The Prince

  • by Niccolo Machiavelli
  • Narrated by Grover Gardner
  • 4 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From his perspective in Renaissance Italy, Machiavelli's aim in this classic work was to resolve conflict with the ruling prince, Lorenzo de Medici. Machiavelli based his insights on the way people really are rather than an ideal of how they should be. This is the world's most famous master plan for seizing and holding power. Astonishing in its candor The Prince even today remains a disturbingly realistic and prophetic work on what it takes to be a prince, a king, or a president. When Machiavelli was removed from his post in his beloved Florence, he resolved to set down a treatise on leadership that was practical, not idealistic. The Prince he envisioned would be unencumbered by ordinary ethical and moral values. Even today, this sixteenth-century classic has become essential listening for every student of government, and is the ultimate audiobook on power politics.

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Just what I needed to hear

Just what I needed to hear, this book is awesome, helps you to take an honest look at situations and teaches you what you need to detach yourself from emotional feelings which might hold you back from doing what you need to do. Don't get me wrong, you can still live by these principles and keep your morals in check, just sometimes issues can be clouded and these principles might help you see the way
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- J. C. Maynard-daley

Prince Ronseal

The narration is great first off. But as my title hopefully suggests, it's a book for princes. Whilst providing a brief porthole into Italian history it perhaps also gives analogies for how one should interact with and manage other people, particularly from a position of power. But unless you're planning on ruling a people I just don't see the relevance of this book other than for curiosities sake.
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- Martin Mckee

Book Details

  • Release Date: 24-09-2013
  • Publisher: Gildan Media, LLC