• The Prophet

  • By: Kahlil Gibran
  • Narrated by: Riz Ahmed
  • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (669 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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Truly beautiful

This is THE way to receive this work. I am grateful to Audible for it.

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Peaceful Truths

This listen was a lovely, calming rest. Very well narrated. Full of substance. Truly thought provoking.

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thought provoking

lessons for all to remember in this one, surely that's why it is indeed a classic.

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God is love

I will listen again to this lovely poem to which I have listened before and again.

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Riz Ahmed is so good at reading

I enjoyed the audio book read by Riz Ahmed, I will have another repeat of audio read 😎👍

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Incredibly beautiful

Beautifully narrated, this is a gem about a traveller answering questions on life; the things we hold most dear in life upon this earth and the ever after. A must must read: an amalgamation of insight … of joy and pain … the juxtaposition of opposing perspectives; debating, enlightening, inspiring, but above all, bringing calm. I highly recommend it!!

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Inspired

"The Prophet" , a series of spiritual poems or meditations on different aspects of life by Lebanese author Khalil Gibran who also lived in New York makes for inspired listening and perfect gift giving, and a must for every library.
CAVEAT: DO NOT LISTEN WHILST DRIVING

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Hussain
  • 08-04-22

Simply beautiful

Riz Ahmed's voice was like silk and It was all very moving, beautiful lyrics, thought provoking

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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 !