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Written in Greek, without any intention of publication, by the only Roman emperor who was also a philosopher, the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius (AD 121-180) offer a remarkable series of challenging spiritual reflections and exercises developed as the emperor struggled to understand himself and make sense of the universe. 

Ranging from doubt and despair to conviction and exaltation, they cover such diverse topics as the nature of moral virtue, human rationality, divine providence, and Marcus' own emotions. 

But while the Meditations were composed to provide personal consolation and encouragement, in developing his beliefs Marcus Aurelius also created one of the greatest of all works of philosophy: a timeless collection of extended meditations and short aphorisms that has been consulted and admired by statesmen, thinkers and readers through the centuries.

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  • Pras
  • 06-09-19

Terrible narration

The book might be great but the narrator (James Ellis) seems not to understand the words he is saying. The translation itself is very old fashioned (“thou knowest”) and it is very disjointed across different texts which makes it hard to follow anyway but the narrator places emphasis in the wrong places, pauses in the wrong places and even mispronounces words. Terrible narration.

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  • Daniel D.
  • 05-02-21

Stoicism without a stoic

The writings of Marcus Aurelius have inspired many for over a millennia. Unfortunately, that inspiring aspect was not portrayed by this narrator. The words are there, but the voice is grating. It was hard to listen to and I was unable to get past the first few chapters because of it.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 31-01-21

Bad Translation

This is a poor reading of a very poor translation. Why do reviews have a minimum word limit?

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-01-21

A Flawed Edition

While Marcus Aurelius's "Meditations" is a wonderful philosophical work, this audiobook edition contains several errors, mispronuncuations, and mistakes that detract from it. The narrator does not even attempt to pronounce words rendered in Greek, and he even struggles with some common English words. Occasionally, when he makes a mistake, he repeats a sentence or a fraction of a sentence, rather than editing the audio. He also occasionally misnumbers the passages of the work.

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  • Teresa Lemon
  • 08-02-20

Boring

I found this book to be very boring. It is not what I had expected. I wanted a book on meditations to help me relax.

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  • zak smith
  • 21-12-19

Not what I like

Did not like the way it was read or the voice. Plenty of other options

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-07-19

enjoyed it.

it was good. will need another listen, really enjoyed the narrator. four more words .

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-02-21

Wisdom words

Content has timeless wisdom. Hard to perform and proved so. Recommend for thought and learning

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-12-20

Uninterested narrator

The content is made boring and hard to follow due to the narration. Further into audiobook there is even gaps as if the person editing couldn’t be bothered to remove faults. This was cheap for a reason

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  • Bangorboy
  • 28-08-20

Excellent content, slightly amateurish production

The content is great. I’ve read it before but thought it would be worth having in audio version. The audio is though a bit amateurish. There are several points where the narrator mispronounces words, misspeaks, stumbles over words, and even stops and repeats bits that were mistakes. It’s pretty poor that these errors weren’t edited out for a paid product.

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  • D. P. Ingram
  • 15-02-20

Robotic voice

Very hard work listening due to the monotonous robotics voice. Really wanted to like this, but it was just too unbearable.

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  • La Andariega
  • 21-10-19

Have somebody with a neutral accent reading please

The content is very interesting but I found the accent of the reader far too strong and robotic. Please have somebody with a more neutral accent (Stephen Fry type?) to re-read it. I really wanted to finish the audible, but the accent just put me off completely, which is why I have given it a lower score.

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  • Russell LESLIE
  • 08-07-19

Worst narrator - unable to pronounce common words

This version is nearly unusable as the narrator is unable to pronounce common words in ways that make any sense. For example, it seems that the narrator has never actually heard a person say a word such as "querulous" and so makes a very bad guess as to how it should be pronounced. As a listener, you spend a lot of time wondering what word is meant by each weird set of sounds the narrator produces when he encounters an uncommon word.

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