The Compleated Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin

  • by Mark Skousen
  • Narrated by Richard Ferrone
  • 13 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Benjamin Franklin's autobiography is one of the greatest autobiographies of all time, but it was incomplete. Franklin ended his life's story in 1757, when he was 51. He lived another 33 eventful years, serving as America's advocate in London, Pennsylvania's representative in the Continental Congress, and America's wartime ambassador to France. Now, at last, we get the rest of the story, in Franklin's own words. One of the most fascinating of our Founding Fathers, Franklin was a polymath, a practical statesman, and an incomparable cynic and wit. The Compleated Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin, faithfully compiled and edited from Franklin's papers, reveals why he became a spokesman for American independence; his views on the Constitution; what he really thought of his fellow patriots, like Adams and Jefferson; his candid views on French women, the Penn family, and his own faith; and much more.


What the Critics Say

"The Compleated Autobiography retains [the] sophistication, humor, and sense of irony that made the original autobiography a classic, and is destined to create a renewed appreciation of Benjamin Franklin." (National Review)


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Customer Reviews

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I was expecting more of a history lesson about ole B. Franklin, but this book delves into his thinking and insights and reveals a facinating revolutionary hero who had common sense and vision to see things how they should be. We could only wish someone like him would bring common sense to dealing with public problems. This books reveals his character and gives you a prespective of live in the 1700s. Great for critical thinking students!
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- Michael

Love Benjamin Franklin

While it is the complete works of Ben Franklin after his autobiography. I mis-read Compleated Autobiography. I thought it was also going to inclue the original and carry on from there. There are some good parts, but still tough to get through in places. But very interesting to learn more about. We were so fortunate to have him during that time.
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- Noel

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-27-2006
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.