The majority of mortals, Paulinus, complain bitterly of the spitefulness of Nature, because we are born for a brief span of life, because even this space that has been granted to us rushes by so speedily and so swiftly that all save a very few find life at an end just when they are getting ready to live. Nor is it merely the common herd and the unthinking crowd that bemoan what is, as men deem it, an universal ill; the same feeling has called forth complaint also from men who were famous.
Public Domain (P)2015 Clint Arthur
i really enjoyed this book. the speakers voice was very low though, at times it was hard to hear and a bit fast paced but I slowed it down which worked well. highly recommended
"Excellent short read on the shortness of life!"
we all don't have very much time in this body and life on this plane of existence. Life can be fleeting. Life can be very short. how does it occur to us that in the end of days, at the end of your life, you begin to realize how much time was wasted on frivolous things that had no meaning. this is an excellent book, a very short read. You can get it done in just a few hours. And you won't be wasting your time. the shortness of life such an awesome classic!
"Dated, yet still true"
Recommended for those who stress about time and don't mind Roman historical references. Definitely puts people in perspective who have ended up working for works sake.
"Short book with a great message."
Short book with a great message. I found it well worth my time to listen.
"Really great book everyone should have in their audible library"
Not only is the book a great story and invaluable to learn, Clint does a wonderful job narrating. His words are concise and emphatic. Recommended for all.
"A Way Of Thinking"
Narrated by Clint Arthur Clint as in East Word Arthur As In King
IS The Best Performance
"Reminder of our right to live life"
Too short but a great recommend reading for those avoiding or escaping the trappings of our society which will take your life from you if you are not awake & vigilent. Be careful.
Wisdom that will stand forever. The same conversations that saturate and permeate our media, our lives, our relationships — it was all happening exactly the same many hundreds of years ago. The same human condition. The same questions. A beautiful book.
A wonderful reading by Clint.
"Essential Seneca, painful Clint"
I would go so far as to say that On The Shortness of Life is essential reading (or in this case listening); however, the narrator was just painful to listen to. His pronunciations were flawless, but his voice was banal, flat, and dull. The entire time I was bored, checking to see how much longer would I have to endure listening to this guy. It reminded me of high school, when the teacher would coerce people to read aloud for the class... only this time it was the whole damn book.
Get On the Shortness of Life, but I'd strongly encourage you get a different narrator.
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