• Stoicism: Simple and Effective Strategies for Mastering the Stoic Way of Life

  • By: Daniel Pratt
  • Narrated by: William Bahl
  • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (50 ratings)

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By: Daniel Pratt
Narrated by: William Bahl
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Publisher's Summary

Stoicism has been around for centuries. Started by ancient Greek philosophy, it has an amazing impact on life. Implementing even a few philosophies can change the way you do things and respond to life's twists and turns.

This audiobook is here to help expand your knowledge of the Stoic way of life. You will learn more about their way of living and thought processes to help improve the way you live your life. In this audiobook you will learn:

  • How to create mental toughness
  • How Stoics handle pain
  • The importance of selfless acts
  • How to live in the moment
  • And much more

This audiobook will open you up to a new way of thinking. The small changes you can make in your life through Stoicism will change your life in ways you never imagined. Get this audiobook today and start living a better life tomorrow.

©2018 Daniel Pratt (P)2018 K.M. Kassi

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Excellent book to know Stoicism

I've listened to numerous audiobooks, but this one stands out. I have been practicing Stoicism for a year and a half; this introduction really reinforced my shallow understanding of Stoicism. The book is well-written and produced, and it serves as a terrific motivational tool for living a happy life.

Daniel's presentation is both instructive and entertaining, and he does an excellent job of selecting extracts and making recommendations for additional research into original sources. Uses pertinent instances from Marcus' life to demonstrate how Stoic philosophy can be applied to our own lives.

Stoicism has numerous advantages, and you will learn how to use particular Stoic concepts in various aspects of life as a result of reading this book. These ideas can be used to learn how to control your emotions better, particularly negative emotions like anger, grief, anxiety, and fear.

If you want to understand more about Stoicism, here is an excellent place to start. This book will teach you what Stoicism really is, and how you can become a true Stoic.

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Such a great and amazing book

Such a great book that you will continually refer back to. It's my second time reading it, and I'm still learning. I'm always amazed at how words written so long ago are still applicable today, especially in light of the current mental health crisis. The wisdom included in this book can truly assist empower people who feel they have no control over their thoughts or lives.

I like how the author arranges the fragmented journals of ancient writers into a philosophical theory. I also like how the author adds very little commentary and lets the ancient Stoics speak for themselves. The way the author explains the concept is very simple and easy to understand.

This book is a wonderful combination of historical stories and practical applications of Stoic philosophy. Furthermore, it is both digestible and interesting. Everything was very well explained and well put together. Definitely shot some information the way that made me take a step back and question the way things were being done around me and in my own life.

Although I am well versed in Stoic literature, I found so much in this book that I will go back to – again and again. But my mom, who is new to Stoic thinking, also enjoyed this book hugely. That is a remarkable achievement for the author and why I am pleased to recommend this book.

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Amazing

This audiobook was amazing and extremely informative. It's an excellent place to start learning about Stoicism. After reading the description of this book, I expected it to be nothing more than a Stoicism reference book. I had not anticipated being unable to put it down, but that is exactly what occurred.

There are several good books for modern practicing Stoics, but this is, in my opinion, the greatest. Marcus Aurelius' life story is used to tell a clever synthesis of stoicism. The integration with modern cognitive therapies has been masterfully executed.

Daniel does an excellent job of not only describing but also placing these complexities and intricacies in their historical context. He effectively combines intelligent comments with the great Stoics' own words. The result is a one-of-a-kind and valuable addition to modern Stoic literature.

I highly recommend this book to anyone new to Stoicism or wanting to delve deeper into its teaching and practices.

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One of the most informative books

This Stoicism book is one of the most informative books that I have ever read and listened to that no one has even approached my knowledge. It is a meticulously planned and explained.

Daniel Pratt is a great author who not only demonstrates all the basic principles needed to understand the idea behind Stoicism but goes the extra mile of displaying how to start your life anew. This book is a quick listen with interesting ideas about increasing the level of perceived happiness in life. I was amazed by the things I learned from this book.

If you are looking to overcome obstacles and live a happier life, grab your copy now! Highly recommended!

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Good course!

This Stoicism book is one of the most informative books that I have ever read and listened to that no one has even approached my knowledge. It is a meticulously planned and explained.

Daniel Pratt is a great author who not only demonstrates all the basic principles needed to understand the idea behind Stoicism but goes the extra mile of displaying how to start your life anew. This book is a quick listen with interesting ideas about increasing the level of perceived happiness in life. I was amazed by the things I learned from this book.

