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Meditations Audiobook

Meditations

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One of the most significant books ever written by a head of State, the Meditations are a collection of philosophical thoughts by the Emperor Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180 ce). Covering issues such as duty, forgiveness, brotherhood, strength in adversity and the best way to approach life and death, the Meditations have inspired thinkers, poets and politicians since their first publication more than 500 years ago. Today, the book stands as one of the great guides and companions - a cornerstone of Western thought.

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Public Domain (P)2010 Naxos AudioBooks

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    Nathan OREM, UT, United States 02-24-13
    Nathan OREM, UT, United States 02-24-13 Member Since 2016

    I am the stone that the builder refused

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    "Solid stoic classic"
    Would you listen to Meditations again? Why?

    Yes.
    Because even though I have more Epicurean tendencies as opposed to stoic, this book is full of wisdom that could inspire the reader to cultivate his or her character.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The idea of being more thoughtful than passionate when dealing with others.


    Any additional comments?

    While the average listener will not have the same context the great author Marcus Aurelias did when writing about roman Gods the listener will still get a feel for how the great leader processed his world and made decisions.

    Overall a good listen with a good reader.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    german 09-30-16
    german 09-30-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome thoughts "

    I listen to this book as an inspirational meditation tool. The teachings are just so fundamental and true, however I tend to get lost in the chaos of the day. I like to drill all this ideas daily and enjoy it so much.

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    Miro 09-23-16
    Miro 09-23-16 Member Since 2015
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    "loved it"

    Good narration. good book in general. it's from more than thousand years ago, and its still useful.

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    Ryan Roland Reed 09-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Read this book; change your life"

    The most powerful man in the world of his time, yet also the most humble

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    Lior Vaknin 08-31-16
    Lior Vaknin 08-31-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Stoicism at its finest!"

    The deconstruction of the human nature, done by Marcus Aurelius is second to none. Remember that all you have is the now / stay away from pride and honor / do not fear death as it's only a natural part of life / do good!

    Highly recommended!

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    Arsen G. Shirvanyan 08-16-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Fulfilling"

    A must for anyone who gives value to the concept of soul, life,and their respective desires

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    Ahmad Chishty Fremont, CA, US 07-17-16
    Ahmad Chishty Fremont, CA, US 07-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "AMAZING"

    Priceless wisdom, easily digested. Should be mandatory reading in high-schools and higher education in general. A good habit for all of us to get into, since these were notes and letters Marcus wrote to himself as a guiding light.

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    JOSEPH 07-02-16
    JOSEPH 07-02-16 Member Since 2014
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    "TIMELESS CLASSIC"

    Crazy how books like these can just travel through time and have relevance throughout all history! Just amazing words of wisdom all throughout!

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    Shine Harder 06-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Wonderful voice actor"

    I really enjoyed listening to the voice actor. Made me feel like I was listening to Marcus himself. I will re listen

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    Amazon Customer Austin 05-13-16
    Amazon Customer Austin 05-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Thank you Marcus"

    In this audio format, you can carry these precious writings wherever you go. Maybe 2000 years old yet vibrant with truth. The narrator is also great, and a necessary ingredient for s great time. Thanks!

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