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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (242 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William J. Bennett, William J. Bennett Narrator: William J. Bennett Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Featuring performances by William Bennett, Elayne Bennett, Stephen Collins, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Megan Gallagher, Charlton Heston, Simon Jones, Rita Moreno, Tonya Pinkins, Richard Thomas, and Betty White.

More than two million readers and listeners have used William Bennett's The Book of Virtues to help their families learn the essential traits of good character. Now his inspiring and instructive volume, The Moral Compass, offers more examples of good and bad, right and wrong, in great works from literature and in exemplary stories from history.

Organized by the stages along life's journey, The Moral Compass moves from the first character lessons taught in the home to the countless choices that call the virtues into play. The stories and poems continually serve as reference points on a moral compass, guiding the reader through the ethical and spiritual challenges along the pathway of life: leaving home, entering into marriage, easing the burdens of others, nurturing one's children, and fulfilling the obligations of citizenship and leadership.

Offering well-known examples from Western history and mythology along with tales and folklore from Asia, Africa, and Latin America, The Moral Compass is an indispensable guide for the family to meet the challenges of life at any age.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Drawn from the Bible and Homer, from the legends of cultures throughout the world, from plenty of Victorian writers, and from the popular magazines of the pre–World War II era, the selections are uniformly readable, definitely and honorably moral, as promised.”


  • “Believing that learning to be virtuous is a lifelong journey, Bennett has provided a kind of moral travel guide and map through each territory—childhood, adolescence, adulthood—along the way.”

    Library Journal

  • “A colorful patchwork of pieces that are irresistible for bedtime reading aloud and as spurs to family discussions.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Hannah | 10/24/2013

    " This, and The Book of Virtues, were my childhood storytime mainstay. Needless to say, I love these books and know them almost by heart! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ann | 9/3/2013

    " Really great book. Read portions of it aloud to kids frequently. Every home should have this book. Love Bennett. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Michael Adamson | 8/8/2013

    " A very great book. Bennett give us hope that morality is the base of making lifes decisions. Great for working with youth and children. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Anthony | 7/30/2013

    " A go to book about morality. "

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