• Ben Franklin: Unplugged

  • .... And Other Comic Monologues
  • By: Josh Kornbluth
  • Narrated by: Josh Kornbluth
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Performance
  • Release date: 10-31-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.6 (23 ratings)

Regular price: $19.95

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Publisher's Summary

Gazing into the bathroom mirror one morning while shaving, Josh Kornbluth realizes that he looks remarkably like the guy on the $100 bill. Like any good Jewish son, he immediately calls his mother. From there he becomes obsessed with what it means to be a founding father, especially when your own father/son relationship (Ben had an illegitimate son named William who was a British loyalist during the Revolutionary War) is more than a bit strained. Part History Detectives and part embarrassingly hilarious autobiography, Kornbluth’s resulting investigation of the man behind the famous spectacles will take you from the hallowed halls of academia to Kornbluth’s richly comic interactions with his mother Bunny and Aunt Birdie, sharing along the way his discoveries about America’s history, family foibles, and the surprises beneath the surface of even our most familiar American tall tales.
©2013 Josh Kornbluth (P)2014 Audible Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Susie on 11-10-14

Satirical Disembowelment

Please Don’t Tickle Me, Ben Franklin, You Crazy Diamond! ​

If you haven't peed your pants listening to Josh Kornbluth, you haven't LIVED.​ Kornbluth is a master storyteller and his comic timing is peerless.​

After noticing a passing resemblance to Ben Franklin in the mirror, Josh Kornbluth embarks on a journey of—well not exactly ​SELF​-discovery. ​More like satrical disembowelment. ​

I laughed til I cried.

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1 out of 5 stars
By DONA on 11-02-17


If only I had started on this book sooner, I could have returned it for a free credit. Instead I forced myself to listen to the first third of it honestly wanting to give it a chance. In the end I just couldn't take it any more and deleted it from my device. I suppose that there are folks who do appreciate the humor (yes I got it) but I thought it was boring and not very funny. As a firm believer in live and let live I would say that if you want to try this audiobook, do that first. Listen to a sample before you commit yourself, or get it for a credit so you can return it if it is not your cup of tea. De gustibus non disputandem esse. (To each his own).

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