Thus Spoke Zarathustra

  • by Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Narrated by Christopher Oxford
  • 13 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Thus Spoke Zarathustra is one of the most extraordinary - and important - texts in Western philosophy. It was written by Friedrich Nietzsche between 1883 and 1885. He cast it in the form of a novel in the hope that his urgent message of the 'death of God' and the rise of the superman (Ubermensch) would have greater emotional as well as intellectual impact.
Though tarnished somewhat by inappropriate adoption by the Nazi movement in the mid-20th century, Zarathustra remains an immensely important and influential work, particularly as it exhorts the individual to question standard conventions of society in order to pursue a truly ethical and spiritual path.
After 10 years in solitude in the mountains, Zarathustra decides it is time to return to the world so that people can benefit from the fruits of his pondering: 'I would like to bestow and distribute, until the wise have once more become joyous in their folly, and the poor happy in their riches.'
Thus Spoke Zarathustra is a challenging text, but once encountered and absorbed, it cannot be forgotten for both its content and style.
Translation: Thomas Common - revised and updated.


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Customer Reviews

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Great Narration!

I grabbed this version because the more popular version had complaints regarding the narration, and I couldn't be happier.

The narrator does all the different voices from old women to donkeys. He's very expressive and doesn't hold back. Very engaging for such a massive work. I finished it in 2 days.

Bravo to Christopher Oxford!
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- Judd


The narrator did a wonderful rendition however the text for me was agonizing. I'm not that familiar with Nietzsche (only read tid bits) and have heard he's better when he writes about music. This narrative was draining. There were moments when it seemed relevant to me but overall I'm just happy I completed it! It was a feat!
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- Adam Jaffe

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-11-2015
  • Publisher: Ukemi Audiobooks