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DEATH OF A KING The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year

by | Read by Tavis Smiley

Biography & Memoir • 6.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2014

This brief history details the final 12 months of Dr. King's life, with special emphasis on his speeches and the direction in which he wanted to take the Civil Rights movement. That we know how it ends in no way detracts from the book because the enrichment, as in most instances, is in the journey. Author Tavis Smiley also narrates this book. He has an open, accessible voice that is decidedly not trained for narration. He swallows some words, his diction alternates between muddled and exacting, and his attempts at varying his pitch and tone succeed at times but descend into breathless enthusiasm at others. Nonetheless, his Southern accent and earthy, uneven approach accentuate the personal message of this work. R.I.G. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2014]

Trade Ed. • Hachette Audio • 2014

CD ISBN 9781478928683 $35.00 • Five CDs

DD ISBN 9781478928690 $25.98

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