We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
 >   > 
Martin Luther King: The Essential Box Set: The Landmark Speeches and Sermons of Martin Luther King, Jr. | [Clayborne Carson, Kris Shepard, Peter Holloran, Martin Luther King]

Martin Luther King: The Essential Box Set: The Landmark Speeches and Sermons of Martin Luther King, Jr.

This definitive box set includes all the landmark speeches of the great orator and American leader Martin Luther King, Jr., from his inspirational "I Have a Dream" to his firey "Give Us the Ballot." Comprised of recordings previously included in A Call to Conscience and A Knock at Midnight, The Essential Box Set is a must-have for any home, library, or school collection.
Regular Price:$39.93
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

This definitive box set includes all the landmark speeches of the great orator and American leader Martin Luther King, Jr., from his inspirational "I Have a Dream" to his firey "Give Us the Ballot." Comprised of recordings previously included in A Call to Conscience and A Knock at Midnight, The Essential Box Set is a must-have for any home, library, or school collection.

©2009 Hachette; (P)2009 Hachette

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.4 (64 )
5 star
 (40)
4 star
 (15)
3 star
 (4)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (1)
Overall
4.6 (40 )
5 star
 (28)
4 star
 (9)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.5 (41 )
5 star
 (25)
4 star
 (12)
3 star
 (3)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Veronica Daly City, CA, United States 01-19-10
    Veronica Daly City, CA, United States 01-19-10 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    9
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    12
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "A Great Resource!"

    The collection of originally delivered speeches is a preciious research. The reading of letters written by the history-makers involved in his campaigns and anecdotes of those present help to establish the contextual settings of the speeches.

    I think it's great!

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  •  
    James 11-10-11
    James 11-10-11 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    67
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    148
    113
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    8
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Martin Luther King Jr. is at his best in this set!"

    I have learned more about Martin Luther King Jr. and listening to this wonderful set of sermons and speeches than I have ever learned throughout my 50+ years of listening and watching Martin Luther King Jr. on radio/TV or in the classroom.

    It's great to be able to listen to the "great leaders of the day" (Rev. Franklin, Sen. Edward Kennedy, Rev. Franklin Graham, et al) as they introduce and frame the various speeches. It gives a nice touch and context to what was going on in society that Martin Luther King Jr. was concerned about and speaking on.

    Fantastic!!!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Pamm 03-21-15
    Pamm 03-21-15 Member Since 2013

    My fav books are African American stories, Young Adult & Children books, Poetry, some History & Biographies. I will read any good book!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    0
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    4
    Overall
    "Well worth the read!!"

    Excellent read! It made me more appreciative of the magnitude one man had on our nation. I cannot put into words how much this book's importance is to me. It reawakened my conscience to what has really been accomplished for my people and this nation as a whole. It will inspire you to keep moving towards advancements for all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Michael 02-17-15
    Michael 02-17-15 Member Since 2013
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Worth Every Minute"

    This audiobook met and exceeded my expectations. The speeches and sermons speak for themselves and are of pretty clear quality given the passage of time.

    What struck me most was that Rev. King could be speaking of America circa 2015, rather than 50+ years prior. My favorite speech was "Where Do We Go From Here?" It signaled a clear transition of King from a Black Civil Rights crusader to a crusader for equal justice, peace and opportunity for all, although those themes were in all of his speeches heretofore. Speaking out against war (in this case, Vietnam) and linking it to the poverty struggle and opportunity deficit of all less fortunate Americans would have been illuminating to the masses and threatening to the Established Order. To me, a man in my 30s, it showed me that King was willing to do what it took to chalk the Establishment and inform and unite the masses.

    The speakers introducing each speech/sermon did not try to outdo King, but added context to the time and place, which I found I appreciated. They also pointed out to me that King was not alone in the work he did.

    Overall, I would definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in learning more about this man and his Dream.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Mon Dobrin 01-23-15
    Mon Dobrin 01-23-15 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    9
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "More than just "I have a dream!""

    Inspirational, emotional, profoundly intelligent and down to earth.

    For every little guy, minority and underdog. Not just about civil rights and God, but how to turn the other cheek, put your priorities in order, spread love. The only self-help book you need, really.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-5 of 5 results
Sort by:
  • Michael
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    1/8/14
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A Joy To Experience A Revelation"
    If you could sum up Martin Luther King in three words, what would they be?

    A God Send.


    What did you like best about this story?

    His passion. His devotion. His commitment. His honesty. His faith. His beliefs. His Dream. The difference he made to help to free black people and assisted in giving us a voice and freedom to have togetherness and strength. His memories, his vision!


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    They prepared us in what was coming in the chapter, and what we were to expect. They prepared us and gave us a clearer, nearer understanding on what was to follow in the book.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. It was over several months... in intervals!


    Any additional comments?

    Thank God for Martin Luther King and his teachings, and passion and sermons. God had surely blessed this man and gave him a mission on earth to perform, and perform he did! Thank God for Martin Luther King, and giving him the gift of life.

    May he R.I.P

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-1 of 1 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.