The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers, Book VI

Read by bala

(2.6 stars; 12 reviews)

There are 10 divisions in this title. This project is a recording of book 6. There is a number of interesting anecdotes on the lives of Antisthenes, Diogenes of Sinope, Monimus, Onesicritus, Crates of Thebes, Metrocles, Hipparchia, Menippus and Menedemus. Their school of thought is known an Cynicism. Most of the text in this book is devoted to the anecdotes concerning Diogenes's life and sayings. Even Alexander envied his life saying that if he had not been Alexander, he should have liked to be Diogenes.
(Summary by bala) (1 hr 59 min)


Antisthenes 20:10 Read by bala
Diogenes Part I 26:50 Read by bala
Diogenes Part II 22:25 Read by bala
Diogenes Part III 23:19 Read by bala
Monimus, Onesicritus & Crates 12:35 Read by bala
Metrocles, Hipparchia, Menippus & Menedemus 14:15 Read by bala


Accents aside I think the reader did well.

(5 stars)

This audiobook as it is before I rate it has a 1-star rating from 1 review. The objection seems to be against the reader rather than against the book itself. To consider this a poor reading I think is to be unfairly biased against a particular accent. After becoming accustomed to the accent I think the reader did well.

thefun read!! I love cynicism and the history of it's inception

(5 stars)

loved the pace of the reader and timing of the story

Terrible reading very hard to understand

(1 stars)

bad accent

(0.5 stars)

well, it is a very bad accent. if you speed up the playback, you don‘t understand a lot. audio quality is also subpar.

the reader speak ((English))

(1 stars)

enough said in the title.!