• Stoicism for Beginners

  • Transform Your Life with Stoic Philosophy, Habits & Knowledge from Marcus Aurelius & Seneca
  • By: Gregory Moto
  • Narrated by: Jim D Johnston
  • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 02-09-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Gregory Moto
  • 4.2 (122 ratings)

Regular price: $6.95

Free with 30-day trial
Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month
OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

Stoicism for Beginners - Ancient Actionable Advice to Improve Your Life!

Are you ready to learn everything you need to know about the mindset and wisdom of the ancient Stoics? If so, you've come to the right place.

Here's a preview of what I'm about to teach you in Stoicism for Beginners:

  • An Introduction to Stoicism - Understanding What a Stoic Actually Is
  • The Principles of Stoic Philosophy Including the Logic, Physics, and Ethics Followed
  • Seneca on Stoicism - The Happy Life, Wisdom, The Merits of Virtue and Life
  • Epictetus on Stoicism - The Ethical Worldview, Metaphors for the Stoic Life, What We Can Control, Making Progress in Life and the Four Unifying Principles
  • Marcus Aurelius on Stoicism - Meditations and Summaries of His Texts
  • Stoicism in the Modern World
  • Quotes from the Greats - Including the Founders of Stoicism, the Roman Late Stoics, and Modern Authors
  • Much, Much More!

©2016 Gregory Moto (P)2016 Gregory Moto

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.2 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    63
  • 4 Stars
    33
  • 3 Stars
    19
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    3

Performance

  • 4.1 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    50
  • 4 Stars
    37
  • 3 Stars
    13
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    6

Story

  • 4.2 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    55
  • 4 Stars
    32
  • 3 Stars
    18
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    2
Sort by:
  • Overall

worst narration imaginable

the narrator pronounces his S's with such a piercing whistle that it was intolerable. I tried to force myself to listen to it anyway but just could not do so. The content of the book sounded promising but I couldn't get past the second chapter due to this irritating assault on the ears. I will likely end up buying the Kindle version and reading it. the only reason for the low overall rating of 3 is because the audio version was not usable to me.

9 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Always have loved philosophy. Buuuut...

Love the book. But the reader whistles his S's which makes me cringe. It's like a Tea pot boiling 6 inches from your head.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Theres a lot of whistles

Would you try another book from Gregory Moto and/or Jim D Johnston?

I think i am not.

If you’ve listened to books by Gregory Moto before, how does this one compare?

I didn't listen

Would you be willing to try another one of Jim D Johnston’s performances?

Surelly not, there are a lot of whistles it's make the book hard to listen

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

I couldn't get through 1 minute of this book

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I was looking forward to this book. The issue is the Narrator whistles his "S's" so bad it's impossible to listen to.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jim D Johnston?

Anyone

Any additional comments?

Can I get a rebate?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Narrator whistles

The content seems good but is very difficult to listen to because the narrator whistles when speaking. It's very distracting and annoying

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Awesome

I had no real substantial expectation of this book but I decided to get it and listen to it anyway. I found it to be a great contextualization of the Stoic philosophers and I'll likely give it another listen through after listening to some of the Stoics' work. Excellent content and presentation. The final section with the author's thoughts were also helpful, even giving actionable tips for starting a personal meditation practice.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Great introduction to philosophy

This book is a great introduction to philosophy. There are several books that attempt to introduce stoicism but miss the mark. After reading this book you will have a great understanding to the greek schools of thought and feel much more comfortable diving deeper in philosophy.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Great Intro to a Great Way of Thought

Great quotes from the masters of Stoicism. I'll be thinking about this book for a long time.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Erich
  • Melville, NY
  • 05-10-16

Horrible narration

The narration is unbearable. The piercing "S" whistle sounds makes this audio book horrible. I am disappointed and wish I could get my money back to get the regular kindle version.

6 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Great listen

Where does Stoicism for Beginners rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

So far this book is second on my list.

What did you like best about this story?

The insights that it had into stoicism and its basic outline

Have you listened to any of Jim D Johnston’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not, the only issue I have is the whistling each S sound made, but that could just be my ears

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Nothing really it was the whole book

Any additional comments?

great read for a beginner

Sort by:
  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • rjj
  • 12-10-16

A great introduction and easy to absorb.

I was looking for an accessible and non-technical introduction and found it here. Very informative and highly recommended.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Rajender Ram
  • 12-08-17

Top Drawer

Took a while fore the book to get going but the later chapters more that made up for the slow start.

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Umberto
  • 11-02-17

Jesus...Can you stop Whistling

Incredibly annoying narration. impossible to listen and pay attention. such a shame as it seemed to be a good book

Sort by:
  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Andrew
  • 11-18-16

Overall, great.

Sometimes the speed at which the narrator read made it hard for deep theories to be contemplated fully, otherwise it was a great insight on stoicism.