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  • The Story of Philosophy

  • The Lives and Opinions of the Greater Philosophers
  • By: Will Durant
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 19 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,316
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,078
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,064

Durant lucidly describes the philosophical systems of such world-famous “monarchs of the mind” as Plato, Aristotle, Francis Bacon, Spinoza, Kant, Voltaire, and Nietzsche. Along with their ideas, he offers their flesh-and-blood biographies, placing their thoughts within their own time and place and elucidating their influence on our modern intellectual heritage. This book is packed with wisdom and wit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars

  • By Jeff on 04-14-12

Amazing work by Will Durant!

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Reviewed: 07-03-12

Where does The Story of Philosophy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The rank I gave to this Audiobook is ranking among the highest, for me is a magnificent compression of Philosophical History.

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

For me the most compelling aspect of the narrative was the objective and factual way that Durant used to create this great compression of Philosophical History.

What about Grover Gardner’s performance did you like?

The performance was also good, well spoken and well emphasized with some dramatization added.

What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

In my case I love History and Philosophy, for me the hole book was a tidbit!

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