This political-science classic still has the power to shock, just as it did when first published almost 500 years ago. Fritz Weaver reads in an appropriately detached manner, for it is this air of objectivity regarding the ruthless pursuit of political power that has made Machiavelli's name synonymous with evil. This quality recording begins and ends with ceremonial music, which sets the right tone for a treatise directed to royalty.
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"Weaver reads with conviction, making deceit and immorality sound reasonable in the quest to govern." (AudioFile)
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While the Prince, is a book that pertains to rulers and governments, at the same time it is also relevant to anyone in the current time frame, who is in a great leadership position. The book itself, does a great job in explaining why certain things have been done throughout history and in particular, I especially enjoyed learning more about the history of Italy. The narration of this book is also splendid while the production of it, is of top-notch quality. Highly recommended!
There has always been such an ominous air about Machiavelli that I couldn't help but investigate. I listened to this book while at work (I love audiobooks!) and i couldn't believe how much I enjoyed this. I am always amazed when reading old classic non-fiction books. We as a people have NOT changed. The production of this reading was good. The narrators voice was clear and he kept a decent pace. Five star performance all around. If you were curious enough to find this, you will enjoy it.
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In my opinion, this is the best of the various productions of THE PRINCE available on audio. The introduction is helpful, and interesting. Mr. Fritz Weaver's narration is compelling, and maintains the listener's interest.
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