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The Gettysburg Address

Narrated by: Deaver Brown
Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
Categories: Classics, Non-fiction
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Summary

With this audio, you will here the original Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln in less than 60 minutes, plus much more. To improve your understanding of the Address, we have included original readings and commentary related to its subject, such as the Emancipation Proclamation and Pericles' Funeral Oration.

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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  • Belpech, France
  • 20-02-14

This was agony to listen to. I pity his students.

What would have made The Gettysburg Address better?

A different narrator. Even Donald Duck.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Gettysburg Address?

When he shut up.

Would you be willing to try another one of Deaver Brown’s performances?

Never - I'll read the speech.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Gettysburg Address?

None it needs ro be listened to.

Any additional comments?

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..

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  • Peter Q.Tomich
  • 10-09-07

Well-intentioned...

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.

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  • MZHammer
  • 08-03-19

Very disappointing. To a point of disgrace...

It is not clear how this was ever approved by Audible...
1) This is a long recording audio just because, well... it is the SAME recording repeating itself TWICE.
2) Not a fluent reading by any means... I assume it was just an amateur reader reading out of a text(?)
3) One can hear toilet flushing in the background mid-recording....
4) The most dumbfounding part of this entire recording is that the reason given by the reader to the civil war was ‘commerce inequality’ between the north and south.
700,000 dead and 1,000,000 injured because ‘the north became “advanced”, practically leaving the agriculturally retarded south behind to which the south “just had enough of it”... (?!?!). Really? The word ‘Slavery’ is not even mentioned there.
VERY DISAPPOINTING

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  • Tom d
  • 27-08-18

Repeating everything twice?

Why is the entire book,or whatever you want to call it repeated over again? Was it to make it seem longer?











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  • Joyce
  • 06-08-18

history

This is a great listen for those who are interested in history. I bought it for my granddaughter who will be learning the Gettysburg Address in school this year. I thought it could help her learn it. I was interested in hearing the other tidbits from our history.

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  • G. Smalley
  • 01-08-14

Teachers

What was one of the most memorable moments of Gettysburg Address?

The whole thing

Would you be willing to try another one of Deaver Brown’s performances?

Nope

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

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.

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  • George
  • 28-05-09

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.