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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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  • 2021-08-09

Absolutely Epic

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

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  • 2022-04-27

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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  • john
  • 2022-01-18

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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  • Tanika Evans
  • 2021-09-01

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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  • T. Redwood
  • 2021-08-22

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.

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  • Brian's Amazon Account
  • 2021-02-09

Dry info but solid. It’s like really good health food that you can only tolerate in small portions.

It’s strange as it seems the writer took all his time to figure out how to live but never spent his time actually living it to write the book. It’s wisdom if the information is applied, if not it’s just knowledge.