Thank God there is finally someone that will tell the truth about obama. I'm so sick of the lapdog media begging at the table of obama and spinning his crap in a positive direction.
Both the author and narrator did a masterful job of presenting the information. The book delves deep into the ego and arrogance of the illegitimate presidunt. I will be listening to this book at least 2 or 3 times!
I highly recommend this book to every American!
Yes. It fleshes out those subtle, unspoken observations about the man's ineptness as a leader.
It answered and confirmed the question of his seeming arrogance.
It was a narrative performance; just average.
Since the public is not privy to the mechinations of politics, we are subject to the sound bites which come across the news. Obama's presidency seemed riddled with dithering; spurious and evasive. In other words, he appeared to be inept. But these were just impressions I developed since I didn't know the details of how he went about his decision-making for the first 3 years of his time in office. This book brings out the impetus behind his policy making and answers the "why" of those things I was *THOUGHT* I was observing but wasn't quite sure.
It told first hand accounts and was well researched
The parts with the Clintons was very eye opening
Kids in the White house
The information that the mainstream media ignores and won't mention.
This is the first one.
Barack Obama, his past, his friends, his personality, behind the scenes & what drives him.
If you're having trouble reconciling President Obama's words with his deeds, this book pretty much clears it up. This author seems to have done quite a bit of background research into President Obama's past, and interviewed lots of people who new him before he was president. I'm surprised he could find people to talk at all, considering the nature of the information they had.
I live in Thailand, and love to listen to audible.
I love tell-all biographies and this book is a satisfying read, for the behind the scenes and the secrets, the insults, the mistakes, and the "oops I shouldn't have said that - but can't take it back now" kind of things. This is how the White House really works. Although I support Obama, he's not perfect. No one is. Obama has some lofty ideals - listen to this audio book to find out how those ideals bit the dust. It's a great listen. Holds your interest beginning to end. It's funny how some people like the first or second half better. I found the first half better, more interesting things about people. The second half was more about politics, strategy and international relations - also good.
Working mom (HRMgr/healthcare) in western Michigan. INTJ. Red Vines. Disneyfreak.
I was hoping to hear some intellectual rationale for Obama's performance issues, not a rant from folks who seem to react very personally to Obama's slights. I found little substance, little objectivity, and lots of sensationalism. I love a good celebrity rag - have a home subscription to "OK" magazine. That is what this felt like, and I just was not expecting that. Will keep looking for a more robust approach to what I believe is a valid topic.
This is not a scholarly work, nor is it possible to substantiate some of the claims that this book makes. However, if even part of this book is true, then it does not bode well for America that he is still in power.
Obama didn't call campaign donors back?? He is an egotistical academic elitist?? WHAT! This is brand new earth shattering news!
The man is a politician! That is what politicians do. While this book gives you a little more insight into the life of Obama, I felt like the author was digging for reasons to hate President Obama. Things that actually mattered, like how he voted as an Illinois Senator, opposing the Induced Infant Liability Act and repeatedly voted against requirements and restrictions intended to stop what opponents label "born alive" abortions were talked about for a quick minute. Then the author proceeded to talk a good thirty minutes talking about how Michelle Obama had a temper... again what a shocker that a woman can be emotional. It was slightly informative regarding foreign policy, but even then it felt like a one sided attack.
In the end, it was one man's crusade to prove why Obama was a terrible person and an Amateur on the side. Not really the unbiased perspective on his lack of qualification I was hoping for.
The facts, The whole book was based on interviews the author had with many sources. It was scary. I hope The president learns more in these next four years than he did in the first four.
I could concentrate on what was said not how he was speaking.