The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

  • by Benjamin Franklin
  • Narrated by Fredd Wayne
  • 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Ben Franklin's own lively story of his early years is a unique, fascinating, and influential look at this American founding father. It has been taught in schools as a moral tract, as a guide to self-improvement, and as the Great American Success Story. It also is relished both for its insight into colonial life and the mind of the man who most affected the development of our democratic form of government. Finally, it is savored for its language; Franklin's wit, his well-turned phrase, and his humanity shine through.


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Fantastic Listen

The reader is superb. As the book continues I can't help but feel as though Franklin himself is talking to me. It is everything an audio autobiography should be.
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- Rob


I admit, I listened to this one while I was painting a room in my house. Since it's written in first person, it was like having Ben in the room with me while I was working. I chose this book since I knew I was going to see the Ben Franklin exhibit at the Atlanta History Center, and the exhibit mirros much of the book. What an open thinker he was!
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- Karen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-02-2006
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.