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.
Call anytime(888) 283-5051
 >   > 
The Federalist Papers | [Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay]

The Federalist Papers

Originally published anonymously, The Federalist Papers first appeared in 1787 as a series of letters to New York newspapers exhorting voters to ratify the proposed Constitution of the United States. Still hotly debated and open to often controversial interpretations, the arguments first presented here by three of America's greatest patriots and political theorists were created during a critical moment in our nation's history.
Regular Price:$32.19
  • 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 -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

Originally published anonymously, The Federalist Papers first appeared in 1787 as a series of letters to New York newspapers exhorting voters to ratify the proposed Constitution of the United States. Still hotly debated and open to often controversial interpretations, the arguments first presented here by three of America's greatest patriots and political theorists were created during a critical moment in our nation's history, providing readers with a running ideological commentary on the crucial issues facing a democracy. Today, The Federalist Papers are as important and vital a rallying cry for freedom as ever.

Public Domain (P)2010 Tantor

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.2 (73 )
5 star
 (36)
4 star
 (19)
3 star
 (16)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (1)
Overall
4.4 (53 )
5 star
 (32)
4 star
 (12)
3 star
 (8)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.3 (52 )
5 star
 (29)
4 star
 (13)
3 star
 (9)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Raymond Zephyrhills, FL, United States 06-16-11
    Raymond Zephyrhills, FL, United States 06-16-11 Member Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    21
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    37
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    "Did they have a crystal ball?"

    It would seem these great men knew freedoms enemy and in these writings tried to warn us of them. I would assume they would be hugely disappointed with us and what we have let happen to our country. I’m not talking about Obama, Bush or Clinton, but the last 50- 100 years of Americans putting their faith in government.

    After each segment I caught myself thinking why... if they could see it coming from the late 1700's then how is it we can't see it happening to us today? Then the mocking words of another would then ring in my head. “a Republic… if you can keep it.”

    It's like giving a kid a dollar in a candy store. The kid says whats this for dad and you reply your future, if you learn how to invest in it. It's as if they knew we would progressively forfeit our freedoms just like I know my kid will buy a piece of candy.

    That said it was difficult to listen too while doing anything. I typically listen during my commute, while I work in the yard or putts around the house, but with the Old English Shakespearian language I found myself having to pay attention more than most books. I think the original argument needs to be read or listened to in the original language because you realize how deliberate that generation’s leadership was with their thoughts and words. They spoke of the future as we speak of tomorrow. They understood history and thoughtfully and knowingly planned for the future generations while we thoughtlessly and (IMHO) knowingly organize the desolation the generations to come.

    I’m not sure why, but I just ordered a newer version that is supposed to be in modern language.

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Andrew southlake, TX, United States 02-14-13
    Andrew southlake, TX, United States 02-14-13
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great Listen"
    Where does The Federalist Papers rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the better audiobooks I've listened to, mostly because the content is so good


    Would you recommend The Federalist Papers to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes, I think that the Federalist Papers are something that everyone should be familiar with.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-2 of 2 results

    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.

Cancel

Thank You

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