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The Art of Worldly Wisdom

By: Balthasar Gracian
Narrated by: Keira Grace
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Publisher's Summary

The Art of Worldly Wisdom was written in 1647. It is a collection of 300 maxims on various topics, each elaborated with a commentary. The sayings offer advice and guidance on how to live well, advance socially, and be a better person.

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Absolutely Epic

If you were to have but one book for a lifetime of wisdom. This is.

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better than Machiavelli and the prince

great maxims. really dry and hard to listen to voice over. inspired by the wisdom

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Terrible Narration

The narrator sounded like a person who doesn’t understand the language. No inflection and very robotic.

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Fast but Enjoyable

While the narrator did read the book quite quick, it was definitely an enjoyable read. To get the most out of this audiobook, slow down the reading speed to x0.95 speed.

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😭 The narration was lacklustre to say the least, i need my refund.

I need to listen to it again, there were points that got lost in the narrators monotonous narration, sorry.

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Monotone

I really struggled to listen to this because the narrator is very boring in my opinion.

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Needs improvements

I have read the pocket work and art of prudence and have been waiting awhile for this audiobook, If you have read this book or the art of worldly wisdom you can skip the first six chapters out right. The narrator sounds like Siri’s gland humorless cousin. She speaks too fast as if she doesn’t care about the content so you’ll need to slow it down in order to enjoy the book because the information provided in this book solid on any given day.

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impossible to listen to -- do not buy

It sounds like it is being read by a robot at 3x speed. Absolutely terrible performance (way too fast and terrible intonation). Unusable.

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Narrator is Rushing!

The content is good but the narrator is reading TOO FAST! I had to slow it down listen properly

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A personal fave ... however ...

This book is actually best as a read. To make matters worse, the narrator is rushing the content, as if she's in a race to get it finished and over with, which is pretty maddening for this particular content. I slowed the speed down to 0.80 which relaxed the delivery somewhat. Do yourself a favor and get the print copy and read each axiom as you would a daily meditation ... in that sense, each verse is like an oracle reading for the day.