We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Audiobook

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Regular Price:$19.95
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

Many people know Benjamin Franklin as one of the founding fathers of the United States of America, but not many people understand exactly what the famed inventor and politician contributed to society. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is a compilation of some of the great events from the man's life that have made him an American legend.

Franklin began his writing in England, continued in France, and last wrote in America, just a few years before his death, never having an opportunity to finish. He writes about his childhood and young adult life, from being the 15th born of 17 siblings and being destined for entering the priesthood, to becoming a famous inventor, postman, and politician.

Franklin discusses how his love and interest in reading and writing inspired him to discontinue his priesthood education and apprentice under his brother until they became estranged, and eventually move to Philadelphia where he befriended several political figures and traveled to England to work as a printer.

Upon returning to America in 1726, Franklin invented the lightning rod, got married, and became a postmaster among many other trades that benefited him in eventually being a key asset in organizing the war effort in the French-American War. His life and contributions have made him one of the most famous and recognized founding fathers of the United States.

©2016 A.R.N. Publications (P)2016 A.R.N. Publications

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.4 (15 )
5 star
 (9)
4 star
 (3)
3 star
 (3)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
4.5 (12 )
5 star
 (8)
4 star
 (2)
3 star
 (2)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.3 (13 )
5 star
 (8)
4 star
 (3)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (1)
Performance


There are no 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.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.