Laws


Read by Geoffrey Edwards

(3.3 stars; 77 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

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.

Great book!


(5 stars)

Appreciate all the hard work to preserve this audio treasure.

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

text to speech would be better


(0.5 stars)

unable to comprehend more than three words, due to narrator going low every three words.

Well written book, you day the least.


(4 stars)

0 mistakes in the reading and each word is clear!

Read by a Robot?


(2 stars)

Narrator voice is incredibly annoying and disorienting.

narrators voice is not for this genre


(0.5 stars)

very interesting... not much has changed


(5 stars)