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Summary

Stoicism is an ancient school of philosophy, first developed around 300 BC. Despite being incredibly interesting as well as effective, stoicism is not for everyone. Living the life of a stoic often requires a lot of sacrifice as well as discipline. 

With the help of this audiobook, you’ll be able to better understand and embrace a stoic lifestyle with its virtues and values. You will discover many of the traits of stoic people and how you can become more like them, while also dispelling many of the myths that surround stoicism.

In this audiobook, you will learn:

  • What is stoicism
  • Stoic principles
  • The best strategies to implement stoicism in your everyday life
  • The most notable stoic philosophers and their works
  • Ways how stoicism can help you succeed today
  • And much more!

The ancient philosophy of stoicism is a powerful and pragmatic practice that can help you achieve a sense of equilibrium. Applying stoic principles in your daily life, you can transform your life by changing your mind.

Don’t wait any longer! Click on "buy now" to get started.

©2019 Daniel Thompson (P)2019 Daniel Thompson

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Superficial and generic

The stoicism angle is blatantly used as a gimmick to sell this audiobook. The author gives a few Wikipedia-level lines about the history of stoicism at the start of each chapter, then proceeds to give out generic advice - seemingly orientated primarily to those that are socially anxious; barely bothering to even refer back to stoicism at all. Not only that, but he even references The Princess Bride & Salvador Dali anecdotally - shamelessly padding the audiobook with any old drivel that comes to mind, with minimal clarity and focus. The narration is dreadful with the narrator mangling Greek and Roman names when they are occasionally mentioned - Diogenes becoming ‘Dio-jeans’, Seneca - ‘Sineeka’, Epictetus become ‘Epicdodus’ & several other mispronunciations - the narrator is not even consistent with his mispronunciations, seemingly just blithely reading along. The positive reviews are suspiciously generic and fake; I would not recommend that you waste a credit on this.

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Absolute garbage

Read by a auto translator word for word so large sections of what is said doesn't even make sense!

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GARBAGE AND FAKE REVIEWS

Judging by the grammar and construction of the stellar reviews for all this authors books I can only conclude that they are fake. It is no coincidence most of his other titles centre around “dark psychology” and “manipulation”.
This book is appalling narrated, terribly written and incoherent. I recommend any works by Great Courses here on audible - I have listened to a few so far and they are credible and intelligent. This is quite the opposite

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unnecessary use of some colourful language, stuttering and obvious mistakes that should have been edited out. Not easy to listen to.

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Recommended.

I really enjoyed the format of just taking one Stoic thought a day. Great way to begin a day - with a very short listen and most days a good message to reflect and act on for the rest of the day.

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Mediocre

it's as if this book has been written by a computer rather than a person. Has weird sayings like glass half vacant instead of glass half full. The narrator was not to my taste and it seemed to me that he didn't quite get the topic so it just sounds off...at one point I could hear an alarm going off in the back ground. i wouldn't recommend wasting time on this.

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Useful guideline to apply

It's a detailed guide to learn more about stoicism and proper guide to living a stoic life and gain confidence.

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  • Frances Winston
  • 11-12-19

Loving stuff

Its a great effective book about stoicism. learning approach provided. Author give fulls stuff for that. Recommended.

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  • Marian Graham
  • 11-12-19

Recommended

This is a wonderful book.This book is informative because it has a lot of useful information for this book to highlight.

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  • Ida Feaster
  • 11-12-19

Nice

This book is very well presented. By practicing it, I have learned about many things of ancient times. Which I liked very much.

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  • Margaret Myles
  • 11-12-19

Good Book

I liked the messages in this book. Seemed like it covers general concepts of stoicism well. Some very cool quotes in this book.

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  • Chase Yan
  • 11-12-19

Great effective content

It is the best guide for self-discipline and happiness in our life. The most favorite book to me and also liked the contents of this book.

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  • Mari Green
  • 11-12-19

This is a great book

This book was excellent! It really takes you deep into the methods of Stoic Practice in a way that is easily accessible and truly mind changing!

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  • Sandra Waggoner
  • 11-12-19

good guide..

This book is a good guide for gaining knowledge and confidence with philosophy. it will help any people to practice stoicism in their everyday life.

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  • Kimberly Brown
  • 11-12-19

A lot of information

The book gives a lot of information about stoicism. This book provides a great introduction to Stoicism as a life philosophy. I would highly recommend this book.

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  • Jamie Pate
  • 11-12-19

Really great book!

One of the best books about Stoicism. It is well presented, easy to understand, and reviews everything you need to understand and talk intelligently about the subject.