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Beyond Good and Evil Audiobook

Beyond Good and Evil

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Publisher's Summary

Friedrich Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil, first published in 1886, presents a scathing critique of traditional morality and attacks previous philosophers for their blind acceptance of Christian ideals of virtue. As an alternative to what he viewed as the illogical and irrelevant philosophy of the nineteenth century, Nietzsche argues for the importance of imagination, self-assertion, danger, and originality for genuine philosophy. He furthermore denies the existence of a universal system of morality and instead offers a framework in which social roles and power dynamics dictate what is appropriate. A culmination of Nietzsche's mature philosophy, Beyond Good and Evil is a classic of moral thought and one of the foundations of existentialism. This edition is the translation by Helen Zimmern.

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    Philip 12-04-13
    Philip 12-04-13
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    "Steven Crossley Nails It!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    One of Nietzsche's best works.


    What about Steven Crossley’s performance did you like?

    The narrator Steven Crossley did a superb job of capturing all of the nuances of Nietzcshe's writing. It was almost as if he was channeling Nietzsche. Great job. His voice is very easy to listen to as well. I could listen to him for hours.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes.


    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Jonathan G Austin, TX USA 11-28-15
    Jonathan G Austin, TX USA 11-28-15
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    "Difficult to understand"

    I admittedly listened to only a little of this book (somewhat into the first chapter) but that is because the narrator spoke very dramatically with, annoyingly, a strong modulation in volume. Some words would be loud but then some would be inaudible. This is a particular problem with Nietzsche since he often looks at subtle concepts where hearing even the prepositions is important to grasping his point. Therefore, I switched to the narration by Alex Jennings which is better (and which uses a translation that also includes brief notes before each chapter).

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    Marshall Peter Cline II Earth 03-27-15 Member Since 2014
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    "best book I have read this year"

    only one word can describe this book. amazing. it takes you through a journey of the soul and the different avenues one might take on this crazy ride called life.

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    Ben 02-15-15
    Ben 02-15-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Very deep thoughts"

    This was my first encounter with Nietzsche's writings. His ideas, even though in manny cases differ from my own way of thinking, are definitely worth the time to think about.
    In that sence, I felt I dint have enough time to think during the narration. There was not enough time, in my opinion, between different themes that are usually separated by paragraphs, and in many cases I needed that extra second to conclude one idea and go to the next. Part from that, the narration was very vivid and I truly enjoyed it.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Timothy W. 04-19-17
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    "Interesting content. Good vocal performace."

    I enjoyed this book, abd the vocal performance was outstanding. I stuggled a little bit with some of the content, but as a whole, it was interesting.

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    M. Clarke Washington DC 12-22-16
    M. Clarke Washington DC 12-22-16 Member Since 2014

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    Some areas I would have appreciated a translation of the multiple languages even if in written text

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    Rango67 04-28-16
    Rango67 04-28-16

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    "Steven Crossley Nails It!"
    Would you listen to Beyond Good and Evil again? Why?

    You think you are actually listening to Nietzsche, the mad genius explaining his view of the world and history to you personally.

    Remarkable.


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    Teresa Fry Dalton GA 05-16-15
    Teresa Fry Dalton GA 05-16-15 Member Since 2017
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    "I've read this book before."

    I've read this, but listening brought new perspective. Enjoyed very much. I recommend this message.

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    Zeus Baba Oslo, Norway 04-07-15
    Zeus Baba Oslo, Norway 04-07-15 Member Since 2015

    a humble scholar of the ancients...

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    "fantastic read"

    with very good narration!
    nothing can be said about the book, other than expressing praises and admiration. definitely a must read!

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    Kindle Customer 10-02-15
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    "impressed by the with the quality"

    the narrator made it appear as if Nietzsche was speaking to you! great

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    "good book"

    very good book. i enjoyed his ideas on God and most people misquote the man

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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