The Constitution and the Declaration of Independence

  • by The Founding Fathers, Paul B. Skousen, Izzard Ink Publishing
  • Narrated by Mark Deakins
  • 2 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

How often have people claimed that a certain thing was "in the Constitution" and you've wanted to pull out a copy to show them what this incredible document really says?
This is the book you want to keep with you at all times: the full text of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, the two documents that are the backbone of United States government. Hearing them as they were written is a must for every American. Regular listening is required for any historian or member of the legal profession, and a good idea for all Americans.
Acclaimed Constitutional scholar Paul Skousen, author of How to Read the Constitution, frames this simple text with a brief preface and a summary of important facts about these two documents, including important dates, for the ultimate quick reference. Throughout the text of the Constitution, he provides a clear guide to parts that became invalid due to later amendments, making the current meaning clear. Without intruding on the meaning, Skousen gives you a great tool for understanding our most basic principles of good government. An inspiring introduction by New York Times best-selling author Dan Clark will put you in the right frame of mind to listen to and appreciate these great documents.
This handy guide can become your best friend, and you'll want to keep a copy nearby. Here is your chance to become an expert on two of the most important documents that shaped our country!

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Just Listen to It

Would you consider the audio edition of The Constitution and the Declaration of Independence to be better than the print version?

I would. I like to listen on the go. The narrator was great.


What other book might you compare The Constitution and the Declaration of Independence to and why?

How to Read the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.


Have you listened to any of Mark Deakins’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I did listen to Rogue Lawyer. Both are done very well.


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

The Constitution always moves me.


Any additional comments?

This is a great reading of our founding documents.

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- Freedom

Great Reading of the Constitution

Where does The Constitution and the Declaration of Independence rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It has to be one of the top readings I have heard of The Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.


What was one of the most memorable moments of The Constitution and the Declaration of Independence?

The Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.


Which scene was your favorite?

Of course the reading of The Constitution and the Declaration of Independence but I also enjoyed the myths.


What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

I should listen to our founding documents often.


Any additional comments?

This is a great additional to an American's audio book collection. A great professional version of the Constitution.

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- Mr. Mitt

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-11-2016
  • Publisher: Izzard Ink Publishing