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G. Vidal

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  • Thus Spoke Zarathustra

  • A Book for All and None
  • By: Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Narrated by: Christopher Oxford
  • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156

Thus Spoke Zarathustra is one of the most extraordinary - and important - texts in Western philosophy. It was written by Friedrich Nietzsche between 1883 and 1885. He cast it in the form of a novel in the hope that his urgent message of the 'death of God' and the rise of the superman (Ubermensch) would have greater emotional as well as intellectual impact.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Narration!

  • By Judd on 06-06-16

Perhaps reading it would be better....

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Reviewed: 10-06-18

Struggled to finish the book. At first it had captured my interest and I was keen to learn about Nietzsche's philosophy but at times it just left like rambling lectures on many tooics. there were definitely great nuggets of wisdom and moments upon which to reflect on, but I feel like it was the English translation that made it a chore to follow. I've read that in it's original language there is a lot of metaphors and wordplay, that maybe was lost on me.

  • How to Change Your Mind

  • What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence
  • By: Michael Pollan
  • Narrated by: Michael Pollan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9,259
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,350
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8,279

When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction, and anxiety, he did not intend to write what is undoubtedly his most personal book. But upon discovering how these remarkable substances are improving the lives not only of the mentally ill but also of healthy people coming to grips with the challenges of everyday life, he decided to explore the landscape of the mind in the first person as well as the third.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A delightful trip

  • By Paul E. Williams on 05-19-18

Very informative

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Reviewed: 09-05-18

Everyone should read/listen to this book who has tried or is even interested in psychedelics. Very in depth and informative about the history, key players, previous and current research into assisted psychotherapy, and the experiences themselves.