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The Prince

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(4,465 Sterne; 312 Bewertungen)

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.
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Read by Chip

The Man and His Work


Read by Gesine



Read by Chip

Ch. 01-03


Read by Kristin LeMoine

Ch. 04-06


Read by Chip

Ch. 07-08


Read by Gesine

Ch. 09-11


Read by Chip

Ch. 12-13


Read by Kristin LeMoine

Ch. 14-16


Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)

Ch. 17-18


Read by Hugh McGuire

Ch. 19


Read by Gesine

Ch. 20-22


Read by Chip

Ch. 23-26


Read by John Gonzalez

Appendix 01


Read by Jim Mowatt

The Life Of Castruccio Castracani Of Lucca


Read by Chip

The Life Of Castruccio Castracani Of Lucca


Read by Chip


Good read, good recording

(4 Sterne)

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 for anyone interested in the History of the West

(5 Sterne)

Thug Book!!!

(5 Sterne)

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

(4,5 Sterne)

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

Great and insightfull novel, well read

(5 Sterne)

The book is well worth its reputation and even though we are not all princes I think everyone kan learn from his advice. the history of castruccio castracani an insightfull tale on the kind of monarch he describes. Between the readers tone can differ a lot, but the style and quality is concistently great.

Different narrators make it hard

(3,5 Sterne)

Ideally, this would have been read by one person. The drastic changes of voice and accent distract from the narrative. Narrator quality also varies. Still, it's perfectly listenable and fantastic book.

The Prince

(5 Sterne)

I much enjoyed the reading for this text. I also like the diversity of readers, of whom all skilled and passionate bringing this remarkable document to life.

(4 Sterne)

Very well written and an intriguing, brief look into Machiavelli's time period. The narration quality for some chapters was slightly lacking, but definitely listenable.