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    • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

    • By: Benjamin Franklin
    • Narrated by: Qarie Marshall
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Left unfinished at the time of his death, The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin has endured as one of the most well-known and influential autobiographies ever written. From his early years in Boston and Philadelphia to the publication of his Poor Richard's Almanac to the American Revolution and beyond, Franklin's autobiography is a fascinating, personal exploration into the life of America's most interesting founding father.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Probably Not What You're Expecting

    • By Z Sterman on 01-30-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Way to Wealth

    • By: Benjamin Franklin
    • Narrated by: Will Smith
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Abridged
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    "The Way to Wealth" is an essay written by Benjamin Franklin in 1758. It is a collection of adages and advice presented in Poor Richard's Almanac during its first 25 years of publication, organized into a speech given by "Father Abraham" to a group of people. Many of the phrases Father Abraham quotes continue to be familiar today. The essay's advice is based on the themes of work ethic and frugality.

    Regular price: $0.94

    • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

    • By: Benjamin Franklin
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From printer's apprentice to internationally famous scientist, inventor, statesman, legislator, and diplomat, Benjamin Franklin led a most remarkable life. Seldom is history so well articulated by someone who was there.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inspirational

    • By LuVogt on 01-09-06

    Regular price: $15.40

    • Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

    • By: Benjamin Franklin
    • Narrated by: Walter Costello
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Considered to be one of the best autobiographies written in colonial America, Franklin portrays a fascinating picture of life in pre-revolutionary Philadelphia. In his own words he describes his life as a printer, inventor, scientist, and politician.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Love the man, dislike this audiobook

    • By Jalal J. Dallo on 06-03-17

    Regular price: $19.59

    • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Benjamin Franklin
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Written between 1717 and 1790, and originally referred to by its author as simply Memoirs, Benjamin Franklin’s autobiography is considered the pioneering example of the genre. In this influential account of the American Dream in action, Franklin recounts his early life, his inventions, his quest for virtue and self-improvement, and his political achievements. The unfinished work is a vivid depiction of life in early America, as well as a relatable and inspiring portrait of one of its revolutionary thinkers.

    Regular price: $6.99

    • The Way to Wealth: Ben

    • Ben Franklin on Money and Success
    • By: Benjamin Franklin, Charles Conrad
    • Narrated by: Charles Conrad
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Statesman, scientist, entrepreneur, inventor. Benjamin Franklin is synonymous with American ingenuity and achievement. It's no coincidence that his face is on the 100 dollar bill. This compilation, assembled by Charles Conrad, presents Ben Franklin's essential wisdom on money and success. It includes his three classic essays: "The Way to Wealth", "Advice to a Young Worker", and "The Path of Virtue".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Life changing

    • By Jonathan Reyes on 01-30-18

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

    • By: Benjamin Franklin
    • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
    • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Benjamin Franklin was a respected writer, inventor, scientist, and statesman. Franklin had a hand in much of America's history, including the writing of the Declaration of Independence and negotiating in the Revolutionary War. He invented many modern technologies, including the bifocal lens. All of these accomplishments and more are documented by Franklin himself in The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. In his life's tale, Franklin chronicles his childhood and young life and then shares how he began and ultimately thrived in his career.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inspiring biography beautifully presented!

    • By Peter McFadden on 04-29-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 100 quotes by Benjamin Franklin

    • By: Benjamin Franklin
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One of the Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin was also a genius who managed to excel in an astounding variety of domains. These 100 quotes have been carefully selected to introduce you to his vision of life, sometimes humorous, always wise; they will provide you with solid advice and sharp witticism, in a convenient and efficient format. 

    Regular price: $5.51

    • The Way to Wealth

    • By: Benjamin Franklin
    • Narrated by: Kent McKamy
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The first American book on personal finance, The Way to Wealth by Benjamin Franklin is still the best and wisest money book ever written. Originally published in 1758 as the preface to Poor Richard's Almanack, this little gem has been through innumerable printings and sold millions of copies to those in search of smart but entertaining advice about hard work, earning and saving, money and debt.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting!

    • By Diana on 12-20-12

    Regular price: $6.29

    • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Part I

    • By: Benjamin Franklin
    • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
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    Benjamin Franklin tells the story of his life here, as he himself says, for the benefit of his posterity. His autobiography is his longest work, and yet it is only a fragment. It is comprised of four parts written years apart. This production features the first part, composed in 1771.

