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Download Tao te Ching Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (37,488 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lao Tze Narrator: Jason McCoy Publisher: BN Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2012 ISBN:
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Scholars say that the original Tao Te Ching is a poem. Like a poem, this version of the Tao Te Ching is not meant to be read in one breath from front to back, but is to be at intervals internalized and contemplated.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul | 2/15/2014

    " This is as close to religion as I get. Full of ideas to live by. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eli | 2/1/2014

    " As with all wisdom tradition books, this had a lot to take and a lot to leave behind. I enjoyed reading the book for its own sake, but it feels much more like a loose interpretation of the Tao Te Ching than a translation. While I realize that all translation is ultimately interpretation, I felt that Mitchell played a bit too loose with the source. It does leave me eager to read translations to compare. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julian Litke | 1/26/2014

    " Absolutely the most mind opening piece of literature I have ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zen Meditation | 1/16/2014

    " There are many, many translations of the second best-selling book in history. However, many are too literal and, as such, overlook the fact that the Tao is a work of poetry first and foremost. Admittedly, the most accurate, reliable account is Thomas Cleary's rendering (along with Wu's, though the latter's prose is very stifled) whereas this version(along with Jane English's edition) is more fluid. For beginning students, this translation is recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dale Amidei | 1/13/2014

    " Lyrical translation by Gia-Fu Feng and stunning photography by Jane English. Truly one of my all-time favorites. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erik Graff | 1/12/2014

    " I read this translation towards the end of high school, too quickly to get more than an impression of Taoism. Since then I have read portions of other translations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jon | 1/2/2014

    " An introverted sort of philosophy that provides a new way to look at yourself in the grand scheme of nature. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chase | 12/27/2013

    " I loved reading this. It was really fun because Lao Tzi is such a funny, playful man. This was definately 5 star material. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mrs. Musrum's Mum Keleher | 12/23/2013

    " I am constantly reading this book, and slowly, beginning to understand some of it. A profound, wonderful book. One of the best things I've ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/17/2013

    " While marked read, it is a book I will never stop reading. This little book has been around for roughly 2500 years and is still relevant today. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brandon Maseda | 11/13/2013

    " Amazing that this book was written so long ago and can still readily be applied to our modern way of life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacy | 11/13/2013

    " The best translation I've found. A beautiful balance of allegiance to the original and a work of beauty in it's own right. A profound work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 9/7/2013

    " A must read for anyone of any faith. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bo | 6/4/2013

    " Magnificent! I like the new translation and explanations. So much asier to understand. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joshua Smith | 5/10/2013

    " Always a good book to turn to for ispiring outlook and perspective. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ahmed | 3/8/2013

    " tooooooooooom taaaaaawwwwww teeeeeeee chingggggggg "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aaron Goodier | 1/30/2013

    " Pretty much all of it is just, like, be the tree that doesn't get knocked over by wind. Great. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 1/21/2013

    " Fantastic! This is what I have been thinking all along but I never knew it was a true philosophy. I was on the right track after all. Taoism just makes sense to me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Johnny | 9/2/2012

    " Life affirming; no, life changing... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carey Shea | 9/1/2012

    " This book is centuries old but is still useful today. Lots of wisdom in poetic writing. It is the way of life. I still refer to it today. "

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