At the heart of this audiobook is Senator Obama's vision of how we can move beyond our divisions to tackle concrete problems. Underlying his stories about family, friends, members of the Senate, and even the president is a vigorous search for connection: the foundation for a radically hopeful political consensus.
A senator and a lawyer, a professor and a father, a Christian and a skeptic, and above all a student of history and human nature, Senator Obama has written a book of transforming power.
©2006 Barack Obama; (P)2006 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.
admittedly, i'm a bit biased here, but none the less, i feel confident in recommending this book to nearly anyone. president obama has a voice that is all at once soothing and energizing, calming and rousing. his ideas and anecdotes are presented in a interesting mix of seriousness and humor. there's humorous scarcasm used in presenting some of the stranger happenings in the political process and the people involved in it. there's hope, sadness and laughter all put together to not only let you know more about the man himself, but also about his plans, for himself, the nation he loves and the world at large. never stuffy, i found that this audiobook is suitable for nearly any audience, whether well aquainted with the man already or not. thoroughly enjoyable, even for those listeners without much political interest in the author. i found myself at the end wanting hours more of this man, his voice and his story.
I was having a hard time choosing in the 2008 election, this book was the tipping point. Obama broke out a lot of his beliefs and topics that I was concerned about as well as proved to me he has the passion and intelligence to be a great leader if only he believed in half of what he says in this book. The fact that it was read by him as well so I could hear his voice and inflections in my earbuds also helped tremendously.
Deep in your heart you may already know everything that is in this book, but it will fill you with optimism to hear a politician read those thoughts aloud to you.
In listening to Obama’s book it brought me a better understanding of what it is to be an American and what the nation stands for. We have forgotten the Constitution and its meaning to our nation. The political discourse has become black and white. Although he does not state how he would handle each issue, you get the feeling that as president he would unite the country rather then create a larger divide. A must read if you are unsure about of voting for Barack Obama.
Obama is a great man whose story is one the chracterizes the American Dream. It is a good story about his climb to Obama's current position. Although I find him very well spoken and level headed, I was hoping to hear more about what he stands for and how we can change this country for the better. I found myself wanting something more from the book.
An amazing book that had me laughing out loud at certain points, especially since I can relate to his family situation have 2 kids of my own. Here is a man with a plan to evolve America into a the great power and moral beacon it once used to be. I look forward to the Obama presidency and this book gives you the foundation and knowledge for what's in store!
Listen to Barack Obama develop his vision for American in this book. This book is the foundation of his ideas which will now become America's future. I believe this book built the support that was the foundation of his victory.
Listen to the president talk about his vision for America. Already many parts are coming true.
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