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    • The Manual

    • A Philosopher's Guide to Life
    • By: Epictetus, Ancient Renewal, Sam Torode
    • Narrated by: Sam Torode
    • Length: 47 mins
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    Epictetus (c. AD 50-135) was a former Roman slave (he was also lame in one leg, and walked with a crutch) who went on to become a great teacher. His philosophy, Stoicism, was practical, not theoretical - aimed at relieving human suffering here and now. The Manual is a collection of Epictetus' essential teachings and pithy sayings, compiled by one of his students.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best book to live by.

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-05-18

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Stoicism Collection: Meditations, On the Shortness of Life, and Enchiridion

    • By: Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, Epictetus
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Waters
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
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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". 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Timeless wisdom for the ages.

    • By cosmitron on 05-09-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Enchiridion & Discourses

    • By: Epictetus
    • Narrated by: Haward B. Morse
    • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
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    The Enchiridion is the famous manual of ethical advice given in the second century by the Stoic philosopher Epictetus. Born to a Greek slave, Epictetus grew up in the environment of the Roman Empire and, having been released from bonds of slavery, became a stoic in the tradition of its originators, Zeno (third Century BCE) and Seneca (first century CE).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inspiration from thousands of years ago

    • By Jose on 07-30-17

    Regular price: $28.03

    • The Art of Living

    • The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness
    • By: Epictetus (translated by Sharon Lebell)
    • Narrated by: Richard Bolles
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
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    Epictetus, one of the greatest of the ancient thinkers, believed that the primary mission of philosophy is to help ordinary people meet the challenges of daily life and deal with losses, disappointments, and grief. His prescription for the good life: master desires, perform one's duties, and learn to think clearly about oneself and the larger community. This recording includes an interview with philosopher Jacob Needleman on the significance of Epictetus' work.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A fine work but poorly narrated

    • By Steve on 08-23-13

    Regular price: $8.95

    • Manual for Living

    • By: Epictetus
    • Narrated by: Jim Roberts
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Epictetus was a Greek Stoic philosopher. This short "handbook", which was actually written down by one of his pupils, is a guide to daily living. It has been read by countless people over the centuries because of its sensibility and its easy application to daily living. Unlike some of his forefathers in philosophy, like Plato and Aristotle, he focuses on how to practically apply oneself on a philosophical level.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Timeless wisdom

    • By Caitlin on 12-24-12

    Regular price: $5.57

    • Enchiridion (Dover Thrift Editions)

    • By: Epictetus, George Long - translator
    • Narrated by: Will Stauff
    • Length: 9 mins
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    Although he was born into slavery and endured a permanent physical disability, Epictetus maintained that all people are free to control their lives and to live in harmony with nature. We will always be happy, he argued, if we learn to desire that things should be exactly as they are. The Enchiridion, or manual, is a distillation of Epictetus' teachings and an instructional manual for a tranquil life. Full of practical advice, this work offers guidelines for those seeking contentment as well as for those who have already made some progress in that direction. 

    Regular price: $3.95

    • How to Be Free

    • An Ancient Guide to the Stoic Life
    • By: Epictetus, Anthony Long - introduction, Anthony Long - translator
    • Narrated by: Shaun Grindell
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
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    Born a slave, the Roman Stoic philosopher Epictetus (c. 55-135 AD) taught that mental freedom is supreme, since it can liberate one anywhere, even in a prison. In How to Be Free, A. A. Long - one of the world's leading authorities on Stoicism and a pioneer in its remarkable contemporary revival - provides a superb new edition of Epictetus's celebrated guide to the Stoic philosophy of life (the Encheiridion) along with a selection of related reflections in his Discourses.

