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The Daily Stoic

Written by: Ryan Holiday,Stephen Hanselman
Narrated by: Brian Holsopple
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From the team that brought you The Obstacle Is the Way and Ego Is the Enemy, a beautiful daily devotional of Stoic meditations.

Why have history's greatest minds - from George Washington to Frederick the Great to Ralph Waldo Emerson along with today's top performers, from Super Bowl-winning football coaches to CEOs and celebrities - embraced the wisdom of the ancient Stoics? Because they realize that the most valuable wisdom is timeless and that philosophy is for living a better life, not a classroom exercise.

The Daily Stoic offers a daily devotional of Stoic insights and exercises, featuring all-new translations from Emperor Marcus Aurelius, playwright Seneca, and slave-turned-philosopher Epictetus as well as lesser-known luminaries like Zeno, Cleanthes, and Musonius Rufus. Every day of the year, you'll find one of their pithy, powerful quotations as well as historical anecdotes, provocative commentary, and a helpful glossary of Greek terms. By following these teachings over the course of a year (and, indeed, for years to come), you'll find the serenity, self-knowledge, and resilience you need to live well.

©2016 Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman (P)2016 Tim Ferriss

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don't get the audible version

the narrator when quoting the ancient stoics changes his speaking style to what can only be called "bombastic" almost as if he is playing a character in a Saturday night live skit. it sounds pretty ridiculous.

The content is good but the short nature of each lesson makes it seem trite at times.

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A must listen

Amazing piece of work - definitely a must listen for anyone looking to improve their quality of life, or dealing with the struggles we all face in some way day to day.

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Narrator too annoying

I like this book and the content but I could get more than half way through it because of the narrator. He would put on this accent whenever he was quoting the ancient stoics and I found it incredibly annoying to the point it distracted me from hearing the actual message. One of the earlier messages asserted that anxiety is want for things you can’t control, so I decided it was best to exert my control and not finish this book. I hope to find other books on stoic philosophy with a different narrator.

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great modernized stoicism

the philosophy’s in the book are updated and compared to the modern day times which i really liked

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Why do authors hire actors to narrate their audiobooks

As usual the paid actor almost ruins the book. They perform instead of communicate. Luckily the book is still exceptional and worth it however, as usual, actors perform with sill voices and tones instead of knowing the material. It’s like hiring a butcher as a psychologist.

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Life Changing

Many aspects of our lives that we deal with on a daily basis were discussed. Good Read.

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Rational Logical Realistic

Great call to see things as they were how they are and how they could be. Be prepared. There may be some Prphetic insght gained.

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A treasure

Greatest book I have ever come across. I plan to listen to it again right away at a slower speed.

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terrific book filled with ancient wisdom on life

the brief summaries of the ancient stoics distilled into advice for modern Life is the perfect antidote to the chaos of modernity.

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Should choose modern narrators

I really want to like this book and purchase extra credits to get it as I’m a big fan of how Holiday modernizes the stoics, however, the narrator makes the content sound stale. It feels like a reading of the King James Bible.

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