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    • The Prince

    • By: Niccolo Machiavelli
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 2,170
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,934
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      4 out of 5 stars 1,917

    From his perspective in Renaissance Italy, Machiavelli's aim in this classic work was to resolve conflict with the ruling prince, Lorenzo de Medici. Machiavelli based his insights on the way people really are rather than an ideal of how they should be. This is the world's most famous master plan for seizing and holding power. Astonishing in its candor The Prince even today remains a disturbingly realistic and prophetic work on what it takes to be a prince, a king, or a president.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • You have to know what you get with The Prince

    • By Cody Brown on 02-10-15

    Regular price: $4.89

    • The Strategy Collection

    • The Art of War, The Prince, and The Book of Five Rings
    • By: Sun Tzu, Niccolo Machiavelli, Miyamoto Musashi
    • Narrated by: Kevin Kollins
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    The Art of War, The Prince, and The Book of Five Rings are three historical pieces that deal with strategy. The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise, and each chapter within the treatise is devoted to a distinct aspect of warfare and how that applies to military strategy and tactics. The Prince is a practical guide for ruling an empire. The Book of Five Rings is a Japanese text that has been regarded as a treatise on the strategy for winning.  

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Timeless wisdom for the ages.

    • By cosmitron on 06-21-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Prince

    • By: Niccolo Machiavelli
    • Narrated by: Bill DeWees
    • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 138
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      4 out of 5 stars 119
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      4 out of 5 stars 119

    The Prince is considered the all-time best book on political strategy. It has of late become a much-referred-to book for all competitive situations. Machiavelli's name is associated closely with his philosophy, as he well deserves. His other works are worth reading or hearing, as well, especially his Art of War and Belfagor: The Devil Who Took a Wife.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Historically interesting but requires Context

    • By Michael on 02-27-13

    Regular price: $3.49

    • The Prince

    • By: Niccolò Machiavelli
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 137

    In an attempt to appeal to the Medici family during the Italian Renaissance, Machiavelli outlines the way to acquire and retain political power, and how great men should behave in a princely government. The book is divided into four parts - types of principalities and state, proper conduct of a prince as military leader, personal conduct of a prince, and the disparity of Italy's political situation. Many listeners will be able to see principals that Machiavelli advocates for are still used in many political systems today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great way to enjoy Machiavelli

    • By Charlotte on 12-08-16

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Prince

    • By: Niccolo Machiavelli
    • Narrated by: Christopher Boozell
    • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      5 out of 5 stars 13

    The Prince is sometimes claimed to be one of the first works of modern philosophy, especially modern political philosophy, in which the effective truth is taken to be more important than any abstract ideal. It was also in direct conflict with the dominant Catholic and scholastic doctrines of the time concerning politics and ethics. Although it is relatively short, the treatise is the most remembered of Machiavelli's works and the one most responsible for bringing the word "Machiavellian" into usage.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A great work of Political Philosophy.

    • By cosmitron on 05-24-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Art of War

    • By: Niccolo Machiavelli, Christopher Lynch - translator
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 117
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      4 out of 5 stars 82
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      4 out of 5 stars 81

    Niccolo Machiavelli's Art of War is one of the world's great classics of military and political theory. Praised by the finest military minds in history and said to have influenced no lesser lights than Frederick the Great and Napoleon, the Art of War is essential for anyone who wants to understand the history and theory of war in the West and for those familiar with The Prince and Discourse on Livy who seek to explore more fully the connection between war and politics in Machiavelli's thought.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Piece

    • By Kees on 05-14-11

    Regular price: $22.95

    • The Art of War

    • By: Niccolo Machiavelli
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
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    Many of the world's leaders have turned to Niccolo Machiavelli's The Art of War as a guide to the fundamentals of war, including Frederick the Great, Napoleon, as well as countless other military leaders. Limited warfare is one of the philosophies promoted in this work. Machiavelli believed that military conflict should be a last resort and should only be considered when diplomacy fails. He was also of the belief that society could only remain stable and secure with a strong state military.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Strategic Thinking Trilogy

    • The Book of 5 Rings, The Art of War & The Prince
    • By: Miyamoto Musashi, Sun Tzu, Niccolò Machiavelli
    • Narrated by: Bill DeWees
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 92
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      3 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 83

    The Strategic Thinking Trilogy contains the best worldwide books on strategy: A Book of 5 Rings by Mushashi, The Art of War by Sun Tzu, The Prince by Machiavelli and an introduction/summary of On War by Von Clausevitz. A must listen for all listeners interested in history, culture, military subjects, business strategy, and strategy in general.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Made me look up Audible's refund policy

    • By James on 05-19-12

    Regular price: $9.09

    • The Prince

    • By: Niccolò Machiavelli
    • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
    • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 55
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      4 out of 5 stars 49
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      4 out of 5 stars 48

    The Prince, Machiavelli's 'little book', was written in 1513 and is dedicated to Lorenzo de' Medici. It remains a compelling and controversial treatise on politics, dispensing often cynical, sometimes brutal advice on gaining power and retaining it. Essential listening for our masters perhaps, but most certainly for those of us who would not be mastered. The text used here is the unabridged and classic translation by W. K. Marriott.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Easy access and well transposed by the narrator.

