The Prince: A Political Strategy of Niccolo Machiavelli

  • by Niccolo Machiavelli
  • Narrated by Carson Beck
  • 2 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"All states, all powers, that have held and hold rule over men have been and are either republics or principalities. Principalities are either hereditary, in which the family has been long established; or they are new. The new are either entirely new, as was Milan to Francesco Sforza, or they are, as it were, members annexed to the hereditary state of the prince who has acquired them, as was the kingdom of Naples to that of the King of Spain. Such dominions thus acquired are either accustomed to live under a prince, or to live in freedom; and are acquired either by the arms of the prince himself, or of others, or else by fortune or by ability."

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Great performance! Fascinating material.

What does Carson Beck bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Powerful narration for this book. Loved the depth of the narrator's voice.


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This review copy audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost."

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- Daman

The end always justifies the means

The Prince is a short work of political and social philosophy for those in power. In Machiavelli's day it was the princes of the land, but can be applied to any position of authority. The question it asks is does the end justify the means used to attain it. I have enjoyed this narration of The Prince as it gives an extra layer to it being letters written to an up and coming noble.

The narration voice fit the personality one would think the original author would have in writing such a book. So for this I would recommend this audio book to everyone as it makes you think hard on the moral dilemmas of being purely rational in mindset.

***I received this title for free from the narrator, author or publisher in exchange for an honest review***
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- Ryan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-26-2017
  • Publisher: Monarch Audio