• by Marcus Aurelius
  • Narrated by Duncan Steen
  • 5 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

One of the most significant books ever written by a head of State, the Meditations are a collection of philosophical thoughts by the Emperor Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180 ce). Covering issues such as duty, forgiveness, brotherhood, strength in adversity and the best way to approach life and death, the Meditations have inspired thinkers, poets and politicians since their first publication more than 500 years ago. Today, the book stands as one of the great guides and companions - a cornerstone of Western thought.


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Clearly and dramatically read classic

If you could sum up Meditations in three words, what would they be?


What other book might you compare Meditations to and why?

Bhagavad Gita - Discusses the way to perceive the challenges of life

What about Duncan Steen’s performance did you like?

Clearly and passionately read

If you could give Meditations a new subtitle, what would it be?

Interpreting and making sense of life through clearer lens

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- James A. Williams

A book that needs to be listened to.

If you could sum up Meditations in three words, what would they be?

Wisdom to remember

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

Provides wisdom on how to live. This is one of the great books on the subject.

What does Duncan Steen bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

He reads it extremely well, as if he is Marcus Aurelius.

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- Joe S.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-10-2011
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks