• James Madison: A Captivating Guide to an American Founding Father Who Served as the Fourth President of the United States of America

  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Desmond Manny
  • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 09-12-18
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Captivating History
  • 5 out of 5 stars (26 ratings)

Regular price: $14.95

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Publisher's Summary

Explore the captivating life of James Madison.

James Madison earned the title “Father of the Constitution”. How did this man who was diminutive of stature with a weak constitution produce such an energetic document? Through more than 200 years, it stands like a silent sentinel to protect the freedom and independence of the American people. 

It was a time when the Americans were weary from the tumult of the Revolution, but Madison’s job had barely begun. He realized it was up to him now to help fashion the future of a country that would outlive him. 

Although characterized as introverted and pensive, Madison had a ferocious absorption to persevere until he could effectively shepherd the Constitution through all the logistical stages necessary to make it real. 

In this Captivating History audiobook, you'll discover the story of his remarkable life from beginning to end. 

This audiobook covers topics such as: 

  • Early life and education
  • James Madison: prankster and protester!
  • Spirit of the Revolution
  • The governor’s council - the Second Continental Congress and its aftermath
  • James Madison: father of the Constitution
  • Congress or not: That is the question
  • Delicate Dolley - manipulative Hamilton – wild Lyon
  • Secretary of state and fourth president
  • Partial retirement and death
  • And much more!

Listen to this audiobook now to learn more about James Madison!

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Perhaps the weakest book in the Audible library

There has not been a rendition of Madison so shallow and vapid. The author recites some details of Madison's life and a couple of historical events, but adds nothing of insight to the man or the times.
The reader speaks clearly but misses several words as never uttered before.
I'd ask for a return, but Audible seems to have revised their previous policy, making it difficult to arduous.

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Very Well-Written

This is a high quality edition with cloth binding and will be a book that you'll pass on to your grandchildren so that they will know how much was sacrificed for a free republic that has been lost to the tyranny of the Progressive Democrats who now control our government.

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Fairly Balanced

Excellent writing and enjoyable listening. Worthy of being recommended which I certainly will. Great expose of characters and historical events.

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Interesting audible

Great book.... Fantastic and interesting historical information.... excellently written and explained very well. Recommended to all.

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Excellent Book

Madison lived a long life, blessed with the unwavering love and companionship of his wife, Dolly, and only marred, like Jefferson, by poverty at the end of his life.

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Nice Introduction

Gives a good view of Washington and Virginia during the early years of the birth of this country. Wasn't as detailed as some other presidential books but would recommend to those seeking to learn about our 4th president.

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Great Book

Overall the book was excellent and I learned how great this seemingly quiet man was always tenaciously focused on anything he can do to safeguard his country. There were times when the writing got a little "twisty" where it was difficult to follow and I had to re-listen the paragraph over to understand it.

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According to my expectations

Overall a very interesting account of his life and times and someone more Americans should know about. Recommended book.

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This book has great information

This book helped really understand it's okay and to lay out different situations and how to better deal. Recommended read to better understand those who wear their heart on their sleeves as well as think differently.

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Nice Audiobook

I really loved the perspective that came out in this rendition of James Madison's life. It was a great reminder of Madison place in US history. It also was a very well written and interesting book.

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  • J.Mohammad
  • 09-20-18

Got What I Wanted

Excellent writing. A little more detailed than I want. Not as easy to understand as some other biographies but a very good details of our country's beginning and the many good men who worked to make it a success. All of them had good and bad points.

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  • Luca
  • 09-20-18

Good Guide

James Madison: A Captivating Guide to an American Founding Father Who Served as the Fourth President of the United States of America:

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  • H.Mohammad
  • 09-20-18

Good Researched Book

A real page turner. Fascinating, easy to digest. the author brings the main character's personalities into the details which makes our history much more interesting. It's almost like being there in person.

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  • Liam L
  • 09-20-18

Very Light and Entertaining

This book was well written. It kept my attention throughout and, I believe, presented an unbiased and accurate portrayal of the life of one of if not the greatest American.

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  • Phoebe
  • 09-20-18

History You Must-Have

Very thorough study of Madison. Enjoyed the descriptions of involvement with the other founding fathers.

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  • Emma Clara
  • 09-20-18

Perfect

Really enjoyed reading this book with so many details about the people and events that took place during this important time in our history.

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  • Dexter Finn
  • 09-20-18

I am impressed

I enjoy books about the Founding period, so when I saw the great New York Times review this book received I downloaded it as soon as it came out. So far it is everything the review promised. Thank you, author, for this comprehensive, well-written contribution to our understanding of such an interesting man and important Founding Father!

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  • Rubi L
  • 09-19-18

Wealth Information

Great biography of a great man, in my book second to George Washington among the first several presidents. Interesting and engaging story, and a great way to learn US history.

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  • Carter F
  • 09-19-18

Good Purchase

I found it to be very engaging. Often I found myself in the places the author describes, seeing what the characters are seeing. I learned a great deal about Madison that I did not know before.

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  • Evie
  • 09-19-18

Happy With This Purchase

Wow, I thought I knew my history! The research and the details that were developed made me appreciate the difficulties that were encountered: people, communications, travel, personalities, writings and politics. How lucky we are to have gotten a successful governance system out of that enormous effort!!