I was really looking forward to this book-especially because Bill Clinton reads it himself and it is a topic in which I have a huge amount of interest. However, while listening to the first chapter, I couldn't get past the fact that it sounded like another way to boost Hillary's presidential campaign because it lists all the wonderful things she has done for others. This unfortunately turned me off right from the start. The rest of the book is OK, but not as great expected.
Let me say first that I am a great admirer of President Clinton. I voted for him (twice) and was saddened when he left office. As a narrator he is simply superb.
But there are two problems with the audiobook: First, the book's nature is more of a reference text than an inspiration. It's ultimate goal is to provide you ways to be philanthropic. Having the physical information in front of you is ultimately more useful than just an audio narration. Inspiration from this book may goad you to go out and buy the physical book itself as a reference text.
The second problem with the book is that some of the examples cited show a naivete surprising for a man such as Mr Clinton. For example: he continually cites the Bill and Linda Gates Foundation. Mr Gates built his wealth via predatory business practices that even today are being attacked in courts around the world. This is, essentially, blood money, and much akin to what Carnegie and Frick did 100 years ago when they built their empires and then relinquished them later in life. Reading about this was a true turn-off and it happened so early in the book that, to me, called into question a lot of what was written later.
Filled with case after case of generosity which is to be admired, but after the 10th or 11th it becomes a bit "dull" to listen to. There is little practical challenge for the reader to become more involved and generous.
A litany of public service projects and NGOs laced with shameless political grandstanding. Reminiscent of a never-ending Clinton State of the Union address or political acceptance speech. Don't waste your money.