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The only reason I didn't give this five stars, is that it is abridged. The selections, however, reflect well the complete version. Plutarch's history of Europe's ancient past is invaluable for those looking to understand current events in light of history.
It is said that Benjamin Franklin read this book at the age of seven. If this is true, we may have discovered why he was known as the "Great Compromiser." A good understanding of history tends to create an appreciation of diverse views and more importantly, may build a since of humility as one sees themselves in the folly of others.
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Do not purchase this recording. It is extremely poor quality. I called to return this book and Audible would not allow the return. I told them of the quality and they essentially said too bad. This should be pulled from even being offered. Audible offers other quality recordings of this book. I am reluctant to suggest them given the unwillingness of Audible to make this right. Audible's customer service has definitely gone downhill. Beware don't purchase this product and don't expect Audible to have quality customer service. From a Platinum Member.
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