The Eye of the Prophet

  • by Kahlil Gibran
  • Narrated by Johnny Cash
  • 1 hrs and 29 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In his writings, Lebanese poet Kahlil Gibran weaves Christian, Moslem, and Buddhist ideals into a spiritual tapestry that transcends cultural barriers. Gibran is known the world over for his epic poem, The Prophet. This collection of his lesser-known writings reveals the author's insights on youth, love, marriage, and truth, and delves into nationalism, religion, and spiritual growth. Originally written in Arabic, these writings were first translated into French, and are only now available in English.


What the Critics Say

Winner of Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award: Best Audio of 1996, Celebrity Reading.
Winner of Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award: Best Audio of 1996, Celebrity Reading.


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Yes, it is that Johnny Cash

"The Eye of the Prophet" is a great book, but the audiobook read by Johnny Cash makes it an even better book. June Carter gave Johnny Cash "The Prophet" (also by Kahlil Gibran) before they married, and it made an impression on him (it's even shown in the 2005 movie, "Walk the Line"). If this book were merely read by Cash, it would be good enough -- his rich voice goes deep. However, it is evident that Cash believed the words he was speaking, and it makes that book even more enjoyable. East meets West, and it's a great synergy!
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- Krykie

A Wonderful Perspective

Firstly, Johnny Cash is a wonderful narrator.
This book is similar in structure to "The Prophet". The author gives us a unique view of his feelings about specific topics. I find myself quoting him. eg Comfort - it enters the house a guest, soon becomes the host, and then the master..... very hard hitting stuff. This is a beautiful listen that you will revisit over and over again.
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- Ray

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-15-1999
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books