• Common Sense

  • By: Thomas Paine
  • Narrated by: Pat Henry
  • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 03-23-18
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Combray Media
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (4 ratings)

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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.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Common Sense?

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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.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

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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 Vickie on 04-19-18

Common sense a historical document

I haven’t read this document since high school. It was interesting to see just how much more I got out of it as an adult. I don’t know that I would waste a credit on it, but if you can get it for under four dollars I say go for it. I received this book at no cost to me from the author, publisher, or narrator. All opinions are my own

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