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Plato's Apology

By: Plato
Narrated by: Ray Childs
Length: 1 hr
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Socrates is on trial for his life. He is charged with impiety and corrupting young people. He presents his own defense, explaining why he has devoted his life to challenging the most powerful and important people in the Greek world. The reason is that rich and famous politicians, priests, poets, and a host of others pretend to know what is good, true, holy, and beautiful, but when Socrates questions them, they are shown to be foolish rather than wise.

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  • Goodlife
  • 24-10-18

Just amazing!!!!

Ray is wonderful. I truly enjoyed listenning to him to the delighted extent.
From the first audible of him I have since wished he has done all my favorite books.

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  • Sarah Byrd
  • 22-01-17

very good reader

the reader has brought Socrates to life, I find myself searching for this narrator because he does the very best socrates compared to all the others.

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  • Omer S.
  • 19-04-20

The road to philosophy starts here

there's no place to begin with like the end.
As much as Socrates can be criticized for his ways and style, this speech will inspire even those who object him the most, for his words are true and sharp.
The speech is known as one of the text which are "pure Socrates" in the sense that Plato didn't edit much of his words. You can see his style both in the snarky and the logical states.
The Agora publication once again brought the text to life with great narrating and translating into today's language.

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  • Thomas
  • 23-12-19

There are better translations & performances...

There are better translations and performances of Plato's Apology -- i.e., Defense of Socrates -- out there...

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  • Avery
  • 08-01-19

Wow! What a speech!

Socrates spoke with such conviction and deliberation. Listening to Plato’s apology really makes you think about how to live.

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  • Nicholas
  • 12-12-18

one of my favorite classical text

good performance. good translation. one of the best works of classical philosophy ever. highly recommend

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  • Jerry
  • 20-07-18

Ray Childs

I find Ray Childs series of Plato's works with a full cast very interesting and a welcome way to understand the concepts that are expressed. The best part is that with each work the cast is consistent which makes it easier to go from one to the other. I recommend the entire series.

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  • Mike
  • 20-03-18

The language of virtue

Listen to the language of apology. The words of affirmation and the desire to obtain, what is most Devine. In life, more than death, we should overland empathy.

The literature and range of tone take you to the time and place of Athens. Where the Socrates expounds on allegations, which he deems as false.

Allow the ears to take every words as information and all information as a step toward a more sovereign soul. Most of all ENJOY!

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  • J. Roche
  • 01-03-17

Another well acted presentation

I am really enjoying Ray Childs' take on Socrates, a confident and sensible inquisitor. This lacks the jaw-dropping moments of the original Greek, but is better for it as interpreted performance is no contest to reading as anyone who has seen their favorite book brought to the cinema can attest. But this was a fast moving and intelligent production. I'll be listening to this again.