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This audiobook details Benjamin Franklin's struggle to repeal the Stamp Act in his own words, compiled from documents written by the founding father himself. Audio performer Adrian Cronaeur, best known as the inspiration for Robin William's role in the film Good Morning, Vietnam, gives a pitch perfect performance. His deep and intelligent voice brings Benjamin Franklin's words back to life, sounding very much as they might have. With his extensive radio background, Cronaeur knows how to modulate his voice and pace to keep us interested in this historical piece.

Publisher's Summary

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. This recording - compiled from Franklin's own letters, papers, and original documents - recounts the diplomat's brilliant campaign to have Grenville's infamous Stamp Act repealed.

(P)1988 by Recorded Books, Inc.

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it doesn't give a full account of the negotiations he conducted while in England or France.

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The sound quality was so poor that I could not listen to more than the first two minutes. I scanned through the recording and I could not find a clear sounding portion.