Cicero´s Stoic Paradoxes is a brilliant and accessible summary of the six major ethical beliefs of Stoicism. The nature of moral goodness, the possession of virtue, good and bad conduct, the transcendence of wisdom, and the sources of real wealth are all discussed with the author´s characteristic intensity and wit. This is the only existing modern translation of this little-known classic, as well as the most detailed study. Also included here is Cicero´s visionary essay ´´The Dream of Scipio´´, which is a compelling testament to his belief in the immortality of the soul. Taken together, these two works provide a glimpse into the mind of one of the most influential thinkers of antiquity. For this special edition, translator Quintus Curtius has returned to the original Latin texts to provide a modern, fresh interpretation of these forgotten classics. Supplementary essays, summaries, and textual notes provide additional guidance and help present these works to a new generation of listeners. Quintus Curtius can be found at qcurtius.com. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alan Weyman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/118248/bk_acx0_118248_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Why can fear be pleasurable? Why do we sometimes enjoy an emotion we otherwise desperately wish to avoid? And why are the movies the predominant place for this paradoxical experience? These are the central questions of Julian Hanich´s path-breaking book, in which he takes a detailed look at the various aesthetic strategies of fear as well as the viewer´s frightened experience. By drawing on prototypical scenes from horror films and thrillers like Rosemary´s Baby, The Silence of the Lambs, Seven and The Blair Witch Project, Hanich identifies five types of fear at the movies and thus provides a much more nuanced classification than previously at hand in film studies. His descriptions of how the five types of fear differ according to their bodily, temporal and social experience inside the auditorium entail a forceful plea for relying more strongly on phenomenology in the study of cinematic emotions. In so doing, this book opens up new ways of dealing with these emotions. Hanich´s study does not stop at the level of fear in the movie theater, however, but puts the strong cinematic emotion against the backdrop of some of the most crucial developments of our modern world: disembodiment, acceleration and the loosening of social bonds. Hanich argues that the strong affective, temporal, and social experiences of frightening movies can be particularly pleasurable precisely because they help to counterbalance these ambivalent changes of modernity.
Book Summary of The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers In ‘Healthy Foods’ That Cause Disease And Weight Gain by OneHourReads (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book. If you’re looking for the original book, it is available from Amazon and Audible.) In the book, The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers In ‘Healthy Foods’ That Cause Disease And Weight Gain, Dr. Steven Gundry sets out to demystify long-held myths about plant-based foods. These foods, believed for the most part, to be healthy, have been responsible for hurting the human body for so long. Gundry exposes the real cause of weight problems, and if you’re one of those people who seem to be eating right and doing all the right exercises, yet suffering weight problems and related diseases, then you’ll want to listen to this audiobook. Gundry’s book contends that your weight loss efforts are failing not because of any fault of yours, but because you’re misinformed. This audiobook contains a comprehensive, well detailed summary and key takeaways of the original book by Steven R. Gundry, MD. It summarizes the book in detail, to help people effectively understand the original work by Dr. Gundry. This book is not meant to replace the original book but to serve as a companion to it. This summary includes: An executive summary of the original book Key points of each chapter Brief chapter-by-chapter summaries Buy this audiobook today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Krista Nicely. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/119036/bk_acx0_119036_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Please note: This is a key takeaways and analysis of the audiobook and not the original book. Start Publishing Notes´ Summary, Analysis, and Review of Steven R. Gundry´s The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in ´´Healthy´´ Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain includes a summary of the audiobook, a review, analysis & key takeaways, and a detailed ´´About the Author´´ section. Preview: Steven Gundry´s The Plant Paradox is a diet book, which argues that many fruits and vegetables are dangerous to your health. Gundry says that a plant protein called lectin is responsible for obesity, and many autoimmune disorders. Gundry offers a diet that eliminates lectins, GMOs, and other toxins. This diet will allow people to reduce weight, improve health, and eliminate a wide range of conditions including diabetes, heart disease, lupus, and more. Lectins are plant toxins. Plants evolved lectins as poisons to discourage insects from eating plant seeds or other parts of the plant. Lectins are in most plants, and can cause sickness in humans. Eating good plants is vital for health, but many plants we typically think of as ´´healthy,´´ are actually full of lectins, which cause damage to the body. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Gilboe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/094541/bk_acx0_094541_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With absorbing power, Emory M. Thomas tells the story of one of the most revered figures in American history. A story of triumph and tragedy, this stunning biography provides a fascinating glimpse at the man behind the Civil War legend. Revealing the ´´whole´´ Lee in this enthralling, detailed saga, Thomas portrays him as a man driven by the paradoxes in his own personality. Here is the Lee who is both a legend and a man. Heroic and larger than life in battle; insecure and unfulfilled in private life. Thomas presents the legendary general who inspired millions to support the southern cause, and the humble man who was amazed that thousands flocked to see him near the end of his life. This moving saga paints Lee on a canvas broader than the war that, for many, he has come to personify. Armchair historians and devoted Robert E. Lee buffs alike will enjoy this refreshingly candid portrait of an often honored historical figure. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Davidson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/006960/bk_reco_006960_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Confessions of a Horseshoer offers a close and personal look at the mind-set of a professional horseshoer (farrier) who also happens to be a college professor. The audiobook, an ironic and playful view of the many unusual animals (and people) Ron Tatum has encountered over thirty-seven years, is nicely balanced between straightforward presentation, self-effacing humor, and lightly seasoned wisdom. It captures the day-to-day life of a somewhat cantankerous old guy, who has attitude and strong opinions. Throughout the audiobook, Tatum ponders the causes that led him into the apparently opposing worlds of horseshoeing, with its mud, pain, and danger, and the bookish life of a college professor. He tells the listener that it is his hope that writing the audiobook will help him understand this apparent paradox between the physical and the mental. Tatum provides a detailed description of the horseshoeing process, its history, and why horses need shoes in the first place. The listener will learn about the dangers of shoeing horses in ´´Injuries I Have Known´´, in which Tatum describes one particular self-inflicted injury that he claims no other horseshoer has ever, or will ever, experience. ´´Eight Week Syndrome´´ demonstrates the close, often therapeutic, relationship between the horseshoer and his or her customers. Tatum relates the story of an old Wyoming cowboy who could talk with horses, and consistently cure their injuries, lameness, and other physical problems after the veterinarians had given up. The humor in the chapters on chickens and rabbits will entertain any listener, as well as the sections on various dogs, ducks, llamas, goats, flies, and a sexually disoriented pig. Listeners of western life and lovers of horses will find Confessions of a Horseshoer an informative, quirky, and delightful work full of humor, attitude, and off-beat insight. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul J. McSorley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/013065/bk_acx0_013065_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.