• Dialogues of Plato

  • By: Plato
  • Narrated by: Pat Bottino
  • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 29-12-99
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • 3 out of 5 stars 3.0 (6 ratings)


The Dialogues of Plato (427-347 B.C.) rank with the writings of Aristotle as the most important and influential philosophical works in Western thought. In them Plato cast his teacher Socrates as the central disputant in colloquies that brilliantly probe a vast spectrum of philosophical ideas and issues. None are more exciting and revelatory than the four dialogues - Euthyphro, Apology, Crito and Phaedo - on themes evoked by the trial and death of Socrates, accused by his enemies and detractors of crimes against the state, among them impiety and corruption of the young. In Euthyphro, Socrates explores the concepts and aims of piety and religion; in Apology, he courageously defends the integrity of his teachings; in Crito, he demonstrates his respect for the law in his refusal to flee his death sentence; and in Phaedo embraces death and discusses the immortality of the soul.
(P)1995 by Blackstone Audiobooks
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1 out of 5 stars
By SKY LIGHT on 31-01-15

Very Dull Narration

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A better reader.

What will your next listen be?

'Symposium' - Plato

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Pat Bottino?

James Langton or Jonathan Cowley

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?


Any additional comments?

The narrator reading the name of the speaker prior to each word or phrase was very distracting. Better readers are able to use different voices to clearly identify the speakers.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By Marco Tranchino on 19-11-17

Only 4 dialogues

This volume contains only 4 of the dialogues: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Phædo.
It would be better for the description to make this clear.

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2 out of 5 stars
By p. on 24-07-12

Sad face!

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I liked the performance, and the dialogues. The dialogues did not start at the beginning of the chapter segments, so you cannot just skip to the particulars you wanted to hear; this was very disappointing! Change the recording format and you have a success.

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11 of 11 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By Jill on 30-08-07

Not Complete Dialogues

My Plato's Dialogues is 1500 pages. The intro on the audio says that this is only 150 pages. Perhaps it's "unabridged" but it is also "selected" and the summary should say so.

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58 of 65 people found this review helpful

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