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The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Written 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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how could they leave off the epilogue?

I adore this book and I love what Cowboys Curtis did with it.

I think that audible really messed up by leaving off the epilogue. its a massive part of the story. so disappointing.

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One of the greatest and most inspirational stories

Incredible performance by Fishburne bringing this book to life. Malcolm X's story is so inspiring intellectually and spiritually. Beginning to end it was captivating. I will revisit this many times. Thank you Audible for making this happen in an important time. Alhamdulillah

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A Must Read

Great historical insight and an awesome dramatic narration by Laurence Fishburne. A must read for any interested in activism or Islam in America

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Amazing!

This autobiography is one of the most important works I've ever read and had the most influence on my life. This audible recording was absolutely perfect because it really brought the story to life in a way that gave me goosebumps. Fishburne's reading was strong and powerful and I enjoyed experiencing the biography all over again. This has been one of my favs from Audible

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One Word: WOW

From the engaging writing to the incredible performance by Laurence Fishburne, I was incredibly sad to finish this book. THAT is how good it was. Everyday I would see how long was left and would wish there was a bit more. To hear the story of how Malcolm Little became Malcolm X and then Al-Hajj Malik was truly awe inspiring. I cannot recommend this book enough!

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Excellent

Absolutely fantastic. While I don’t agree with all of his thought (namely on women and Jewish people) this is an absolute must read.

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Transformational

I started this book with (what I've come to discover was) a limited, stereotypical notion of who Malcolm X was and what he stood for. I have come to realize that there is so much more to Malcolm's philosophy, life experience and contribution to the fight for civil rights than I had previously imagined. I challenge any potential readers to walk away from this book without a deeper empathy for folks who live under oppression, and a clearer idea of how they can contribute to the continued fight for justice. Kudos, too, to Lawrence Fishburne, who helped this book come alive with his passionate narration. A true masterpiece.

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Laurence Fishburne right on

Laurence Fishburne brought this to life in an extraordinary way. He gave those firery speeches so well that I'm sure brother Malcolm would be proud.

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A fascinating and inspiring leader

This fascinating book combined with the mastery of Laurence Fishburnes narration brings this book to a whole different level. Malcolm X is an amazing man who has touched and inspired an entire generation with his open-mindedness and willingness to fight for what he believed, regardless of the opposition. From his early street life and hustling to his Hajj pilgrimage and revolutionary speeches, this book has it all. Alhamduallah

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Make sure you finish it!!

What a roller coaster of a life and therefor book! Watching his evolution is pretty cool, don't give up on him when he's deep in a wild creation myth, follow it right to the end. Great work by X, Haley and Fishburne (thanks for lending the our voice!).

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