The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

  • by Benjamin Franklin
  • Narrated by Michael Edwards
  • 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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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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.


Any additional comments?

A stunning book.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-02-2007
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.