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Margo Arrowsmith

Raleigh, NC United States | Member Since 2012

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  • A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mother

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Janny Scott
    • Narrated By January LaVoy
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (36)

    Barack Obama has written extensively about his father, but little is known about Stanley Ann Dunham, the fiercely independent woman who raised him, the person he credits for, as he says, "what is best in me." Here is the missing piece of the story.

    darswords says: "What a Woman!"
    "Amazing story about an amazing woman"
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    Would you listen to A Singular Woman again? Why?

    Yes, I may listen to it again. The story was fascinating about a woman born before WWII who manages against many odds to make a career in a male field while raising two bi racial children in racist countries.

    It is also an Americana story, life in Kansas and how people move about the country.

    And it tells us a lot about Barack Obama and how he got to be who he is? Want to know Barack Obama? Forget D-nish's projections. Read this book


    What other book might you compare A Singular Woman to and why?

    As an American story about a singular person it reminded me of Ron Reagan's My Father At 100. I enjoyed them both and gained a lot of insight.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, too long, although I would listen to it going from North Carolina to New Jersey. It would make the time fly.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • My Father at 100

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Ron Reagan
    • Narrated By Ron Reagan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    February 6, 2011, is the 100th anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s birth. To mark the occasion, Ron Reagan has written My Father at 100, an intimate look at the life of his father—one of the most popular presidents in American history—told from the perspective of someone who knew Ronald Reagan better than any advisor, friend, or colleague. As he grew up under his father’s watchful gaze, he observed the very qualities that made the future president a powerful leader.

    A User says: "Loved this book!"
    "A must read for American history and politics"
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    What made the experience of listening to My Father at 100 the most enjoyable?

    Ron Reagan writes and narrates a compelling story of his father, the 40th president that is meaningful to Conservatives and Liberals alike.

    Reagan, a Liberal radio commentator in Seattle has a flair for story and helps us to understand his Conservative President, the icon of the Right, who wouldn't be Right enough today.

    This traces the family history back to Ireland so we learn some European history also

    Well worth the time and money


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I listened to this while driving from New Jersey to North Carolina so it basically was one sitting. It made the trip fly by.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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