• The Prophet

  • By: Kahlil Gibran
  • Narrated by: Riz Ahmed
  • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (521 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Seminal poems for moments of mindfulness. 

First published in 1923 and never out of print, The Prophet has been translated into over 100 languages and read by millions of people around the world. On the face of it, a simple book of 26 poem fables sharing one man’s wisdom. But The Prophet is so much more than that. 

It has inspired people from John F Kennedy to The Beatles and became the '60s Bible of counterculture – all because of the timeless truths it shared. Each poem takes a different theme – pleasure, beauty, freedom, joy and sorrow – as the fictional Al Mustapha shares his thoughts and experiences as he prepares to travel back to his island home. Even on first listen, his words will seem achingly familiar, having soaked into our collective subconscious:

  • Like a chain, you are as weak as your weakest link
  • Love possesses not, nor would it be possessed
  • Let there be spaces in your togetherness
  • You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thought
  • It is well to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked

This collection makes the perfect bedtime listen or walking companion as you take time out from the world to consider your own truths and experiences, guided by the wise words and gentle hand of Kahlil Gibran.

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Riz Ahmed's Narraration Is So Moving!

I have read The Prophet in times past. Nevertheless, Riz Ahmed's narration invokes more intense images--as if I were there standing the sea shore myself. So moving. Thank you!

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Wisdom that transcends time.

There is a reason this book has never been out of print. There is a reason this book has been a supplement for many religious text. There is a reason this book has been quoted by many throughout the ages. That reason is that the wisdom in these pages transcend time and culture.

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Great listen !

Such wisdom and true spiritual content !
The Prophet is a must have in your library.

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A Must For Every Library

"The Prophet" by Lebanese author Khalil Gibran who also lived in New York makes for inspired listening and perfect gift giving.
CAVEAT: DO NOT LISTEN WHILST DRIVING

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A Great Reading of a Great Author!

What can one say about one of the most important and loved books ever written? I feel personally uplifted each time I read or listen to the “Prophet!” Few books and presentations have effected me during my life to the extent of this treasure. The voice of the reader is soothing and relaxing capturing a true storyteller! The presenter appears to understand the intent of the author!

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I wish i had known this work decades ago

This deeply life affirming work should be mandatory reading for every young person. It’s a shame that it is not. It has moved me, and I will return to it for emotional and spiritual strength even though I am not religious. The performance was absolutely perfect. Thank you.

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The Beloved Story

I don’t think we shall ever get tired of hearing this story. It has proved to be soothing to our souls all these years.

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phenomenal insights for every one's many lives

phenomenal insights for every one's many lives yet to be lived as God Wills

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Masterpiece

I've read this book at least 7x and I'm not sure Masterpiece is a word that have this book the gratitude it deserves.

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Classic

One of my favorite books of all time. I happened upon this one as a teenager and finding it again as an adult was a true blessing.

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  • Rys2512
  • 08-27-21

What a gem

I've already listened to this twice. I read The Prophet years ago and it's great to revisit it now. Riz Ahmed is a brilliant narrator - his voice is so silky

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  • Mary
  • 08-29-21

Stunning

This is an extraordinary work which I have read many times.

Listening to it being so beautifully read, has been an even more profound experience for me.

I can't recommend it enough.

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  • Caroline
  • 09-02-21

A Gift

The Prophet. This book, narrated this way, has turned it into a life long companion. It's passages will embrace you and give you counsel when you need steering through difficult times, or simply to offer enlightenment on a dreary day.
The narrator is so soothing, so faithful. His intonation is perfection.

This is how it's done.

Thank you Riz Ahmed

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  • JAKE
  • 09-02-21

One of the most enjoyable listening experiences

Will listen over and over again, the sort of book you’d like to buy for everyone you know

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  • Mike
  • 09-02-21

Good listen

I enjoyed this book , will listen again probably several times, as there is quite a lot to take in with a single listen.

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  • Johnvan
  • 09-07-21

Music for the soul.

I was ill, it was perfect peace to listen too, I dozed off inbetween but carried on when I awoke, will listen again sometime. It was not what I expected but, I enjoyed it anyway. I am new to his works and like what I hear very philosophical, It inspired me to write some thing I have been thinking about. JVR

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  • jai
  • 08-31-21

Perfection

My fave book, so I'm biased anyway. I love Riz Ahmeds voice too, this is beautifully done.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-30-21

Wonderful!

I loved it to tears! It is a book everybody should read these troubled days!

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  • Tom O'Rourke
  • 09-28-21

Eternal returnity

Unbeginning unending beginnings and endings perpetually incomplete, perpetually indeterminate, perpetually uncertain in perpetual motion.
Love always.
Tom O'Rourke 1953....?

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  • Mohammed RABHI
  • 04-13-22

So much wisdom stuffed in one place!

So much wisdom stuffed in one place!
I listend to the version read by Riz Ahmed, it's was a delight, I was walking around while listening, it gave me peace !
It's one of those must read!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-10-22

loved every minute of it..

loved every minute of it.. the narrator was so suited I almost want to listen to his other books to hear him again!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-16-22

Potentially the most beautiful book i’ve ever read

‘Oh’ was my main reaction to these words. There is medicine in this listening. Thanks for including in membership !