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  • The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Toobin
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (168)
    Performance
    (141)
    Story
    (142)

    From the moment John Roberts, the chief justice of the United States, blundered through the Oath of Office at Barack Obama's inauguration, the relationship between the Supreme Court and the White House has been confrontational. Both men are young, brilliant, charismatic, charming, determined to change the course of the nation - and completely at odds on almost every major constitutional issue. One is radical; one essentially conservative. The surprise is that Obama is the conservative.

    Jean says: "A look at the Supreme Court"
    "Much more than just Obama and Roberts."
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    Would you listen to The Oath again? Why?

    Yes, there is a lot of information here on constitutional law that I have used in some of my own coursework.


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend the Oath to anyone who wants to know more about our current Supreme Court and the changes that it has experienced in the last couple of decades. The President is a peripheral figure, but the book is so well written you don't even realize it.

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  • The Price of Politics

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Bob Woodward
    • Narrated By Boyd Gaines
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (242)
    Performance
    (198)
    Story
    (198)

    Based on 18 months of reporting, Woodward's 17th book The Price of Politics is an intimate, documented examination of how President Obama and the highest profile Republican and Democratic leaders in the United States Congress attempted to restore the American economy and improve the federal government's fiscal condition over three and one half years. The Price of Politics addresses the key issue of the presidential and congressional campaigns: the condition of the American economy.

    Graham says: "Making the Sausage"
    "Great Journalism"
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    If you could sum up The Price of Politics in three words, what would they be?

    Amazingly in depth.


    If you’ve listened to books by Bob Woodward before, how does this one compare?

    Very similar in style to Obama's Wars. Both have a remarkable range of interviews with the principle actors involved in the actual decision making.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I really enjoyed the story of Obama telling off Eric Cantor and walking out of a meeting.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Truth really is stranger than fiction.


    Any additional comments?

    If you want to know the full story behind the clown show that led to the recent Fiscal Cliff and the next impending debt ceiling crisis then you should check this book out. Woodward presents a bipartisan spreading of the blame, though I believe he lets the facts speak for themselves (i.e. it's mostly the House Republicans fault). His access is so complete that you begin to wonder if he's making some of this stuff up. But then you will remember that if he did make it up, you would never believe it. Truth really is stranger than fiction.

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  • Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Barack Obama
    • Narrated By Barack Obama
    Overall
    (1686)
    Performance
    (425)
    Story
    (428)

    In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father, a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man, has been killed in a car accident.

    Kathryn says: "A wonderful, insightful, non-political story"
    "Authentic vulnerability"
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    What made the experience of listening to Dreams from My Father the most enjoyable?

    As a fellow bi-racial man whose father was absent from my life I really enjoyed hearing President Obama reading this highly personal memoir. It was like having him with me as I drove, ran, and walked. I read the book several years ago and found it inspiring, but to hear it from the author enriches the already moving experience. Though the memoir was written before he became a public figure, we all know that he was harboring thoughts of a future run at the time. And for someone considering a life in the public eye to write so honestly and openly about his struggles for identity and purpose, is not only refreshing, but unique. I applaud his courage. On a side note, the reading is expertly done and pleasant to listen to.


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