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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!

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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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    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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    Daimyo 06/09/2017
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    "Reasonably unexpected perspective"

    Never particularly a fan of Barack, per say, but the sincerity with which he recalls his past and the perspective captured herein speaks to the authenticity of his struggle before the earnest priming to prepare him to take on the leadership battle. It compels digestion of his next title (the audacity of hope), from which vivid comparison can be drawn. Great listen.

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    Derek Smith 02/09/2017
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    "inspirational and insightful"

    Great to hear how the man developed, what shaped him, drove him and why he chose the path to try to help others

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    hellojoanie 23/08/2017
    hellojoanie 23/08/2017

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    "Amazing history amazing narrative"

    I would never have read this. it is an enormous book! Even abridged this audio book is over 7hrs long. Worth listening too. Deepest respect to Obama for narrating it himself. Very interesting story sensitivity told.

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    "Eye-opening"

    Great to fill in the many gaps of my knowledge about a great man of our time.

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    "Moving insight"

    I enjoyed this book. I felt it was a moving tribute to Obamas background and what moulded him into the man he is today.

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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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    "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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