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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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    baceman007 Northwest, WA USA 03-29-17
    baceman007 Northwest, WA USA 03-29-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Freedom Loving People Everywhere Should Read This Book"

    This book is inspirational, especially at this time in American history. We after reminded that Bernie's/Our revolution began with MLK, and for MLK with Gandhi. As a Star Trek fan, listening to Levar Burton read this was a special treat. Also, listening to the revolutionary words of MLK, instead of just reading them, brought them to life.

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    Amazon User 02-23-17
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    "Outstanding autobiography"

    The book gave a great insight to the civil rights movement and showed not only the victories, but the difficult times as well.

    The speeches included were also very inspirational, and complemented Dr. Kings message of nonviolence in a time of intense hatred.

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    Charles 02-21-17
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    "Recommended Read For All"

    Until reading this book I never knew how of an intellectual Martin Luther King, Jr. was. I highly recommend this book to everyone.

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    Amazon Customer Mount Vernon, OH USA 02-17-17
    Amazon Customer Mount Vernon, OH USA 02-17-17 Member Since 2016

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    "what a story of a life"

    This book was an extraordinary overview of MLK. I know some chronological leaps are made and other parts of his life are not touched upon, but I'm grateful to hear some of the speeches and sermons from the man himself. It was cool to hear the development of his thinking, and we'll as the depth of his method.

    For me the best parts were the honest reflection on Albany, the chapter on Malcolm X, and the small asides on those that walked along him. Interesting to note the overt references to Jesus as time went on. Burton's performance was outstanding.

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    Ze'ev Yanay 02-06-17
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    "Best choice ever"

    one of the best audiobooks I have ever read.
    A brilliant editing work. mixing in recording of speeches.

    A book that makes you want to be there by the side of the good doctor.

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    Maynardud2 02-04-17
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    "life changing book. some problems with playback"

    life changing book. some problems with playback
    a learned about life and Martin Luther King..

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    stacey nelson 01-20-17 Member Since 2014
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    "inspiring insights"

    loved hearing Kings thoughts behind the scenes of some of the most important moments in history.

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    Amazon Customer 01-16-17 Member Since 2014

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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
    Peter 12-12-16 Member Since 2014
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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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