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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,953 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Clayborne Carson Narrator: LeVar Burton Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dana | 2/17/2014

    " Well done considering the limitations for it being an autobiography. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Renee | 2/15/2014

    " This autobiography is pieced together from a variety of available records. I started to read it years ago, but put it aside because the beginning reads like a factual diary, sort of a captain's log. This time I kept reading, and was rewarded to see the course of the civil rights movement through the events as they unfolded in King's own life. The writing gets better as the book progresses, and that 'voice' that King is known for becomes more prominent. His written and recorded speeches, demonstrate the best of his writing and they are included throughout along with personal letters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Taylor Munson | 2/15/2014

    " I chose to read this because I find Martin Luther King Jr. to be one of the most inspirational people there is. His story really touches my heard and inspires me. Martin Luther King Jr. did a lot for our country and I believe that his autobiography is important for all children to read. The struggles him and the African Americans faced during this time need to be known and understood to children of my generation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tim | 2/10/2014

    " I'm pretty sure this is the CD set I listened to on a drive to Oklahoma a couple of years ago. It was really amazing to hear the biography intertwined with Dr. King's actual speeches. "

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