Jonathan Livingston Seagull - Richard Bach

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

By Richard Bach

  • Release Date: 2009-04-14
  • Genre: Fairy Tales, Myths & Fables
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 288 Ratings)


The timeless spiritual classic and international bestseller by Richard Bach—a fable featuring a seagull learning about life and flight and the notion of self-perfection.

This is a story for people who follow their hearts and make their own rules...people who get special pleasure out of doing something well, even if only for themselves...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 ever they dreamed.


  • Jonathan Livingston seagull

    By John Northrup
    I am 90 years young, and I was a flight instructor for the Army Air Corps at the age of 20 in 1943 and 1944. The story of the seagull so parallels the career that I had during those war years that it brought back those flying days.. Makes me remember the many instructors who had the patience to pass on their skills to me. I have learned to appreciate life and I thank Richard for his great insight into just makes a person want to fly..Major Jack Northrup, USaAF (ret)
  • Jonathan Livingston Seagull

    By Orlando L. Ruano
    Very thought provoking. A story of courage and perseverance. Certainly, a formula for success!!
  • Utter perfection

    By surfing the ice
    In easily less than a third of the pages- and many of them being photographs- Richard Bach rivals the symbolism and enlightenment found in masterpieces such as Flowers for Algernon, Life of Pi, and the Lord of the Flies. In a long short story, the reader exits the pages after one sitting, changed ever so slightly, and yet so significantly. Never again will you look at life, or a seagull, the same. A phenomenal writer challenging what books can do for us.
  • Great book

    By ryansmith423
    This is an amazing book that tells of young seagull that finds his true self.
  • good story, some holes

    By run100miles
    i enjoyed the story much like the Alchemist. Fun, short read with a great message of limitless believing and daily practice. I found some Jesus metaphors in there that i struggle with, but again, great piece of fiction. Makes ya think.
  • Inspiring!

    By Ok in this world
    Just amazing! I love this book!
  • Jonathan Livingston Seagull

    By PlazaMayor
    This is an amazing book. The music is equally spiritual but I cannot find it anywhere.... I once saw a show in Madrid, Spain, which was a one man mime show ( a la Marcel Marceau) and the protagonist was an incredible guy called "Stewey" who was an ex Marine and put on an 'out of body' experience on stage to the music of Jonathan Livingstone Seagull... and Stewey, if you are still around, I love you!!!
  • One of my favorites

    By SamB.xoxo
    Richard Bach has been on of my top 5 authors for years now. I would highly recommend this book to anyone feeling down, or who just needs a reason to smile. I have re-read this book countless times, and each time I always find a new reason to love it. Great for people of any age, wish I had read it years before I did.