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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (29,918 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Karl Marx Narrator: Todd McLaren Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2011 ISBN: 9781452671727
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Widely debated since its publication in 1848, The Communist Manifesto is one of the world’s most influential political manuscripts. Presenting an analytical approach to the problems of capitalism and the resulting class struggle between the bourgeoisie and the proletariat, the text lays out the rationale and goals of communism as conceived by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.

This edition of The Communist Manifesto is based on the English edition of 1888. In addition, this collection includes the following essays and writings by Marx, translated by H. J. Stenning: “A Criticism of the Hegelian Philosophy of Right,” “On the King of Prussia and Social Reform,” “Moralizing Criticism and Critical Morality: A Polemic Against Karl Heinzen,” “Proudhon,” “French Materialism,” and “The English Revolution.”

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Seth | 2/8/2014

    " Though I "don't like it," I do consider it "Amazing" the impact and influence this document has had on the world, since it was written, and on the current state of society. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samantha | 2/4/2014

    " I may not agree with Marx but I can't deny that it was beautifully written, and with such persuasion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim Bradford | 12/31/2013

    " Well-written and interesting. A snapshot from a century ago, that still describes a lot of the problems we face today. I don't agree with Marxism on every point, but Marx makes some fascinating observations and strong arguments in this somewhat-infamous piece. It should be required reading, if only to offer a better understanding of a much-demonized philosophical and political group. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monta | 12/13/2013

    " I've been wanting to read this for a long time. Glad I did. One, I learned a lot. Two, it was a HARD read. I didn't understand at least as much as I did understand. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Olaoluwa Olukorede | 12/3/2013

    " I cant believe im saying this but i actually like his writing compared to others like Smith "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John Yelverton | 11/26/2013

    " The misguided writings of an idealist who very nearly destroyed the planet with his poorly considered theories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom Walsh | 11/6/2013

    " I got a better idea, though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rhonda | 9/5/2013

    " Too many distracting footnotes in this particular edition, but it was still incredibly interesting. Oh how wonderfully communism would work if humans weren't...well human. People are always going to want property, money, stuff. But it is a fascinating idealogy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jwelchito | 8/15/2013

    " Very interesting, Anybody who thinks it is not a dangerous ideology should read this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christina | 6/19/2013

    " This is a must-read for anyone with a brain. Totally eye-opening. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sajid Ahsan | 12/16/2012

    " Idealistic. The idea is good, but it was corrupted by politicians. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelsey | 11/14/2012

    " A perspective on unrestricted capitalism. It was very interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cleopatra1074 | 10/6/2012

    " It's interesting to see world's reaction to industrial revolution, and how their prophecies of future look today "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bart Sycamore | 8/16/2012

    " An interesting historical document, but lacks modern relevence to be considered life-changing. The extended intro is a little lengthy if you're interested in the Manifesto specifically and not communist literature in general. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Philip | 3/26/2012

    " This was a good introduction to Marxist thought for me. The writing was also much more colorful and pleasurable to read than I had expected. I kind of want to read a novel by Marx / Engels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tonya | 11/4/2011

    " Another one we should all read at some point :-) Amazing how much sense it can make though! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Howard | 5/26/2011

    " I gave this four stars for insightful and intelligent thinking. In the end however, it is fatally flawed but a great "pamphlet" nonetheless. Everyone should read it. "

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About the Author
Author Karl Marx

Karl Marx (1818–1883) was a philosopher, social scientist, historian, and revolutionary. He is without a doubt the most influential socialist thinker to emerge in the nineteenth century. Although largely ignored by scholars in his own lifetime, his social, economic, and political ideas gained rapid acceptance in the socialist movement after his death.

About the Narrator

Todd McLaren was involved in radio for more than twenty years in cities on both coasts, including Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. He left broadcasting for a full-time career in voice acting, where he has been heard on more than five thousand television and radio commercials, as well as television promos; narrations for documentaries on such networks as A&E, Discovery, and the History Channel; and films, including Who Framed Roger Rabbit?