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  • Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

  • By: Marcus Aurelius
  • Narrated by: Alan Munro
  • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,158
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,017
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,001

Meditations is former U.S. President Bill Clinton's favorite book. This audio consists of a series of personal writings by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor 161-180 AD, setting forth his ideas on Stoic philosophy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The reading made it impossible to focus on content

  • By Mark Grebner on 09-02-12

Narration was monotonous

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-16-14

What disappointed you about Meditations of Marcus Aurelius?

The narration was monotonous and didn't seem like the narrator understood the content he was reading. I actually wondered if this was being read by a computer voice.

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

The philosophy.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

It didn't seem like the narrator understood or cared about the content he was reading. It might as well have been read by a computer voice.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The philosophy.

Any additional comments?

I'm trying the copy read by another narrator.

21 of 22 people found this review helpful