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The Autobiography of Malcolm X

By: Malcolm X,Alex Haley
Narrated by: Laurence Fishburne
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One of Time’s 10 most important nonfiction books of the 20th century.

Experience a bold take on this classic autobiography as it’s performed by Oscar-nominated Laurence Fishburne. 

In this searing classic autobiography, originally published in 1965, Malcolm X, the Muslim leader, firebrand, and Black empowerment activist, tells the extraordinary story of his life and the growth of the Human Rights movement. His fascinating perspective on the lies and limitations of the American dream and the inherent racism in a society that denies its non-White citizens the opportunity to dream, gives extraordinary insight into the most urgent issues of our own time. 

The Autobiography of Malcolm X stands as the definitive statement of a movement and a man whose work was never completed but whose message is timeless. It is essential for anyone who wants to understand the African American experience and America as a whole. 

©1965 Alex Haley and Malcolm X, © 1965 by Alex Haley and Betty Shabazz (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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I have been recommending this to everyone

This is a great book. It may make you consider transfering to Islam, and hate white people for a while, but I really learnt a lot, and couldn't put it down.

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insightful

Book surprisingly goes into great detail of what it was like in black ghetto's of the 1940's America. Then it expands further and looks more broadly at the civil rights movement, in an American and International context. A incredible story well told that is thought provoking.

Also the voice acting is spot on.

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Amazing.

This should be mandatory human education. Brilliantly narrated. Indispensable view into the mind of the oprresed and exploited. The world could do with more of this insight.

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Life changing

Every human being should read this book. Malcolm X was a true visionary and a great man

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Thecman was deranged

When I bought this book Malcolm X was in my mind right up there with Martin Luther King and Melson Mandela. Having listed to most (I couldn’t listen to all of the ramblings) of the book I found he had an overinflated view of his own importance. Insufferable arrogance and faulty logic. Pity, because his anger at the injustices of slavery and ongoing racism was fully justified. Not a nice human being.

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Fascinating story

Such an interesting life story and hearing how events shaped Malcolm X’s beliefs and convictions. I appreciated how unflinchingly he spoke about his flaws in parallel to his strengths. It was a real eye-opener on the perception of race not only in the US but in other countries as well towards the end of the book. Also great delivery by Lawrence Fishburne.

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My favorite audiobook.

Best autobiography. I was captivated. Organized well. The narration was perfect. I felt I was listening to Malcom X. I was so sad when it finished.

I can't believe I didn't know much at all about Malcom X before listening to this book. He was such a brilliant man.

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Incredible

Should be required listening/reading for all people in the Anglosphere. Mr Fishburne delivers this incredible book perfectly

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Truth in 1965 still same in 2023

Must read for every black kids at the age of 16 a real eye opener

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Excellent book.

Amazing insights into one of the most prolific minds of the last century. It's a slow burner at the start but you will find yourself playing it whenever possible.

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