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Sintesi dell'editore

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.

De la Boetie wrote Discourse on Voluntary Servitude in 16th century France during the birth of the nation-state, the rise of absolute monarchy, and intense religious and civil wars. He examines the psychology of political obedience, the structure and specific mechanisms of state authority, the motives of those who obey and those who command, and the phenomenon of obedience in the absence of force.

©1986 Carmichael and Carmichael, Inc. and Knowledge Products (P)1986 Carmichael and Carmichael, Inc. and Knowledge Products

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  • Generale
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Tamara
  • 23/06/2007

not bad pretty good

new to book reviewing here:
I wanted a briefing of Machiavelli and ended up learning about Etienne de la Boetie. I feel like I got an extra surprise. The narrator talks about their writings and what the world was like around them so you get an idea of why they said and thought what they did. There are other voices used to narrate different people and that helps me stay focused. No monotone on this recording.
It's a decent discussion about two very important pieces of political/social guidance. FYI: I can't stand fiction. I can only read for academics. On a scale of 1 - 10, 10 being the most comprehendible, I give this audio book an 8. I recommend this book as pretty easy to digest.

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  • Generale
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 10/09/2021

Not the works, about the works

Though it is not what I expected, the book itself is very informative.
Good sound quality and very clear

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Keri_402
  • 07/01/2022

I was confused by the title but it all turned out.

As others said, this isn’t the prince, rather a discussion. That said, it was super interesting and well produced. I would call this a beach read (listen?) but I’m a nerd. It makes you reflect on some of the main themes of the book and is fun. I would call it a very good companion to or maybe even a cliffs notes kind of thing for the book.

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  • Generale
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Luke
  • 30/12/2021

Falsely titled

This is not The Prince and Discourse, but merely history and explanation of these works. I wanted the real thing, mediated literature. The work should have had “study of” or “review of” in the title. Unfortunately it did not.

1 persona l'ha trovata utile

  • Generale
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Clovis
  • 19/11/2021

Mislabeled waste of time

The first portion is NOT the Prince, but only some historian opining on Machiavelli and his historical context. Excerpts are taken and spoken about, but the raw text is not read, but used as pretext for the audiobook.

A waste of vocal talent and a waste of time for those who want to read The Prince.

1 persona l'ha trovata utile

  • Generale
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Galen Kaback
  • 08/02/2019

bad

I wanted an un abridged reading of the discourses by Niccolo Machiavelli. this was a playlette with offensively stereotypical Italian accents. it was more narration than actual content from the author. poor at best and largely disappointing. canceling membership and uninstalling the app.

1 persona l'ha trovata utile

  • Generale
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Agustin Bravo
  • 06/02/2022

All the foreign accents make it difficult to process

Tha analysis is good and very interesting. In my opinion, the different accents of French, Dutch and German people speaking english make it difficult to understand and process though. It would have been much easier if it was a clean accent of a native english speaker all along the program.

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lamar
  • 03/02/2022

An amazing read

This book was amazing on so many different levels.
I have to get the paper back version of it

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • k.g.smith
  • 02/02/2022

Extraordinary

Fabulous Insightful this information should be taught in elementary schoolIn junior high school and in high school

  • Generale
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • TheFrozenBiscuit
  • 23/01/2022

Accents

The idea of using different voice actors for different people is great, but the accents that the narrator does are horrible. The info in the book is solid, but I couldn't finish it due to the awful narration. It would have been better either with just the main narrator and no accents, or having real Italians and French people read those parts.