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Malcolm X Audiobook

Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary

As a 14-year-old he was Malcolm Little, the president of his class and a top student. At 16 he was hustling tips at a Boston nightclub. At 20 "Detroit Red" was in prison. It was there Malcolm Little started the journey that would lead him to adopt the name Malcolm X, and develop his beliefs about what being black means in America: beliefs that shook America then, and still shake America today. His significant role in the Nation of Islam and eventual split from it, along with his journey to Mecca, followed by his assassination in Harlem are chronicled in this fascinating portrait.
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As a 14-year-old he was Malcolm Little, the president of his class and a top student. At 16 he was hustling tips at a Boston nightclub. At 20 "Detroit Red" was in prison. It was there Malcolm Little started the journey that would lead him to adopt the name Malcolm X, and develop his beliefs about what being black means in America: beliefs that shook America then, and still shake America today. His significant role in the Nation of Islam and eventual split from it, along with his journey to Mecca, followed by his assassination in Harlem are chronicled in this fascinating portrait.

©1993 Walter Dean Myers; Excerpts from The Autobigoraphy of Malcolm X, by Malcolm X, with the assistance of Alex Haley Copyright 1964 by Alex Haley and Malcolm X Copyright 1965 by Alex Haley and Betty Shabazz; Excerpts from Malcolm X Speaks, copyright 1965 by Betty Shabazz and Pathfinder Press; 2012 AudioGO

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    Don Curtin, Australia 03-15-13
    Don Curtin, Australia 03-15-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Good introduction to Malcolm X"

    This is a good (but rather short) biography on Malcolm X. The narration is very good and what there is of the story is well researched and informative.

    Having read stories on Martin Luther King Jr the difference in life stories of these two men is intriguing. Well worth a listen if you are interested in the civil rights movement.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Kandell MI, USA 02-24-15
    Robert Kandell MI, USA 02-24-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Excellent Work on a Great American"

    This was a well research and well written book with a well executed performance. I highly recommend this work to anyone looking to learn more about Malcolm X.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Martha Gayle
    4/18/16
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    "this book is informative."

    this book was informative. it helped me to reflect on the past to be able to build a better future. it is a must read

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • S
    London, United Kingdom
    4/12/16
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    "Loved the book"

    JD Jackson is an amazing narrator. Got so much insight on Malcolm. Just a fantastic listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    2/5/16
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    "Absolutely and unbelievably OUTSTANDING!"

    This is grappling stuff. I couldn't stop listening from beginning till end. This is very educational in a very balanced way with reference to J. F. Kennedy, Mohammad Ali, Rose Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., Leaders of Africa, China, Cuba, Arabia and so much more. It's also about his childhood, teenage years, Prison, Nation of Islam, Hajj Married life and fame, as well as his death and the death of many great people who contributed so much to racial justice and opened an new page in humanity as they left a legacy for all to learn from. This audio is absolutely outstanding and an absolute must have!!!

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  • Myron
    10/6/15
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    "unbelievable and educational about MX journey"

    Finding out how MX changed throughout his journey to becoming a legend in black history

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  • Farid
    3/3/15
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    "Excellent book"

    I've always wanted to read about Malcolm X and this was an excellent introduction I have to say.

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  • jules380lion
    12/31/14
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    "The struggle to overcome"

    Malcolm X, a true Black American that gave his life for the upliftment of the black race.
    One of my favorite audio book, I would recommend to anyone.

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  • Mr Jitesh K Patel
    7/24/14
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    "Met expectations"
    If you could sum up Malcolm X in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting black history


    What did you like best about this story?

    Malcolm X died with his head in a Japanese woman's hands


    What about J. D. Jackson’s performance did you like?

    Nice,


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Malcolm X died with his head in a Japanese woman's hands


    Any additional comments?

    Malcolm X died with his head in a Japanese woman's hands

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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