The Genealogy of Morals

Read by Jeffrey Church

(4.8 stars; 107 reviews)

In 1887, with the view of amplifying and completing certain new doctrines which he had merely sketched in Beyond Good and Evil (see especially Aphorism 260), Nietzsche published The Genealogy of Morals. This work is perhaps the least aphoristic, in form, of all Nietzsche's productions. For analytical power, more especially in those parts where Nietzsche examines the ascetic ideal, The Genealogy of Morals is unequalled by any other of his works; and, in the light which it throws upon the attitude of the ecclesiast to the man of resentment and misfortune, it is one of the most valuable contributions to sacerdotal psychology. (summary by the editor of the Samuel translation) (5 hr 44 min)


Preface 22:32 Read by Jeffrey Church
First Essay, Part 1 38:09 Read by Jeffrey Church
First Essay, Part 2 36:17 Read by Jeffrey Church
Second Essay, Part 1 52:16 Read by Jeffrey Church
Second Essay, Part 2 42:42 Read by Jeffrey Church
Third Essay, Part 1 50:55 Read by Jeffrey Church
Third Essay, Part 2 49:02 Read by Jeffrey Church
Third Essay, Part 3 52:50 Read by Jeffrey Church


Indispensible Text, Great Audio

(5 stars)

A work of genius. Nietzsche is a rabble-rouser. He won’t many many friends on either side of the aisle of most debates. I find his conclusions disconcerting yet honest. He is worth a read by anyone interested in moral philosophy. Also, the reader of this audio version did a great job. The best I’ve heard so far on LibriVox.

(5 stars)

Excellent reading of a deeply interesting book. Nietzsche is an extraordinary psychologist. For anyone in the throes of madness in the effort at being pious, to be a suffering saint, becoming one's own enemy and punisher in the process, Nietzsche is very good at administering a healthy dose of the antidote.

professional quality reading

(5 stars)

It appears to be a completely flawless reading, and the reader's voice imitates what we imagine Nietzsche's to be.

(4.5 stars)

Really good, but I found sometimes a bit too complex for an audiobook. Especially if your mind wanders momentarily and you lose the point the author was trying to make

Great book, great reader

(5 stars)

Great book and the sound quality is excellent and reader is very coear and articulate.

Fantastic reader. Great book.

(5 stars)

This overwhelming work of Friedrich Nietzsche is here read wonderfully by F. Church.


(4 stars)

Dense writing, the last chapter has the most insight

(4.5 stars)

an exceptionally well read fantastic work of a brilliant intellect!