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Avid listener on my daily commute!
It was an unexpected surprise to find this and so many other Obama speeches available for free on Audible. Although listening now (in the wake of the recent election and amidst the horror of all that is about to happen) was bittersweet, It was still an educational and inspiring listen. Farewell and thank you for your service, sir! We will miss your class, dignity, poise and grace under fire; we will miss your intelligence, thoughtfulness, humor and eloquence more than we can ever say. We won't see your equal for many, many years, if ever.
When I listened to the President's inaugural address, I had chills. Listening to it again made me realize how far we've come as a Nation. We still have a long ways to go for equality for all, but we're getting there.
A great speech!
While many experts have criticised the address for its lack of a central theme, it is still a wonderfully compelling look into the inspirational Obama and how he envisages his early days of the presidency.
I want to thank Audible for having this speech available. I was one of many who missed it. I hoped the news service would show it again later in the night - and they didn't (not even CNN).
Reading President(!) Obama's speech in the newspaper is nothing compared to actually listening to it. He reminds me a lot of John Kennedy, who was also an eloquent speaker. He gives this ailing country much hope in his words. It's been a long time since I have felt hopeful that this country will recover from its many woes and that we, as a nation, can help President Obama in its recovery - Yes, we can!
May his four years in office be good and safe ones for him, his family, his administration, and us all.
I was there at the inauguration, but could not enjoy the speech. I was one of many soldiers called up to perform task on this day. I heard bits and pieces but today I finally heard the entirety of the speech and I am blown away about the insight President Obama had for his term in office. No it was not easy, but my hat is off to President Elect Trump to have to keep our nation moving forward. I hope he does the right thing. Good Luck!
Old & fat, but strong; American, Chinese, & Indian (sort of); Ph.D. in C.S.; strategy, economics & stability theory; trees & machining.
With all the hype he couldn't possibility live up to expectations, but it is refreshing to see an elected official at least trying.
Nothing earth shattering, no direct solutions just a lot of Hollywood clich?s. I wish him and most of all this country the best; at least it is a new direction. He is no Reagan!
"Barack Obama Inaugural Address (1/20/09)"
If you missed out on Obama's inaugural address, you can download it here for free. The inauguration speech echoes a lot of the goals and ambitions which Obama discusses in his 'The Audacity of Hope' book. I listened to the address again after finishing 'The Audacity of Hope' (which is also narrated by Obama) and seemed to gain a deeper understanding of the man and his mission after doing so. Interesting!
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