The Prince

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(4.5 stars; 176 reviews)

ll Principe (The Prince) is a political treatise by the Florentine writer Niccolò Machiavelli, originally called “De Principatibus” (About Principalities). It was written around 1513, but not published until 1532, five years after Machiavelli’s death. The treatise is not actually representative of his published work during his lifetime, but it is certainly the best remembered one. (Summary from

(5 hr 54 min)


Translator 18:32 Read by Chip
The Man and His Work 12:20 Read by Gesine
Author 3:31 Read by Chip
Ch. 01-03 23:08 Read by Kristin LeMoine
Ch. 04-06 19:05 Read by Chip
Ch. 07-08 30:45 Read by Gesine
Ch. 09-11 21:21 Read by Chip
Ch. 12-13 24:11 Read by Kristin LeMoine
Ch. 14-16 16:45 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Ch. 17-18 16:22 Read by Hugh McGuire
Ch. 19 27:06 Read by Gesine
Ch. 20-22 23:48 Read by Chip
Ch. 23-26 31:22 Read by John Gonzalez
Appendix 01 16:01 Read by Jim Mowatt
The Life Of Castruccio Castracani Of Lucca 28:38 Read by Chip
The Life Of Castruccio Castracani Of Lucca 41:39 Read by Chip


Good read, good recording

(4 stars)

Books recorded by multiple readers are always a mixed bag, but this one is consistently pretty good. Seven sections are recorded by Chip, who reads thoughtfully and expressively.

A must read.

(5 stars)

I read this book around 4 times throught youth and recent adulthood, the content is always modern and the message is so powerful that the society has changed eternally along these lines.

Great Book

(5 stars)

Gives a high-level picture of life, thought-process etc of people in ancient Rome. Also, some interesting lessons, can be learnt based on the lives of certain individuals mentioned in the book.

Good book, well read

(4 stars)

Interesting 'big picture' look at society in the 1500's. Funny how human nature hasn't changed much in 500 years.

Thug Book!!!

(5 stars)

This book was just perfect to listen. I enjoyed it so much. I couldn't wait to lissen to it

(4.5 stars)

nice, thanks to librivox and its volunteer readers. i am finally among those who have read Nicolo's masterpiece

Execelent book

(4 stars)

Most of the book os well read. Didn't liked chapters 17:18

most enjoyable reading providing much food for thought. Remarkable for its rele…

(4 stars)