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Dreams from My Father Audiobook

Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

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Publisher's Summary

The number-one international best seller - and the Grammy-award winner for best spoken album in 2006.

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.

©2004 Barack Obama; (P)2008 Barack Obama

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    ANNIE60 25/04/2011
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    "DREAMS OF MY FATHER"

    BARRACK OBAMA READS THIS STORY WITH STRENGTH AND TRUE BELIEF. ONCE STARTED I ONLY STOPPED THIS STORY WHEN I WAS TRULY TIRED AND READY FOR BED !!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Rachael Woking, Surrey, United Kingdom 20/11/2009
    Rachael Woking, Surrey, United Kingdom 20/11/2009
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    "Obama in the Car"

    I listened through my GPS in the car and I loved the fact that Obama narrated. Accents and all. Great work!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Drillbit 10/07/2012
    Drillbit 10/07/2012 Member Since 2012
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    "A superb listen"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rukiya Sood UK 01/04/2017
    Rukiya Sood UK 01/04/2017 Member Since 2014
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    Really enjoyed listening to this, written from the heart and as honest as one can get! Brilliant

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    Amazon Customer 31/03/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "inspirational story"

    An inspirational story behind an incredible man . read with incredible sincerity and a brilliant speaking voice.

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    Gary 03/02/2017
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    "Very informative and reflective"

    Obama is a wonderful narrator and story teller
    Enjoyed this audiobook There are many references to his belief that every person should have equal opportunity in their lives no matter what their race or creed maybe.

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    PatricT 01/02/2017
    PatricT 01/02/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Insightful prose"

    An early, insightful and sensitive stroll through the framework that has become the forged cast that is Obama's make-up. Superbly written and crafted book.

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    Amazon Customer 13/12/2016 Member Since 2017
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    "worth every second!"

    An amazing story! very emotional uplifting, and in unforgettable. An absolute must read/ listen. Excellent!

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    JennyD 08/11/2016
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    "Excellent. I hope he does the next stage as well"

    Fascinated by the whole book, and of course the narration was a very high standard.

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    Mr. Elbow Romford, UK 04/10/2016
    Mr. Elbow Romford, UK 04/10/2016 Member Since 2015

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    "Inspiring"

    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.

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    "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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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