The Constitution and the Declaration of Independence

A Pocket Constitution
Narrated by: Mark Deakins
Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (97 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

How often have people claimed that a certain thing was "in the Constitution" and you've wanted to pull out a copy to show them what this incredible document really says?

This is the book you want to keep with you at all times: the full text of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, the two documents that are the backbone of United States government. Hearing them as they were written is a must for every American. Regular listening is required for any historian or member of the legal profession, and a good idea for all Americans.

Acclaimed Constitutional scholar Paul Skousen, author of How to Read the Constitution, frames this simple text with a brief preface and a summary of important facts about these two documents, including important dates, for the ultimate quick reference. Throughout the text of the Constitution, he provides a clear guide to parts that became invalid due to later amendments, making the current meaning clear. Without intruding on the meaning, Skousen gives you a great tool for understanding our most basic principles of good government. An inspiring introduction by New York Times best-selling author Dan Clark will put you in the right frame of mind to listen to and appreciate these great documents.

This handy guide can become your best friend, and you'll want to keep a copy nearby. Here is your chance to become an expert on two of the most important documents that shaped our country!

©2016 Paul B. Skousen, Dan Clark, Izzard Ink Publishing (P)2016 Izzard Ink Publishing

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Just Listen to It

Would you consider the audio edition of The Constitution and the Declaration of Independence to be better than the print version?

I would. I like to listen on the go. The narrator was great.

What other book might you compare The Constitution and the Declaration of Independence to and why?

How to Read the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.

Have you listened to any of Mark Deakins’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I did listen to Rogue Lawyer. Both are done very well.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The Constitution always moves me.

Any additional comments?

This is a great reading of our founding documents.

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Great Reading of the Constitution

Where does The Constitution and the Declaration of Independence rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It has to be one of the top readings I have heard of The Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Constitution and the Declaration of Independence?

The Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.

Which scene was your favorite?

Of course the reading of The Constitution and the Declaration of Independence but I also enjoyed the myths.

What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

I should listen to our founding documents often.

Any additional comments?

This is a great additional to an American's audio book collection. A great professional version of the Constitution.

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Strong assertions and opinions

If you are into strong assertions and opinions then you will enjoy this book. I was looking for the authentic constitution, not minding some interpretation, this book was crammed full of idealism. Not for free thinkers!

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must listen too!

great history lesson. detailed to understand the laws better. clear voice by narrator. learned alot

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can't go wrong

enjoyed it. Everyone should read the us constitution at least once a year. Now I can hear it and mowe the lawn.

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The narrator is good, but the foreword is damaging

Foreword pushes it own, very revisionist agenda. Interprets what's not there. Get a non-foreword version.

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Preaching instead of teaching

What a disappointment! I’d hoped to listen to the text of these founding and important documents, and perhaps also hear some historical context. Instead, he spends the first two sections vomiting a fire and brimstone sermon about man and god and country. I’m returning and deleting this ASAP and looking for either the straight text of these important documents, or a scholarly reading of them. Don’t waste your time and/or money on this one.

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A great listen

The reader was very clear and read at a nice pace and the contents were great.

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This book has taught me so much and im glad i took the time to learn about our Nation

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For Everyone

Every U.S. Citizen should read/listen to The Constitution and the Declaration of Independence...it can amaze you what you thought you knew vs what really is.