by Lao Tzu
1 hour, 18 minutes
Unabridged Taoist Classic
The classic Taoist text and the most translated Chinese work of all time. Note the title is sometimes translated/spelled “Dao De Jing” or “Tao Teh King.” Translation by James Legge. Read by Alex Wilson.
Note: Only part 1 (of 2) is included in the podcast MP3. Both parts are included in the AAC, MP3, and Ogg Vorbis zipped downloads above.
Originally for sale on June 25, 2004, and released free with a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial License five years later. See the Mission page for why.
Lao Tzu (circa 400BC) was the famous Chinese philosopher credited with writing the classic Taoist text, Tao Te Ching.
Alex Wilson is a writer and actor from northern Ohio and now based in Carrboro, North Carolina. His stories and comics have appeared/will appear in Asimov's Science Fiction, The Rambler, Outlaw Territory II (Image Comics), Weird Tales, Futurismic, LCRW and elsewhere. Locus has called him a "promising new writer," and Publishers Weekly also has nice things to say. Website)
Alex has performed lead roles in the North American premiere of (Richard Taylor's musical) Whistle Down the Wind and (Emmy-nominated director Jack Lucido's film) The Third Cord. He has recently appeared in the Deep Dish Theater productions of Hedda Gabler and Moon for the Misbegotten, and recorded narrations for Escape Pod and Night Shade Books. (Acting Resume/Reel) On early Telltale recordings, Alex is sometimes credited as "Alexander Wilson." He founded Telltale in 2004.