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Written in the mid 1880's by Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra is a critically-acclaimed work centered around the "death of God" and the rise of a superhuman. A philosophical and moral examination of good versus evil, divine versus mortal, and power versus submission are all encapsulated in the musings of Zarathustra.

Zarathustra's doctrine is the idea of eternal recurrence, which claims that all events repeat themselves, and that to achieve a higher state of mind, man must accept each moment as it comes. Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra is a compelling, thought-provoking piece on what it means to understand internal peace and to conflict with the mundane repetition of life on Earth.

Public Domain (P)2017 Bassett Publishing

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Well Spoke Zarathustra

Challenging, frustrating, sometimes enraging, but an unavoidable foundation document of modern thought. So like it or not, the 'story' has to get a 5. Over the years I’ve read it in shards and chunks and fits and starts, on paper and Kindle, but was never able to sustain the journey from beginning to end. This time I could, largely thanks to this sure-footed, energetic Sherpa of a narrator.

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It's Nietzsche

Thus Spoke Zarathrustra was one of those books I hated reading in Western Civ decades ago in college, and I really hoped by being an adult I would find more in it to like, and to be honest I have no desire to try it a 3rd time. The material to me is just wrong. BUT this audible version is a good listen, I lover the narrators voice it makes Nietzsche's words sound good. I recommend this not for the book, but the reading is fantastic even if the author starts with a flawed premise and never convinces, me the reader, that he was right.

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  • Heather
  • ABERDEEN, MD, United States
  • 01-24-18

Interesting...

It can be a a little hard to follow but I really like how this book challenges me intellectually. I felt like the narrator talked a little fast so that’s why I gave that a 4.

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  • I_Complex
  • 01-06-18

Happy I got this version

Nietzsche' magnum opus, yes, the overman and it's pronunciation through Zarathustra is amazing to listen too; especially when coupled to the gusto at which this narrator performs.

I'm thoroughly happy with what I have listened to.