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Shawn

Elma, WA, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • The Wealth of Nations

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Adam Smith
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (180)
    Performance
    (137)
    Story
    (137)

    The foundation for all modern economic thought and political economy, The Wealth of Nations is the magnum opus of Scottish economist Adam Smith, who introduces the world to the very idea of economics and capitalism in the modern sense of the words.

    Frank says: "Loved the Narrator"
    "Very interesting"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Wealth of Nations the most enjoyable?

    I am very interested in the history of capitalism and this book was very educational.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Adam Smith


    What does Gildart Jackson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He sounds like what I would expect someone from the time period of the book's writing to have sounded like; very aristocratic and educated. There are references in the book to our American colonies and Mr. Jackson's reading made is seem like it had just happened a short time prior.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Not possible. I listen to the book when I am hiking which allows me to focus on the content.


    Any additional comments?

    This is not a story book it is actually a text book or scholarly analysis. If you are in to economics, capitalism, or business, then this book is for you. I have read some of the book but l found listening to it to be a more effective way of absorbing it.

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