The Twilight of Civilization

The Twilight of Civilization was first given as a lecture in 1939, and was only published in print in 1943. Now in the public domain, it provides a fascinating insight into the theological and philosophical debates that were eminent during such a formative period for the West, by one of the most influential thinkers of the time. You can listen using the convenient player below, or download a ZIP file containing the MP3s. Alternatively, you can import the XML file into the podcast reader of your choice.

The Spirit of the Curé of Ars

While not really connected to my work, I narrated this audiobook, which may be of interest to those who follow me, especially Catholics. It’s a truly beautiful work from the mid-1800s. Here is a summary of the book:

St. Jean-Baptiste Marie Vianney (known in English as St. John Vianney), was a French priest that lived from 1786-1859. He would later become famous as the Curé of Ars. Despite notoriously little formal education, he inspired an untold number to convert to the Catholic Faith, through the way that he spoke both passionately and simply, and the way that he lived his life. This book presents some of his catechisms, sermons, exhortations, and thoughts. It offers some of the most passionate pleas to the faithful, allowing him to inspire another generation from beyond the grave.

You can listen to the entire book freely at LibriVox. They also provide links so that you can add it to your favorite podcast platform via RSS.

Supporting this Work

If you enjoy listening to me narrate books and find them to be valuable, please consider leaving a donation and recommending the works to others. It’s extremely time-intensive to do this, but I enjoy it and believe it to be worthwhile. The next work that I expect to release (spoiler!) is Ten Reasons by Edmund Campion.