The Gettysburg Address

Read by Shurtagal

(3.6 stars; 72 reviews)

It was a cloudy November day in 1863 when thousands gathered to hear renowned orator Edward Everett dedicate a national cemetery at the site of a pivotal battle early in July of that year. Also present to deliver "a few appropriate remarks" was the President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln spoke but 278 words; Everett later wrote to the President, "I should be glad, if I could flatter myself that I came as near to the central idea of the occasion, in two hours, as you did in two minutes." Though there are surviving transcripts of Everett's lengthy speech, it is Lincoln's words which have come to be known as "The Gettysburg Address" (Summary by Chip) (0 hr 1 min)


Gettysburg Address 1:40 Read by Shurtagal


(0.5 stars)

In my opinion, this was a terrible reading of the Gettysburg Address. The reader just read the words of this historic address at break neck speed in mono tone without clarity, emphasis or emotion. It reminded me of an anxious young school boy racing through an oral presentation in front of the class just to get the terrifying requirement behind him as quickly as possible. This reading needs to be removed from the audio library until it can be replaced by a performance that does justice to this historic address.

this speach is so good

(5 stars)

I love the Gettysburg address I love when it says “ the world will little not nor long remember what we say here but it can never forget what they did here” I read that I knew that it was such a powerful moment when he shared this with the people.💛