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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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    "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!

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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Drillbit 10/07/2012
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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.

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    Paul c 17/02/2018
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    "Brilliant"

    Fantastic life story spanning many years and involving a number of the Obama family. Great insight to his upbringing and how he became the man that ended up as President of the USA. Read with emotional inflictions making it almost breath taking in places with words almost poetically written. A real must read.

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    MissTake 54 . Gtr Manchester UK 15/02/2018
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    "Fantastic, thought provoking,. inspirational "

    Loved listening to this. Always admired this man. a
    After listening to this I am truly in awe.

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    Gintaras Butenas Vilnius 08/02/2018
    Gintaras Butenas Vilnius 08/02/2018 Member Since 2017
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    Authentic lifetime experience narrated with passion and true emotions. Great inspiration for those who are on the cross rode of their history.

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    Loved it sorry when it came to an end.
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    "Brilliant book"

    I really enjoyed this book I love the fact that Barack Obama actually directed is on book. He has had a really fascinating life and really is an amazing story to show that with enough determination and hard work anyone can make it. His speech is at the end actually make me cry I was sitting on a train station crime fabulous book recommend anyone to read brilliant for many reasons, Uplifting and inspiring emotional I really great insight to a great man

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    Anonymous 25/10/2017
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    "Phenomenal"

    Phenomenally told & a true and pure story of the American Dream. A man who is truly in touch with his roots and in creating a bigger world than himself.

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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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