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  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin | Benjamin Franklin

    The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Benjamin Franklin
    • Narrated By Qarie Marshall
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    Left unfinished at the time of his death, The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin has endured as one of the most well-known and influential autobiographies ever written. From his early years in Boston and Philadelphia to the publication of his Poor Richard's Almanac to the American Revolution and beyond, Franklin's autobiography is a fascinating, personal exploration into the life of America's most interesting founding father.

    John Lemos says: "I'm going to listen to this again!"
  • Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin | Benjamin Franklin

    Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Benjamin Franklin
    • Narrated By Walter Costello
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    Considered to be one of the best autobiographies written in colonial America, Franklin portrays a fascinating picture of life in pre-revolutionary Philadelphia. In his own words he describes his life as a printer, inventor, scientist, and politician.

    Jean says: "A great man"
  • Benjamin Franklin: Autobiography | Benjamin Franklin

    Benjamin Franklin: Autobiography

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Benjamin Franklin
    • Narrated By Robin Field
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    Franklin’s Autobiography, one of the most regarded works in early American literature, began as a private collection of anecdotes for his son, but was soon transformed from reflective personal journaling into a work of national history. Filled with the inimitable nuances & wit of the inventor, philosopher, scientist and statesman, this engaging narration of Benjamin Franklin’s classic is as certain to delight modern readers as it did with his original audience.

    Dreamsmith says: "Wisely written and mesmerizingly read"
  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin | Benjamin Franklin

    The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Benjamin Franklin
    • Narrated By Kevin Theis
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    My business was now continually augmenting, and my circumstances growing daily easier, my newspaper having become very profitable, as being for a time almost the only one in this and the neighbouring provinces. I experienced, too, the truth of the observation, "that after getting the first hundred pound, it is more easy to get the second", money itself being of a prolific nature.

    HH says: "The Greatest American"
  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin | Benjamin Franklin

    The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Benjamin Franklin
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    From printer's apprentice to internationally famous scientist, inventor, statesman, legislator, and diplomat, Benjamin Franklin led a most remarkable life. Seldom is history so well articulated by someone who was there.

    Oleg says: "Ben thru 1757"
  • The Way to Wealth: Ben: Ben Franklin on Money and Success | Benjamin Franklin,Charles Conrad

    The Way to Wealth: Ben: Ben Franklin on Money and Success

    • UNABRIDGED (32 mins)
    • By Benjamin Franklin, Charles Conrad
    • Narrated By Charles Conrad
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    Statesman, scientist, entrepreneur, inventor. Benjamin Franklin is synonymous with American ingenuity and achievement. It's no coincidence that his face is on the 100 dollar bill. This compilation, assembled by Charles Conrad, presents Ben Franklin's essential wisdom on money and success. It includes his three classic essays: "The Way to Wealth", "Advice to a Young Worker", and "The Path of Virtue".

  • The Way to Wealth | Benjamin Franklin

    The Way to Wealth

    • UNABRIDGED (19 mins)
    • By Benjamin Franklin
    • Narrated By Kent McKamy
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    The first American book on personal finance, The Way to Wealth by Benjamin Franklin is still the best and wisest money book ever written. Originally published in 1758 as the preface to Poor Richard's Almanack, this little gem has been through innumerable printings and sold millions of copies to those in search of smart but entertaining advice about hard work, earning and saving, money and debt.

    Diana says: "Interesting!"
  • The Way to Wealth | Benjamin Franklin

    The Way to Wealth

    • UNABRIDGED (23 mins)
    • By Benjamin Franklin
    • Narrated By Jason McCoy
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    Benjamin Franklin's words are just as true today as they were 200 years ago. Although this book was writen before the American Revolution, the suggestions are still relevant today. This audiobook is full of lessons that seem to have fallen upon deaf ears in today's business world.

  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin & The Way to Wealth | Benjamin Franklin

    The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin & The Way to Wealth

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Benjamin Franklin
    • Narrated By Kent Mackamy
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    The Way to Wealth, originally a preface to the 1758 edition of Franklin's beloved Poor Richard's Almanack, presents a brief fable of a local wise man, Father Abraham, quoting Poor Richard to an eager crowd. In this inspiring tale, Franklin steps out of the past and shares with you his famed maxims about wealth, knowledge, virtue, and all other elements of business success.

    Amazon Customer says: "Good narration but appears incomplete"
  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin | Benjamin Franklin

    The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Benjamin Franklin
    • Narrated By Fredd Wayne
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    Ben Franklin's own lively story of his early years is a unique, fascinating, and influential look at this American founding father. It has been taught in schools as a moral tract, as a guide to self-improvement, and as the Great American Success Story. It also is relished both for its insight into colonial life and the mind of the man who most affected the development of our democratic form of government.

