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  • The Prince | Niccolo Machiavelli

    The Prince

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Niccolo Machiavelli
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (1636)
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    (1623)

    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.

    Tibber says: "Better than Wagland narrated version"
  • The Prince | Niccolo Machiavelli

    The Prince

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Niccolo Machiavelli
    • Narrated By Bill DeWees
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    (100)
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    (88)
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    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.

    Michael says: "Historically interesting but requires Context"
  • The Prince | Niccolò Machiavelli

    The Prince

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Niccolò Machiavelli
    • Narrated By David McCallion
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (133)
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    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.

    Charlotte says: "A great way to enjoy Machiavelli"
  • The Prince: Strategy of Niccolo Machiavelli | Niccolo Machiavelli

    The Prince: Strategy of Niccolo Machiavelli

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Niccolo Machiavelli
    • Narrated By Roberto Scarlato
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (10)
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    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.

    Emily says: "Fascinating"
  • The Prince: A Political Strategy of Niccolo Machiavelli | Niccolo Machiavelli

    The Prince: A Political Strategy of Niccolo Machiavelli

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Niccolo Machiavelli
    • Narrated By Carson Beck
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    Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince, written in the 16th century, is considered one of the greatest political masterpieces of all time. The Prince was extremely innovative, as it was one of the first works to ever explore in-depth political philosophy and strategy. Written in opposition to monarchy and anarchy, The Prince describes how to obtain and master a republic society. Machiavelli explores principalities, military affairs, the prince, and even Italian leadership at the time.

    MANI says: "The Prince"
  • Strategic Thinking Trilogy: The Book of 5 Rings, The Art of War & The Prince | Miyamoto Musashi,Sun Tzu,Niccolò Machiavelli

    Strategic Thinking Trilogy: The Book of 5 Rings, The Art of War & The Prince

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Miyamoto Musashi, Sun Tzu, Niccolò Machiavelli
    • Narrated By Bill DeWees
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    (87)
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    (81)
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    (80)

    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.

    James says: "Made me look up Audible's refund policy"
  • Art of War | Niccolo Machiavelli

    Art of War

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Niccolo Machiavelli
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    Overall
    (102)
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    (69)
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    (67)

    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.

    Kees says: "Interesting Piece"
  • The Prince | Niccolò Machiavelli

    The Prince

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Niccolò Machiavelli
    • Narrated By Nigel Carrington
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    (20)
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    (18)
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    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.

  • The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli: The Complete Work Plus an Overview, Chapter by Chapter Summary and Author Biography! | Niccolo Machiavelli,Israel Bouseman

    The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli: The Complete Work Plus an Overview, Chapter by Chapter Summary and Author Biography!

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Niccolo Machiavelli, Israel Bouseman
    • Narrated By Doug Eisengrein
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    (8)
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    (8)
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    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.

    wbiro says: "Good Insight Into the Minds of the Time"
  • Learn Strategy with Sun Tzu, Napoleon and Machiavelli | Napoléon Bonaparte,Sun Tzu,Niccolò Machiavelli

    Learn Strategy with Sun Tzu, Napoleon and Machiavelli

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 18 mins)
    • By Napoléon Bonaparte, Sun Tzu, Niccolò Machiavelli
    • Narrated By Katie Haigh
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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.

  • The Prince: The Strategy of Machiavelli | Niccolò Machiavelli

    The Prince: The Strategy of Machiavelli

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Niccolò Machiavelli
    • Narrated By Peter Batchelor
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    (140)
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    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.

    GAINES says: "Audio is horrible!"
  • Il Principe [The Prince] | Niccolò Machiavelli

    Il Principe [The Prince]

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Niccolò Machiavelli
    • Narrated By Claudio Carini
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    (4)
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    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.

    Zach says: "Not the English Version"
  • The Art of War | Niccolo Machiavelli

    The Art of War

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Niccolo Machiavelli
    • Narrated By David McCallion
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (12)
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    (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.

  • The Prince  | Niccolo Machiavelli,George Bull (translator)

    The Prince

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Niccolo Machiavelli, George Bull (translator)
    • Narrated By Fritz Weaver
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (44)
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    (32)
    Story
    (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.

    steve says: "A Timeless Classic"
  • The Prince  | Niccolò Machiavelli

    The Prince

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Niccolò Machiavelli
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    The first modern treatise of political philosophy, The Prince remains one of the world's most influential and widely read books. Machiavelli, whose name has become synonymous with expedient exercises of will, reveals nothing less than the secrets of power: how to gain it, how to wield it, and how to keep it. But curiously, this work of outspoken clarity has, for centuries, inspired myriad interpretations as to its author's true message.

    Kent says: "NOT the Mansfield translation"
  • The Prince (AmazonClassics Edition) | Niccolò Machiavelli

    The Prince (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Niccolò Machiavelli
    • Narrated By Will Damron
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    (1)
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    (1)

    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.

  • Anthology of Business Strategy | Miyamoto Musashi,Sun Tzu,Niccolò Machiavelli

    Anthology of Business Strategy

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Miyamoto Musashi, Sun Tzu, Niccolò Machiavelli
    • Narrated By Jim Donaldson, Peter Batchelor
    Overall
    (17)
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    (15)
    Story
    (14)

    Here are three classics that must be in any business person's library: The Art of War by Sun Tzu, The Prince by Machiavelli, and A Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi. This impressive collection is accompanied by one hour of Zen-inspired Japanese music, performed on authentic instruments.

    Professor says: "3 IN 1 PACK"
  • The Prince  | Niccolo Machiavelli

    The Prince

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Niccolo Machiavelli
    • Narrated By Rider Strong
    Overall
    (104)
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    (69)
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    (67)

    When Lorenzo de' Medici seized control of the Florentine Republic in 1512, he summarily fired the Secretary to the Second Chancery of the Signoria and set in motion a fundamental change in the way we think about politics. The man who held the aforementioned office was none other than Niccolo Machiavelli, who, suddenly finding himself out of a job after 14 years of patriotic service, set a precedent for many a politician to come: He became a commentator and pundit.

    Ted says: "Read it now"
  • The Prince | Niccolò Machiavelli

    The Prince

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Niccolò Machiavelli
    • Narrated By Greg Wagland
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (47)

    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.

    David says: "Easy access and well transposed by the narrator."
  • The Prince | Niccolò Machiavelli

    The Prince

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Niccolò Machiavelli
    • Narrated By Emma Topping
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (22)

    Claimed to be one of the first works of modern philosophy, this unabridged version of The Prince is read by Emma Topping. This classic of political writing is Machiavelli's most notorious work. A treatise on gaining and maintaining political power, this is the work that inspired the use of the term "Machiavellian".

    Harold Almon says: "A Must Read for All People"
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