Beyond Good and Evil

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(4.4 stars; 605 reviews)

First published in 1886 at Nietzsche’s own expense, the book was not initially considered important. In it, Nietzsche denounced what he considered to be the moral vacuity of 19th century thinkers. He attacked philosophers for what he considered to be their lack of critical sense and their blind acceptance of Christian premises in their considerations of morality and values. Beyond Good and Evil is a comprehensive overview of Nietzsche’s mature philosophy.
(Summary from Wikipedia) (8 hr 2 min)


Preface 6:02 Read by Hugh McGuire
Prejudices of Philosophers 59:28 Read by Hugh McGuire
The Free Spirit 39:59 Read by wedschild
The Religious Mood 44:04 Read by Chris Vee
Apophtegms and Interludes 23:30 Read by Maddie
The Natural History of Morals 57:25 Read by Rainer
We Scholars 53:35 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
Our Virtues 1:09:52 Read by Andrew Miller
Peoples and Countries 1:01:46 Read by Gesine
What is Noble? 1:06:29 Read by President Lethe


(5 stars)

I have read Nietzsche since i was 15, and I cannot express how glad i am with this f*****g awesome app, i simply love it. The reading is not perfect, but it is better than nothing. I work a lot, so that I don't devote much time re-reading the books that i love, for i would rather read new ones in my free time. Ps: for all those new on Nietzsche, and want to understand this work, read or listen to "the Genealogy of morals", Nietzsche wrote it as a prelude to this, and he basically gives the intent and purpose of his whole philosophy in the first chapters. Thanks librovox.

Good readers.

(5 stars)

I completely disagree with the other reviewer. I like the readers, and may I remind you: "foreign" readers are not foreign to people from their home country.

(3.5 stars)

What do you expect from a free service? The fact we can gain access to this content should inspire thanks in the listeners. My only criticism is that people could slow their speech when listing numbered points within the text. Apart from this small suggestion I take my hat off to the readers. P. S. If you wish to understand this philosophy then you should read/listen to more philosophy. I can hardly see how you're lack of knowledge is the fault of the volunteers.

This has to be read slowly

(5 stars)

good quality of sound. but...female reader reads so fast like she wants to prove something. no emotions also.but like we are all aware . this is free and worthy more than praise. but this is Nietzche. even with slow reading his style is only worthy of the highest minds and mediators. me and my adhd need to get this book and read it my self . thanks so much to the readers and librivox


(5 stars)

I didn't think I would like it, boy was I wrong.

(5 stars)

for the thinker in need of humbling

Great book. Unfortunately reader of ch. 2 was terrible.

(4 stars)

It should be an honor to read Nietzsche to the public. Some of the readers were clearly aware of it. The fact that the books are available to the public doesn't excuse the misuse of the opportunity given to the readers. This book is a master piece in the world of knowledge. Evidently speed reading doesn't represent great intellect.

Hugh McGuire should have read the whole thing

(5 stars)

I love this book. I could curl up in a coffee shop or some beatnik bar and listen to Hugh McGuire read the whole thing cover to cover. His voice is totally the emulation of the one I read books like this in my mind. Not to discount the other readers, but yes, I have picked my favorite *lol* Thanks for this! Cheers!