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Barack Obama Inaugural Address (1/20/09)

Length: 19 mins
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After being sworn in as the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama delivers his inaugural address on January 20, 2009, in Washington, D.C.
©2009 Associated Press; (P)2009 Associated Press

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  • Norberto
  • 22-01-2009

History

A great piece of history and the beginning of a new era!! Highly recommended

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  • Desi
  • 04-03-2009

Thanks to Audiblie

This speech was very good. This speech was short and to the point. Very motivational. Thanks to Audiblie for a free copy. I hope this isn't the only one.

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  • Gretchen SLP
  • 16-01-2017

Farewell, and Thank You

It was an unexpected surprise to find this and so many other Obama speeches available for free on Audible. Although listening now (in the wake of the recent election and amidst the horror of all that is about to happen) was bittersweet, It was still an educational and inspiring listen. Farewell and thank you for your service, sir! We will miss your class, dignity, poise and grace under fire; we will miss your intelligence, thoughtfulness, humor and eloquence more than we can ever say. We won't see your equal for many, many years, if ever.

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  • Talia
  • 11-03-2013

Inspiring

When I listened to the President's inaugural address, I had chills. Listening to it again made me realize how far we've come as a Nation. We still have a long ways to go for equality for all, but we're getting there.

A great speech!

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  • Iwan
  • 09-02-2009

Inspiring start

While many experts have criticised the address for its lack of a central theme, it is still a wonderfully compelling look into the inspirational Obama and how he envisages his early days of the presidency.

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  • Lord Dinesh Senan
  • 30-07-2019

An authentic voice ...

Even more powerful now, in retrospect, after he’s left office.

“One person can make a difference, and every person should try.” - John F Kennedy.

Obama tried. Magnificently. And has earned his Legacy as one of the very best that ever graced that privileged office of President of the United States.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-07-2019

spoken with greatness

So refreshing to hear these words from a true president. It takes me back to a peaceful time.

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  • diana cox
  • 29-06-2019

Stinks

I have no words for this pile of crap, I would like for you to delete it from my account. I did not purchase it and I do not want it in my library.

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  • jannet dannon-mairena
  • 01-02-2019

inspired

if only he could run again, because such eloquence is missing for sure at the moment.

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  • Eugenie
  • 23-01-2009

Hope at last!

I want to thank Audible for having this speech available. I was one of many who missed it. I hoped the news service would show it again later in the night - and they didn't (not even CNN).

Reading President(!) Obama's speech in the newspaper is nothing compared to actually listening to it. He reminds me a lot of John Kennedy, who was also an eloquent speaker. He gives this ailing country much hope in his words. It's been a long time since I have felt hopeful that this country will recover from its many woes and that we, as a nation, can help President Obama in its recovery - Yes, we can!

May his four years in office be good and safe ones for him, his family, his administration, and us all.

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  • Samina
  • 03-02-2009

Barack Obama Inaugural Address (1/20/09)

If you missed out on Obama's inaugural address, you can download it here for free. The inauguration speech echoes a lot of the goals and ambitions which Obama discusses in his 'The Audacity of Hope' book. I listened to the address again after finishing 'The Audacity of Hope' (which is also narrated by Obama) and seemed to gain a deeper understanding of the man and his mission after doing so. Interesting!

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  • Huw.
  • 31-07-2019

Obama at his best

reminds me why i always felt Obama was there President and what a total waste it was voting in trump to undo all the good. please note this is just my humble opinion and is in no way connected to audible or Amazon's opinions.