The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie

  • by Andrew Carnegie
  • Narrated by Antony Ferguson
  • 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Andrew Carnegie was an immigrant, a poor boy who worked in a cotton mill, a man who amassed a great fortune as a steel baron and then became one of the most generous and influential philanthropists the world has ever known. His famous dictum, that he who dies rich dies disgraced, has inspired philanthropists and philanthropic enterprises for generations. During his own lifetime, he put his ideas into action by creating a family of organizations that continue to work toward improving the human condition, advancing international peace, strengthening democracy, and creating societal progress that benefits men, women, and children in the United States and around the globe.Here, in his own words, Mr. Carnegie tells the dramatic story of his life and career, outlining the principles that he lived by and that today serve as the pillars of modern philanthropy.


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Customer Reviews

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The narration ruined it!!

I was disappointed because the book is great and written in such simple, articulate and easy language, however the narration is horrible! It is the same tone all the way that eventually my mind drifts away and he doesn't finish the sentences right so one might find two different stories narrated as if they are one!
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- Sami "Addicted to audible. One the best things that happened to me"

Great story of a successful Builder Barron

Would you consider the audio edition of The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie to be better than the print version?


Would you be willing to try another book from Andrew Carnegie? Why or why not?

Yes. The information he shares about his personal growth and business success was very helpful.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

I like that the performer used a Scottish accent. Carnegie was VERY Scottish. Unfortunately, the accent was not very authentic.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

A few stories made me admire Carnegie's mind and Scottish tenacity.

Any additional comments?

The first half of the book about his boyhood and business success is great! The second half where he gives away his fortune and meets the rich and famous of his day (who few in 2013 will recognize) was tiresome. The first half is worth the price/credit. Skip the second half.

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- Courtney

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-10-2012
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio