Essays book 2


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(4.9 stars; 5 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. He is also known as the father of Modern Skepticism. His pieces became famous for his apparent effortless ability to merge serious intellectual speculation with casual anecdotes and autobiography. His main work, Essais (translated literally as "Attempts" but traditionally as "Essays"), contains some of the still most widely influential essays ever written. This is the second volume of that important work. (Summary adapted from the Wikipedia by Leni) (27 hr 40 min)

Chapters

01 - OF THE INCONSTANCY OF OUR ACTIONS 25:10 Read by Malone
02 - OF DRUNKENNESS 34:16 Read by Malone
03 - A CUSTOM OF THE ISLE OF CEA 50:10 Read by Malone
04 - TO-MORROW'S A NEW DAY 8:12 Read by Malone
05 - OF CONSCIENCE 13:54 Read by Malone
06 - USE MAKES PERFECT 38:48 Read by Cynthia Moyer
07 - OF RECOMPENSES OF HONOUR 13:05 Read by Malone
08 - OF THE AFFECTION OF FATHERS TO THEIR CHILDREN, part 1 36:30 Read by Malone
09 - OF THE AFFECTION OF FATHERS TO THEIR CHILDREN, part 2 32:16 Read by Malone
10 - OF THE ARMS OF THE PARTHIANS 10:49 Read by Malone
11 - OF BOOKS 47:20 Read by Malone
12 - OF CRUELTY 57:05 Read by Cynthia Moyer
13 - OF JUDGING OF THE DEATH OF ANOTHER 23:10 Read by Cynthia Moyer
14 - THAT OUR MIND HINDERS ITSELF 2:56 Read by April Gonzales
15 - THAT OUR DESIRES ARE AUGMENTED BY DIFFICULTY 21:53 Read by Malone
16 - OF GLORY 50:51 Read by Cynthia Moyer
17 - OF PRESUMPTION, part 1 38:47 Read by Cynthia Moyer
18 - OF PRESUMPTION, part 2 38:19 Read by Cynthia Moyer
19 - OF PRESUMPTION, part 3 42:17 Read by Cynthia Moyer
20 - OF GIVING THE LIE 15:24 Read by Malone
21 - OF LIBERTY OF CONSCIENCE 13:42 Read by Malone
22 - THAT WE TASTE NOTHING PURE 12:20 Read by Malone
23 - AGAINST IDLENESS 14:30 Read by Malone
24 - OF POSTING 3:39 Read by Kajo
25 - OF ILL MEANS EMPLOYED TO A GOOD END 12:24 Read by Malone
26 - OF THE ROMAN GRANDEUR 4:40 Read by Kajo
27 - NOT TO COUNTERFEIT BEING SICK 6:14 Read by Kajo
28 - OF THUMBS 3:11 Read by April Gonzales
29 - COWARDICE THE MOTHER OF CRUELTY 33:43 Read by Cynthia Moyer
30 - ALL THINGS HAVE THEIR SEASON 6:22 Read by Kajo
31 - OF VIRTUE 20:11 Read by Rapunzelina
32 - OF A MONSTROUS CHILD 4:35 Read by Julia Niedermaier
33 - OF ANGER 24:56 Read by Malone
34 - DEFENCE OF SENECA AND PLUTARCH 22:04 Read by Malone
35 - THE STORY OF SPURINA 24:28 Read by Malone
36 - OBSERVATION ON A WAR ACCORDING TO JULIUS CAESAR 28:53 Read by Malone
37 - OF THREE GOOD WOMEN 21:36 Read by Rapunzelina
38 - OF THE MOST EXCELLENT MEN 18:56 Read by Rapunzelina
39 - OF THE RESEMBLANCE OF CHILDREN TO THEIR FATHERS, part 1 52:17 Read by Malone
40 - OF THE RESEMBLANCE OF CHILDREN TO THEIR FATHERS, part 2 49:44 Read by Malone
41 - APOLOGY FOR RAIMOND SEBOND, part 1 47:06 Read by Malone
42 - APOLOGY FOR RAIMOND SEBOND, part 2 1:03:55 Read by Cynthia Moyer
43 - APOLOGY FOR RAIMOND SEBOND, part 3 1:09:38 Read by Cynthia Moyer
44 - APOLOGY FOR RAIMOND SEBOND, part 4 1:04:53 Read by Cynthia Moyer
45 - APOLOGY FOR RAIMOND SEBOND, part 5 1:08:58 Read by Cynthia Moyer
46 - APOLOGY FOR RAIMOND SEBOND, part 6 1:03:28 Read by Cynthia Moyer
47 - APOLOGY FOR RAIMOND SEBOND, part 7 49:34 Read by Cynthia Moyer
48 - APOLOGY FOR RAIMOND SEBOND, part 8 58:03 Read by Cynthia Moyer
49 - APOLOGY FOR RAIMOND SEBOND, part 9 1:08:49 Read by Cynthia Moyer
50 - APOLOGY FOR RAIMOND SEBOND, part 10 1:06:24 Read by Cynthia Moyer
51 - APOLOGY FOR RAIMOND SEBOND, part 11 1:00:13 Read by Cynthia Moyer

Reviews

Wow


(5 stars)

So many thoughts. Very insightful, I wish I could listen to this book a few more times.

great reading job


(5 stars)

very well read; my compliments to all involved