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The Tao Te Ching

Written by: Lao Tzu
Narrated by: Michael Scott
Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
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Like many other philosophical writings, "The Tao Te Ching" is a timeless Chinese treasure. These ancient writings are credited to Lao Tzu, although some believe them to be authored by a number of persons writing under the Lao Tzu pen name. Nevertheless, this audio gives the listener a taste of the wisdom of age and the important values of human existence.

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  • Milou
  • 2019-12-02

James Legge’s translation

The work is read in James Legge’s translation. This information is not provided in the description.

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  • Philo
  • 2019-04-23

A bit anglicized translation, but serviceable

... and you can't beat the price. It is perfectly alright, if a bit archaic-Victorian-English in style (the rhyming bits are mildly awkward, with a bit of Church-of-England sort of redolence for my taste). It is an alright starter Tao te Ching. I like the narrator, who read Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra quite well in a very affordable version (here at audible too).

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  • Gratuitous Consumer
  • 2019-06-22

Terrible "translation" and not a good narrator

This is just a version of a translation and the narrator sounds like an undertaker

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  • David Aronson
  • 2018-12-29

Do not do something else while listening

Amazing and life changing knowledge. Do yourself a favor and devote the time to listen and/or read along and/or take notes. Consider breaking your study into multiple parts. Don't expect to listen while in the car, at the gym, walking to work, etc.

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  • Rahul Yadav
  • 2018-10-06

No frills version of the great Chinese work

who can dispute the text of Tao Te Ching, ot is brilliant. Sometimes when jave I listened to an eastern spiritual text, the narrator tries to speak in a calming voice. I sometimes find it distracting. While I was browsing through all the versions I noticed the same calming voice in all the narrations. This one is different and I liked how the narrator narrated this book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-09-20

It's narrated in an awfully distracting way.

This is not supposed to be a poetry book so I don't get why the narrator treats it as such. It's awfully distracting and not at all compelling. If you want relaxation look for another version...