I liked the format where he takes each major issue of his presidency and reviews it with a candid and honest approach. It covered the facts and an interesting look inside his white house. The only president with a Master's Degree and the one made most fun of shows he is intelligent and not some right wing fanatic bent on ruling the world as the far left constantly warned. Worth the time, and the fact that he reads the book himself just adds a little something to it.
Avid audiobook addict!
I too miss W. I believe he was exactly the right man to be in charge during 9/11, not some wishy-washy poll-watcher who is most concerned with personal popularity. This memoir was a great reminder of a fascinating period of time.
Due to the busy Christmas schedule I have, I downloaded the Abridged copy of "Decision Points" from Audible.com, orated by none other than George W. Bush himself!
I cannot stop myself from becoming overly emotional while listening to this book. To hear the former President recount what had happen just before, during and after September 11 attack has left me in a total state of despair. WhiIe he was the President of the United States I did not agree with many of his policies, I felt he wasn't conservative enough - I felt he was far too centrist. Upon listening to this marvelous book, it makes me realize that George W. Bush will probably be the very last, truly decent President we will ever have in the White House again. He wasn't too centrist, he was far too sincere, caring, thoughtful and extremely aware of the power of his decisions and mistakes. Mistakes that he takes full credit for. May God bless him and his lovely and gracious First Lady, Laura Bush.
Brought some long sought explanations for the decisions he made, and the back story behind them. I'll admit, I was a fan of George Bush, but questioned some of his reasoning (still do). But to here his side of it put a lot of it into perspective.
I thought this was fantastic, I learned much more than I thought and I like how he structured the book around major decisions. No matter what you political views are it is a good coming of age story where a man becomes a President.
Very interesting insights of his presidency. I now have more respect for GDub and find it interesting and disgusting how the media portrays only one side of the story. I don't care which side of the aisle you're on or what you think about our past president, give this book a chance and learn a little bit about your country.
Confirmed what I thought of George Bush...awesome leader, great president, and sound decision maker. History will judge and smile on George Bush.
It's been said that influence is the result of leadership. Listen to a former president give account for decisions he made as America's leader that ultimately influenced others. No leader is perfect, but history will show that character separates them. This source is yet another example of George W. Bush making his mark on this world.
He will have a lasting influence on my life because I am a disabled Vet who enlisted in the U.S. Army as a result of 9/11. It was my duty and honor to fight for freedom. I proudly served my country under the leadership of former President George W. Bush. Be encouraged, as you listen to my "former boss" give account for his time in office and you too will once again feel the pride that comes with being an American.
God Bless America!
A disappointing account of missed opportunities and poor staff judgment. I truly believe President Bush is an honest man who doesn't deserve all the blame for the insane government spending and lack of Wall Street oversight by do-nothing bureaucrats.
Taken as a whole it's a sad story, but I give President Bush credit for having the courage to tell it.
No new news here. An enjoyable listen with moments of interest, particularly surrounding September 11th. Conservatives will cheer his reasoning and liberals (who actually finish listening) will still consider him a criminal. For those few reasonable men and women left with a open mind, you'll find this look back at Pres. Bush's Presidency unsurprising. The writing is uninspired and the explanations are superficial. Light reading at it's best. If you want a great book, read his father's autobiography.