• WDA Classics Presents Common Sense

  • By: Thomas Paine
  • Narrated by: W. B. Ward
  • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 09-28-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: WDA Media
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.7 (6 ratings)

Regular price: $6.95

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Publisher's Summary

Written in 1776, this call to arms for the battle of Independence rings with true common sense as it did the day it was written. Offered here for a historical perspective, it makes for great listening and a reflection for contemporary times.
Public Domain (P)2016 W. B. Ward
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5 out of 5 stars
By Joshua on 12-12-17

Masterfully read

Common sense is a pamphlet written in the time the United States was in the midst of trying to decide on whether to rebel against England and become our own nation. Mr. Paine presents a well thought out, logical breakdown, of the reasons why rebellion is the only option. It's a great study on how to argue a case intellectually (which is opposite of most arguments on social media or that current politicians use). It's a piece that is timely because it deals with subjects that have once again arisen and should be addressed by the people of the United States. I did disagree with some of the points made, especially about Native Americans, slaves, and the right to take land. However, overall it is a solid and timely article. W.B Ward, the narrator, did a fabulous job of working out the pronunciation of old American English words and was masterful in using voice inflection to make it feel as if you were in a tavern listening to the pamphlet being read for the first time. This is what makes this a powerful piece for anyone to listen to.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 10-22-17

A Voice for Liberty

Thomas Paine's historic toil to assure a well-informed electorate has never been more prescient. W.B. Ward's crisp, well-paced narration champions limited government with a fresh voice to once again herald American Liberty.

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