• The Prophet

  • By: Khalil Gibran
  • Narrated by: Alec Sand
  • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (254 ratings)

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The Prophet

By: Khalil Gibran
Narrated by: Alec Sand
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Publisher's Summary

Kahlil Gibran considered The Prophet his greatest achievement. He said: "I think I've never been without The Prophet since I first conceived it in Mount Lebanon. It seems to have been a part of me....I kept the manuscript four years before I delivered it over to my publisher, because I wanted to be sure, I wanted to be very sure, that every word of it was the very best I had to offer."

The Chicago Post said of The Prophet: "Cadenced and vibrant with feeling, the words of Kahlil Gibran bring to one's ears the majestic rhythm of Ecclesiastes....If there is a man or woman who can read this book without a quiet acceptance of a great man's philosophy and a singing in the heart as of music born within, that man or woman is indeed dead to life and truth."

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A Sad Injustice done to listener...

What didn’t you like about Alec Sand’s performance?

Alec Sand reads without any passion for the material and in monotone to make the material unlistenable.... I bought the one narrated by Robert Glenister.... Much much better

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Please listen, but choose another reader.

I give this book one star not for the content, but for the reader. It's a book of poetry, yet he reads it as if he were called upon in a class to read some old economics journal filled with words he doesn't understand. There are other versions of this book on the audible site, and I encourage anyone interested to listen to the various readers before settling on one. (As with any book with multiple readings.)

As for the content, I'm no judge. People regard this book as a classic, and I can't disagree with them. I think, though, that poetry should be treated as one would treat good tea, in that the enjoyment comes not just with the content of the cup but with the trappings; a nice cup (or at least a favorite cup), an unhurried pace. This audio version is the equivalent of drinking fine tea out of a paper cup, cold. Please be aware.

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Disappointing

It seems this classic is sold short by the reading. The narrator sounds way too mechanical, making this inspiring story boring.

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My head hurts.

This is one of my all time favorite books to have on hand for inspiration and direction. I thought that it would be nice to add this to my iPhone so I could listen to it while driving. After twenty minutes, I realized that I was becoming irritated at the intonations of the reader. Instead of feeling enlightened or gaining some insight to myself, I felt like I was at a tent revival and being hit over the head with a bible. I would expect the reader's intonations for Christian reading not for The Prophet.

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Uninspired

Yawwwwwn. Dreary empty text read by a tired narrator with a soft monotone voice. Delete

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Annoying narration

I really wanted to read this book and the chosen narrator was just not appropriate for me. I felt like I was listening to a school nativity play or something. The performance was over acted and left me distracted from what is ostensibly a beautiful story. I am sure there are some for whom the performance will be fine. I am not one and honestly just want to return it.

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Soul nourishing listen

Read years ago but after having Gibran show up in a couple of readings lately decided to read again. It is a very inspiring read for the soul. Favorite quote: "You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far."

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Horrible reading of a magnificent work!

I couldn't bare the narrator. He seemed to lack respect for the great work of Girbran's. it would have been wonderful if a narrator from Khalil Gibran's own country for authenticity and believability.

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Mocking bird's song with the egret tones.

Perhaps these readers are the stuff for the common story, but alas, not K. Gibran's The Prophet. For long, and long, I have loved both the content and rhythm of this masterwork. Having listened to the cca: 1970 Richard Harris copy on 33 & 1/3 reading on platter these Audible recordinhs readings are painful to my ear
Please do seek out that record. Whatever cost is to be paid the difference is music, to croaking to the ear.

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this story will steal your soul and feed your hear

this book will steal your soul and feed your mind and if you are a seeker after truth it will bring you many steps closer to it so enjoy and C share it with everyone you love

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  • CHRISTINA
  • 04-27-13

Thankyou my friend

This book was recently recommended to me by a young man who is living on the streets. He is 40yrs of age and he had nothing to give me - yet he gave me everything - he gave me the title and author of this precious book.

I listen to it regularly and it is beautiful in its simplicity and authenticity.

Thankyou Sean my friend.xx I hope I see you again one day to thank you in person.-

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-22-21

eye-opener

I could not stop listening to this. Truly an under rated book and I recommend this as a must read and not only for poetry lovers.