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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (14,736 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Benjamin Franklin Narrator: Robin Field Publisher: Mission Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Be in general virtuous, and you will be happy, advises Benjamin Franklin, and he was a man who lived up to his own words. Franklin's Autobiography, one of the most regarded works in early American literature, began as a private collection of anecdotes for his son, but was soon transformed from reflective personal journaling into a work of national history. Filled with the inimitable nuances & wit of the inventor, philosopher, scientist and statesman, this engaging narration of Benjamin Franklin's classic is as certain to delight modern readers as it did with his original audience.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sherry Collins | 2/20/2014

    " It is a must, every one should read it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Paul Haspel | 2/4/2014

    " Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography is a masterpiece. Along with all of his other achievements and innovations, Franklin also stands at the beginnings of American literature. Highlights of the book for me include Franklin's account of his 1723 arrival in Philadelphia and his first walk through the streets of the city. He describes his start in business, his rise in the commercial life of Philadelphia, and his increasing engagement in public life. It's incomplete, stopping as of 1759, with the Declaration of Independence, the Revolution, and the Constitutional Convention still years away; there's more he would have written if he could have, as a lengthy outline that appears at the end of Part Four shows. It is not loved by all -- Mark Twain and D.H. Lawrence both denounced what they saw as the didactic, moralizing qualities of the Autobiography -- but it captures the American character like few other books, in Franklin's time or since. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sherry (sethurner) | 1/16/2014

    " It was a pleasure to read his collections of anecdotes, memories and letters from his long and eventful life. This is history at its best, personal, colorful and clear. Franklin's stories of growing up, his first jobs, his experiences in the military and in politics all make for good reading. Some of the entries from Poor Richard's Almanac are laugh out loud fun "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Amelia | 1/6/2014

    " Honestly not as good as I expected. From a man who is so greatly revered in our history, his autobiography is lacking. Not to mention the fact that it ends in 1757, long before he participated in any of the large events that shaped the birth of America. "

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