    • By David on 02-07-15

    Regular price: $2.87

    • Il Principe [The Prince]

    • By: Niccolò Machiavelli
    • Narrated by: Claudio Carini
    • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Composto nel 1513, il Principe è l'opera più conosciuta di Niccolò Machiavelli. E' un trattato di dottrina politica di sconcertante modernità, tanto che le qualità principali che secondo il pensiero di Machiavelli un principe dovrebbe avere sono tuttora citate negli odierni testi sul tema della leadership. L'audiolibro è basato sul testo che riproduce la lezione del manoscritto G 14 custodito dalla Biblioteca Augusta del Comune di Perugia.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not the English Version

    • By Zach on 08-26-13

    Regular price: $12.64

    • The Prince (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Niccolò Machiavelli
    • Narrated by: Will Damron
    • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Direct and coldly pragmatic, Niccolò Machiavelli's The Prince is the preeminent guide to winning and maintaining power at the highest levels, where deception and manipulation are necessary tools, and political allies should never be mistaken for friends.

    Regular price: $6.99

    • The Prince

    • Strategy of Niccolo Machiavelli
    • By: Niccolo Machiavelli
    • Narrated by: Roberto Scarlato
    • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    The Prince is sometimes claimed to be one of the first works of modern philosophy, especially modern political philosophy, in which the effective truth is taken to be more important than any abstract ideal. It was also in direct conflict with the dominant Catholic and scholastic doctrines of the time concerning politics and ethics.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Has Donald Trump read The Prince ?

    • By cosmitron on 04-24-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Belfagor

    • The Devil Who Took a Wife
    • By: Niccolo Machiavelli
    • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Belfador is the single novella remaining of Machiavelli’s works. It was considered one of the finest of the period. Machiavelli was considered a skilled storyteller by all who knew him for, after all, stories form the basis of his most famous work, The Prince, "Belfagor" is a compact version of lessons from The Prince.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Short story about the evils of a wife

    • By Sarah. on 01-01-15

    Regular price: $2.79

    • The Prince

    • By: Niccolò Machiavelli
    • Narrated by: Shelly Frasier
    • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
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      4 out of 5 stars 15
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      4 out of 5 stars 14

    The Prince has long been both praised and reviled for its message of moral relativism and political expediency. Although a large part is devoted to the mechanics of gaining and staying in power, Machiavelli's end purpose is to maintain a just and stable government. He is not ambiguous in stating his belief that committing a small cruelty to avert a larger one is not only justifiable, but required of a just ruler.

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

    • The Complete Work Plus an Overview, Chapter by Chapter Summary and Author Biography!
    • By: Niccolo Machiavelli, Israel Bouseman
    • Narrated by: Doug Eisengrein
    • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
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      4 out of 5 stars 13
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      4 out of 5 stars 13

    The audiobook version of The Prince, is prefaced with a biography of the author and a background of the work itself, shedding some light on the mind that produced it, and the era which shaped his perspective. Also included are an overview, synopsis, and analysis of the work. The summary is capped with a brief look at the historical context of Machiavelli's work, as well as the criticisms it has evoked, and the impact he has had on society.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good Insight Into the Minds of the Time

    • By wbiro on 02-16-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Learn Strategy with Sun Tzu, Napoleon and Machiavelli

    • By: Napoléon Bonaparte, Sun Tzu, Niccolò Machiavelli
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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    "The Prince" is the most famous of Machiavelli's works; it gives very clear, precise and realistic instructions on how to gain and maintain power, fortune, and glory, sometimes at the expense of others. Written in 1513, it is one of the most feared and hated political treatises, taken to be the first work in which the effect the leader desires to achieve is taken as more important than any abstract ideal or ethical value that might prevent him from taking immoral action.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it

    • By luis on 06-01-18

    Regular price: $11.06

    • The Prince: The Strategy of Machiavelli

    • By: Niccolò Machiavelli
    • Narrated by: Peter Batchelor
    • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 180
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 143
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 137

    Perhaps one of the most influential and controversial books in history, Machiavelli’s The Prince raises issues that are still debated centuries after its publication. The theories he developed in The Prince were derived from his observation of the successes and failures of the ruling class. The Prince was designed as a practical guide for newly appointed rulers and is required reading for all persons in a position of authority who strive for grandeur in business and politics.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Audio is horrible!

    • By GAINES on 02-18-12

    Regular price: $4.19

    • The Prince

    • By: Niccolò Machiavelli
    • Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
    • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    The Prince is a treatise that systematically charts the best strategies for successful governing. It unapologetically places realism above idealism, showing would-be kings how to get what they want while appearing to be generous and honourable, and advocates that the means — cruelty, duplicity and horror —justify the ends of secure monarchical rule. But it can also be read as the work of a secret republican subtly undermining the despotism of the ruling Medici family.

    Regular price: $16.09

    • The Prince

    • By: Niccolo Machiavelli, George Bull (translator)
    • Narrated by: Fritz Weaver
    • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    This political science classic still has the power to shock, just as it did when first published almost 500 years ago. Fritz Weaver reads in an appropriately detached manner, for it is this air of objectivity regarding the ruthless pursuit of political power that has made Machiavelli's name synonymous with evil. This quality recording begins and ends with ceremonial music, which sets the right tone for a treatise directed to royalty.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Timeless Classic

    • By steve on 01-27-10

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The Prince and Discourse on Voluntary Servitude

    • By: Niccolo Machiavelli, Etienne de la Boetie
    • Narrated by: Craig Deitschmann
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Machiavelli wrote The Prince for his ruler as a guide for gaining and keeping power. Central themes of his essay are the relation between politics and ethics, what the best form of government is, the importance of the Church, and the growth of Italy as a nation-state. The word "Machiavellian" often suggests sinister motives, but some scholars question this traditional interpretation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • not bad pretty good

    • By Tamara on 06-23-07

    Regular price: $13.96

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