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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

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Gary Gilberd

7 Hours 31 Minutes


January 2016

Audio Book Summary

Franklin wrote his autobiography in the form of an extended letter to his son. While recording the events of his life, he adds instructions for good living which makes this work America's first "How to Succeed" book. Edited by Frank Woodworth Pine (1869-1919). (Summary by Gary)

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  • Richard M

    very inspiring just keep moving.

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  • Anonymous

    terrible narrator

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  • Hector Q

    I only wish I could endure the pain of listening to the the skills the narrator. I will have to read it myself or find it narrated by another person.

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  • Kathy L.

    couldn't get past the narrator's voice in the intro so can't comment on contents

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  • Anonymous

    Very precise, insightful and picked up a few learnings from a very learned man. Good read.

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  • Anonymous

    It was good to listen to in the car

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  • Ding47

    He was an intelligent, resourceful man! I was disappointed that he lost parts of his autobiography and felt like a lot was missing.

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  • Jeanne G.

    Franklin's biography is of course one of the staples when it comes to learning about the Founders. It's short and interesting, and wonderful to hear his life from his own perspective. However, this narration pretty well puts you to sleep. Very monotone. Read the actual book, or pay for a better reading of it, lest you come away disliking this gem of an autobiography.

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  • K Kr

    Good narration. Excellent and inspiring to understand the early life of such a great visionary.

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  • Ray M

    A truly well written and interesting book fatally compromised by the constant commercial advertisements from the publisher prior to each and every chapter! To compound the injury, the narrator sounds like Hal from 2001 Space Odyssey. I'd prefer to read the hard cover version so as to enjoy Dr. Franklin's thoughts and experiences without the distractions of the narrator and publisher in this audio version.

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