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The Greatest Speeches of All Time

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The full list of authors includes: Susan B. Anthony, Joan of Arc, Winston Churchill, Jefferson Davis, Amelia Earhart, David Ben Gurion, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, John F. Kennedy, Nikolai Lenin, Martin Luther, Richard Nixon, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Robespierre, and George Washington.

More than 40 speeches - considered among the greatest of all time - comprise this marvelous collection. All the works you'll hear are unabridged, and the most contemporary are live recordings. Other historical speeches are read by professional actors David Birney, Juliet Mills, Loretta Swit, and Stephanie Beacham. Included are speeches by Susan B. Anthony, Joan of Arc, Winston Churchill, Jefferson Davis, Amelia Earhart, David Ben Gurion, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, John F. Kennedy, Nikolai Lenin, Martin Luther, Richard Nixon, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Robespierre, George Washington, and others.

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    Richard Aurora, CO, USA 10-04-03
    Richard Aurora, CO, USA 10-04-03
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    "Just Plain Bad"

    The actors reading the speeches are just plain bad. Speeches should not be read as if they were books on tape--but as speeches! Here the actors essentially speak in a monotone. The selection of live speeches leaves much to be desired. No matter what you think of Bill Clinton, does he deserve ANY time in the Greatest Speeches of All Time? NO! Does he deserve 30 minutes? HA! Does Gloria Steinham deserve even so much as one second? Give me a break! This title is so bad that it is putrid. Don't even think of getting it.

    59 of 81 people found this review helpful
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    Roger Smith Orlando, Florida United States 08-07-11
    Roger Smith Orlando, Florida United States 08-07-11 Member Since 2007

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Important Words ... boring readers"

    For each speech the producers hired an actor who could mimic the real person - and then instructed them to speak in a serious and dull tone so that listeners would know that this is important stuff. A real speaker passionate about their cause and subject would not read this material with the lack of emotion shown by these actors.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    David Hollister, CA, USA 02-16-08
    David Hollister, CA, USA 02-16-08 Member Since 2007
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    "greatness is relative"

    The book is a good resource for recordings of contemporary speeches, and those not captured in the original speakers voice are largely well done (not all, unfortunately). The choice of which speeches qualified for this book makes for a curious list, heavily weighted in the 20th Century. The choices from the last 30 years or so seem particularly out of place on a "Greatest" list. There are notable speeches missing as well, but all in all, the book is worth hearing and owning.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Larry 09-29-07
    Larry 09-29-07
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    "American Supremacy in Oration"

    From the perspective of this book, America has certainly cornered the market in great orators!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Deep Think Toronto 02-02-05
    Deep Think Toronto 02-02-05 Member Since 2011
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    "Poor choices, awfully read"

    If these are the best speeches of all time then public speaking should be banned. Moreover, the readers here are so mellowdramatic and so overact the parts that is nearly comedic. Listen to the sample before buying and you will see.

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    AppView 07-18-16
    AppView 07-18-16
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    "Where are the speeches?"

    This book of speeches only includes the full text of a few speeches. The rest are excerpts. Not what I was expecting. Wanted full speeches.

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    Peter 02-29-16
    Peter 02-29-16
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    "No matter how I listen to it I only have 13speechs"
    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Greatest Speeches of All Time?

    R. Reagan. But then I didn't get to hear the full compliment of speeches!


    Any additional comments?

    Yeah, I only got 13 speeches 1hr 41mins worth, not the 40+ as advertised. No Joan of Arc, no Earhart, no Washington. ETC.

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    Angelo Arima, Trinidad and Tobago 02-27-13
    Angelo Arima, Trinidad and Tobago 02-27-13 Member Since 2011
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    "It's a great book but I'm disappointed audible"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The time was well spent but I terribly disappointed the my older copy of the book was wiped off clean on my account without my permissions is that how audible do business ?


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ernie Wellington, FL 08-19-11
    Ernie Wellington, FL 08-19-11 Listener Since 2000

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    "Significant Historical Context"

    This collection walks the listener through history with what is arguably, the most accurate representation of where we've been [as a society] and where we're headed. While I am no fan of Bill Clinton, his speech "The Coronation" is by far the best representation of mastery of oration as there ever was. Worth the price and the time to listen to, over and over.

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    Jp 08-03-09
    Jp 08-03-09 Member Since 2016
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    "Some are the greatest"

    I don't think these are the greatest speaches. Some like Socrates, Winston Churchill & King are, but there are way too many American President speeches. It is difficult to understand why there are not great speeches from other politicians in other countries for example Nelson Mandela (if you had to throw in politician speeches at all!)

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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