I was returning from my weekly site visits from our projects. I had a long hot day and on my return I was in the mood to listen to something light and relaxing. I had earlier downloaded “The Madman. His Fables and Poems” by Kahlil Gibran from Learn Out Loud. It sounded more heavy than relaxing, but I gave it a try. Wow! If you have even a little background of Sufic literature you’ll greatly enjoy listening to The Madman. The production quality is excellent and the narration by Anotina Bath is highly captivating. Just as probably Kahlil would have preferred it.
Best part is that this download of Kahlil Gibran is free once you register (again for free) with Learn Out Loud. Though I think that this is only valid till end July. (Later edit: Oops, it seems that it’s no longer free on Learn Out Loud, but I found it still available for free on Itunes here). If you prefer reading the text, the entire script of The Madman is available here as part of the Gutenberg project. But I wouldn’t recommend reading it. It’ll severely spoil the effect of listening to the audio. Rather register yourself at Learn Out Loud, download it here (it’s free in iTunes here. You’ll need itunes installed in your computer for this link to work.)and then drop in a comment below and let me know how you found it to be.
Keep smiling :-)