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The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln
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The Gettysburg Address

40 ratings, 19 reviews

It was a cloudy November day in 1863 when thousands gathered to hear renowned orator Edward Everett dedicate a national cemetary at the site of a pivotal battle early in July of that year. Also present to deliver “a few appropriate remarks” was the President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln spoke but 278 words; Everett later wrote to the President, “I should be glad, if I could flatter myself that I came as near to the central idea of the occasion, in two hours, as you did in two minutes.” Though there are surviving transcripts of Everett’s lengthly speech, it is Lincoln’s words which have come to be known as “The Gettysburg Address”

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40 ratings, 19 reviews
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Stephen O'Dea

October 30, 2013

How difficult it is to leave such a low review of such a great speech! But alas, how can I give it more when the read has been so hurried, so carelessly, thoughtlessly, and disrespectfully done. I would encourage the young narrator to do it again and redeem himself, he owes as much not to Abe, but to the men who fought and died in that civil war.

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Lillian Perez

October 08, 2013

Beautiful and brief. May we never forget.

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Barbara Mitchell

August 26, 2013

Everyone should reread this or listen to this Lincoln was a Godly man

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Dave Powis

February 04, 2013

This guy is awesome

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Ken Boff

January 24, 2013

The reader is a high school kid whose voice cracks.

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Philip Abraham

November 09, 2012

"Gburg Express", timely read by Speedy Gonzales

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Meru Miller

September 23, 2012

Good I like it

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Marlene Nations

September 12, 2012

Read very quickly and lacks drama. Content accurate but hurried.

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Patrick O'Hearn

August 19, 2012

A whole lot of einstines!!

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Carla Brett

June 26, 2012

Listen for the content only, as you are not going to hear an eloquent reading of this powerful address. The reader sounds like he can't get through it fast enough and might even be drunk or high. Pitiful!!

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Lisa McCullough

May 08, 2012

Horrible!!!!! Please replace this reader with ANYONE else.

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Kristi Sanderlin

February 28, 2012

I love this book a lot

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Jennette Lista

November 12, 2011

Poorly read! Am a Filipino but sad to hear an American read a historic address without any feelings at all!

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Nicholas Evans

October 27, 2011

This is one of the most iconic speeches in world history. How one individual could do so much damage to it in so little time is remarkable to me. It was rushed and mumbled, with little acknowledgement of the natural pauses which punctuation naturally gives. Very poor delivery.

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Riley Knight

August 27, 2011

This was the worst reading of this speech I've ever heard. It lacks pathos and is far too fast in cadence.

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G. Michael Murphy

August 20, 2011

Absolutely TERRIBLE reading of one OD the finest speeches in American history. Please replace this with a copy read by someone who is sober and reads with feeling!

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Kristina Elshoff

August 08, 2011

The address itself is great. The guy reading it was bad. He sounded rushed and like he was salivating.

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Sean Thorpe

June 24, 2011

Uninspired, mumbled a bit.

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Brenda Little

June 07, 2011

Refreshed my memory