Before Barack Obama became a politician, he was, among other things, a writer. Dreams from My Father is a masterpiece: a refreshing, revealing portrait of a young man asking the big questions about identity and belonging.
The son of a black African father and a white American mother, Obama recounts an emotional odyssey. He retraces the migration of his mother's family from Kansas to Hawaii, then to his childhood home in Indonesia. Finally he travels to Kenya, where he confronts the bitter truth of his father's life and at last reconciles his divided inheritance.
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"A remarkable story, beautifully told." (Observer)
"This may be the best-written memoir ever produced by an American politician." (Joe Klein, Time magazine)
"Extraordinary . . . truly moving . . . Obama is a born narrator, with a mastery of colour, scene and personality." (Simon Jenkins, Sunday Times)
I listened through my GPS in the car and I loved the fact that Obama narrated. Accents and all. Great work!
Not a book I would have usually chosen, but I am so pleased I did. I loved the narration by Barack and found his story inspiring. It gives Barack a human side I had never known.
Fascinated by the whole book, and of course the narration was a very high standard.
I will recommend this work and I have done so several times because it gives a totally enlightening background to a man that I already hold in high esteem. Read by the author and man himself in a clear and entertaining way this book is a pleasure to have in my Audible library. Bringing to the fore lots about Barack that I previously did not know (probably due to being a Brit rather than a USAnian) and making me want to know more still. A soothing voice, an inspiring man and a stirring story make this one of my favourite Non Fiction Audible works.
It was read by Obama, and he even enacts the characters of the story he is telling
This is non fiction
The most remarkable president
I truly wish this book had been UN-Abridged. It was so wonderfully engaging, I could visualize everything Obama described. I am not terribly interested in politics, but the quality of his writing, and particularly his reading, meant that I have now bought Obama's second book from Audible.
This is a brilliant book and masterfully read by Obama himself. His story is both powerful and uplifting. You get a real insight into the makings of this young man before his life took a turn that would set his man into history forever.
"Characters brought to life"
I read the book, and then for a college course I was assigned the book again. This time I choose to listen to the audio version and I was not disappointed. This story comes to life in Barack's voice and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
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