Craven Street: Ben Franklin in London
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: October 1991
Duration: 4 hours 14 minutes
Winner of AudioFile magazine's Earphones Award. This meticulously researched five-part historical radio drama reveals the multi-faceted, complex Franklin's little known adventures in London before the Revolution. For fifteen years, he lived on Craven Street off the Thames, where he established a surrogate family, began his Autobiography and became America's most famous citizen. As tensions heated up between the Mother Country and her colonies, Franklin became embroiled in intrigue and espionage and almost got hanged by the British government.