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User Review  - Jarratt - LibraryThing

I listened to the autobiography via LibriVox.org. While I recognize that volunteers read the books, the narrator for this book would've been right at home on NPR. Nevertheless, I quite enjoyed ... Read full review

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User Review  - benuathanasia - LibraryThing

I'm not a big fan of biographies, but I feel like the useful advice offered within Franklin's life-story is deserving of some serious bonus points. So much of what he said was so motivating and makes me feel like I can achieve some previously unforeseen potential. Read full review

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User Review  - DarthDeverell - LibraryThing

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin was written in two sections, the first in 1771 and the second in 1778. The autobiography ends in 1757 and so never arrives at the American Revolution, but it ... Read full review

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User Review  - jculkin - LibraryThing

Well I found out only in reading that it wasn't complete! That surprised me. The title really should be changed to 'The Unfinished...' or something similar. Started off so well! An awesome insight ... Read full review

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User Review  - REGoodrich - LibraryThing

Though the reading is a little rough at times due to an older style of English writing, I found myself entertained and impressed by this life account by Benjamin Franklin. He was a highly-accomplished ... Read full review

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User Review  - Salmondaze - LibraryThing

I first picked this book up along with a good binding of Poor Richard's Almanack quite some time ago but I didn't start reading it until after I heard about it from Christopher Hitchens in his ... Read full review

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User Review  - erlenmeyer316 - LibraryThing

I’m in a little “book club” that meets once a month. I put book club in quotes because it’s just one other friend and myself. (Cassie calls it a man date to keep me humble.) We meet at a bar and ... Read full review

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User Review  - CassandraT - LibraryThing

I like the reflection on his growth and tales of upbringing. But, Old Benjamin was prone to speak highly of himself and there are a few racist and sexist parts regarding Native Americans especially. Read full review

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User Review  - waelrammo - LibraryThing

The book is split into four parts. The first part was a spectacular overview of the first third of his life. It wasn't tedious and brought together for me many concepts I've so far spent my life contemplating. I do recommend. Read full review

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User Review  - trilliams - LibraryThing

"Started From The Bottom" in book form, basically. Franklin's own 4-page outline of his life is amazing. Read full review


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