The Sayings of Confucius

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(4.1 stars; 95 reviews)

Promoting virtues such as filial devotion, compassion, loyalty, and propriety, these dialogues between the ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius and his disciples comprise the crux of Confucianism. (Summary by Andrea L).

A Chinese version is available: 論語 Lún Yǔ (Analects)

(3 hr 11 min)


1 3:43 Read by David Barnes
2 5:26 Read by Andrea L
3 7:06 Read by Carl Manchester
4 9:58 Read by David Barnes
5 5:25 Read by Kathy
6 7:58 Read by Kathy
7 9:39 Read by Carl Manchester
8 12:19 Read by Paul Sze
9 8:34 Read by Paul Sze
10 11:04 Read by Paul Sze
11 8:07 Read by ML Cohen
12 10:27 Read by ML Cohen
13 10:12 Read by ML Cohen
14 8:33 Read by roolynninms
15 15:27 Read by David Barnes
16 11:11 Read by David Barnes
17 11:23 Read by Paul Sze
18 12:39 Read by Paul Sze
19 8:43 Read by Paul Sze
20 9:16 Read by David Barnes
21 4:45 Read by David Barnes


Oh dear

(5 stars)

I can stream and download this one fine, georgo, I think your computer or net connection is the problem -- not this project. I'm looking forward to listening to the whole thing ... what I've sampled so far sounds interesting.


(3 stars)

Fun read but for some reason Kathy was just awful for me. Her reading seems to be fine for others. Pls tell me if her reading bothers u too. Hopefully I'm not THAT weird... other than that everything was great-I don't get why miss L annoys everyone so much.

the sayings of confuscius

(2 stars)

the content is wonderful but the readings are very hard for me to understand due to many of the readers heavy accents....they speak beautifully, but unfortunately I can't understand them.

(3 stars)

read by multiple people. audio level om reader to reader was consistent and read well. I listened chapter by chapter cause hearing "the master said" over and over was grating on my brain.

thought-provoking, well read.

(5 stars)

good readings, well paced, chapters are reasonable in length. Also book is thought provoking and provides insight into many topics about human life and concerns about self and society.

Great book

(4 stars)

I did not enjoy the accent of the second book/chapter where there was Andrea L I couldn't finish it. but the rest sounded really clear.

(3 stars)

the breathing of the man who read the second book eroded my brain each time he breathed...maybe too close to the microphone


(3 stars)

It was interesting and I enjoyed it though audio may not be the easiest way to consume this one.