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Sintesi dell'editore

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. Finally, it is savored for its language; Franklin's wit, his well-turned phrase, and his humanity shine through.
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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Rob
  • 09/12/2007

Fantastic Listen

The reader is superb. As the book continues I can't help but feel as though Franklin himself is talking to me. It is everything an audio autobiography should be.

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  • Generale
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Karen
  • 25/09/2007

Interesting

I admit, I listened to this one while I was painting a room in my house. Since it's written in first person, it was like having Ben in the room with me while I was working. I chose this book since I knew I was going to see the Ben Franklin exhibit at the Atlanta History Center, and the exhibit mirros much of the book. What an open thinker he was!

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Sherief Ayoub
  • 14/04/2015

Best version

What about Fredd Wayne’s performance did you like?

I have listened to other versions of BF Autobio and Mr Wayne's narration is by far the best.

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Sapote
  • 31/10/2014

Outstanding narration

Would you consider the audio edition of The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin to be better than the print version?

Yes, because this narrator was so expressive as Ben that it was as if I was listening to the actual Benjamin Franklin telling me his story.

Which character – as performed by Fredd Wayne – was your favorite?

He WAS Benjamin Franklin.

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  • Generale
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Charla
  • 04/09/2008

Worth your time

I enjoy autobiographies over biographies. What is included or excluded and how it is portrayed lends great insight to the subject.

Very enjoyable and worth listening to!

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • rudolph campos
  • 21/07/2021

What an amazing man!

I've never read or known much about this Founding Father. He truly was a giant.

  • Generale
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Amaze
  • 26/05/2021

Runs off the rails

The first half of the book is truly charming, a recital of the author's childhood and youth. It makes clear, in a non-boasting way, that BF was an incredibly gifted young man. Gifted with great energy, intellect, and charm.

The narrative was set aside for several decades as BF became involved in business and politics. It was resumed when he was an old man. At that point, instead of continuing with the story of his life, he enters into a tedious rumination on ethics, which I found unbearable. What a shame.

  • Generale
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Justin J Paul
  • 23/04/2021

Rambling with abrupt end

It was like one long run-on sentence in 18th century English, incoherently meandering through various episodes of BF’s life. Then he must’ve died while writing the next chapter and it abruptly ends.

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Barbara Jefferson
  • 17/04/2021

A great story of self betterment!

This is one of the greatest accounts of self betterment I have come across so far. Benjamin has a great understanding of the world and human nature that has long been lost. I would recommend this Autobiography to all!

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • alan hosch
  • 03/02/2021

Sketch of A Singular Patriot in the Making

In his own words, which are droll and heartwarming at once, Mssr. Franklin told of his Colonial coming-of-age and adult life. Bringing to mind that Founding Fatherly discourse that have caused so many over the centuries to love him above all, save perhaps Washington.

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Andrew
  • 31/10/2008

A good insight into the character of the man

As one of the founding fathers, Franklin holds an important position in the history of the world, not just the United States. How the men of Franklin's era - many of them relatively young - thought the way they did, articulated those ideas and, most importantly, acted on them is inspirational.

The narration is particularly good - he really seems to capture the spirit of the man.

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