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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (602,287 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Gilbert Narrator: Elizabeth Gilbert Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2006 ISBN: 9780786553808
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A transformational journey through Italy, India, and Bali searching for pleasure and devotion—the massive bestseller from the author of The Signature of All Things

This beautifully written, heartfelt memoir touched a nerve among both readers and reviewers. Elizabeth Gilbert tells how she made the difficult choice to leave behind all the trappings of modern American success (marriage, house in the country, career) and find, instead, what she truly wanted from life. Setting out for a year to study three different aspects of her nature amid three different cultures, Gilbert explored the art of pleasure in Italy and the art of devotion in India, and then a balance between the two on the Indonesian island of Bali. By turns rapturous and rueful, this wise and funny author (whom Booklist calls “Anne Lamott’s hip, yoga- practicing, footloose younger sister”) is poised to garner yet more adoring fans. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This is a wonderful book, brilliant and personal, rich in spiritual insight.”

    Anne Lamott

  • “Gilbert’s prose is fueled by a mix of intelligence, wit, and colloquial exuberance that is close to irresistible.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “An engaging, intelligent, and highly entertaining memoir.”

    Time

  • “A meditation on love in its many forms—love of food, language, humanity, God, and most meaningful for Gilbert, love of self.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “This insightful, funny account of her travels reads like a mix of Susan Orlean and Frances Mayes.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “Gilbert’s exuberance and her self-deprecating humor enliven the proceedings.”

    New Yorker

  • “Gilbert grafts the structure of romantic fiction upon the inquiries of reporting in this sprawling yet methodical travelogue of soul-searching and self-discovery…Sustaining a chatty, conspiratorial tone, Gilbert fully engages readers in the year’s cultural and emotional tapestry—conveying rapture with infectious brio, recalling anguish with touching candor—as she details her exotic tableau with history, anecdote, and impression.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “There is never a whiny or pious or dull moment because Gilbert is irreverent, hilarious, zestful, courageous, intelligent, and in masterful command of her sparkling prose. A captivating storyteller with a gift for enlivening metaphors, Gilbert is Anne Lamott’s hip, yoga-practicing, footloose younger sister, and readers will laugh and cry as she recounts her nervy and outlandish experiences and profiles the extraordinary people she meets. As Gilbert switches from gelato to kundalini Shakti to herbal cures Balinese-style, she ponders the many paths to divinity, the true nature of happiness, and the boon of good-hearted, sexy love. Gilbert’s sensuous and audacious spiritual odyssey is as deeply pleasurable as it is enlightening.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A #1 USA Today Bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • One of the 2006 New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Nonfiction

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lannie | 2/20/2014

    " Ebbed and flowed for me with some lulls, but overall very relatable. I received this book as a gift right when I needed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Olivia | 2/15/2014

    " I found some parts of her reading to be a bit odd/annoying, like when she gives some characters accents. It was really weird to hear the shifts sometimes. Otherwise, the story was okay. It's the kind of book you'd prefer to listen to rather than read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annie Marges | 2/13/2014

    " Yes, it is self-indulgent, but I read it at precisely the right time in my life (36, going through a nasty divorce, needing to find myself, yada, yada, yada). I loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz Sousa | 2/9/2014

    " Loved this book from start to finish. The content was very relatable, and the writing style was witty and engaging. It'll make you want to embark on your own adventure! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachelmmo | 1/26/2014

    " It was a fun read, but she was hard to relate to because she is so self-involved and self-indulgent in the way that only someone without children can be. I don't have time to have angst or to worry about my "happiness" because I have three kids that need my attention. Her suffering belongs only to those who have the luxury of self-indulgence. Even so, I liked it a lot as a travelogue. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 1/22/2014

    " I enjoyed this story - her journey and what she learned in each place. The food of Italy was especially fun! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie Miguel | 1/20/2014

    " Interesting things learned, not realistic "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Priscilla | 11/26/2013

    " While I enjoyed the travel aspects of the book, I was not taken with the personal memoir part of the book. I have not yet viewed the movie. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kerry | 11/17/2013

    " Not sure what all the fuss was about when this book was a bestseller? It's OK...but truly, the only parts that really interested me was her descriptions of the Italian food!!! Otherwise, a very self-centered monologue. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jules | 9/23/2013

    " pretty good...glad I read it, but not necessarily one of my favorites... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynn Gilbert | 9/2/2013

    " I loved reading this one. Could not put it down and tried to slow myself toward the end as I didn't want it to end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Taryn | 5/18/2013

    " Loved this book, it made me see my own life in a different and more positive way. Such a wonderful, valuable read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tara | 4/4/2013

    " I've read this book twice and seen the movie. Such an inspiring book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janelle | 3/30/2013

    " I liked the parts on eat and pray. When it came to love I wasn't that interested. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jesse | 12/14/2012

    " One of my favorite books. Raw, truthful and insightful. I loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marla Christie | 8/11/2012

    " Inspired me to think about meaning in life. Of course, I certainly wish I was rich enough to travel around the world to find myself! We all don't have that luxury.... But definitely thought-provoking. Interesting look at different cultures. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fatma Alshezawi | 6/25/2012

    " I reason why I read this book in da movie. I really like the movie. Overall, I like da book more than da movie. 5 stars "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Katana Alcorn | 5/18/2012

    " I tried and tried to read this book but I couldn't. It just drug on and on, never could get into it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katrina | 3/28/2012

    " I read this book at just the right time in my life and I loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hope أمل | 12/24/2011

    " I watched the movie , but in book is really different "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ankur | 7/21/2011

    " Apart from Bali, everything else was boorish talk. Not meant for me, I guess. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 C | 5/23/2011

    " Fun Memoir of one woman's plan to find herself and come out of the grief and depression of a divorce. She travels to Italy, India and Indonesia. She comes out having found a balance between living life well and remaining true to herself. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin | 5/23/2011

    " Really, really liked the first section, but was a little bored by the second two sections. Now, to see the movie! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcianna | 5/23/2011

    " A quick and enjoyable read. Going to add Indonesia to my travel destination list now! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 5/23/2011

    " Elizabeth Gilbert is an amazing writer - her passages involving the personification of Depression and Loneliness will be etched into my memory forever. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 5/22/2011

    " I wasn't sure that I would like the book but I found myself enjoying it. Some parts were slow but overall a good story. Going to watch the movie and see how it compares. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colette | 5/22/2011

    " A must for any woman who is thinking about leaving or thinking about staying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sakyahara | 5/22/2011

    " Belum lihat pilemnya, tapi membacanya saja sudah cukup puas.
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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 5/22/2011

    " I know this is Gilbert's most famous book, but Stern Men is still my favorite. My low rating could be a result if so many people loving and raving about this book, though... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Camila | 5/21/2011

    " Good but not what I expected. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica | 5/21/2011

    " Eh, just wasn't my cup of tea. But not a bad read by any means. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Seung Eun | 5/21/2011

    " Easy reading, romantic. I like the way she explored the world.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet | 5/20/2011

    " Entertaining. Fun to live vicariously through her adventures. "

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Author Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert is an award-winning American writer of both fiction and nonfiction, named one of the most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2008. Her books have been New York Times bestsellers, including the #1 New York Times bestseller list for Committed. Her short story collection, Pilgrims, received the Pushcart Prize and was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award, and her novel, Stern Men, was a New York Times Notable Book. Her 2002 book, The Last American Man, was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. She is best known for her memoir Eat, Pray, Love, which has been published in more than thirty languages and was made into a film.