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  • The Audacity of Hope

  • Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
  • By: Barack Obama
  • Narrated by: Barack Obama
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 404
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 289
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284

In July 2004, Barack Obama electrified the Democratic National Convention with an address that spoke to Americans across the political spectrum. Now, in The Audacity of Hope, he calls for a different brand of politics: a politics for those weary of bitter partisanship and alienated by the "endless clash of armies" we see in Congress and on the campaign trail; a politics rooted in the faith, inclusiveness, and nobility of spirit at the heart of "our improbable experiment in democracy".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • American politics made easy

  • By Natasha on 01-12-08

Much better than its title.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-04-08

I suppose I was ready for anything when I start to read a book with a title like 'The Audacity of Hope' and I am happy to say that if there was a mention of the title in the book then it was pretty indirect. You might expect a sermon with a title like that. What there is - a pretty smart guy who communicates well on topics like: the media, political opposition, religion and state, work and family-life and so on. I wasn't sure if I liked him before I listened to this book - I knew little of him at all. I think this is the most intelligent and straight-up, optimistic (I guess the title is in there somewhere) and fair-dealing book by a politician that I have read.

20 of 22 people found this review helpful

  • Catch 22

  • By: Joseph Heller
  • Narrated by: Trevor White
  • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,892
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,454
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,446

At the heart of Joseph Heller's best-selling novel, first published in 1961, is a satirical indictment of military madness and stupidity, and the desire of the ordinary man to survive it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very well read

  • By A G R on 03-02-13

Brilliant

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-04-08

One of a kind, everyone should read this book. A good narration too.

13 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • Buddha Boy

  • By: Kathe Koja
  • Narrated by: Spencer Murphy, the Full Cast Family
  • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 1

With his shaved head and begging bowl the new kid is an automatic target for the bully boys of Edward Rucher High, an easy mark for their casual cruelty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Memorable.

  • By Duncan on 02-04-07

Memorable.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-04-07

Well worth considering alongside Morton Rhue's The Wave.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful