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Written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, The Federalist Papers have long been considered to be some of the most important works in political science ever written.

The Federalist Papers establishes a method of constitutional government that was the building block for the type of government the United States has operated under for over 200 years. At the time, the idea that man has a basic right be self-governing was considered radical but these ideas grew in popularity prior to and during the American Revolutionary War.

This collection of essays and articles was originally published serially in the Independent Journal and the New York Packet between October 1787 and August 1788 and would later become known as The Federalist Papers. The authors published the collection hoping to influence the vote to ratify what would later become the Constitution and the cornerstone of the United States of America.

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A Great Constitutional Refreshment

With so much political discord these days, I think The Federalist Papers is a great educational read for people that are interested in U.S. history and the intentions of our founding fathers…

At the time the Federalist Papers were published there was a lot of opposition to the idea of the Constitution. These publications were written to convince the public of how important the Constitution was to the stability of the Union.

If you’re debating whether to listen to this book or actually read it, you may want to take into consideration the length of the book and all the old English that’s in it, which may make the reading aspect more difficult rather than listening to it in my opinion. The narrator has a very pleasant voice and his accent gives you a nice feel to that era…

Overall this is a very interesting book that history aficionados will enjoy, and can learn a lot from in regards to the foundation of the United States Government.

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The Foundation of the Constitution

Heard this title referenced numerous times in political talk shows and thought I’d give it a listen. It really opens your eyes as to how this great country’s foundation was built from the ground up in a very detailed manor. Kuddos to the narrator who did a marvelous job with this book. Can’t recommend this any higher!

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This guy talks like a droid.

But not like a sincere earnest droid, like C-3PO, more like a mounted head, divested of its body, mechanically and perversely kept alive for a century, in which the only activity available was to memorize The Federalist Papers, and after achieving that, to recite it by reeling it off as rapidly as possible, without true inflection, barely pausing for breath, only the droning on and on and on in the monotone of every mounted head that ever existed, stereotypically searching for any purpose at all in its peerless eternal half life, and concurrently milking its listener of joy, liveliness, and connection, which can be detected before the reading of the second federalist paper begins by glancing into the glazed, surprised and disappointed eyes of said listener.

I thought the narration could have been better.

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This isn't a book for everyone. If you want to understand the reasons for the constitution ratification plus and interpretation by the authors Hamilton, Madison, and Jay this book is for you. I strongly believe that if you are a candidate for a public office and sorwn in to uphold the constitution you need to understand the document that you sworn to uphold.

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Very boring reader.

It seems as if the reader was hired with the assumption that no one would listen. The reader doesn't care about the content or just has a very boring and lackluster voice.

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great support information for constitutional study

excellent for students of the Constitution and also for any American that wants to understand our freedoms better. narration is good. this is not a narrative explaining some interpretations but the actual text of the papers which is great.

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Mispronounced Worda and Weird Verbal Inflections

I jave tried for 18 sections to acclimate to the narrators strange way of pronouncing words, and I just can't. Ill return this book and find one that is understandable. This work is too important to be muddied up by "artistic license".

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The reader is mind numbingly boring.

I like the machine-read text much better than this human reader. His voice is not bad, but the cadence is awful. There is little emphasis, very flat. Stultifying.

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Terrible narration

This narration is horrible. The cadence and stressing of articles is like nails on a chalkboard.

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Intriguing

200+ years later and the Federalist Papers can still walk you through the conception of the United States. It tells you enough to give a glimpse of understanding but also makes it obvious that some topics they weren't really sure about themselves and so they were left open for posterity to ponder.

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