I know I am going to generlise about the author Tom Butler Bowdon and the narrator Sean Pratt but it's valid. You can close your eyes and listen to this book if you are looking to widen your horizon in philosophy but confused where to start. Like always Tom makes it easy for you to choose your next read on philosophy. This is my fifth book from the author. He has labouriously summarised and each classic and related the them to other works from other philosopher. For the narrator, I've heard so far none like him make a huge book interested through his clear pronunciation, calm voice and story telling style. He is mismerizing and now I also choose books narrated by him.
In short if you come across a book by Tom and narrated by Sean, just go through it. They will glue you to headphones. Sometimes I hear them for more than an hour without being bored or distracted. Thank you Tom and Sean again.
I’m not sure that what the author attempts to do is possible: to give a summary of 50 great thinkers. Many of their ideas don’t fit into summaries.
Nonetheless, it does stand as a testament to the extensive reading of the author. I think it would take me 30 years to get through his source material.
Good intro to subject of philosophy. Narrator is good too.
It's a great starter book for those who are making their mind.