The Many-Sided Franklin


Read by Michele Fry

(5 stars; 1 reviews)

A fast-paced, somewhat racey look into the life, accomplishments and idiosyncrasies of Benjamin Franklin. Acclaimed biographer Paul L. Ford uses Franklin’s letters, papers and journals to step us through Franklin's many adventures, to reveal intimate details of his personal life - relations with siblings, wife, children, friends, business partners; his physique, health, illnesses, schooling, personal habits and goals; his opinions on education, philosophy, religion, friendship, industry; his library; his career as printer and publisher, writer and journalist, politician and diplomat, scientist, humorist, jack of all trades; and his relations at home and abroad with the “fairer sex“. Goes beyond the official Autobiography. A must read for Franklin devotees. - Summary by Michele Fry, Soloist (12 hr 17 min)

Chapters

1.1 Family Relations 25:24 Read by Michele Fry
1.2 Family Relations 27:46 Read by Michele Fry
2.1 Physique, Theories and Appetites 18:56 Read by Michele Fry
2.2 Physique, Theories and Appetites 23:46 Read by Michele Fry
2.3 Physique, Theories and Appetites 23:04 Read by Michele Fry
3.1 Education 27:18 Read by Michele Fry
3.2 Education 30:02 Read by Michele Fry
4.1 Religion 20:12 Read by Michele Fry
4.2 Religion 22:24 Read by Michele Fry
4.3 Religion 20:59 Read by Michele Fry
5.1 Printer and Publisher 29:27 Read by Michele Fry
5.2 Printer and Publisher 31:28 Read by Michele Fry
6.1 Writer and Journalist 24:36 Read by Michele Fry
6.2 Writer and Journalist 27:10 Read by Michele Fry
6.3 Writer and Journalist 18:03 Read by Michele Fry
7.1 Relations With The Fair Sex 23:25 Read by Michele Fry
7.2 Relations With The Fair Sex 21:45 Read by Michele Fry
7.3 Relations With The Fair Sex 24:50 Read by Michele Fry
8.1 Jack of all Trades 20:59 Read by Michele Fry
8.2 Jack of all Trades 15:48 Read by Michele Fry
8.3 Jack of all Trades 23:58 Read by Michele Fry
9.1 The Scientist 24:27 Read by Michele Fry
9.2 The Scientist 25:03 Read by Michele Fry
10.1 The Humorist 26:03 Read by Michele Fry
10.2 The Humorist 21:21 Read by Michele Fry
11.1 Politician and Diplomat 21:14 Read by Michele Fry
11.2 Politician and Diplomat 23:14 Read by Michele Fry
11.3 Politician and Diplomat 23:40 Read by Michele Fry
12.1 Social Life 21:46 Read by Michele Fry
12.2 Social Life 22:21 Read by Michele Fry
12.3 Social Life 26:44 Read by Michele Fry