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The Prince | [Niccolo Machiavelli, George Bull (translator)]

The Prince

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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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.

©1961 George Bull (P)1994 HighBridge Company

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"Weaver reads with conviction, making deceit and immorality sound reasonable in the quest to govern." (AudioFile)

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    steve kearny, NJ, United States 01-27-10
    steve kearny, NJ, United States 01-27-10 Member Since 2009

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    "A Timeless Classic"

    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!

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    Michael collingdale, PA, USA 07-23-10
    Michael collingdale, PA, USA 07-23-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Eye opening."

    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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    Christopher KESWICK, VA, United States 11-24-11
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    "Best of those available at Audible"

    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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