Ben Franklin's wisdom is just as potent now as it was more than 200 years ago. Fredd Wayne's brilliant performance reveals this genius with a sense of proportion that carefully balances excerpts from Franklin's public writings and his private correspondence. The first act is devoted to Franklin's life in Philadelphia, where we meet the politically savvy Ben, the inventor Ben, the entertaining Ben, the womanizing Ben, the father Ben. The second act in Paris shows Ben to be a complex man of vast intelligence, humor, and some brooding regrets. In this exclusive production, Ben Franklin speaks to us all.
©1995 Fredd Wayne. All rights reserved. (P)2010 BBC Audiobooks America
"In the same category as Hal Holbrook's Mark Twain Tonight....consistently entertaining." (Variety)
There are no listener reviews for this title yet.
Report Inappropriate Content
If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.