The Wealth of Nations

  • by Adam Smith
  • Narrated by Gildart Jackson
  • 36 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The foundation for all modern economic thought and political economy, The Wealth of Nations is the magnum opus of Scottish economist Adam Smith, who introduces the world to the very idea of economics and capitalism in the modern sense of the words. Smith details his argument in five books:

Book I. Of the Causes of Improvement in the Productive Power of Labour
Book II. Of the Nature, Accumulation, and Employment of Stock Introduction
Book III. Of the Different Progress of Opulence in Different Nations
Book IV. Of Systems of Political Economy
Book V. Of the Revenue of the Sovereign or Commonwealth
Taken together, these books form a giant leap forward in the field of economics. A product of the "Age of Enlightenment," The Wealth of Nations is a must for all who wish to gain a better understanding of the principles upon which all modern capitalistic economies have been founded and the process of wealth creation that is engendered by those principles.


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Simply a classic. Much better audio this time.

A couple of years ago, I purchased this title and really struggled with the quality of the audio. This newer edition is much better. As for the content, it is what it is. A classic that is the foundations to our current understanding of economics. It has great historical value but is not really an easy read. For me, its just something I had to get being an avid student in economics. I won't be giving a review of the subject matter since it is what it is and many have done much better that i could ever do. Just wanted to say this version has great audio!
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- Bob

Loved the Narrator

The writings herein is brought forth with great workmanship of speech. Recording was wonderful and enjoyable through all 5 books.
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- Frank

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-11-2011
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio