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The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. Audiobook

The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Publisher's Summary

He was a husband, a father, a preacher - and the preeminent leader of a movement that continues to transform America and the world. Martin Luther King, Jr. was one of the twentieth century's most influential men and lived one of its most extraordinary lives. Now, in a special program commissioned and authorized by his family, here is the life and times of Martin Luther King, Jr. drawn from a comprehensive collection of writings, recordings, and documentary materials, many of which have never before been made public.

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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  • Grammy Award Winner, Best Spoken Word Album, 1999

"More than a resource, The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr., is a keepsake." (AudioFile)

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    "Wonderful collection, inspirational!"

    History books do not do MLK justice. Hearing his sermons placed in context made them even more inspiring. Burton did a wonderful job of narration also.

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    Peter 12-12-16
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    "fantastic book with some technical issues"

    fantastic book, loved the narrator and King's speeches bring life to it. only problem is that the audio glitches in about 6-7 places, making you miss out on some things

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    "Such an important book for these days!"

    I appreciated the life of Dr Martin Luther Kiing so much in light of the current racial struggles in our country. He was an amazing man and I wish I could have had the chance to meet him. This is a powerful book for the person who wants to understand civil rights and the history of the black race.

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    Abbas 12-07-16
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    "A fighter for Justice"

    I am in a loss of words to describe my experience with this book. Never in my life have I ever known that someone had thought so deep about the importance of justice and how it looks like in the society. It's like hearing a scientific analysis of injustice and its effect on society not from a scientist but from a Baptist minister. I am in awe of Martin's psychological, sociological and emotional brilliance.
    And I witness that this man has fought for justice and fought against poverty.

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    Charm 10-10-16
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    "Excellent Book!"

    This autobiography really gives insight into the thoughts of Dr. King during his charge for civil rights. It was amazing to learn that King fought not only for racial equality but also for economic and social equality. It was also very helpful to hear many of King's speeches and sermons directly from him.

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    Xiomara D. 09-29-16
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    "Moving & Powerful"

    It became very easy to understand why MLK was such an amazing leader. The man could move your very Soul with his words and bring you into deep thought and meditation as well. Highly reccomend this book to anyone who wishes to know about his beliefs and the movement. I only wish they had spoken a bit about his childhood and formative years and other unknown information regarding his upbringing and personality.

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    "Magnificent"

    Quite an amazing read. I do love the fact you've got done of his original recordings. I wish I can hear the voices of other autobiographies I read.

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    Vinit 03-22-16
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    "great inspirational autobiography"

    this is a great autobiography. listening to Dr Kings words and his commitment to nonviolence is second to none. he is an inspiration to all to follow those who seek change.

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    Gonzalo 02-27-16
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    "La grandeza de un hombre"

    Qué hombre tan grande! Qué corazón! Qué conexión con un sentido mayor y trascendente! Qué pequeño me siento al lado de este ser humano! Gran trabajo del editor, gran recopilación, pero sobre todo gran hombre! Cuanto necesitamos en este mundo de hoy más hombres como Martin Luther King Jr.

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    Walter Martinez, Gabon 10-24-15
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    "Audio skipping"

    There were a few moments where the audio would just go out for a few seconds then come back in, and rewinding would not fix it nor allow you to hear that content. I have a galaxy 6, and it may just be my copy.
    Levar Burton is awesome. The earliest sermons were understandably hard to make out.

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