• The Allegory of the Cave

  • By: Plato
  • Narrated by: Gil Anders
  • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
  • 3.2 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)
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The Allegory of the Cave appears in Plato’s Republic and compares the effect of education and the lack of it on human nature. It is written as a dialogue between Plato's brother and Socrates, who tells of people that have been chained to the wall of a cave their whole lives. They see shadows projected on the wall from objects passing in front of a fire behind them. Socrates explains that the philosopher is like a prisoner who has escaped the cave and realizes that the shadows on the wall are not the true reality at all.

Public Domain (P)2019 Woodkeep Audio

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Plato made uninteresting

Very poor reading, some stuttering & coughing. Wish I could get a refund of this.

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Not a fan of the narrator.

I struggled with the narrator's tone and pace. Not to mention, the clear cough (clearing of his throat) early into the story.

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I couldn't get past the first minutes

I'm really interested in the story but the narration was choppy and irritating. I'm returning it and finding another version or reading it myself.