The Wealth of Nations, Book 1


Read by Stephen Escalera

(4.5 stars; 219 reviews)

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations is the magnum opus of the Scottish economist Adam Smith, published on March 9, 1776 during the Scottish Enlightenment. It is a clearly written account of political economy at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, and is widely considered to be the first modern work in the field of economics. (Summary from Wikipedia) (9 hr 17 min)

Chapters

Introduction and Plan of Work 6:46 Read by Stephen Escalera
Ch. 1 Of the Division of Labour 19:51 Read by Stephen Escalera
Ch. 2 Of the Principle That Gives Occasion of Division of Labour 8:59 Read by Stephen Escalera
Ch. 3 That the Division of Labour is Limited by the Extent of the Market 10:21 Read by Stephen Escalera
Ch. 4 Of the Origin and Use of Money 14:54 Read by Stephen Escalera
Ch 5, Of the Real and Nominal Price of Commodities...part 1 19:07 Read by Stephen Escalera
Ch. 5 Of the Real and Nominal Price of Commodities...part 2 18:51 Read by Stephen Escalera
Ch. 6 Of The Component Part Of The Price Of Commodities 15:25 Read by Stephen Escalera
Ch. 7 Of The Natural And Market Price Of Commodities 19:06 Read by Stephen Escalera
Ch. 8 Of the Wages of Labour, part 1 28:09 Read by Stephen Escalera
Ch. 8 Of the Wages of Labour, part 2 20:30 Read by Stephen Escalera
Ch. 9 Of the Profits of Stock 23:22 Read by Stephen Escalera
Ch. 10 Of the Wages and Profit in the Different....part 1 22:37 Read by Stephen Escalera
Ch. 10 Of the Wages and Profit in the Different...part 2 21:58 Read by Stephen Escalera
Ch. 10 Of the Wages and Profit in the Different...part 3 17:00 Read by Stephen Escalera
Ch. 10 Of the Wages and Profit in the Different...part 4 20:08 Read by Stephen Escalera
Ch. 10 Of the Wages and Profit in the Different...part 5 19:18 Read by Stephen Escalera
Ch 11 Of the Rent of Land, part 1 40:00 Read by Stephen Escalera
Ch.11 Of the Rent of Land, part 2 34:31 Read by Stephen Escalera
Ch.11 Of the Rent of Land, part 3 36:40 Read by Stephen Escalera
Ch.11 Of the Rent of Land, part 4 41:35 Read by Stephen Escalera
Ch.11 Of the Rent of Land, part 5 14:01 Read by Stephen Escalera
Ch.11 Of the Rent of Land, part 6 27:51 Read by Stephen Escalera
Ch. 11 Of the Rent of Land, part 7 22:41 Read by Stephen Escalera
Ch. 11 Of the Rent of Land, part 8 33:44 Read by Stephen Escalera

Reviews

The Wealth of Nations Read by Stephen Escalera


(5 stars)

Having owned "The Wealth of Nations" for decades without reading it, I decided to download the audio book. I am amazed at how relevant so much of the work remains in today's world. I would commend Smith to anyone; especially the version read by Stephen Escalera. Adam Smith does not need praise from me for his history making and world-changing masterpiece. I wrote this review to compliment Mr. Escalera for his outstanding reading of the work. My first Librivox audio books were Sherlock Holmes mysteries. The readers ranged from good to less than good. Mr. Escalera is among the best audio book readers I have encountered and is on a par with professional actors and authors reading their own works. Stephen Ambrose comes to mind. I would urge anyone with an interest in the Economy to listen to "The Wealth of Nations" as read by Mr. Escalera. DJ

Impressive work by Smith excellent performance by Escalera. Tha


(5 stars)

Historically, Factually, Financially Awesome


(5 stars)

I love how Adam Smith dives into history and uses critical Analytics in order to decipher the real meaning behind wealth, wealth distribution and the value of many things that have never changed in their principal worth.

A great book


(5 stars)

An excellent read of a fascinating book. Kudos to the reader for keeping five volumes of economic theory interesting. Topical, given the dependence politicians of the Right seem to place on the text.

I recommend this reading


(5 stars)

The reader had good pacing, pronunciation, and tone. Smith is very thorough, which is good for interested listeners and bad for somewhat interested listeners.

The wealth of Nations in every times


(5 stars)

it's a book about food as a commodity price domestically and in relation to a foreign country.

good reading


(5 stars)

Adam Smith has many really insightful observations about the forces of economics, of course, and some good illustrative examples. in some ways this serves as a nice little introduction to the principles of classical economics. Additionally, some of the details about the world economy are quite interesting from a historical perspective. That said, the details of exactly how many shillings and pence was worth how much silver and traded for how much grain did occasionally get tedious.

Great Recording


(5 stars)

This was one of the first LibriVox recordings I ever listened to. Adam Smith's arguments persuaded me that copyrights are valuable and should be respected. As a result I stopped listening to illegal downloads and was forced to listen to more LibriVox recordings to save money. And as a result I started making LibriVox recordings of my own.