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  • Nietzsche: A Very Short Introduction

  • By: Michael Tanner
  • Narrated by: Christine Williams
  • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 51

With his well-known idiosyncrasies and aphoristic style, Friedrich Nietzsche is always bracing and provocative, and temptingly easy to dip into. Michael Tanner's introduction to the philosopher's life and work examines the numerous ambiguities inherent in his writings and explodes many of the misconceptions that have grown in the hundred years since Nietzsche wrote "do not, above all, confound me with what I am not!"

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not simple, but quite good

  • By Allyne on 09-13-16

imposible

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

Reviewed: 04-24-16

What would have made Nietzsche: A Very Short Introduction better?

the constant use of initials make it imposible to follow, at least for me.Ej: The Birth of Tragedy is BT and Untimely Meditations will be UM and Human, All Too Human is HATH and then a sentence can go like _ much further than BT but different to UM in HATH ..... and so on
reading like this is already not confortable, and it may confuse you.
But listen to this .... all titles :book, essays and works in general in initials ? very difficult

What was most disappointing about Michael Tanner’s story?

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Would you be willing to try another one of Christine Williams’s performances?

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What character would you cut from Nietzsche: A Very Short Introduction?

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  • Foucault: A Very Short Introduction

  • By: Gary Gutting
  • Narrated by: Phil Holland
  • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103

Foucault is one of those rare philosophers who has become a cult figure. Born in 1926 in France, over the course of his life he dabbled in drugs, politics, and the Paris SM scene, all whilst striving to understand the deep concepts of identity, knowledge, and power. From aesthetics to the penal system; from madness and civilization to avant-garde literature, Foucault was happy to reject old models of thinking and replace them with versions that are still widely debated today.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Monotonous Reading

  • By Den on 08-31-18

Very Short

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-09-15

If you could sum up Foucault: A Very Short Introduction in three words, what would they be?

good for beginning, very practical, slightly superficial. I imagine the actual book much better

What other book might you compare Foucault: A Very Short Introduction to and why?

don't know

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

this was my first audible, but the pronunciation of non english words was rather poor at least to me , I'm not a english native speaker

If you could give Foucault: A Very Short Introduction a new subtitle, what would it be?

synthetic

Any additional comments?

no

2 of 4 people found this review helpful