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Perhaps one of the most influential and controversial books in history, Machiavelli’s The Prince raises issues that are still debated centuries after its publication. The theories he developed in The Prince were derived from his observation of the successes and failures of the ruling class. The Prince was designed as a practical guide for newly appointed rulers and is required reading for all persons in a position of authority who strive for grandeur in business and politics.
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2 out of 5 stars
By GAINES on 02-18-12

Audio is horrible!

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I think the audio was too bad to tell if I liked either the author or the narrator

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3 out of 5 stars
By Arthur on 12-12-11

Good book but at times difficult to understand

I don't always agree with it's content, but I do think everyone who aspires to a career in managment or politics should read this book. While it deals with how to be a sucessful Europian monarch during the 15th century many of the ideas are still applicable today.
But if you have trouble with English Accents you might want to try another edition. The Narrator also has a slight speach inpediment. He pronounced the word "arms" as "alms' among other things.
Also the producer/ writer or anyone on the staff should have thought to say Footnote before launching into the footnotes to avoid further confusion.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Jo on 04-21-15

a lot of information to take in

the book is hard to get in to but has good information about the time and Machiavelli

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4 out of 5 stars
By Immanuel on 04-28-14

So that is Machiavelli

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

If leadership is part of your life or future it is a must.

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It is a book that requires ajustment due to historical context. Worth finding the pause button to add the ideas to your own context.
I know of the word Machiavelli but now I can give the man some due credit for his work.

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