Gift from the Sea

  • by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  • Narrated by Claudette Colbert
  • 2 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this inimitable, beloved classic - graceful, lucid, and lyrical - Anne Morrow Lindbergh shares her meditations on youth and age; love and marriage; peace, solitude, and contentment as she set them down during a brief vacation by the sea. A mother of five, an acclaimed writer and a pioneering aviator, Lindbergh casts an unsentimental eye on the trappings of modernity that threaten to overwhelm us and helps readers find a space for contemplation and creativity within their own lives. A groundbreaking, best-selling work when it was originally published in 1955, Gift from the Sea continues to be discovered by new generations of readers. With a new introduction by Lindbergh's daughter Reeve, this 50th-anniversary edition will give those who are revisiting the book and those who are coming upon it for the first time fresh insight into the life of this remarkable woman.

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A Treasure

I do not normally re-read books. But this is one I keep coming back to. As a wise friend told me - "It's a book someone gives you in your 30s, but you understand it in your 40s."

Oh, Anne - you continue to have such wonderful lessons for women as we go through different phases of our lives.

Claudette Colbert's voice was perfect for these gifts of reflection. Definitely a treasure.
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- Rebecca

Timeless Advise for Women (and everyone else)

Anne Lindbergh (the aviator's wife) collected her thoughts on life lessons/behaviors/needs while sitting on a beach in Florida. While her published work is aimed at women, her advise is sound for everyone. Live the simple life. Seek quiet moments for yourself in meditation. Interact intimately with others. Be unified in your marriage. Expand the neglected sides of self - heart, mind, and spirit. Seek to become whole.

The narration is not dry. Ms. Colbert reads and enunciates as if she was the author which brings the right amount of passion into the audiobook.
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- James T

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-17-2005
  • Publisher: Random House Audio