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)
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.
The reading by Lavar Burton was excellent and having the opportunity to actually hear Martin Luther King himself with the many recordings of his speechs and sermons was awesome. I was a child during these times and knew of course who Mr. King was and have heard over the years the famous speeches but i had missed so much about him including his spirtuality which comes through his teachings and philosophy as well as the extent of his faith and how it impacted him. What a great man. We lost him much too early.
The narration is inspiring, but the portions picked to complete the biography could have been better. though it touches about a lot of what King did, u feel incompleteness at end of the audio book. The book should have touched more on what King could finally achieve with all what he did.
I love theology, the classics, biographies, and bussiness books. I sometimes even enjoy a little modern fiction,
This is probably the best book I've listened to on Audible, and I've listened to a lot of books. What makes this book so outstanding to me is that it is interspersed with live speeches, sermons, and interviews, some of which are in there entirety. One aspect that is often neglected when hearing others talk about Dr. King.is his deep and abiding faith in Jesus. Well, you can't escape it when he speaks in his own words. This is a man who loved Jesus deeply and sought to live out Jesus vision of societal change through nonviolent prophetic action.
Also, the man was flat out brilliant. When we make someone an icon it's easy to miss the depth of who they were as an individual. Hearing some of Dr. Kings sermons to his congregation helped me to realize what a towering intellect he was. As a pastor it inspires me to not dumb down my theology. It also shows that people appreciate and will act upon a clear and compelling vision.
Another aspect of the book is it's continued relevance in a society that is still trying to find its way in terms of race. Oh, that Dr. King had not been assassinated where might we be today? I can't say enough good things about this book. It is a treasure. Just think if we could have heard Lincoln's actual voice expressing his many ideas. This is what we have in this book. Spend 9 hours with Dr. King it is well worth it.!!!
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.
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