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Discourses: Complete Books 1-4

    • Adapted for the Contemporary Reader (Harris Classics)
    • By: Epictetus, James Harris
    • Narrated by: Greg Douras
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Discourses of Epictetus are a series of extracts from the teachings of the Stoic philosopher, Epictetus. This is the complete version, containing books one through four.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Refreshing Classic & An Invaluable Tool

    • By Pizza Knight on 05-29-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 600 Quotes of Ancient Philosophy

    • By: Plato, Aristotle, Buddha, and others
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh
    • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
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    Ancient philosophy provides us with timeless wisdom while bringing a new light on the way modern thought has been shaped by building on the ancient masters. This audiobook is a careful compilation of essential quotes summarizing each one of the great masters' fundamental ideas. Learn Stoicism from the teachings of both Marcus Aurelius, the emperor, and Epictetus the slave, each one intent on his own quest for the best possible life; discover the essence of ideas, logic and philosophy with Aristotle and his pupil Plato.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sagely advise never sounded so good!!!

    • By Prometheus Worley on 11-22-17

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    • Manual for Living

    • By: Epictetus
    • Narrated by: Austin Vanfleet
    • Length: 52 mins
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    The little book by Epictetus called Enchiridion or Manual has played a disproportionately large role in the rise of modern attitudes and modern philosophy. As soon as it had been translated into the vernacular languages, it became a best seller among independent intellectuals, among anti-Christian thinkers, and among philosophers of a subjective cast. Montaigne had a copy of the Enchiridion among his books. Pascal violently rejected the megalomaniac pride of the Stoic philosopher. Frederick the Great carried the book with him on all campaigns.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Worst narrator ever

    • By AMS on 05-31-18

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    • Enchiridion

    • By: Epictetus, Elizabeth Carter - translator
    • Narrated by: Arthur Rowan
    • Length: 51 mins
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    The Enchirdion is a compilation of Stoic practical precepts, a great introduction to Stoicism. The primary theme is that one should accept what happens. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Primer for inner peace

    • By cosmitron on 07-25-18

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The Enchiridion: Adapted for the Contemporary Reader (Epictetus)

    • By: Epictetus, James Harris
    • Narrated by: Jason Sprenger
    • Length: 46 mins
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    The Enchiridion or Manual of Epictetus (Enchiridion is Greek for "that which is held in the hand") is a short manual of stoic ethical advice compiled by the Greek philosopher Epictetus. This manual has been carefully adapted into modern English to allow for easy listening.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Perspective

    • By Mandymay💄👠👛 on 06-28-17

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    • The Enchiridion and Discourses

    • By: Epictetus
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
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    The Enchiridion and Discourses is a compilation of Epictetus's philosophical teachings. Although Epictetus spent much of his life as a slave, he believed that all people were free to control their emotional well-being and live in harmony with their circumstance and those around them. His works are a guide for applying philosophy to day-to-day living. Although many of the great philosophers, such as Plato and Aristotle, promoted grand ideas, they never approached the subject of integrating those ideas into everyday life.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Free Version on Librivox is better

    • By Walt Longmire on 02-16-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Enchiridion & Bonus Content

    • By: Epictetus
    • Narrated by: Greg McCarthy, Patrick Jonathan, Danny Hughes, and others
    • Length: 20 hrs and 5 mins
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    This 20-hour collection includes an unabridged recording of The Enchiridion by Epictetus, plus the bonus content.

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Discourses: Book 1

    • By: Epictetus, James Harris
    • Narrated by: Greg Douras
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
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    The Discourses of Epictetus are a series of extracts of the teachings of the Stoic philosopher, Epictetus. This is book one of four.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Discourses: Book 3

    • By: Epictetus, James Harris
    • Narrated by: Greg Douras
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
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    The Discourses of Epictetus are a series of extracts of the teachings of the Stoic philosopher, Epictetus. This is book three of four.

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    • Discourses: Book 2

    • By: Epictetus, James Harris
    • Narrated by: Greg Douras
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
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    The Discourses of Epictetus are a series of extracts of the teachings of the Stoic philosopher, Epictetus. This is book two of four.

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    • Discourses: Book 4

    • By: Epictetus, James Harris
    • Narrated by: Greg Douras
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
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    The Discourses of Epictetus are a series of extracts of the teachings of the Stoic philosopher, Epictetus. This is book four of four.

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