• Thomas Paine Classic Collection

  • Common Sense, The Age of Reason, and The Rights of Man
  • By: Thomas Paine
  • Narrated by: Russell Newton
  • Length: 17 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Americas
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)
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This Thomas Paine Classic Collection contains three of Thomas Paine's most notable books: Common Sense, The Age of Reason, and The Rights of Man

Born during the Age of Enlightenment and one of America’s Founding Fathers, Thomas Paine has written incredible works that continue to resonate with people in the modern world. Inside this collection, you’ll find some of Thomas Paine’s most famous and influential works, from his arguments against the Church to the nature of government and revolution. 

Inside this audiobook you’ll discover: 

Common Sense, a detailed, concise, and intellectual examination of the origin and nature of governments and their function, plus Paine’s comments on the British Constitution. 

The Age of Reason, an enlightening book which challenges institutional religion and offers a deep look into the philosophical position of Deism. Attacking corruption in the Church and challenging the Bible’s legitimacy, this book shook the 18th-century religious world. 

And The Rights of Man, which contains a powerful argument in defense of political revolution, using the French Revolution as an example. When the government fails to safeguard the rights of its people, Paine argues that revolution is necessary in both an articulate and elegant manner.  

From becoming best sellers and shaking the foundations of the elites, to causing controversy and threats of prosecution, Thomas Paine’s classic works are a testament to 18th-century intellectualism. 

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As it was then, so it is today.

I began listening to learn more about the mind of the men who lived in the age of revolutions in America and France. I was surprised to find the topics addressed are no less poignant today. We live in a day when ideas such as those presented here must rise up and sieze the national imagination.

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So robotic

The person easing is so hard to listen to and pay attention. Very robotic I am doing my best to stay engaged.

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Outstanding narration!

Though I may have debated Thomas Paine on a couple things back in the day, he was indisputably a man of rarely rivaled intelligence and insight. Long book, but held my interest throughout.

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  • 06-08-20

I'll buy the paperback

Monotone plodding American drawl delivered without change of pace, pitch, tone, inflection or emphasis. Reader appears to have the reading ability of a 14 year old. Should stick to reading Hemmingway. Stumbles and mumbles his way through the ‘tricky’ words. Mispronunciations abound. Reads as though he has neither interest in, nor comprehension of, the written text. Can be heard stifling yawns. Attempts at French pronunciation embarrassing.
Like most of the ‘founding Fathers’ Thomas Paine was an erudite and articulate Englishmen who spoke with an English accent. The perspicuity of his insight is completely lost when each word is delivered in the same monotonous dreary passive voice , rendering the whole incomprehensible. Returning for swap.

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