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When the World Listened

Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From ‘I Have a Dream’ to ‘Make America Great Again’, there are certain speeches that have come to define social and political movements. But what was it like to be in the crowd when these now instantly recognisable addresses were delivered?

When The World Listened features iconic, historic speeches, with fresh insight and original interviews providing context around the moment they were delivered, the impact they had at the time, and their enduring influence today. Featuring infamous and incredible speeches from Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Malala Yousafzai, John F Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, Steve Jobs, Mary Fisher, Mikhail Gorbachev, Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher.

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Disapointed not to hear full stories!

Good story told about when and where the speeches happened and what caused them. I did think that you would get to hear the speech in the full.

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A grave disappointment

A flat, disinterested delivery coupled with middlingly interesting analysis. Doesn't contain the speeches discussed. The strong focus on speeches from recent times is another failing, as it lacks any historical gravitas. And opening with Trump's inauguration, complete with apologist Republican (presumably for "balance") was a terrible choice. This is the first Audible title I haven't been able to finish in my two years as a subscriber.

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music and words.. not good for hearing disabled

some people with hearing problems cannot discern between music and words when played simultaneously. so what would have been for me some interesting listening was unable to hear with the music background.

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  • Blind Girl
  • 07-07-2018

Fantastic

Don't expect to listen to full-lenght speeches. Take the single episodes as creative audioclips of a given political/historical/economic situation illustrated with great (or, at least, significant) speeches. And many many insightful comments and footnotes. It's cleverly cut. Thought-provoquingly colourful. Balanced? It tries to be so. I listened to the full series in two days and enjoyed it thoroughly. Thanks again, Audible!

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  • Monika86g
  • 22-08-2018

Everyone must know the stories behind the speeches

I really enjoyed this series. It breaks down the most important speeches that define our society. It's really fascinating to hear stories behind them and commentary of people who were there at that time.

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  • S. A. Ridgeway
  • 03-09-2019

Brilliant

I loved it. I finished it all in a single session.
Make more immediately please!

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  • annee
  • 22-08-2019

loved the concept

great speeches very inspirational, loved the content of this audible, would love more like it.

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  • sherri russell
  • 03-08-2019

Interesting

really good series, short sections that kept me interested. A review of our history that brings us to the present also views to our future. A outline of change that for most sections I have lived through.

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  • Jokubas A
  • 25-07-2019

nice commentary and original speeches

very easy to listen. historic speeches by great men and women. worth a listen and to learn

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  • Nick D
  • 24-06-2019

Very interesting.

Not bad. Not bad at all. Steve Jobs episode was enthralling. Brilliant content throughout. There is something for everyone here I think. For a quick listen or a steam through it all it delivers. Many great words spoken.

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  • J. Parry
  • 18-01-2019

Interesting and diverse

Really interesting speeches perfect for my journey to work and a real bonus to the audible subscription, let's get a series 2 going guys.

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