If you are looking to overcome obstacles and live a happier life, grab your copy now! Highly recommended!

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Must-have

Stoicism is an ancient philosophy. It asserts that virtue (meaning self-control, courage, justice, and wisdom) is happiness. To achieve virtue, and thus live happily, one must master the three Stoic disciplines: perceptions (how you see and understand the world), actions (how you act based on what you see), and will (how you feel when events are outside your control.
This book may be short but I believe it serves its purpose. I’ve listened to this book already but I still listen to it every day. It serves as a book vitamin to me.
1. It helps me have a positive attitude when I’m feeling down.
2. It gives me a whole new perspective.
3. It helps open my mind and help me understand things.
4. It helps me find something positive in a negative situation.
5. It just lifts me.

These are just some of the things that this book did to me. I do hope it has the same effect on you. And aside from this book, prayers will definitely work wonders, no doubt about it (other religions, please don’t take offense in this - I apologize if I’ve offended anyone with this, that’s not my intention).
A solid five stars for it!

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Great info

For anyone new to Stoicism, this book is a must-read! This book is really more for beginners with Stoicism, but it does exactly what it says on the tin: it presents Marcus Aurelius' Stoicism for a popular audience (not meant as a pejorative - I simply mean there isn't a lot of Greek or technical terms and such, but basic concepts are presented directly and clearly).

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Great launching point into Stoicism

It’s a great launching point into Stoicism. While weaving relevant examples from Marcus’ life to illustrate points, the author really gives practical methods of applying Stoic philosophy to our lives. I recommend this book to anyone looking to improve themselves

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Sensible

This is such an original book and potentially life-changing. I am a massive fan of this book. It has to be the ‘go-to book for stoic philosophy and practice now. I am on my second reading of it at the moment and it just makes so much more sense than anything I have read before on stoicism.

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Extremely good overview of stoicism

An extremely good overview of stoicism. Listening to this book made me realize that this is one of the best fundamental books I've listened to. This book has clear explanations about Stoic. It's easy to follow, well-written, and very educational. Check out this guidebook and learn everything that you need to know about Stoicism. Highly recommended.

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  • John Sy
  • 07-19-21

Standalone

I've listened to numerous audiobooks, but this one stands out. I have been practicing Stoicism for a year and a half; this introduction really reinforced my shallow understanding of Stoicism. The book is well-written and produced, and it serves as a terrific motivational tool for living a happy life.

Daniel's presentation is both instructive and entertaining, and he does an excellent job of selecting extracts and making recommendations for additional research into original sources. Uses pertinent instances from Marcus' life to demonstrate how Stoic philosophy can be applied to our own lives.

Stoicism has numerous advantages, and you will learn how to use particular Stoic concepts in various aspects of life as a result of reading this book. These ideas can be used to learn how to control your emotions better, particularly negative emotions like anger, grief, anxiety, and fear.

If you want to understand more about Stoicism, here is an excellent place to start. This book will teach you what Stoicism really is, and how you can become a true Stoic.

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  • Cherry Anne
  • 07-19-21

Piqued my interest

This book will teach you everything you need to know to begin living a Stoic lifestyle and achieve the life you've always desired. The author taught me how to live a better, calmer, and more intelligent life. It increased my mental and emotional toughness, allowing me to overcome my daily challenges. I'm looking forward to listening to this book because it has piqued my interest.

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  • M.Grey
  • 07-19-21

Enjoyed listening

Even though I have been practicing Stoicism for a few years and am familiar with both ancient and modern literature, the author does an excellent job of infusing a contemporary flavor, and I enjoyed listening to this book. I wish he'd selected a more appropriate title, but it works because it spans Marcus Aurelius' entire life.

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  • Carl James
  • 07-20-21

This reference was quite useful

This reference was quite useful. I've always been fascinated by Stoic philosophy, and this book delves into the concepts, how and why they're useful, and how to put them into practice. Repeatedly listening to this book will remind you of how to think and live a happy life.

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  • Jilliane Dee
  • 07-18-21

Love it

Despite the fact that I've been practicing Stoicism for a few years and am familiar with both ancient and contemporary literature, I loved listening to this book since the author does a fantastic job of incorporating a modern flavor. I wish he'd chosen a more fitting title, but it's adequate because it covers Marcus Aurelius' entire life.