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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Audiobook

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

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Among other things, Franklin was a printer, philosopher, inventor, statesman, and not least, a writer. Franklin's autobiography captures the essence of his spirit. In it, we can see him as a product of the 18th century enlightenment, a type of Yankee statesman who could use the language of Addison, Steele, Swift, and Defoe. In his autobiography, Franklin asks himself, "Who am I, how did I come to be, and why am I a human being as I am?" And he answers with the honesty, wit, and charm that have made this possibly the most famous of all autobiographies.

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    mp 06/02/2016
    mp 06/02/2016 Member Since 2015

    Fanatically passionate about self-improvement and never ending self- education

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    "An excellent book."
    If you could sum up The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin in three words, what would they be?

    Adventure, education and wisdom. Absolutely phenomenal personality. Never give up for good and improvement.


    What did you like best about this story?

    His persistence.


    What about Michael Edwards’s performance did you like?

    Yes, I did.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    All book.


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    A stunning book.

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    "The lessons of a well intentioned genius"

    The old english takes some getting used to but I was fascinated to hear how people thought and behaved in that era and how Franklin behaved among all of them. "At lenght" the main lesson i take away is the value of working on one-self while looking for the better interest of the community

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  • A User
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    "Fascinating"

    Interesting to hear about Franklin's early adulthood from his perspective. It also gave a good insight to what life was like then and how his character was developed.

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