• Manual for Living

  • By: Epictetus
  • Narrated by: Jim Roberts
  • Length: 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 03-07-09
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Jimcin Recordings
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (31 ratings)

Summary

Epictetus was a Greek Stoic philosopher. This short "handbook", which was actually written down by one of his pupils, is a guide to daily living. It has been read by countless people over the centuries because of its sensibility and its easy application to daily living. Unlike some of his forefathers in philosophy, like Plato and Aristotle, he focuses on how to practically apply oneself on a philosophical level.
Public Domain (P)2009 Jimcin Recordings
Show More Show Less

Regular price: £5.39

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – choose any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • Free, unlimited access to Audio Shows
  • After your trial, Audible is just £7.99/month
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Buy Now for £5.39

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
5 out of 5 stars
By Patrik Karlsson on 19-03-16

listened to it several times

I think I've listened to it some 10 times or more. I definitely don't agree on all things but it's my go to book for practical wisdom.

Read more Hide me

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Andrew on 14-11-15

Good book requires thought and will stretch you.

Good book requires thought and will stretch you. Requires reading a few times to fully appreciate.

Read more Hide me

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

See all reviews

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
5 out of 5 stars
By Caitlin on 24-12-12

Timeless wisdom

The writing of Epictetus is as relevant, practical and powerful today as the day it was written. His writing should be required reading in all schools. He teaches how to build one's character, achieve excellence in, and take control of, one's life. He is not advocating the easiest life, but rather, the best life possible.

Read more Hide me

14 of 14 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Gibigbig on 26-02-15

Great message condensed in 55 minutes.

My only gripe is that I wished it was longer. But I suppose it was only what it was meant to be. A "manual" for living, no more.
Good listen, good price. Ok-ish narration.

Read more Hide me

12 of 12 people found this review helpful

See all reviews