    Rob says: "Fantastic Listen"
  • Liberty Collection | Frederic Bastiat,Christopher Crennen,Benjamin Franklin,Thomas Jefferson,James Madison

    Liberty Collection

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Frederic Bastiat, Christopher Crennen, Benjamin Franklin, and others
    • Narrated By Christopher Crennen
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    The Liberty Collection includes: "The Law" by Frederic Bastiat (1 hour 20 minutes). Bastiat (bawst ya) (1801-1850) was an economist, a member of the French assembly and an influential libertarian speaker and writer. "The Law", Bastiat's most famous work, argues that the purpose of the law is the protection of individual rights, and that when governments adopt policies favoring particular industries or groups, the law becomes an instrument of injustice and oppression.

    Kevron says: "Must read."
  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin | Benjamin Franklin

    The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Benjamin Franklin
    • Narrated By Walter Covell
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    Benjamin Franklin's wide range of activities and interests opened the doors of the world to him. Printer, inventor, philosopher, ambassador, champion of liberty - his influence has been felt by every American generation. And to everything he touched, including this autobiography, Franklin brought originality and wit.

    Buhldog says: "Enlightening"
  • Poor Richard's Almanac | Benjamin Franklin

    Poor Richard's Almanac

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Benjamin Franklin
    • Narrated By Robert Bethune
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    Unlike most editions of Poor Richard, this one includes essentially all of the text, not just the aphorisms and sayings. This gives you, Courteous Listener, a much better appreciation of how Franklin wrote and thought. In particular, you will find that the full body of the Poor Richard almanacs contains a great deal of religious and spiritual thought in which Franklin laid out and propounded his understanding of Christianity as it stood in his day.

    Cheryl says: "lame music inbetween every quote"
  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin | Benjamin Franklin

    The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Benjamin Franklin
    • Narrated By Alastair Cameron
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    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.

  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin | Benjamin Franklin

    The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Benjamin Franklin
    • Narrated By Bill DeWees
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    One of the most famous and influential examples of autobiography, The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is the traditional name for the unfinished record of his own life written by Benjamin Franklin himself from 1771 to 1790. Franklin's account of his life is divided into four parts, reflecting the different periods at which he wrote them.

  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin | Benjamin Franklin

    The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Benjamin Franklin
    • Narrated By Adrian Cronauer
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    A great inventor, journalist, satirist, politician - a true Renaissance man - Benjamin Franklin perfectly embodied the traits we now treasure as "American."

    Heizenberg says: "I wish high school history was this interesting!"
  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin | Benjamin Franklin

    The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Benjamin Franklin
    • Narrated By Gregg Rizzo
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    Born 1706 in Boston, Benjamin Franklin was the 15th of his father's 17 children. He went to school as a child with the intent of becoming a minister, as his father, Josiah, intended. However, that idea was dropped after Franklin showed a keen interest in reading and writing. He was apprenticed to his brother, James, at a young age, but after fighting with his brother he quit the job and moved to Philadelphia, where he worked for a man named Samuel Keimer.

    Christian says: "College book review"
  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin | Benjamin Franklin

    The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Benjamin Franklin
    • Narrated By Michael Edwards
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    Among other things, Franklin was a printer, philosopher, inventor, statesman, and not least, a writer. Franklin's autobiography captures the essence of his spirit. In it, we can see him as a product of the 18th century enlightenment, a type of Yankee statesman who could use the language of Addison, Steele, Swift, and Defoe. In his autobiography, Franklin asks himself, "Who am I, how did I come to be, and why am I a human being as I am?" And he answers with the honesty, wit, and charm.

    Alfredo Benitez says: "The lessons of a well intentioned genius"
  • Benjamin Franklin: Diplomat | Benjamin Franklin

    Benjamin Franklin: Diplomat

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Benjamin Franklin
    • Narrated By Adrian Cronauer
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    A publisher, printer, author, scientist, and inventor - and a success in every field - Benjamin Franklin made his greatest accomplishments as America's first diplomat. When he sailed for England in 1764, he intended to petition Parliament in London for a redress of grievances of the state of Pennsylvania, but his energies were soon enlisted by the whole of the Thirteen Colonies.

    Amazon Customer says: "Partial accounts"
  • Time Is Money [Russian Edition] | Benjamin Franklin

    Time Is Money [Russian Edition]

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Benjamin Franklin
    • Narrated By Vadim Pugachev
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    Izdanie vkljuchaet v sebja dve znamenitye raboty "Avtobiografija" i "Sovet molodomu torgovcu, napisannyj starym" Bendzhamina Franklina (1706 - 1790 gg) - amerikanskogo politicheskogo dejatelja, diplomata, izobretatelja i pisatelja, odnogo iz liderov vojny za nezavisimost' SShA. "Avtobiografija" - odno iz krupnyh i naibolee izvestnyh proizvedenij Franklina.

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