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I admit, I listened to this one while I was painting a room in my house. Since it's written in first person, it was like having Ben in the room with me while I was working. I chose this book since I knew I was going to see the Ben Franklin exhibit at the Atlanta History Center, and the exhibit mirros much of the book. What an open thinker he was!
The reader is superb. As the book continues I can't help but feel as though Franklin himself is talking to me. It is everything an audio autobiography should be.
I enjoy autobiographies over biographies. What is included or excluded and how it is portrayed lends great insight to the subject.
Very enjoyable and worth listening to!
Book has stories of Ben Franklin but I thought it would tell more about his steps to become a better person and this was only about 2 pages of the book. So I was disappointed.
I had a difficult time following the vernacular in this book. And I was disappointed that the story covered so little of Benjamin Franklins experiments (e.g. electricity) and no information about his involvement in the Continental Congress.
"A good insight into the character of the man"
As one of the founding fathers, Franklin holds an important position in the history of the world, not just the United States. How the men of Franklin's era - many of them relatively young - thought the way they did, articulated those ideas and, most importantly, acted on them is inspirational.
The narration is particularly good - he really seems to capture the spirit of the man.
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