The Essential Rumi, New Expanded Edition Audiobook, by Jalal ad-Din Muhammad  Rumi Play Audiobook Sample

The Essential Rumi, New Expanded Edition Audiobook

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Read By: Robertson Dean Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 6.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.75 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: July 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781982528218

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Longest Chapter Length:

13:09 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

21 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

01:56 minutes

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Publisher Description

This revised and expanded edition of The Essential Rumi includes a new introduction by Coleman Barks and more than eighty never-before-published poems.

Through his lyrical translations, Coleman Barks has been instrumental in bringing this exquisite literature to a remarkably wide range of readers, making the ecstatic, spiritual poetry of thirteenth-century Sufi mystic Rumi more popular than ever.

The Essential Rumi continues to be the bestselling of all Rumi books, and the definitive selection of his beautiful, mystical poetry.

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“If Rumi is the most-read poet in America today, Coleman Barks is in good part responsible. His ear for the truly divine madness in Rumi’s poetry is truly remarkable.”

— Huston Smith, bestselling author of The World’s Religions 


  • “The thirteenth-century Persian mystic’s words continue to resonate, particularly in this translation, which offers a remarkably contemporary voice.”

  • “The Essential Rumi is a rare and precious book that will stir the hearts of Rumi devotees and win many new converts.”

    — Body Mind Spirit
  • “Delightful…Barks sparklingly demonstrates once again why his free-form interpretations of [Rumi’s] poetry…have been a major impetus for the current Rumi vogue.”

    — Publishers Weekly

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About Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi

Rumi (1207–1273) is the foremost Sufi poet, famous for his lyrics and for his didactic epic Masnavi, a collection of mystical tales and discourse. Rumi lived in the Seldjuk capital Konya, and his influence on literature, carried by his Sufism, spread with the expansion of the Ottoman Empire and lasted centuries.

About Robertson Dean

Robertson Dean has played leading roles on and off Broadway and at dozens of regional theaters throughout the country. He has a BA from Tufts University and an MFA from Yale. His audiobook narration has garnered ten AudioFile Earphones Awards. He now lives in Los Angeles, where he works in film and television in addition to narrating.