Thus Spoke Zarathustra

  • by Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Narrated by Kevin Theis
  • 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Zarathustra was 30 years old, he left his home and the lake of his home, and went into the mountains. There he enjoyed his spirit and solitude, and for 10 years did not weary of it. But at last his heart changed - and rising one morning with the rosy dawn, he went before the sun, and spake thus unto it:
Thou great star! What would be thy happiness if thou hadst not those for whom thou shinest!
For 10 years hast thou climbed hither unto my cave: thou wouldst have wearied of thy light and of the journey, had it not been for me, mine eagle, and my serpent.
But we awaited thee every morning, took from thee thine overflow and blessed thee for it.
Lo! I am weary of my wisdom, like the bee that hath gathered too much honey; I need hands outstretched to take it.
I would fain bestow and distribute, until the wise have once more become joyous in their folly, and the poor happy in their riches.
Therefore must I descend into the deep: as thou doest in the evening, when thou goest behind the sea, and givest light also to the nether-world, thou exuberant star!


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Beyond Good and Evil

Which character – as performed by Kevin Theis – was your favorite?

Kevin narrates Nietzsche's superbly!

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Such a well written piece and a great narration! Loved the portion dealing with "death of god"

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I did it!

A treasure trove, right time to read. Apes to man, man to uberman, uberman to god.
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- Arno

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-23-2017
  • Publisher: Polar Audio