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Now, for the first time ever, a new complete edition audiobook original of the timeless classic by Richard Bach. This is the story for people who follow their hearts and make their own rules, people who know there's more to this living than meets the eye: they'll be right there with Jonathan, flying higher and faster than they ever dreamed. Read by Marcus Lovett. Music composed by Ken Miller.

©1970, 2014 JLS, Inc. (P)2017 JLS, Inc.

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what an inspirational read

this is a must book for someone who wants to find true purpose in life and cross all limitations to achieve what your true potential beholds. what a lovely read. can't wait to read it again!!!

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A great 1 and half hour

A great read actually, well written and very well narrated!! Life is as we make it, there is no limits otherwise just a coincidental combination of blood flesh and chaos.

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Inspiring story❤️

Liked the narration, background music and the story timeline !!
Great Inspiration for all 👍

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What a narration!

The story has aleays fascinated me. In spite of reading it several times in the past, this audio book took the story to the next level. What an experience.

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This Audio book was a master piece

This audio book was a total master piece both by story and performance.

was recommended this book by a youtuber and I'm glad I took his recommendation.

It was such a beautiful story with multiple lessons that can be applied in various walks of life.

From being curious to believing in your dreams to having consciousness to dedication

it had it all

I totally recommend this book yo everyone

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What an eye opener!

Unfortunately, there's no provision to give more than five stars for the story and the performance. Such profound knowledge taught through such simple story; simply superb. I would come back to listen to this every now and then. Thanks for this lovely book, which has become all the more relevant in today's scenario. A must read for all, young and old.

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need patience to listen fully and follow the messa

felt good message prolong storyline felt bored . recommend to have a quick glance or summary instead of going this like audiobook. may be worth to find if any short 10-15 min vidoe for kids.

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Brilliant!!!!

One of my all time favorites, what I call 'Staple Food' and keep comming back to again and again...and every time I read it I learn something new.
This audible version was simply brilliant, tje rendition and the background audio! Superb!

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A beautifully narrated story with multiple layers

Narration and background music make it even better. Listen with full focus (no parallel work) to get the complete value.

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timeless story

very beautiful and thought provoking story and amazing narration. the narrator almost made it real as if we are living it right now.

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  • SergeLA
  • 06-03-20

Very inspiring...

This is one of the Kobe Bryant's favorite books.
And it's just remarkable how narrator delivers the message.

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  • Dr. Charley Ferrer
  • 27-03-18

Simple story —. Powerful message.

What an incredible story. So simple and yet so meaningful. We are our limitations, nothing more...nothing less.

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  • Candice R
  • 22-02-18

absolutely wonderful

this book was recommended to me a while now and am so happy I got to it. the audio performance aids in painting a great mental picture and building excitement. the lessons then just held on and o found myself smiling many times.

great book ! I think it'll be good for very young person's as well. early start.

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  • Adrienne Barnes
  • 27-07-20

Love this story!

This book is a gentle reminder of what is important. Great music and performance as well.

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  • Roland E. Edwards
  • 28-05-20

it says optional.

loved it!

it says optional!!! kiss me where the sun doesn't shine!!!
God bless u.
u need help.

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  • Andrew C
  • 12-05-20

Wow

I had no clue what this book was about when I began. It was recommended to me by a YouTuber names Nathaniel Drew and luckily he gave no indication about what the story was. I am floored by this masterpiece and I am going to order a physical copy to read again and give to others.

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  • Leif Hogden
  • 16-06-19

quite a spectacular read. it really hits the soul.

its one of those books that you think about getting but aren't sure. let me tell you, be sure. its worth it. if you Havnt read it it will make your week. verry real feel to it. you can hear it in nature. it will enduce meditation.

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  • Darlene
  • 23-02-18

Love the new version!!!

Would you consider the audio edition of Jonathan Livingston Seagull: The New Complete Edition to be better than the print version?

Yes...the music and narration is amazing. Jonathan is reborn.

What other book might you compare Jonathan Livingston Seagull: The New Complete Edition to and why?

There is no comparison. Loved it in the 70's and love it more now ...even the new chapter!!!

Which character – as performed by Marcus Lovett – was your favorite?

Jonathan is my favorite character.... A great overall read by Mr Lovett. I felt like he was in the room reading it to me.... The music by Mr Miller just added so much emotion to the story. Mr Bach's words were ....and still are just profound!!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The story always made me feel, think and cry. This audio version just added so much depth to the story. Tissues anyone???

Any additional comments?

Thank you Richard Bach for your words. Jonathan touched and captured my heart in the 70's and still does! I love the new chapter it gave me more to think about. The struggle for Jonathan is still all of our struggles and is timeless. Who hasn't felt the flock's pressures? We needed this book in the 70's and I think we need it now. I hope Jonathan finds his way to a new generation....who could use Jonathan's life lessons.

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  • Cosmic Seahorse
  • 17-04-21

Wow...just wow

This book is absolutely incredible. I cried multiple times. Highly highly recommend anyone and everyone to read this book.

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  • roscoe
  • 05-03-21

classic story of outlook

success dosen't come from winning at everything. it comes at choosing what you want to win at. i enjoyed the simple reminder.

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  • Wras
  • 24-02-18

The only true law is that which leads to freedom


Beautiful, positive, inspirational and new age but not deluded in magical thinking just an incentive to achieve your best through knowledge, a perfect read when you need a pull me up.

In the seventies, the influence of Indian mysticism and Buddhism were mixed up into all popular forms and motivated much change in the west, and Jonathan Livingston Seagull is one of the few examples of it in literature that sill moves some into that inspirational moment where Samsara and nirvana are achievable through the belief in oneself and the power of learning, to expect it to be a perfect deep book would be unfair, just enjoy it for making you feel hope.

This version of the book has one extra part that speaks of the negativity of dogma and the creation of idolatry as stifling of the spirit of freedom, and how that brings a form of nihilism on the young. I suspect Richard Bach had to amend his positivity in the individual and point out the natural pressures created by society and present them as a warning, I guess we all grow up.

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  • Liepa
  • 30-03-20

abundance

A beautiful story about the process of abundance and living abundant life ♡ ☆ ♡

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  • Sharon Westgate
  • 16-02-21

Interesting

listening to this story,it amazes me, how Jonathan Livingston Seagull had the determination in life.

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  • Kim
  • 22-11-20

One of my favs

Been one of my favourite books for years so thought I'd give this version a go and the narration is brilliant. Really adds to the story!

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  • Sheryl
  • 09-11-20

Lovely comforting story

This story has supported me since my Brothers death. He gave me a copy when I was a teenager and tried to explain it to me. After his death some 40 years later it's what I turn to time and again and it settles me. To me it's a story of struggling to reach your dreams, not letting your limitations get in the way and it's a story of love.

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  • Ashvin Patel
  • 24-09-20

Loved it.

Loved it. Short, but well written and narrated. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is interested in personal development.

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  • Amanda
  • 18-06-20

Inspirational

A fabulous book that is beautifully narrated .A must for everyone to explore and enjoy.

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  • Lewis
  • 16-06-20

Inspiring Metaphor

A positive outlook on the world and an ambiguous metaphor fit for any open-minded reader.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 21-05-20

Read now!

Loved every minute of it! I definitely recommend everyone listens to this amazingly uplifting story.

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  • BAR
  • 18-02-20

Jonathan livingstone seagull

A simple and beautiful story (for all ages) about having the courage to be yourself regardless of the views of others.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-10-20

Beautiful story through the ages

A heart warming story that anyone could relate to and get something positive from listening to.

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  • Sian ballantyne
  • 13-10-20

super interesting

This is an very interesting examination of the philosophical origins of true personal faith, human faith or self belief separate to any religious dogma. It touches on how easily this can be perverted and used as a vehicle for power by institutions... but with seagulls. Loved it b

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  • Anomalia
  • 23-08-20

a story of how extraordinary an ordrinary can be.

a simple, inspiring, what life is here and now where there are no limits except for our stories un the head.

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  • Kellie Davis
  • 04-08-20

Different memory of the book

Not as good a story as I remember upon first reading 40 years ago
Still a classic

The Performance, the reader, was magnificent

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  • Taikozfan
  • 01-11-18

Beautifully read and even more beautifully written

Wonderful classic for adults and children. Our child (age 8) heard this story for the first time. Some details may have been skipped by her age but the ideas of being brave, different, yourself and the idea of multiple dimensions was not lost on her at all. What a great message for a child to grasp at such a young age. A great way to start a dialogue about belief systems, status quo, dogma and life beyond. We should have more Johnathan’s in our world!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-06-18

Insightful

So many lessons in this book. I read it in the eighties and when looking through audible books it popped up as available. I thought I should listen again at this age - it was still a beautiful insightful book. We all need to get out and fly, lift our energy and help others. Life is for living and giving but love trumps all. Dare to be a different Seagull.

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  • Davidb
  • 13-05-18

Enlightening

I read some of this book when I was ten and didn't really understand it's meaning. To hear it in full from beginning to end as an audiobook 40 years later was amazing. An engrossing narration and a great story to help you reset your true north.