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The Prophet

Kahlil Gibran

Kahlil Gibran-poet, philosopher, and artist-was born in Lebanon in 1883 but spent his final twenty years of life living in the United States. The three books that compose this audiobook are collections of Gibran's aphorisms, parables, and poetic essays. The first book, The Prophet, was originally published in 1923 and is considered Gibran's masterpiece. It is written in prose poetry in twenty-eight parts, and deals with such topics as love, freedom, good and evil, religion, and death. It is a mystical and intensely subjective work, presenting the human soul as essentially noble and good. In The Forerunner, originally published in 1920, Gibran asserts that "nobody is to be blamed for our 'being' and 'having' but ourselves." Gibran makes it clear that we are our own destiny and not the toy of a blind fate. Finally, the titular entity of The Madman, originally published in 1918, is not literally mentally unbalanced; on the contrary, he is perfectly healthy. His madness is only in the eyes of others. Gibran asserts that we tend to be what society expects from us, even though these expectations could be detrimental for the development of our self-identity. Oftentimes, we veil our true selves with masks out of fear of being ridiculed by others.

Kahlil Gibran-poet, philosopher, and artist-was born in Lebanon in 1883 but spent his final twenty years of life living in the United States. The three books that compose this audiobook are collections of Gibran's aphorisms, parables, and poetic essays. The first book, The Prophet, was originally published in 1923 and is considered Gibran's masterpiece. It is written in prose poetry in twenty-eight parts, and deals with such topics as love, freedom, good and evil, religion, and death. It is a mystical and intensely subjective work, presenting the human soul as essentially noble and good. In The Forerunner, originally published in 1920, Gibran asserts that "nobody is to be blamed for our 'being' and 'having' but ourselves." Gibran makes it clear that we are our own destiny and not the toy of a blind fate. Finally, the titular entity of The Madman, originally published in 1918, is not literally mentally unbalanced; on the contrary, he is perfectly healthy. His madness is only in the eyes of others. Gibran asserts that we tend to be what society expects from us, even though these expectations could be detrimental for the development of our self-identity. Oftentimes, we veil our true selves with masks out of fear of being ridiculed by others.
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Kahlil Gibran-poet, philosopher, and artist-was born in Lebanon in 1883 but spent his final twenty years of life living in the United States. The three books that compose this audiobook are collections of Gibran's aphorisms, parables, and poetic essays. The first book, The Prophet, was originally published in 1923 and is considered Gibran's masterpiece. It is written in prose poetry in twenty-eight parts, and deals with such topics as love, freedom, good and evil, religion, and death. It is a mystical and intensely subjective work, presenting the human soul as essentially noble and good. In The Forerunner, originally published in 1920, Gibran asserts that "nobody is to be blamed for our 'being' and 'having' but ourselves." Gibran makes it clear that we are our own destiny and not the toy of a blind fate. Finally, the titular entity of The Madman, originally published in 1918, is not literally mentally unbalanced; on the contrary, he is perfectly healthy. His madness is only in the eyes of others. Gibran asserts that we tend to be what society expects from us, even though these expectations could be detrimental for the development of our self-identity. Oftentimes, we veil our true selves with masks out of fear of being ridiculed by others.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jonathan Reese

Length:

2h 49m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:54


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:01


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:18


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:13


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:15


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

00:36


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:27


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:31


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:07


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:34


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:29


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:12


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:34


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:02


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:07


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:12


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:41


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:21


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:17


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:34


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:09


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:14


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:31


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:10


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

01:40


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

13:29


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:01


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:49


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

00:46


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:05


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:54


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

00:33


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

01:41


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

00:39


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

01:48


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

00:55


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

01:26


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

01:26


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

00:22


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

00:42


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

01:14


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

02:34


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

01:42


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

00:43


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

02:26


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

00:53


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

00:30


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

00:25


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

01:40


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

01:32


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:22


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

01:27


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

01:51


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

02:41


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

00:45


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

01:02


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

00:50


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

01:41


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

00:32


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

02:57


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

01:30


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

00:22


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

01:30


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

01:24


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

00:24


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

02:15


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

01:27


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

00:24


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

01:16


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

00:29


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

00:15


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

02:46


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

00:43


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

01:30


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

02:49


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

00:37


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

02:53


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

01:53


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

00:46


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

01:36


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

00:52


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

00:47


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

00:51


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

01:42


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

01:06


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:28