Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2006
CD ISBN 9780739333280 $19.95 Two CDs
DD ISBN $13.97
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2006
CS ISBN 0394550498 $17.75 One cassettes
Published in 1923, THE PROPHET is the narrative of Almustafa, a man preparing to return to the island of his birth after 12 years away. Before he departs, the people of his adopted city ask him to reflect on ideas such as love, the law, freedom, and self-knowledge. His answers are poetic and wise--the style is closer to the Gospels than to today's crop of inspirational titles--and their beauty is enhanced by the pitch-perfect narration of Paul Sparer. Sparer has a magnificent voice that can't help but evoke Orson Welles. Whatever your religious bent, this recording, first released in 1985, is well worth a listen. D.B. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 07]
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