Apology


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(4.8 stars; 503 reviews)

The Apology of Socrates is Plato's version of the speech given by Socrates as he unsuccessfully defended himself in 399 BC against the charges of "corrupting the young, and by not believing in the gods in whom the city believes, but in other daimonia that are novel" (24b). "Apology" here has its earlier meaning (now usually expressed by the word "apologia") of speaking in defense of a cause or of one's beliefs or actions (from the Ancient Greek ἀπολογία). (Summary by Wikipedia) (1 hr 19 min)

Chapters

Part 1 44:07 Read by Bob Neufeld
Part 2 35:15 Read by Bob Neufeld

Reviews

(5 stars)

Bob neufled I sincerely hope this review reaches you, every book should be narrated by you. I sense an element of mastery and hard work in your narration, someone that has put a lot of time and effort in perfecting the craft and books you read which is rare in narrating. I can sincerely say you equal the work you read, if you know what I mean. I often search for the books you narrate and so hope you do much more narrations you would be regarded as the best I'm sure of it once it's spreads across the Internet. Emerson's The conduct of life is a book I would take delight in hearing you put to voice, his eloquence dare I say suits your voice, anyway thank you so much for the gift!

A perfect reading

(5 stars)

This man is the voice of Socrates! What a truly incredible job he has done. I certainly hope he does many other books. The Apology itself is a great work and the translation is very easy to follow.

A Wise Reading

(4 stars)

Amazing reading. My only complaint is that there was no reading of what happened in between Socrates' great soliloquies. As such we jump from Socrates defending himself to suddenly discussing his sentence. There was never a "The Jury finds Socrates guilty." In spite of this, I was sucked in by the gravitas you brought to Socratic dialogue, particularly when Socrates described the beauty of a meaningless death, a long sleep, where eternity is only a single night. I was utterly spellbound. Good job sir!

Transcendence

(5 stars)

I'm lost for words to describe the great amount of joy this reading gave me. Bob Neufeld I sincerely thank you for transcending the experience of this book to a whole new level. Thank you, for now you have become the voice of Socrates in my mind, such a perfect fit.

Inspiring

(5 stars)

In my 30 years this is my first direct exposure to the philosophy of Plato and Socrates. such a process of thought, examining and cross-examining in context outside of the courts. I'm opening up to a completely new (to me) understanding of my humanity and the reality in which I exist. Checking out all of Plato's works now :)

well done. this auratory has been excellently read.

(4 stars)

what an intriguing failure, as it has lead me to learn more of this Socrates and this familiar call to righteousness. there is truth in what he is saying. I only wish I could have heard the entirely of the case, just to have fullness of understanding.

A great reading!

(4 stars)

With only a few technical issues like a slightly skipping audio and minor exclusions this reading of the apology is of otherwise great quality. The text itself is a piece of history and insight into the censorship of truth and wisdom. Must read for anyone interested in Socrates.

Amazing. And the voice fits perfectly.

(5 stars)

Quite a few nuggets of wisdom in there. But considering my expectations for quality of the readers for free audiobooks (based on experience) this reader does an outstanding job of capturing the character and the atmosphere. A joy to listen to.