This history-making autobiography is Martin Luther King in his own words as read by others and in his own words and voice: the mild-mannered, inquisitive child and student who chafed under and eventually rebelled against segregation; the dedicated young minister who continually questioned the depths of his faith and the limits of his wisdom; the loving husband and father who sought to balance his family's needs with those of a growing, nationwide movement; and the reflective, world-famous leader who was fired by a vision of equality for people everywhere.
In original recordings of his own vivid, compassionate voice, here at last is Martin Luther King, Jr.'s unforgettable chronicle of his life and his legacy. Years in the making, and woven together from thousands of recordings and documents, including letters to his family and diary entries, this program is a unique compilation which includes many rare recordings of Martin Luther King, Jr. delivering sermons, speeches, lectures, and addresses. Highlights include "I Have a Dream," "Letter from a Birmingham Jail," and "The Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech."
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"More than a resource, The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr., is a keepsake." (AudioFile)
Trying to support 1) the comparably smaller non-fiction selection and 2) the few here that are not misinformation. Got mind? Use it.
MLK translates well in any format as each offers a different perspective. The first 2 audio speeches were not very clear, so it's recommended to do a quick search for the speeches online and read along with the audio.
It's an important piece of history, and many of the subjects covered are still very relevant. Non-violent progress is a fundamental human struggle.
If there's every an autobiography worth reading, this would be one of them.
I actually really enjoyed the narration, clear and easy pace.
MLK describing the darkest moments of his many protests, the social and personal dilemmas...
"Even the most starless midnight may herald the dawn of some great fulfillment."
This autobiography is so large in scope that it serves as a great introductory overview of MLK and his times, with audio excerpts of his speeches.
I was more interested in digging deeper into some of his beliefs and tactics, which needs to be found elsewhere, a 9-hour autobiography is limited. Despite being an autobiography, this was pieced together after MLK's death so it does do a good job covering his ideas and speeches.
Now, how about an unabridged audio version of Malcolm X's autobiography?
I loved the recordings of his speeches!
His style of narration is very easy to listen to and allowed me to grasp the content without struggling.
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It gave me an understanding and appreciation that I didn't have before
I really liked the audio clips they added of Martin Luther Kings real voice giving speeches
Yes but I had to listen in parts
Very powerful story of taking the energy of peace and love into the problems of his day and bringing about necessary change. These methods are what is needed to continue to resolve the current problems of our current time and remembered to be practiced in our daily lives.I highly recommend this book. Wonderfully written! The reading by Levar Burton is most clear and enjoyable. The audio version also includes many original recordings by Dr. King.
Inspirational, daring, motivational.
The speeches are fantastic.
Pronunciation great for foreigners to understand.
I do not like to listen to books all in one sitting, so I cannot comment on this, but I'd certainly recommend it as one of the best audible books I've read so far.
The idea behind this book is ok. A biography in the words of MLK. The book seems honest and well researched but it feels like the author ran out of inspitation and therefore the book is filled up with soundclips of old recordings from public speeches and sermons. Some of these is moderately interesting but as the book progresses the pieces become longer and longer. Some are longer than 30 minutes and together they amount to half of this audiobook. Unless you are a big fan of the words of MLK go find an alternative.
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