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rom Socrates to Lincoln, this title includes some of history's most significant figures with their most important speeches. Fighting for justice, for freedom of speech and sometimes even for their own lives, these orators spoke on the most dramatic issues of their day. The readings are supplemented by music from Sibelius, Schumann and Nielsen.
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Published June 1st 1996 by Naxos Audiobooks
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Mike Ogilvie
For the most part it was enjoyable, but not stupendous. I was expecting the chosen speeches to be a little more relevant and pertinent.

I think this book is more valuable as a general nod to history rather than as weighty speeches that hold their value.


[NARRATION: The narrators were [author:Norman Rodway|23975], Samuel West, Elizabeth Bell, and Peter Marinker. They are all great orators in the general sense. But something about the performances (maybe it was the content itself) didn't come across
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Geraldine
This was actually the audio version--good to listen to in the car. The speeches are inspiring and applicable today.
Sare Öztürk
Not sure I downloaded all the parts
Matt
Nov 07, 2007 Matt rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: teachers
Good speeches and very well performed -- just wasn't my cup of tea. I thought it was. This is better suited for a classroom, not my commute to work -- though it was somewhat inspiring.
Matthew Johnson
These speeches were just ok. Maybe you had to be there. And the voice actors were passable to bad.
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