Laws


Read by Geoffrey Edwards

(3.5 stars; 33 reviews)

Laws (Greek: Νόμοι) is Plato's last and longest dialogue. It is generally agreed that Plato wrote this dialogue as an older man, having failed in his effort in Syracuse on the island of Sicily to guide a tyrant's rule, instead having been thrown in prison. (Summary by Wikipedia) (17 hr 12 min)

Chapters

Book I (Part I) 39:16 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
Book I (Part II) 43:37 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
Book II 1:09:56 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
Book III (Part I) 43:29 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
Book III (Part II) 42:29 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
Book IV 1:01:46 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
Book V 1:05:41 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
Book VI (Part I) 53:33 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
Book VI (Part II) 50:13 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
Book VII (Part I) 59:21 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
Book VII (Part II) 58:58 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
Book VIII 1:11:46 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
Book IX (Part I) 57:04 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
Book IX (Part II) 42:36 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
Book X (Part I) 41:49 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
Book X (Part II) 47:30 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
Book XI (Part I) 53:44 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
Book XI (Part II) 34:18 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
Book XII (Part I) 41:45 Read by Geoffrey Edwards
Book XII (Part II) 53:47 Read by Geoffrey Edwards

Reviews

Great book!

(5 stars)

Appreciate all the hard work to preserve this audio treasure.

Actually didn't mind the robotic reading

(4 stars)

The reader might lack some style, but, let's consider the subject. There isn't very much room for artful delivery to begin with, and if it was over done, the book would be impossible to follow. I think better under played than overplayed in something like this. He consistently gives clear delivery, and although he doesn't do much to make dry material any less dry, he at least doesn't make it any more hard to digest. The only thing about his delivery at all was the way he said "and" every single time. (More of an "a-yund" that interrupts sentences.) I didn't mind his reading mostly, and the book is extremely interesting.

(4 stars)

several people have already commented on the mechanical nature of the recording and I found it to be a bit dry and annoying first but by book three, it became almost addictive. At times I wished for some emotion but then I figured that this type of reading leaves the interpretation up to the listener more than to the reader.

I tried but just couldn't

(0.5 stars)

the reader is so nasally and robotic that I couldn't be sure whether the voice was synthesized or not. I'm sorry but it's an ancient and obscure text to begin with. I did not get very far before I had to turn it off

needs another reader

(2 stars)

i respect Geoffrey for taking such a dutifulness to record such great texts. that being said I absolutely canNOT stand hearing his voice and delivery of words. He's so damn boring

horrible

(0.5 stars)

He says "and" "ind" and pauses every 3 words, it's horrible and a shame to this great text. Ind ind ind ind ind...

Awful

(0.5 stars)

I am guessing this was done by an electronic audio translation device. Robotic, unbearable to listen to.

(0.5 stars)

I give great admiration for taking on such an amazing book. But he sounds like Stephen Hawking...