• James Madison: A Captivating Guide to an American Founding Father Who Served as the Fourth President of the United States of America

  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Desmond Manny
  • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
  • 3.2 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)

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Explore the captivating life of James Madison.

James Madison earned the title “Father of the Constitution”. How did this man who was diminutive of stature with a weak constitution produce such an energetic document? Through more than 200 years, it stands like a silent sentinel to protect the freedom and independence of the American people. 

It was a time when the Americans were weary from the tumult of the Revolution, but Madison’s job had barely begun. He realized it was up to him now to help fashion the future of a country that would outlive him. 

Although characterized as introverted and pensive, Madison had a ferocious absorption to persevere until he could effectively shepherd the Constitution through all the logistical stages necessary to make it real. 

In this Captivating History audiobook, you'll discover the story of his remarkable life from beginning to end. 

This audiobook covers topics such as: 

  • Early life and education
  • James Madison: prankster and protester!
  • Spirit of the Revolution
  • The governor’s council - the Second Continental Congress and its aftermath
  • James Madison: father of the Constitution
  • Congress or not: That is the question
  • Delicate Dolley - manipulative Hamilton – wild Lyon
  • Secretary of state and fourth president
  • Partial retirement and death
  • And much more!

Listen to this audiobook now to learn more about James Madison!

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Perhaps the weakest book in the Audible library

There has not been a rendition of Madison so shallow and vapid. The author recites some details of Madison's life and a couple of historical events, but adds nothing of insight to the man or the times.
The reader speaks clearly but misses several words as never uttered before.
I'd ask for a return, but Audible seems to have revised their previous policy, making it difficult to arduous.

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Very good, not too in depth.

It was very good for the length. It doesn't go too im depth, but it's a great Reader's Digest type book.

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  • Ryan
  • 09-19-18

Obviously Great Book

What an excellent telling of a major, not minor statesman and president. Madison's role in framing our most precious document deserves all the recognition, even more than told by Lynne Cheney. What a interesting character. Well told by the author for sure.