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Dreams from My Father Audiobook

Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

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Publisher's Summary

The number-one international best seller - and the Grammy-award winner for best spoken album in 2006.

Before Barack Obama became a politician, he was, among other things, a writer. Dreams from My Father is a masterpiece: a refreshing, revealing portrait of a young man asking the big questions about identity and belonging.

The son of a black African father and a white American mother, Obama recounts an emotional odyssey. He retraces the migration of his mother's family from Kansas to Hawaii, then to his childhood home in Indonesia. Finally he travels to Kenya, where he confronts the bitter truth of his father's life and at last reconciles his divided inheritance.

©2004 Barack Obama; (P)2008 Barack Obama

What the Critics Say

"A remarkable story, beautifully told." (Observer)
"This may be the best-written memoir ever produced by an American politician." (Joe Klein, Time magazine)
"Extraordinary . . . truly moving . . . Obama is a born narrator, with a mastery of colour, scene and personality." (Simon Jenkins, Sunday Times)

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    Sara De Pere, WI, United States 08-24-11
    Sara De Pere, WI, United States 08-24-11
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    "Characters brought to life"

    I read the book, and then for a college course I was assigned the book again. This time I choose to listen to the audio version and I was not disappointed. This story comes to life in Barack's voice and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • ANNIE60
    4/25/11
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    "DREAMS OF MY FATHER"

    BARRACK OBAMA READS THIS STORY WITH STRENGTH AND TRUE BELIEF. ONCE STARTED I ONLY STOPPED THIS STORY WHEN I WAS TRULY TIRED AND READY FOR BED !!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Rachael
    Woking, Surrey, United Kingdom
    11/20/09
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    "Obama in the Car"

    I listened through my GPS in the car and I loved the fact that Obama narrated. Accents and all. Great work!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Drillbit
    7/10/12
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    "A superb listen"

    Not a book I would have usually chosen, but I am so pleased I did. I loved the narration by Barack and found his story inspiring. It gives Barack a human side I had never known.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • JennyD
    11/8/16
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    "Excellent. I hope he does the next stage as well"

    Fascinated by the whole book, and of course the narration was a very high standard.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. Elbow
    Romford, UK
    10/4/16
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    "Inspiring"

    I will recommend this work and I have done so several times because it gives a totally enlightening background to a man that I already hold in high esteem. Read by the author and man himself in a clear and entertaining way this book is a pleasure to have in my Audible library. Bringing to the fore lots about Barack that I previously did not know (probably due to being a Brit rather than a USAnian) and making me want to know more still. A soothing voice, an inspiring man and a stirring story make this one of my favourite Non Fiction Audible works.

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  • Bramwell
    9/17/16
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    "Not only a great president, he's also a terrific r"
    What did you like most about Dreams from My Father?

    It was read by Obama, and he even enacts the characters of the story he is telling


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    This is non fiction


    Which character – as performed by Barack Obama – was your favourite?

    N/A


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The most remarkable president


    Any additional comments?

    I truly wish this book had been UN-Abridged. It was so wonderfully engaging, I could visualize everything Obama described. I am not terribly interested in politics, but the quality of his writing, and particularly his reading, meant that I have now bought Obama's second book from Audible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ali Grande
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    9/2/16
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    "Awesome and Relatable"

    Great story, brings together perspectives on family and race. Very relatable and engaging. Quick read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jacqui Hastings
    4/30/16
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    "Just Brilliant "

    This is a brilliant book and masterfully read by Obama himself. His story is both powerful and uplifting. You get a real insight into the makings of this young man before his life took a turn that would set his man into history forever.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • MITHIRI NGARA
    4/21/16
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    "A brilliant story well told.Moving."

    loved it from start to finish,a brilliant account on race .Deeply moving ,fascinating honest and inspiring.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Monica D. Brown
    4/4/16
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    "Complicated messy and honest."

    To dare to lift the lid on ones own heritage race and culture demands courage.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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