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Christopher Oxford

Christopher Oxford

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Educated Cambridge; trained Cardiff. Over 25 years as director and actor.  Radio drama includes Sentimental EducationJourney’s End (BBC Radio 4). As reader, more than 90 unabridged titles for NLL, Listening Books, Ukemi Audiobooks, RNIB, Isis, Oakhill, Audible including Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy, R F Delderfield’s A Horseman Riding By trilogy and Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey/Maturin series. Other audio includes documentary narration; recorded guiding and character work for exhibitions; corporate telephony announcements; and recorded commentary for city tours.

THUS SPOKE ZARATHUSTRA

THUS SPOKE ZARATHUSTRATHUS SPOKE ZARATHUSTRA
A Book for All and None

By Friedrich Nietzsche
Read by Christopher Oxford
11 hours 56 minutes

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Thus Spoke Zarathustra is one of the most extraordinary – and important – texts in Western philosophy. It was written by Friedrich Nietzsche between 1883 and 1885. He cast it in the form of a novel in the hope that his urgent message of the ‘death of God’ and the rise of the superman (übermensch) would have greater emotional as well as intellectual impact. Though tarnished somewhat by inappropriate adoption by the Nazi movement in the mid-20th century, Zarathustra remains an immensely important and influential work, particularly as it exhorts the individual to question standard conventions of society, in order to pursue a truly ethical and spiritual path. After ten years in solitude in the mountains, Zarathustra decides it is time to return to the world so that people could benefit from the fruits of his pondering: ‘ I would like to bestow and distribute, until the wise have once more become joyous in their folly, and the poor happy in their riches.’Thus Spoke Zarathustra is a challenging text, but once encountered, and absorbed, cannot be forgotten both for its content and style.Translation: Thomas Common – revised and updated

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“Best Narration of this book thus far!”

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Yes, if you’ve ever wondered if the prose of this book could ever been properly and well delivered. Then this is it! Christopher Oxford gives maximum effort and does a magnificent job of really paying attention to the text and appears to fully appreciate and understand it. This culminates in a listening experience that is enjoyable and helps get across some of the nuances of the text. I don’t believe this has been as well as this before. If you want to hear this book with a different perspective on delivery – then look no further and get this version without hesitation!

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THE ANTICHRIST ECCE HOMO

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By Friedrich Nietzsche
Read by Christopher Oxford
8 hours 57 minutes

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The Antichrist and Ecce Homo were two of the last works written by Friedrich Nietzsche just before his mental collapse in 1889. Though both written in 1888, they are very different in content and style. In The Antichrist, Nietzsche expands on his view that the submissive nature of Christianity undermined Western society, depressing and sapping energy. Using a challenging, aphoristic style, he considers ‘good’ and ‘bad’, Buddhism and Christianity, and criticises the concepts of ‘sin’, ‘faith’, and ‘pity’ as proposed in the Christian tradition declaring that they undermined a zest for life. Ecce Homo is effectively Nietzsche’s autobiography. Writing in his idiosyncratic, urgent manner, he focuses on carefully chosen topics as he reviews his life and work: among the chapter headings are: ‘Why I am so wise’ and ‘Why I am so clever’. But like so much of Nietzsche, the effect is not quite as bombastic as might be expected – it is a fascinating document. Translation: Anthony M. Ludovici Continue Reading →