Summary

A great speech can stir the soul and inspire a nation. This compact and affordable anthology gathers complete speeches and selected excerpts from memorable addresses by Martin Luther King, Mohandas Gandhi, Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela, Malcolm X, Ronald Reagan, Elie Wiesel, the Dalai Lama, César Chávez, and many others.
Includes three selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
©2012 BN Publishing (P)2012 BN Publishing
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1 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 28-05-13

Disappointing

Perhaps I should have realised from the fact that these are the original recordings of speeches, but the recording quality of some of these is awful and very distracting. The speeches are presented with no introduction, so unless you recognise the speech by the voice of the speaker, or the content, you will have no way of knowing who is speaking. Iexpected an introduction to each one or at least a title, but navigating this is impossible.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By Walter on 09-05-13

I expect more...

I expect some brief introduction on who is going to speak and the historical circunstances of the speech..there is nothing but the speeches.. very frustrating..

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3 out of 5 stars
By Isaac on 12-06-13

No metadata - You have to guess who is speaking

What did you like best about Great Speeches of the 20th Century? What did you like least?

Obviously, it's quality content. But, it would be nice to know the "who/when/where" of each of the speeches. Many are obvious, but there are more than a few that I couldn't pick out.

Additionally, the chaptering doesn't seem to coincide with the speeches. One chapter contains more than one speech.

Would you be willing to try another book from Bob Blaisdell? Why or why not?

N/A

What three words best describe the narrators’s voice?

N/A

Do you think Great Speeches of the 20th Century needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

N/A

Any additional comments?

Metadata and/or a better description on the Audio Book detail page would be very helpful.

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9 of 9 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By Spencer on 02-11-14

Not as packaged

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

No speeches by Martin Luther King Jr, Mohandas Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Malcom X, Ronald Reagan or Elie Wiesel. Only speeches from other American polticians arguing such things as the policy of the Gold Standard.

Has Great Speeches of the 20th Century turned you off from other books in this genre?

Only by Bob Blaisdell

Would you be willing to try another one of the narrators’s performances?

No.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Informed me about the debate re: the gold standard.

Any additional comments?

I probably should request a refund.

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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