This is a long uninterrupted string of loose bits and pieces from Russell`s works, arranged in alphabetical order. Thus, under "A", we have: Abaelard, anarchism, anti-Semitism, aristocracy, Aristotle, art, ascetic, Athens, Augustine, Averroes, Avicenna.
Every single entry would deserve to be held up for close examination, but it just runs along smoothly in a constant flow that demands unfailing attention. We can only take in a few bits, then stop to ponder and eventually come back whenever we feel like spending a few minutes with a great thinker.
Robin Sachs reads in a patient, mellow, polished voice and with perfect pronunciation of names as well as foreign and philosophical terms. Some might call him monotonous perhaps. As for me, I am grateful for every reader who doesn't try to put his own interesting personality above the text, and doesn`t scorch my ears.