Fewer people than you may think have read or even heard of the Gettysburg Address. Fewer still have read or heard of the Emancipation Proclamation or Pericles Funeral Oration, including many teachers and academics. If you're looking to get an A - or if you're just curious - this audio will put you ahead of the class!
This program is part of the Simply Magazine Great Thoughts series, which emphasizes short readings so you can spend your valuable time thinking about the subjects and have time to re-listen to these original works. Its easy to find what you are looking for, because the tracks are organized by subject. For example, many people in book clubs discuss the subject after each track. This also works well for teachers, especially as the track lengths are relatively short.
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A different narrator. Even Donald Duck.
When he shut up.
Never - I'll read the speech.
None it needs ro be listened to.
How he had the audacity to release his reading of this most memorable speech I just do not know. A 9 year old should read better than this professor..
This was a disappointing purchase - although it contained a credible amount of content, very poor delivery, poor audio quality, and poor production made it almost unlistenable.
The whole thing
Deaver Brown may be a good teacher but he sucks as a narrator. He starts off with a good history lesson placing the address in context. I did learn new information. Then he reads the address and stumbles. At the end he asks questions and proposes several topics for discussion or paper writing and this did enhance just a plain reading. It is worth a listen as long as you can get past a teacher lecturing with out your brain shutting off.
"Great value for the price."
Quality of the recording is not great but for the price, has good content and was thought provoking. I will purchase other audio books in this series.
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