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Ishmael

An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit
Lu par : Anthony Heald
Série : Ishmael Series (abridged), Volume 1
Durée : 2 h et 54 min
4,3 out of 5 stars (9 notations)

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Ishmael is an utterly unique and captivating spiritual adventure which redefines what it is to be human. We are introduced to Ishmael, a creature of immense wisdom. He has a story to tell, one that no human being has ever heard before. It is the story of man's place in the grand scheme, and it begins at the birth of time. This history of the world has never appeared in any schoolbook. "Does the earth belong to man?" Ishmael asks. "Or does man belong to the earth?"

Author Daniel Quinn is the first winner of the prestigious Turner Tomorrow Fellowship, awarded for fiction providing creative and positive solutions to global problems. Sly, witty, and profound, Ishmael is a tour de force of the mind and spirit, an extraordinary intellectual adventure that listeners will never forget.

©1992 Daniel Quinn (P)1995 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House Inc.

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This book makes no sense!

Someone recommended me this book right after The Alchemist by Coelho. I loved the later so I thought I'd love Ishmael too, but it's not the case at all. Let me explain: This book has no depth, it's a though process based on believes and on a lot of assumptions. If you already are conviced that the Human modern race is evil then you will get confirmations here. But if you like to keep a distant, impartial mind and to get infos based on science or true wisdom you will find so many flaws in this book that you'll want to stop reading it. I actually forced my self to finish listening in case the end would actually contain some wisdom, but not at all, the author simply confirm what he thinks by non logical rethoric. I do not recommend this book, tho the author obviously deserves some credits for his work.

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  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Eric
  • 12/01/2008

Unabridged PLEASE!

I loved the book, so I thought why not the audiobook? The abridgment cuts out most of the "meat" of the story. The abridgment is better than nothing (thus four stars) but the book hits much harder with more information and draws the mind further into the story. Worth the read but could have been great.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Telecommuter12
  • 20/11/2008

Please read this book

Ishmael was my first introduction to Daniel Quinn's work and it has started a love affair. After listenening to the audio version and clinging to every word- I went out and bought the book as I felt it must be a part of my library. However after reading the book, I so agree that Audible MUST add the unabridged version- every word is just too important to arbitrarily nip and tuck. Even so- this is a very well read version of the book- and does manage to convey many of the important themes and is definately worth the listen.

This story is thought provoking and full of metaphor- I highly suggest that you listen / read this with a friend or as a part of a book club as it's a perfect catalyst for important conversations- and truly the themes have never been more timley. I have read or listened to this several times and each time get something new- something lovely. Some readers may struggle with this- have an open mind - enjoy the metaphor and illusion. I suggest that you read a bit at a time and take time to talk about it and digest it before reading / listening on- hang in there- it will be worth your time. Allow it to and it will change your life and your spirit.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Julie
  • 23/04/2009

Really thought provoking

I wish Audible had the unabridged version of this book. It was so thought provoking and interesting that I wondered what nuances I was missing by having only the abidged version. But don't let that dissuade you. This is a very good condensed version. At no time did I encounter any awkward transitions. In fact part of my curiosity lies in trying to figure out where exactly the editor made the cuts.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Lilly
  • 26/07/2005

Life changing

I only wish that you had all of Quinn's works on audio. Ishmael is just the beginning of a great journey.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • MA
  • 05/12/2003

Excellent, Masterpiece!

I have read the book and listened to the audio-tape. Highly recommend, would prefer an unabridged version. Amazing story told in a unique and creative manner. Can't wait for the audio version of My Ishmael, hopefully unabridged.

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  • Richard
  • 15/02/2012

From WTF to HOLY KAW!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Truth be told, the first couple of chapters were strange, odd to say the least. I hung in there, went with it and was rewarded with amazement. This book is brilliant!

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  • Jethro
  • 31/01/2014

Great book! Horrible narration

Any additional comments?

Audible skips certain paragraphs from the book, it takes away from the overall enjoyment of the book in its entirety.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Rob
  • 03/02/2005

A book for the good of the future

The messages in this book - and Quinn's other books - are so important that I own 2 copies of the book and loan them out as often as I can, and now have the audio so I can loan out my CD.
I believe that this series should be part of the school curriculum - maybe Gr. 5 or 6. The earlier that we can get some fresh minds interested in the world and the future, the better chance that the earth will have to survive our greed and destruction.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Scott
  • 02/01/2004

A truly important book!

I didn't agree with 100% of what Quinn is trying to say, but it is a very powerful idea presented in an entertaining way. This book is certain to change the way you look at the world to some degree. I have insisted that all my children read this book.

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  • Virgil
  • 23/09/2016

Most enjoyable listen, worthy of the purchase.

Based upon the strong recommendation of a friend sought out Ishmael and i am glad i found him. A simple story with a timely message, this is a worthy book.

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  • Sumuş
  • 18/03/2020

Truly a masterpiece

beautifully written, wonderfully read. It engages the listener in the conversation A must read!

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  • Rabea Müller
  • 27/09/2019

Bewegend

Das hat deutliches Potential für eine Schullektüre! Wenn mehr junge Leute gedankenexperimente wie dieses hören würden, sähe die Welt wahrscheinlich schon anders aus. Trotz anspruchsvollem Thema sehr kurzweilig und spannend erzählt.

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  • LVattapally
  • 09/08/2019

Well written short story

Insightful, especially for the time it was written in. It's particularly relevant today where sustainability is a central issue for society at Large. Could have been cheaper for such a short book though

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 12/07/2019

Outstanding

This is much more than a fable, more than a sharp analysis of the flaws of modern civilization. This is a journey into the mind of a lonely encaged, never willing to give up the life he was given, only daring a few, philosophical thoughts on how beautiful life is.

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  • Wolfgang
  • 29/12/2016

great stuff

The story is great and the speaker adds a lot of theatrics what makes it even more enjoyable.

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  • Amazon Kunde
  • 06/09/2016

Great story, a must for thinkers

This was a good narration and the story is amazing for both vegans and thinkers. The plot brings the "reader" in a completely different realm.