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Meditations Audiobook
Meditations
Written by: 
Marcus Aurelius
Narrated by: 
Duncan Steen
Meditations Audiobook

Meditations

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Joan 02-11-13
    Joan 02-11-13
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    "Terrific reader for this excellent work"
    Where does Meditations rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Ranks at the top of other audiobooks.


    Any additional comments?

    Excellent reader gives the book the gravitas and emphasis it deserves and makes the work come alive.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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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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    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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    Xiomara D. 04-20-16
    Xiomara D. 04-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Not a story....not to be read in large Chunks"

    Read 20 min at a time more or less. If you go longer you will eventually space out. Now tat we got that out of the way....WOW....amazing book...worth the read.

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    Bogdan Preunca 03-26-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Read it as a manual for everyday life"

    To keep it simple, I believe that Marcus Aurelius needs no further introduction or review.
    As a bonus to this already wonderful piece of wisdom, listening to Duncan Steen's performance felt like I was being lectured by the Emperor himself.
    Do yourself a favor and listen to this at least once.

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    Mark S. 03-10-16
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    "ahead of his time"

    This should be required for all human kind for peace and prosperity now and in the future.

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    Jennifer Alley 03-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Place your theology aside and listen !"

    Suspend theological or sexual beliefs and focus on the virtues and practices of in Meditations and you will find Marcus Aurelius presents a wonderful view of what it is to be good and how to quantify that virtue in your life.

    The narrator Duncan Steen does an exceptional job allowing the text to become almost therapeutic.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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