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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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Amazing

Wow had it not been for Audible, I wouldn't have got to listen to such legendary people.

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  • Blind Girl
  • 07-07-18

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
  • 22-08-18

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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  • annee
  • 22-08-19

loved the concept

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

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  • Dewdrop
  • 22-02-21

Very enjoyable

These speeches evoked so many emotions in me and Hillary Clinton's had me applauding!
This was a very well-put-together podcast and I recommend it to everyone, political or not, because these speeches are all about human rights and everyone should hear their analysis whether you admire the person giving the speech or not.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-09-20

Excellent and energetic

The subject material of the audiobook was always bound to be great as it covers some of the most influential speeches ever made. The background score is highly energetic and helps to both keep your attention and improve emotional engagement. The annotations to the speech are well researched and do a good job of providing the context within which the speeches were made.

The speech of Mary Fisher especially still retains it's haunting effect, especially when we are racked by another global pandemic.

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  • Rosielil
  • 29-08-20

Extremly interesting

This selection of stories opened my eyes to various things which happened in history. Many of these before I was born and they enlightened my knowledge of history.

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  • Rachel
  • 08-08-20

Amazing

So interesting to know more details about some of the most important speeches in history.

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  • Imogen
  • 22-07-20

Powerful social history

Loved the idea of examining famous speeches - looking at the power and impact of the language in the context of the time the speeches were made. Excellent series, well worth the listen.

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  • Charlotte Selby
  • 13-01-20

Interesting

A really interesting look into piviotal moments in history. Highly recommend to history lovers everywhere.

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  • Goronwy-Wyn
  • 28-12-19

Well put together.

I would question a couple of the choices, and perhaps it needs a volume 2 to do justice some of the great overlooked speeches.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-11-18

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-01-19

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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  • Blue Jay
  • 18-09-19

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-07-20

Truely enjoyable listen

Capturing stories which made me binge listen to this podcast. Really worth a listen. Makes you think.

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  • Angelina
  • 17-06-20

good

the only suggestion I would give is to consider the arrangement of the episodes as I certainly think that other episodes would have been more significant by order as opposed to what was arranged originally

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  • Jennifer
  • 07-02-20

what an amazing book to read I enyed it

I loved the book very interesting I learnt alot more about the world cool as

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  • Marilyn Evans
  • 26-12-19

Reflection

These were all key events in my life ..
How great to remember, reflect on my perception of them, review their places in political & social history and asses the values by which I have chosen to live .. Thank You !

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  • Iwbar
  • 18-12-19

Interesting

It was very interesting listening to the background and events around the speeches, not to mention the speech itself

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-11-19

great listen

very interesting and in-depth view of some of the world most famous speeches. very well produced and presented