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Essays book 1

Gelesen von LibriVox Volunteers

(4,381 Sterne; 21 Bewertungen)

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne is one of the most influential writers of the French Renaissance, known for popularising the essay as a literary genre and is popularly thought of as the father of Modern Skepticism. He became famous for his effortless ability to merge serious intellectual speculation with casual anecdotes and autobiography—and his massive volume Essais (translated literally as "Attempts") contains, to this day, some of the most widely influential essays ever written. (Summary extracted from Wikipedia) (17 hr 5 min)

Chapters

01 - THAT MEN BY VARIOUS WAYS ARRIVE AT THE SAME END.

15:35

Read by Martin Geeson

02 - OF SORROW

10:54

Read by Ted Garvin

03 - THAT OUR AFFECTIONS CARRY THEMSELVES BEYOND US

20:23

Read by Ted Garvin

04 - THAT THE SOUL EXPENDS ITS PASSIONS UPON FALSE OBJECTS, WHERE THE TRUE ARE …

8:49

Read by Martin Geeson

05 - WHETHER THE GOVERNOR OF A PLACE BESIEGED OUGHT HIMSELF TO GO OUT TO PARLEY

9:45

Read by Martin Geeson

06 - THAT THE HOUR OF PARLEY DANGEROUS

9:00

Read by Martin Geeson

07 - THAT THE INTENTION IS JUDGE OF OUR ACTIONS

4:14

Read by Caeliveres

08 - OF IDLENESS

5:05

Read by Martin Geeson

09 - OF LIARS

20:09

Read by John Kooz

10 - OF QUICK OR SLOW SPEECH

8:15

Read by John Kooz

11 - OF PROGNOSTICATIONS

13:29

Read by MorganScorpion

12 - OF CONSTANCY

10:21

Read by John Kooz

13 - THE CEREMONY OF THE INTERVIEW OF PRINCES

4:54

Read by Cheri Gardner

14 - THAT MEN ARE JUSTLY PUNISHED FOR BEING OBSTINATE IN THE DEFENCE OF A FORT …

5:00

Read by Martin Geeson

15 - OF THE PUNISHMENT OF COWARDICE

5:53

Read by Martin Geeson

16 - A PROCEEDING OF SOME AMBASSADORS

12:11

Read by Martin Geeson

17 - OF FEAR

9:44

Read by Martin Geeson

18 - THAT MEN ARE NOT TO JUDGE OF OUR HAPPINESS TILL AFTER DEATH.

10:59

Read by Martin Geeson

19 - THAT TO STUDY PHILOSOPY IS TO LEARN TO DIE

50:06

Read by Lorraine B

20 - OF THE FORCE OF IMAGINATION

33:09

Read by doonaboon

21 - THAT THE PROFIT OF ONE MAN IS THE DAMAGE OF ANOTHER

2:32

Read by Nadine Eckert-Boulet

22 - OF CUSTOM, AND THAT WE SHOULD NOT EASILY CHANGE A LAW RECEIVED

50:04

Read by doonaboon

23 - VARIOUS EVENTS FROM THE SAME COUNSEL

29:15

Read by doonaboon

24 - OF PEDANTRY

36:36

Read by doonaboon

25 - OF THE EDUCATION OF CHILDREN , part 1

52:57

Read by doonaboon

26 - OF THE EDUCATION OF CHILDREN , part 2

57:13

Read by TriciaG

27 - THAT IT IS FOLLY TO MEASURE TRUTH AND ERROR BY OUR OWN CAPACITY

12:31

Read by MorganScorpion

28 - OF FRIENDSHIP

1:03:15

Read by John Kooz

29 - NINE AND TWENTY SONNETS OF ETIENNE DE LA BOETIE & OF MODERATION

20:36

Read by Leni

30 - OF CANNIBALS

36:56

Read by Andrew Coleman

31 - THAT A MAN IS SOBERLY TO JUDGE OF THE DIVINE ORDINANCES

7:19

Read by Cheri Gardner

32 - THAT WE ARE TO AVOID PLEASURES, EVEN AT THE EXPENSE OF LIFE

5:23

Read by Cheri Gardner

33 - THAT FORTUNE IS OFTEN-TIMES OBSERVED TO ACT BY THE RULE OF REASON

9:35

Read by Ana Simão

34 - OF ONE DEFECT IN OUR GOVERNMENT

3:57

Read by Nadine Eckert-Boulet

35 - OF THE CUSTOM OF WEARING CLOTHES

12:16

Read by Martin Geeson

36 - OF CATO THE YOUNGER

13:13

Read by Leni

37 - THAT WE LAUGH AND CRY FOR THE SAME THING

11:33

Read by Martin Geeson

38 - OF SOLITUDE

31:26

Read by stephenreader

39 - A CONSIDERATION UPON CICERO

17:15

Read by Leni

40 - THAT THE RELISH FOR GOOD AND EVIL DEPENDS IN GREAT MEASURE UPON THE OPINIO…

58:43

Read by Lorraine B

41 - NOT TO COMMUNICATE A MAN'S HONOUR

9:11

Read by Martin Geeson

42 - OF THE INEQUALITY AMOUNGST US.

27:54

Read by elmay

43 - OF SUMPTUARY LAWS

7:51

Read by Martin Geeson

44 - OF SLEEP

5:49

Read by anjieliu

45 - OF THE BATTLE OF DREUX

5:17

Read by Martin Geeson

46 - OF NAMES

18:58

Read by Martin Geeson

47 - OF THE UNCERTAINTY OF OUR JUDGMENT

19:19

Read by Max Körlinge

48 - OF WAR HORSES, OR DESTRIERS

23:47

Read by TriciaG

49 - OF ANCIENT CUSTOMS

15:23

Read by Leni

50 - OF DEMOCRITUS AND HERACLITUS

9:07

Read by Jonathan Hockey

51 - OF THE VANITY OF WORDS

12:09

Read by Martin Geeson

52 - OF THE PARSIMONY OF THE ANCIENTS

2:37

Read by Leni

53 - OF A SAYING OF CAESAR

4:44

Read by Leni

54 - OF VAIN SUBTLETIES

11:04

Read by Martin Geeson

55 - OF SMELLS

7:36

Read by Martin Geeson

56 - OF PRAYERS

33:45

Read by Martin Geeson

57 - OF AGE

10:24

Read by Martin Geeson

Bewertungen

(4,5 Sterne)

Every good. All readers are good. Martin Geeson is great.

Pretty good

(5 Sterne)

I wish some readers refrained from using so much intonation as it is distracting at times. Could just be me...

Good

(5 Sterne)

Some good readers. Martin Geeeson is great.

(1 Sterne)

irritating inflections, self- indulgent intonations and affectations. Avoid.