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The Gettysburg Address

Narrated by: John W. Michaels
Length: 2 mins
Categories: Classics, Nonfiction
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Abraham Lincoln delivered what is considered to be the most famous speech ever at the dedication of the cemetery at Gettysburg Pennsylvania on November 19, 1863. There are five known copies of this speech in Lincoln’s handwriting, each with a slightly different text. John W Michaels reads from the Bliss copy which appears on the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. In the background we hear the U.S. Army chorus performing the Battle hymn of the Republic.

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Unfortunately, not very good

I’m sorry to be negative, but this just isn’t a good reading of the Gettysburg address. The readers voice is a low bass and he just doesn’t put enough inflection into this work to make it worthy of Lincoln. And at several points during the address he drops to such a quiet whisper that it is difficult to even hear what he saying.