• Manual for Living

  • By: Epictetus
  • Narrated by: Jim Roberts
  • Length: 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 07-03-09
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Jimcin Recordings
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.1 (238 ratings)

Regular price: $5.57

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Publisher's Summary

Epictetus was a Greek Stoic philosopher. This short "handbook", which was actually written down by one of his pupils, is a guide to daily living. It has been read by countless people over the centuries because of its sensibility and its easy application to daily living. Unlike some of his forefathers in philosophy, like Plato and Aristotle, he focuses on how to practically apply oneself on a philosophical level.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Caitlin on 12-24-12

Timeless wisdom

The writing of Epictetus is as relevant, practical and powerful today as the day it was written. His writing should be required reading in all schools. He teaches how to build one's character, achieve excellence in, and take control of, one's life. He is not advocating the easiest life, but rather, the best life possible.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Gibigbig on 02-26-15

Great message condensed in 55 minutes.

My only gripe is that I wished it was longer. But I suppose it was only what it was meant to be. A "manual" for living, no more.
Good listen, good price. Ok-ish narration.

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12 of 12 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Patrik Karlsson on 03-19-16

listened to it several times

I think I've listened to it some 10 times or more. I definitely don't agree on all things but it's my go to book for practical wisdom.

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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Andrew on 11-14-15

Good book requires thought and will stretch you.

Good book requires thought and will stretch you. Requires reading a few times to fully appreciate.

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2 out of 5 stars
By John F, Brisbane on 01-10-18

Really pretty awful!

From the strange diction to the reference to how you treat your slave and other unsavoury stuff, give it a miss. Exceptionally poor book with a lot of weird nutty advice.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Hunter on 07-03-17

great philosophical work...

I've just never heard a native English speaker say "power" so weirdly. and it comes up a lot

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