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  • The Prince

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Niccolo Machiavelli
    • Narrated By Nelson Runger
    Overall
    (193)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (37)

    The Prince was the first great work of modern political and historical analysis, but it suffered from a tragic flaw: Machiavelli chose as his "hero" Cesare Borgia, the son of Pope Alexander VI, who, unknown to the author, employed murder as one of his tools of statecraft. The Prince has been studied by Hitler, Stalin, Richelieu, Bismarck, and Frederick the Great, among others.

    Patrick says: "Machiavelli, telling it like it is"
    "Disappointing"
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    What was most disappointing about Niccolo Machiavelli???s story?

    After all I had heard of this book, I was very disappointed. I was expecting a story that had some political commentary. What I got was a political treatice so dated that I was unable to follow it. I am not a student of history and thus was continually confused by his many references to other historical personages and events.


    What does Nelson Runger bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    Runger makes a valient effort to bring the book to life. He just has a tremendous challenge that is difficult to overcome.


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