Good to hear author reading literary work.
Clear and succinct orator.
Rather brief, thought I had gotten the unabridged version but apparently did not.
It was written during his time as a congressmen, and it is done incredibly well. I disagree with him on certain things, but he is so well spoken, and well versed, not only Iowa, but American culture, than he completely owns me when he speaks. I would highly recommend this to anyone!
I liked hearing about why and how Obama started doing what he does. The I liked hearing about his plans for once he got into office, I agreed with a lot of his ideas so that probably helps.
I did not like that last quarter of the book. This is when he starts talking about family and religion. While these things are important, these chapters felt out of place. He was talking about policy for a while then he decided that he wanted to try and relate to the common american. So the end of the book turned into a political advertisement stating "I'm like you" instead of being about what needs to change in America.
In this book, Obama describes his world view - which I think has somewhat changed since he became president and learned about DC gridlock. If you are hoping for the same type of book as his first book - Dreams from My Father - this is not it. But we shouldn't compare. Both are good books, individually.
I have only listen to a few. This was the best to date.
Good narrative about the realities of the Political System in USA
Its obvious that he is speaking to me as I listen
Yes; it is interesting to hear the story told by the one who worte it. It makes even more of an impact now that he is president.
His reference to his children really makes his story a human one, not just the story of some far off politician you can't relate to.
YES!!! It is just that good.
The way he constantly change his tone, made it seems as if you were in the room.
I enjoyed it from start to finish. I learned so much about the person I thought I knew. It really helped me to appreciate him more than ever.
Entrepreneurship drives my passion - with hundreds of miles to travel each week I love listening to others that have made it happen!
It was amazing that this man had enough focus that foresaw the next two years. This book was published in 2006. He had his finger on the pulse of America then. It's not surprising that he was elected to the Presidency in 2008. I was very happy with this book. I enjoyed it throughout, however it almost seemed to end to soon. There seemed to be missing a chapter. Overall I recommend it highly, just wished it had been a little longer.