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Summary

“How long are you going to wait before you demand the best for yourself?” (Epictetus, Stoic philosopher)

Where can you find joy? Gain strength? How should we face our fears? Deal with the death of a loved one? And what about those reoccurring depressing thoughts?

While traditional schooling doesn’t address such questions, it’s exactly what ancient schools of philosophy were all about: They taught you how to live. Even though these schools don’t exist anymore, you and I and most people are in as much need of a philosophy that guides us through life as we ever were.

This compelling, highly actionable guide shows you how to deal more effectively with whatever life throws at you and live up to your best self.

A mix of timeless wisdom and empowering advice, The Little Book of Stoicism will point the way to anyone seeking a calm and wise life in a chaotic world.

©2019 Jonas Salzgeber (P)2019 Jonas Salzgeber

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The narrator will drive you mad!

The book is actually very good although the narrator destroys it. Do not down load the audio! Buy the book and read it yourself.

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Content is good naration is bad

For those interested in applying stoic techniques to improve their lives this book offers lots of practical advice.

In my eagerness to listen to the content I was a able to get past the naration which frankly is the worst of any audio book I own. I would normally return a book for this reason but the content makes it worthwhile. Endure and renounce!

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It’s narrated by a robot!! Awful

It’s narrated by a robot!! Awful


Pay someone cheap skates

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Sack whomever advised this was OK

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Excellent.

My first look in to this subject. Very well read and an easy listen. I’d listen to this again for sure.

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Good for those wanting to learn about stoicism

Listened to the audio book and it was a bit slow to get into at first. but the beginning of the book is necessary to understand the philosophy. I related to almost all of the book as I practice most of the stoic mindset. Overall an easy 'read'. Would recommend. Only negative is that it was a bit repetitive at times but nevertheless I really was engrossed by the steps and the message. Not sure if I would be able to ever live a perfect stoic lifestyle but it's principles are something that I think a lot of people could do with!

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Off-putting narrator

This was excellent but the comically bad “philosopher voices” put on by the narrator ruined it.

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this can change you

my wife noticed a change in me when I started reading this. She said I was becoming more mellow..this is a recommendation indeed for the book. It easy to follow and was my first audible /audio book . In fact it was so good I am going to listen to it again. I am glad I bought this as an audio book. This to my mind is much more powerful than the written word..I just put my headphones on and I am in a world of my own. Do buy it and most of all remember to be kind to people when you can

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  • 29-12-20

Good ideas for life but tailor these to now

Fantastic ideas, helpful insightful, I would definitely recommend. The book provides a good overview of the great principles and ideas that will help you live a more fulfilling life

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Great book .

A great book on the subject, enjoyed it immensely. The narrator was excellent at translating the philosophy and making it more understandable , will be reading more on Stoic philosophy and hoping to introduce it into my life .

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  • 12-01-21

Noticeable Improvement

I started this book in December and by the end of the month my wife told me she’d noticed an improvement in my demeanor, especially my patience with the kids. I hadn’t told her I was reading it either. Now that I’m done, I think I’ll keep re-reading!

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  • 25-07-20

Succict dissection of Stoic practices

This book is exactly what I was looking for. Quotes of wisdom from the founders of Stoicism entwined with practical tools and examples for incorporating into my life.

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  • Susan L
  • 26-06-20

Honest, possessing a great deal of wisdom insight

Great book. it was honest; possessing a great deal of wisdom, insight, unusual common sense, and to the point Philosophy quotes.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-11-20

Great practical wisdom on Stoicism!

Simply amazing. Timeless wisdom and articulate narration. Ancient Stoicism texts can be dull and hard to digest. The author does a wonderful job interpreting lessons and advice from these amazing Stoic philosophers. Easy to digest with plenty of practical examples. This is a book to not only learn the basics but apply them in everyday life. Stoic practitioners aren't just keyboard warriors but warriors philosophers. To practice Stoicism is not just reading about it, it's also about practicing, training and embodying the Stoic values. It teaches you to live well and also die well. I usually don't finish audio books, but I did with this one!

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  • Lizzi
  • 12-07-20

Confirmation of Mind

Realized that this was exactly what my frame of mind has been all my life!