good

Have you listened to any of Johnny Cash’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, but I like his music :)

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes