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Brought to you by Penguin.   

This Penguin Classic is performed by Julian Glover, Olivier Award winning actor, also known for his roles in Game of Thrones and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. This definitive recording includes an Introduction by Robin Campbell.   

A philosophy that saw self-possession as the key to an existence lived 'in accordance with nature', Stoicism called for the restraint of animal instincts and the severing of emotional ties. These beliefs were formulated by the Athenian followers of Zeno in the fourth century BC, but it was in Seneca (c. 4 BC- AD 65) that the Stoics found their most eloquent advocate. Stoicism, as expressed in the Letters, helped ease pagan Rome's transition to Christianity, for it upholds upright ethical ideals and extols virtuous living, as well as expressing disgust for the harsh treatment of slaves and the inhumane slaughters witnessed in the Roman arenas. Seneca's major contribution to a seemingly unsympathetic creed was to transform it into a powerfully moving and inspiring declaration of the dignity of the individual mind.

Public Domain (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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  • Mr D.
  • 2020-01-28

Great example should be followed

I loved all letters. Provides great aid in today's delapedated chaos. Should be read frequently.

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  • Jorge Andre M Bravo
  • 2020-09-16

Short, but narration is superb

I had bought the complete set, but exchanged for this one. The former narration was so poor that I decided to go with this one.

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  • Nelson R.
  • 2020-08-09

Absolutely brilliant, an instant favorite.

Easily the most impactful and succinct stoic book I've read to date, full of anecdotes and parables that I can relate directly to my own experiences and lifestyle almost two millennia after its writing. The performance is outstanding, fatherly and friendly, somber when necessary, but never cold or didactic.

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  • S. Alec
  • 2020-03-08

Can’t understand this English accent

Waste of money , listen first maybe you can understand 😀.........this app also sucks because I need to put 15 min words for review

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-10-26

Brilliant performance

The narrator’s delivery demonstrates that he understands Seneca’s writing. That’s important. I’ve listened to other audiobooks where Alexa would have put more thought into delivery.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

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  • Jim Lewis
  • 2020-10-18

Kept me company on a long hike

Letters From a Stoic kept me engaged the whole way through. Listened to t straight through in one session - and will certainly listen to it again.

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  • Kevin Kirby
  • 2020-09-26

Love the books and selection

My complaint is I have 2 accounts and I want to combine them so I’m sot spending all that money on 2 accounts

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  • Xophist
  • 2020-09-09

Julian Glover enlivens this ancient record

If you like the sample, rest assured the narration is that good all the way through.

Don't miss the great pithy review by "Nelson R."

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-03-30

Amazing

Great Narration: it brings it all to life. In my opinion, more straightforward and pratical than Meditations. Definitely will re-read

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  • TWCLUX
  • 2021-03-17

Phenomenal audiobook

The narrator reads as if he wrote the book which makes the audiobook very enjoyable. Amazing book by Seneca.