The Prophet

  • by Khalil Gibran
  • Narrated by Alec Sand
  • 1 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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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Audible Editor Reviews

The Prophet is the classic masterwork comprised of several exquisitely flowing prose essays written by Lebanese writer, poet, and philosopher, Kahlil Gibran in 1923, that examines what it means to be alive and a human being and the love and tenderness we universally seek. Narrated with enlightened reason and down-to-earth wisdom by Alec Sand, this abridged version of The Prophet is a must-listen for anyone with a poetic heart, as the transcendent wonder in these lyrical words gush forth from the pen and heart of a true artist.

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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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- Grey

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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- Stiggy and Iggy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-29-2009
  • Publisher: Trout Lake Media