Essays book 1


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(4.4 stars; 21 reviews)

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

Reviews


(4.5 stars)

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

Pretty good


(5 stars)

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

Good


(5 stars)

Some good readers. Martin Geeeson is great.


(1 stars)

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