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Publisher's Summary

"Perhaps the sentiments contained in the following pages are not yet sufficiently fashionable to procure them general favor; a long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom. But the tumult soon subsides. Time makes more converts than reason. As a long and violent abuse of power is generally the means of calling the right of it in question (and in matters too which might never have been thought of, had not the sufferers been aggravated into the inquiry) and as the king of England hath undertaken in his own right, to support the Parliament in what he calls Theirs, and as the good people of this country are grievously oppressed by the combination, they have an undoubted privilege to inquire into the pretensions of both, and equally to reject the usurpation of either. In the following sheets, the author hath studiously avoided every thing which is personal among ourselves. Compliments as well as censure to individuals make no part thereof. The wise, and the worthy, need not the triumph of a pamphlet; and those whose sentiments are injudicious, or unfriendly, will cease of themselves unless too much pains are bestowed upon their conversion."
Public Domain (P)2018 Combray Media
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5 out of 5 stars
By cosmitron on 04-01-18

TIME WAS RIGHT

Would you listen to Common Sense again? Why?

Yes..... I want to remember again and again why we fought to not live under the fancy of a King or the members of the Power elite or the Aristocracy or the rich and famous.

I want to remember the essence of the philosophy of what America stood for when it was idealistic and filled with promise.

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What about Pat Henry’s performance did you like?

He did a good job with the material he had to work with.

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Any additional comments?

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Bill Beaulac on 04-23-18

I can never get enough of a good thing

Even after listening to Paine's work several times over the years, it is always refreshing to read/listen to what are country really should be all about, especially in these politically corrupt times. The narrator does a really good job in this version of articulating the content. History needs to be told to remind us of what our country was built upon rather than the PC revisions we are having force-fed to us. A review copy of this audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in return for this unbiased review. If you found this review helpful, please take a moment to click yes below.

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