Yes, it was presented in a enthusiastic manner and well structured. This is my first philosophy audio course and it seemed like great place to start.
The subject matter is the most compelling aspect.
His ability to compare and contrast the various philosophies and present them relative to each other. Also, his ability to bring attention to the why certain ideas are important for each philosopher, and how those ideas fit into history.
Many of the lectures were moving (it is about the meaning of life afer all). The lecture on Tolstoy made me purchase and listen to the Death of Ivan Illyich, so I guess you could say that one had an impact on me.
It's a great story and was narrated well.
The descriptions and writing style were really brought out by the narrator.
My girlfriend tried to get me to read this many times, but I never got around to it. The story sounded kind of interesting, but not enough to motivate me to actually sit down and read it So, I started this not expecting much. In fact, I was a bit bored in the beginning and was unsure of the narrator's voice and style. But boy was I wrong. This is a great story and I can now see why it is an American Classic. I highly recommend it. I think the narrator helped me appreciate the story and the writing style in a way that I might not have, if I had read it myself.
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