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What is Man? and Other Essays

Gelesen von John Greenman

(4,567 Sterne; 45 Bewertungen)

"What Is Man?", published by Mark Twain in 1906, is a dialogue between a young man and an older man jaded to the world. It involves ideas of destiny and free will, as well as of psychological egoism. The Old Man asserted that the human being is merely a machine, and nothing more. The Young Man objects, and asks him to go into particulars and furnish his reasons for his position. This collection of short stories covers a wide range of Twain's interests: the serious, the political and the ironically humorous. (Summary by Wikipedia and John Greenman) (10 hr 37 min)

Chapters

What Is Man- Sec. I

21:25

Read by John Greenman

What Is Man- Sec. II

29:11

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What Is Man- Sec. III

20:23

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What Is Man- Sec. IV

34:15

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What Is Man- Sec. V

21:22

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What Is Man- Sec. VI

43:45

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What Is Man- Conclusion

14:36

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The Death of Jean

28:58

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The Turning-Point of My Life

23:02

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How to Make History Dates Stick

32:59

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The Memorable Assassination

27:05

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A Scrap of curious History

18:02

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Switzerland, the Cradle of Liberty

26:02

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At The Shrine of St. Wagner

33:32

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William Dean Howells

22:02

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English As She Is Taught

31:06

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A Simplified Alphabet

11:52

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As Concerns Interpreting The Diety

17:36

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Concerning Tobacco

7:44

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The Bee

8:40

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Taming the Bicycle

20:14

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Is Shakespeare Dead? section 1-3

33:44

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Is Shakespeare Dead? section 4-7

37:33

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Is Shakespeare Dead? section 8-9

39:51

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Is Shakespeare Dead? section 10-13

32:40

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Bewertungen

A worthwhile listen.

(4,5 Sterne)

Entertaining, as usual, but more thought provoking & informative than some, perhaps. The Shakespeare stuff was new to me and blew my mind. (I am no fan of Shakespeare.)

Recommended!

(3,5 Sterne)

Essays mostly entertaining (I found the quibble about Shakespeare irrelevant) by the great Mark Twain. Read very effectively by Mr. Greenman.

well read and enjoyable

(5 Sterne)

thought provoking and entertaining beautiful red by Mr Green Room well worth a listen

Excellent reading and essays

(5 Sterne)

Twain’s wit is expertly conveyed by this reader!

(5 Sterne)

Brilliant reader and a most enjoyable, thought provoking listen. Gilly

(4,5 Sterne)

john greenman is clearly channeling mark Twain.

(0,5 Sterne)

Terrible rendition! Reader should not speak the words "om" and "ym" but simply read the dialog only for each party. As is, it is very annoying to listen to.