The Gettysburg Address
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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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.
October 08, 2013
Beautiful and brief. May we never forget.
August 26, 2013
Everyone should reread this or listen to this Lincoln was a Godly man
February 04, 2013
This guy is awesome
January 24, 2013
The reader is a high school kid whose voice cracks.
November 09, 2012
"Gburg Express", timely read by Speedy Gonzales
September 23, 2012
Good I like it
September 12, 2012
Read very quickly and lacks drama. Content accurate but hurried.
August 19, 2012
A whole lot of einstines!!
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!!
May 08, 2012
Horrible!!!!! Please replace this reader with ANYONE else.
February 28, 2012
I love this book a lot
November 12, 2011
Poorly read! Am a Filipino but sad to hear an American read a historic address without any feelings at all!
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.
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.
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!
August 08, 2011
The address itself is great. The guy reading it was bad. He sounded rushed and like he was salivating.
June 24, 2011
Uninspired, mumbled a bit.
June 07, 2011
Refreshed my memory