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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (8,726 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thomas Paine Narrator: Adrian Cronauer Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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“When my country, into which I had just set foot, was set on fire about my ears, it was time to stir,” wrote Paine. This pamphlet, which he had published in 1776, put into print the word every man was thinking but no man dared say: Independence! It captured the imagination of the colonists as no other document had.

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  • No writer has exceeded Paine in ease and familiarity of style; in perspicuity of expression, happiness of elucidation, and in simple, unassuming language. -Thomas Jefferson

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Damon Barnhurst | 2/11/2014

    " While on a church mission a brother Bellardi challenged me to read this by age 23 I believe. Well, I didn't complete that request until I was 34 but I am very glad I did read it. What a great document that was circulating among the colonists. This work of Thomas Paine was a huge contributor to the colonists understanding what and why they should/would fight for a free and independent nation. Works like this make me proud of our constitution and leaves me longing for more leaders to help us preserve and uphold it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Michelle | 2/11/2014

    " Great look into man, government and his society. I think our government today should re-read this to serve as a reminder "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Celeste | 2/9/2014

    " I felt the first part of this book, which is the original pamphlet Common Sense, was a good read. The appendix and the additional "Agrarian Justice" was confusing because the articles and speeches Thomas Paine was commenting about are not included, making it difficult to follow what the argument is about. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Holly Huff | 1/28/2014

    " It's not as common as you'd like. "

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