    Regular price: $11.42

    • Benjamin Franklin: Autobiography

    • By: Benjamin Franklin
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Franklin’s Autobiography, one of the most regarded works in early American literature, began as a private collection of anecdotes for his son, but was soon transformed from reflective personal journaling into a work of national history. Filled with the inimitable nuances & wit of the inventor, philosopher, scientist and statesman, this engaging narration of Benjamin Franklin’s classic is as certain to delight modern readers as it did with his original audience.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wisely written and mesmerizingly read

    • By Dreamsmith on 02-01-11

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Poor Richard's Almanac

    • By: Benjamin Franklin
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Unlike most editions of Poor Richard, this one includes essentially all of the text, not just the aphorisms and sayings. This gives you, Courteous Listener, a much better appreciation of how Franklin wrote and thought. In particular, you will find that the full body of the Poor Richard almanacs contains a great deal of religious and spiritual thought in which Franklin laid out and propounded his understanding of Christianity as it stood in his day.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Content Good But Disappointing Production

    • By Joel on 09-15-17

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Way to Wealth

    • Advice, Hints, and Tips on Business, Money, and Finance
    • By: Benjamin Franklin
    • Narrated by: Bob Gonzalez
    • Length: 23 mins
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    Benjamin Franklin was concerned with making the sometimes bitter pill of truth about the human condition easier to swallow. In The Way to Wealth, Franklin refines his maxims and homilies in order to make them more subtle and sophisticated. As a successful author, inventor, scientist, statesman, and one of the Founding Fathers of America, he exemplifies the emerging American nation. This audiobook will teach you how to start a business, make money, and save for the future.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

    • By: Benjamin Franklin
    • Narrated by: Fredd Wayne
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ben Franklin's own lively story of his early years is a unique, fascinating, and influential look at this American founding father. It has been taught in schools as a moral tract, as a guide to self-improvement, and as the Great American Success Story. It also is relished both for its insight into colonial life and the mind of the man who most affected the development of our democratic form of government.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic Listen

    • By Rob on 12-09-07

    Regular price: $19.99

    • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin & The Way to Wealth

    • By: Benjamin Franklin
    • Narrated by: Kent Mackamy
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Way to Wealth, originally a preface to the 1758 edition of Franklin's beloved Poor Richard's Almanack, presents a brief fable of a local wise man, Father Abraham, quoting Poor Richard to an eager crowd. In this inspiring tale, Franklin steps out of the past and shares with you his famed maxims about wealth, knowledge, virtue, and all other elements of business success.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good narration but appears incomplete

    • By R.B. on 08-31-08

    Regular price: $13.98

    • Liberty Collection

    • By: Frederic Bastiat, Christopher Crennen, Benjamin Franklin, and others
    • Narrated by: Christopher Crennen
    • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
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    The Liberty Collection includes: "The Law" by Frederic Bastiat (1 hour 20 minutes). Bastiat (bawst ya) (1801-1850) was an economist, a member of the French assembly and an influential libertarian speaker and writer. "The Law", Bastiat's most famous work, argues that the purpose of the law is the protection of individual rights, and that when governments adopt policies favoring particular industries or groups, the law becomes an instrument of injustice and oppression.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Must read.

    • By Kevron on 01-23-12

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

    • By: Benjamin Franklin
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Many people know Benjamin Franklin as one of the founding fathers of the United States of America, but not many people understand exactly what the famed inventor and politician contributed to society. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is a compilation of some of the great events from the man's life that have made him an American legend.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Way to Wealth

    • By: Benjamin Franklin
    • Narrated by: Daniel G. Hofstein
    • Length: 19 mins
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    Originally published in 1757 as an essay included in Benjamin Franklin's 1758 Almanack, this essay audiobook offers lasting advice for those looking to build wealth over a lifetime. 

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The Way to Wealth

    • By: Benjamin Franklin
    • Narrated by: Jason McCoy
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Benjamin Franklin's words are just as true today as they were 200 years ago. Although this book was writen before the American Revolution, the suggestions are still relevant today. This audiobook is full of lessons that seem to have fallen upon deaf ears in today's business world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exceptional book and should be required reading!

    • By AlexandriaShiryl on 05-20-18

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

    • By: Benjamin Franklin
    • Narrated by: Gregg Rizzo
    • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Born 1706 in Boston, Benjamin Franklin was the 15th of his father's 17 children. He went to school as a child with the intent of becoming a minister, as his father, Josiah, intended. However, that idea was dropped after Franklin showed a keen interest in reading and writing. He was apprenticed to his brother, James, at a young age, but after fighting with his brother he quit the job and moved to Philadelphia, where he worked for a man named Samuel Keimer.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • College book review

    • By Christian on 10-16-16

    Regular price: $15.70

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