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Without Thomas Paine's Common Sense, the United States may never have even attempted to win independence from Great Britain. This short, passionate book is credited with fanning the flames of revolution in its day; but beyond that, its unique view of the role of government and of the relationship between government and citizens — and how those factors apply to modern life — are still studied by students of political science to this day. This edition includes the full, unabridged text of Common Sense. In addition, it includes clear, yet extensive study tools and discussion questions to help listeners more easily understand this classic text.
©2017 James Barnes (P)2017 James Barnes
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5 out of 5 stars
By Tatiana on 01-22-18

Excellent version, well done

This is an excellent version of the text that, more than any other, helped catalyze our country's war of independence from Britain. The pamphlet itself should be required reading by anyone who presumes to speak about US history, the role of government, or liberty, even in modern times. This version specifically has nice narration at a good pace. You cannot go wrong with it.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jack on 01-21-18

Should be Required Reading for Americans

Would you listen to Common Sense again? Why?

This is the kind of thing that you are forced to read in high school, but would actually find it interesting when you're older and you have some perspective. I really enjoyed this and was engaged throughout.

What does C.J. McAllister bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The writing style is hundreds of years old, so it's understandably "stuffy". The narrator helps bridge that gap and keeps you engaged.

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