Charlton Heston does a great job of narrating. Quotes are delivered by great voice actors using the accent of the historical figure being quoted.
This book delivers exactly what it promises.
My wife read this book while I listened to this (abridged) version. Though I think that the compromises proposed in this book could be very useful to certain marriages, the book takes a comically anti-dude stance, mainly offering wives advice on how to train their lazy husband.
In its defense, the book is up-front about its unscientific and speculative nature. Also, the narration excellent, with quotes performed by other narrators to mix it up; it's consistently enjoyable to listen to.
I enjoyed this book very much. It gives short biographies of many Western philosophers, and comments concisely about how they were perceived in their time and at the time of the book's writing (1941). I was hoping it would illustrate more about the subjects' philosophies, but unfortunately it focuses mainly on religion. The philosophic methods employed by the subjects are barely mentioned.
Still, along with heavy work in Wikipedia, I found this to be a great, if biased, historical review of Western philosophy.
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