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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (39,168 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daniel Quinn Narrator: Jonathan Kis-Lev Publisher: SonicBooks Ltd. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2011 ISBN:
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Unbeknownst to the narrator of Ishmael, a second pupil has responded to his ad in the paper (Teacher seeks pupil. Must have an earnest desire to save the world): 12-year-old Julie Gerchak, whose interaction with Ishmael results in a surprising dialogue.

Daniel Quinn is best known as the author of Ishmael, the novel that in 1991 won the Turner Tomorrow Fellowship, established to encourage authors to seek creative and positive solutions to global problems.

Please note: This audiobook is in Hebrew.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 2/4/2014

    " I may or may not agree with the message of this book, but I found the method of delivery exhausting to wade through. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan Bendson | 2/3/2014

    " Very thought provoking. A quick read that will make you think, be angry, agree, disagree and think again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Johnnee | 1/31/2014

    " I had heard a lot of good things about this book before reading it, so when in the first few pages I found out it was just some dude talking to a telepathic gorilla I was pretty shocked. I definitely want to read this book again, because I have more questions now than I did when I started. If you are one of those feel-good, yoga class, raw food, nature loving people, you will love this. It compiles lots of ancient philosophies so I'm told. Altogether a really interesting read even if I don't necessarily know how to actually respond to much of its content. Simply put, how do we battle human egotism and it's place in the world? "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Grace | 1/27/2014

    " This book epitomizes every idea it claims to hate. Quinn attacks people who "blindly follow religion" but expects people to follow his ideology having merely read around 200 pages of flawed logic and downright false historical retelling. I read this book hoping to be intellectually challenged and was merely disgusted with Quinn's threadbare rhetoric. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 1/27/2014

    " Powerful. Life-changing. Seriously. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeffrey | 1/18/2014

    " An excellent story of a point of view different from mine. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 1/15/2014

    " very interesting arguments for changing the basic assumptions of why we live the way we do. answered some of my thoughts on why I like tribal systems so much, and posited a basic tribal vs. civilized argument. Cleverly written and I think important questions for environmentalist and those who want to live in the future. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 1/11/2014

    " Everyone should read a book about a Telepathic Gorilla teaching Humans about evolution. Takers and Leavers. Love it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mishka | 1/10/2014

    " One of the best life changing books I have ever read!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 1/10/2014

    " A good book for people who have never questioned how we got in the position we're in now as a society. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ian | 1/4/2014

    " What in the holy fuck? Who new? Listen to the apes, they are our Eco-saviours. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 hyoomen | 12/6/2013

    " One of the most inspirational/life-changing books of my life. I'll write more once I've had a fresh reread. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen | 12/6/2013

    " If you've got any interest in existentialism et al, this is a fabulous read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca Parnell | 12/2/2013

    " Look at our society through the eyes of an animal. A good thought provoking read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Naomi O | 11/26/2013

    " read for school. good ideology and ideas about the world, but still three stars. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 11/24/2013

    " Can't remember which one of my students recommended this to me. It really changed my thinking about the world, and there are very few books that do that... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nick Bray | 11/19/2013

    " made me feel even less hopeful about the world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 10/24/2013

    " This is a real easy read and the chapters are short so you can read just a bit before bed. I'm enjoying it so far, it's an interesting look at our place in the world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon099 | 10/18/2013

    " I'm going to read it again. This is one book that I will keep in my library. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 11/28/2012

    " Changed my whole outlook on life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul | 10/28/2012

    " Ishmeal is a Gorilla who philosophises about the balance of human's drain on the planet. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jared | 10/12/2012

    " Read it in college and it seemed interesting, if a little glib. Might have a lesser opinion if I read it again now... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kysa | 6/20/2012

    " Condescending exestential monkeys are apparently not my favorite. Curse you book club for choosing this lemon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin McPhillips | 5/14/2012

    " Heartwarming, not as life changing as some would have you believe "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kerri | 5/7/2012

    " is there a way to give negative stars? no? damn...because this book deserves a -10 stars... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abby Geraets | 3/31/2012

    " A "required text" that turned into an all-time fave. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kunal Sinha | 3/7/2012

    " While this book has a lot of interesting ideas and prespectives, i found the tone too preachy and holier-than-thou to fully appreciate what was being said. "

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