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The Tao of Seneca (volumes 1-3) is an introduction to Stoic philosophy through the words of Seneca. If you study Seneca, you'll be in good company. He was popular with the educated elite of the Greco-Roman Empire, but Thomas Jefferson also had Seneca on his bedside table. Thought leaders in Silicon Valley tout the benefits of Stoicism, and NFL management, coaches, and players alike - from teams such as the Patriots and Seahawks - have embraced it because the principles make them better competitors. Stoicism is a no-nonsense philosophical system designed to produce dramatic real-world effects. Think of it as an ideal operating system for thriving in high-stress environments. This is your guide.

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Exceptionally well read!

Very easy to listen to on the commute to work or at the gym. The letters seem as tho they were written today or yesterday, a true testament to Seneca, the pursuit of philosophy and the endurance of truth.

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Classic book

real great book, i highly recommend it especially for up coming eentrpreneurs and business people.

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  • Patrick
  • 27-02-16

Great

Loved the reader. Loved the letters. A great combination of wisdom. I am looking forward to the third book now.

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  • Adam
  • 24-05-16

To be a great mind, great minds.

Seneca is a great mind. This book is well read. Get this collection. It will improve your way of thinking and your life.

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  • sabin
  • 12-01-21

John A. Robinson sounds like Seneca

John A. Robinson sounds like how I imagine Seneca did. Couldn't ask for a better reading.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-09-19

Timely Philosophical Classic

Surely the style of the reader will appeal to some listeners more than others. I find the affected, anachronistic style to be a distraction albeit not a fatal one. I am bothered by the obvious and near constant cuts between takes, often mid-sentence, in which the reader suddenly changes markedly in pitch, tone, volume, and pace. Longer cuts, even with the occasional cough or stumble, would be so much better. One would, at least, hope that more attention would be paid to matching the sound of the previous section when recording a new splice to fit in. Nonetheless, essential listening.

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  • mapleriverdream
  • 29-08-19

Wisdom from the past.

In a time when little wisdom from elders seems to be present seneca speaks truth and is current in modern times.

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  • Bertino
  • 27-02-19

Brilliant!

My vocabulary is not expansive enough to describe how amazing Seneca was at providing an important reminder of what truly matters in life. Worth 1000 listens

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  • James
  • 06-02-19

The Happy Man

This book has brought me great joy. The words of Seneca shifted my perspective on daily life for the better. A must read for all.

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  • @K_Speckmann
  • 30-12-17

Philosophy and History - Being (Re)Lived

I actually am way behind updating my Reviews. I completed this back in September.

After the first book, I started listening to the second volume right away. I am not disappointed. This collection of letters offer still relevant advice. Finding locations I frequently visit mentioned makes it even more a pleasure to read. You may not only find philosophy, but also history lessons in here. Keep listening and reading.
Mr Ferris and others recommend them not without reason and reasoning. I join them.

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  • Ben
  • 02-10-17

thanks

this was a great read. exactly what I thought Seneca would sound like. read / listen to this. I'm a big fan.

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  • Shaun M.
  • 08-01-17

Audio is the best medium for these letters!

I've tried to consume the Letters from Seneca the Younger to Lucilius in multiple translations and formats, and for me these audio volumes provide the cleanest and most approachable translation. The narration, while not flawless, provides great value with sound rhythm and inflection.