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Nze kkuc akabusi

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Poor start but with useful highlights on the way!

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Reviewed: 02-04-20

If you know your Nietzsche & can speak German some of the inaccuracies will get you spitting feather. The author suggest at one stage (N) died in an asylum, he didn't he died at home with his sister. The assertion that (N) died of syphilis is debatable it is just as possible a hereditary illness that killed His Father, a slow growing tumour (he had blinding migraines for most of his later life) that final grew too big by 1889 or poetically one too long lonely nights within which too much thinking maketh one mad. I would have liked to have some balance here.

The Young reader has a beautiful voice and received diction is easy on the ear but the shaky start & uncertainty in the topic is off putting. However it worth persevering, it does get better even though some of the pronouciations are excruciating. If I said, Rilk for Rilke you will get the picture and there is more. Ok that is my moan over.

The Audio book is a lovely jaunt through some of Nietzsche's major ideas and gives a fair insight into Ubermensch (I'm really happy its translated Over-man and not Superman) in Thus Spake Zarathustra, Master/Slave Morality duopoly in Genealogy of Morales and the Birth of Tragedy's dualism of Appollonian and Dionysian dichotomy. I thought it went over the top on Nihilism but it does give an insight, and I liked the reference to 'Will to Power' which is the book he never wrote but an idea hinted at and peppered throughout his body of work.

I'm glad I have this book in my library, I will listen to it again for sure on a journey with a couple of hours to kill but if you are new to Nietzsche you might want to bolster your insights elsewhere.

The Narrator and the Narrative - sublime- scintillating - exquisite- existential

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Reviewed: 23-07-19

I have been enthralled in the audio book from beginning to end. The plot, the intrigue and the way out past especially in relationship to our mitwelt impacts our future. Constance brings each portrait to life with subtle inflections so that I knew the characters as the entered the stage way before he gave them a name. This was a brilliant ten day journey for me and will stay with me to the end of my days 🙏🏾

Should be required reading for maturing adults

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Reviewed: 20-04-19

Not for the feint hearted but this philosopher smashes into the fundamental origins of our sacred truths and morals with the same hammer wielded in Twilight of the idols. He does not want agreement or appeasements but thinking beings who take responsibility for what they are and who they can become unshackled from 2 millennia of slave mentality! Enjoy 😊

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Philosophy with a Hammer ⚒💥

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Reviewed: 07-04-19

Nothing sacred, everything examined, Nietzsche raw yet exquisitely defined. I love this briel tome for is succinct clarity and clear revelation of the people and concepts that he riles against. If you know your Nietzsche this book will sum up his weltanschauung nicely

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Like Fine Wine-My career gets better with age

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Reviewed: 02-04-19

Just loved the energy and vitality in the interview. Great to be interviewed by someone who knows his stuff, loved track and field and did his research. Also good to hear from my young soul the elements of existential awareness and the power of the ‘here and now’

Listened to 5hr plus Audio in one sitting-riveted

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Reviewed: 10-03-19

I'm not a psychoanalyst but very interested in psychotherapy and life on the coach. I was fully engaged with this program, the many pastisches offered and the way the author brought them to life. Death, Isolation, Intimacy are but a few of the themes covered.

Flattered to deceive

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Reviewed: 10-03-19

Some good insights and the method of using the 24 hour clock to deliver the narrative was interesting but I did expect much more from the clip that I heard. Its one of those books in my library, purchased but I doubt I will listen to again.

Next time get some person with less of an axe to grind to write the story

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Reviewed: 11-11-18

The final word is an absolute disgrace and just about epitomized why the author was the wrong person to write the book. This said it is good for those people seasoned in Nietzsche to have this as part of the library as a counterweight to ones own confirmation bias. For the first timer this would be a jaundiced view that might put you off reading the man himself which would be a pity. You don’t need to agree with the man to realize the importance he has in wanting you to think for yourself!

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Brilliant listening!!!

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Reviewed: 10-08-18

I loved the voice of the reader, deep sonorous and intoxicating.

The storyline is very engaging too as HH explores his authentic self and defines himself in opposition to the herd. The struggle for meaning, the ladder of selves as well as the polarization of the Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde syndrome is well played out. I’m definitely going to be listening to this a few times over. Like all good books it changed my welt anschaung in the here and now each moment the chapters unfolded before me

Great Topic read to quickly to absorb

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Reviewed: 03-04-18

Great topic read to quickly to absorb in one sitting. Definitely requires familiarity with Camus and the myth in question but well worth the effort of listening a few times, which being so short is no hardship.