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This Stoicism audiobook collection contains three of the most influential Stoic pieces. Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, and Epictetus helped to shape Stoicism with their writings of "Meditations", "On the Shortness of Life", and "Enchiridion".

In his personal writings of "Meditations", Marcus Aurelius records private notes to himself as a source for his own guidance and self-improvement. "On the Shortness of Life" by Seneca is a moral essay in which Seneca brings up many Stoic principles on the nature of time, namely that people waste much of it in meaningless pursuits. According to the essay, nature gives people enough time to do what is important, and the individual must allot it properly. In general, time is best used by living in the present moment in pursuit of the intentional, purposeful life. Finally, "Enchiridion" by Epictetus is a short manual of Stoic ethical advice and an excellent summary of Stoic principles. The narration of this Stoicism collection is great for anyone interested in Stoicism and is narrated brilliantly by Johnathan Waters.

Public Domain (P)2018 Combray Media

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Timeless wisdom for the ages.

Technology and scientific advances may change but the basic nature of man stays the same.


These writings which were part of any classical education still carries relevance in a period when most people do not read.


It is worth a listen to realize that wisdom and philosophical insights are timeless.The listener will learn about people and life from this well performed book.


This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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Good teachings and thoughts

Been a while since I delved into philosophy and this was a good book to get back into it. I haven't read much about Stoicism and have to say I really enjoyed it. This book is easy to listen to and I didn't find it as complex as some of the other philisophical books I have read. Really enjoyed Marcus Aurelius's thoughts. All three made for a great volume.
The narrator did a good job. Books like these can be dry and tough to listen to but his tone of voice and cadence was perfect and he made it very easy to listen to.
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Great Texts, challenging Audiobook

These books are better read directly than through audio. That said, The reader is sexy af.

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A Fine Collection of Ancient Thoughts

If you are a seeker of understanding and peace of might mind, I recommend this audiobook. If you merely wish to be mystified or intellectually stimulated, you may be disappointed. Stoicism as it is presented in this format is not meant to be entertaining or clever, nor is it meant to impress anyone. These are valuable lessons for patient listeners.
The narrator did a fine job.
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narrator doesn't work with Alexa very well.

I listen to audible on my echo. the actual books don't start until chapter 4. and the narrator is better at .85 speed, but that's not possible to set on echo... only on phone. and that's a lot of legwork even if it is possible. but I tried.

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Excellent

An excellent collection on stoicism. And an exercise in patience. Loved it.

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Meditations was alright the rest was amazing

Meditations was super hard to follow due to the language they use!! The rest was amazing!!

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Great narration

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

I very much enjoy the narrator's voice -- he sounds noble, even regal, and well-suited to the content of Stoic literature.

I'm particularly glad that this collection includes not only Meditations, but Seneca and Epictetus. It's a great value and an excellent addition to my library.

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  • Petr
  • 09-07-18

Hard to listen and apprehend

Old english style, hard to listen, too fast and monotonous. Meditations is totally unlistenable. The rest is just below average

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-01-18

Stoic philosphy

Very interesting to be learning from these greats of history, also interesting to learn the greats of this era who are sharing and also learning from their experiences. Stoicism is something to definitely read into and start living this modern way

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