• Letters from a Stoic: Complete (Letters 1 - 124) Adapted for the Contemporary Reader (Seneca)

  • By: Lucius Seneca, James Harris
  • Narrated by: Greg Douras
  • Length: 16 hrs and 32 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (71 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Letters from a Stoic is collection of 124 letters which were written by Seneca at the end of his life, during his retirement, and written after he had worked for the Emperor Nero for 15 years. They are addressed to Lucilius, the then procurator of Sicily.

The letters highlight many moral and ethical ways to live, and address many of the issues known to man, about life and death.

Each letter has been carefully adapted into modern English to allow for easy listening and understanding.

This is the complete volume containing all 124 letters. 

Enjoy!

©2017 James Harris (P)2017 James Harris

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Wisdom across time.

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Terrible Oration of a Great Writing

How could the performance have been better?

The content is fantastic. 10 stars. Which makes the audio all the more unbearable. The reader drones on, misses key punctuation, does not enunciate, and in no way conveys the import of the words he reads.
The words require thought and reflection, but the pace of the reading leaves barely enough time for basic comprehension.
There is also an early chapter that has more than a dozen editing errors where whole passages of text cut out mid-word. I thought at first it was a data streaming issue, but i played it several times and the skips happened at the exact same words every time.

Buy the book and read it, but don't waste your time with this audio-book.

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Crap

Sentences were cut off and the reader would be cut off constantly and then start in the middle of another sentence.

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Wow

This should be mandatory listening for everyone over the age of about 15.

The narrator gets the job done admirably, even though the material has the potential to be extremely dry.

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Letters from a stoic

A compilation of letters on stoicism.I enjoyed listening to these.Greg Douras was a fine narrator.
I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

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Skips in recording

Chapter 20 has some short skips, a word or two sporadically not being spoken. Looking to get a replacement.

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Bad quality

Not only is the reading fast with strange word emphasis, the recording skips quite a bit, missing words (how many I have no clue). Going to find a different version because I just can’t get through this one. Save your credits, folks.

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Unfortunately, disappointed

I was so looking forward to listening to this collection. However, there were so many places where the recording, skipped again and again and again.

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This book offered thoughtful insight to human behavior however, it was poorly performed to the extent where I stopped listening. I will likely read the book myself.

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seneca good....narrator bad.

very monotone..seems like narrator doesnt understand punctuation. felt like there were no pauses for punctuation

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  • KindleKrazy
  • 06-20-19

Even on 0.8 speed, this is read way too fast

I was disappointed at the speed at which this book is read. Even at 80% speed, it's still sounds like the narrator is rushing. The content is amazing but the reading of it lets this down. I would recommend another version.

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  • 11-27-21

Speed that makes you dumb listener

The content of this book is great. However it is made difficult to grasp by uninvolved and speedy performer who does not care what he reads..

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  • jellyberg
  • 10-06-20

Great work, very poor recording.

This is the first poor audible experience I've had in several years. The narration is robotic and too fast. Also, the recording jumps after every couple of minutes, making it impossible to follow. Really disappointing.