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  • I Am Dynamite!

  • A Life of Nietzsche
  • By: Sue Prideaux
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
  • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Friedrich Nietzsche's work blasted the foundation of Western thinking. The death of God, the √úbermensch and the slave morality permeate our culture, high and low, and yet he is one of history's most misunderstood philosophers. Nietzsche himself thought that all philosophy was autobiographical, and in this myth-shattering book Sue Prideaux brings listeners into the world of a brilliant, eccentric and deeply troubled man, illuminating the events and people that shaped his life and work.

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  • An all-too-human tale

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-12-2018

An all-too-human tale

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-12-2018

Strips back the accoutrements of triumphalism and myth built up over Nietzsche’s troubled reception history to provide a wonderful, evocative and honest portrait of a hyper-talented, sensitive soul way ahead of his time.

Pleasing dramatic reading by Nicholas Guy-Smith. The pendant in me found the ostentatious over-pronunciation of German names, words and proper nouns to grate after a while. Far too portentous and overwrought. Not sure why he felt the need to pronounce the work “Nachlass” (referring to Nietzsche’s unpublished manuscripts and letters, etc) with a hint of Darth Vader each time.

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