The Wealth of Nations, Book 2 and 3

Read by Stephen Escalera

(4.6 stars; 89 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. (from Wikipedia) (5 hr 39 min)


Continued from part 1

(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.

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good reading of a fairly dull text

This Book Is Long and Dense

(5 stars)

i wish i had the brain power or time to parse every single anecdote and line of reasoning, it would probably be a wise decision to read rather than listen - but the narrator delivers a well balanced reading with a great netural tone, and I am learning plenty, Thank you

Excellent delivery

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Thank you Stephen. Well done on all books. I would never have even made it past page 2 of book 1 if I had to read it myself.

Enlightening and interesting

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I'm surprised direct citations from these books are presented for often in explaining economics. The reader is clear, but somewhat monotone.

still applicable

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While laws and mores have changed, the nature of man has not. -Arrows

some technical glitches, for which I blame the editors and proof readers. but s…

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awesome, I always listen on my way to work.