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The Audacity of Hope Audiobook

The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream

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In July 2004, Barack Obama electrified the Democratic National Convention with an address that spoke to Americans across the political spectrum. Now, in The Audacity of Hope, Senator Obama calls for a different brand of politics: a politics for those weary of bitter partisanship and alienated by the "endless clash of armies" we see in Congress and on the campaign trail; a politics rooted in the faith, inclusiveness, and nobility of spirit at the heart of "our improbable experiment in democracy". He also speaks, with surprising intimacy and self-deprecating humor, about settling in as a senator, seeking to balance the demands of public service and family life, and his own deepening religious commitment.

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.

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    jayandrewthe3rd Detroit, MI 08-04-16
    jayandrewthe3rd Detroit, MI 08-04-16
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    "Obama Politics 101"

    Excellently written. This introduces the reader to the President's political thought foundation. He wrote this as a US senator and the reader can trace many of his policies and speeches to this work. My only criticism is that he never concluded the issue with the gift bags. I guess when he took Michelle's suggestion, it was supposed to put the matter at rest, but I was left wondering if he'd successfully prepared them or not.

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    "surprisingly blanced view of USA politics"

    provides considerations of both sides of the politcial spectrum....i assume it most offend the more commotted members of both the republicans and democrats.

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    "Interesting and Hopeful "

    I love books read by the author, and I also love Barack Obama, despite disagreeing with some of his policies. Hearing about his life before his presidential campaign was interesting, and hearing his reasoning on many issues has given me some new political insight.

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    Cody THOMASTON, GA, United States 06-14-16
    Cody THOMASTON, GA, United States 06-14-16
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    "Inspirational!! A must read for everyone!"

    This is an excellent read. President Obama is a genuine and caring man who has changed the world. He writes candidly and with a heartfelt honesty about his childhood, finding himself, finding Michelle, raising his beautiful daughters, all while finding his way as an up and coming young Senator. This is Obama, long before the presidency, but just as much the honorable and gracious man who would become our 44th, and perhaps one of our greatest presidents. It is difficult to read this book and not admire a man who, from such humble beginnings, would reshape the face of American politics and the presidency all while remaining impeccably human. As you read, it becomes apparent that Mr. Obama's love for this country and for the greater good of humanity is surpassed only by his love of family.

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    "The best"

    I loved the book and enjoyed the peek he allowed me into his life. I loved the humor. He made me laugh out loud.

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    Ronald 05-28-16
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    "touching"

    I can relate to his book. A strong support system is a blessing in all our lives.

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    "Inspirational"

    Not only was this a good book, but the author himself narrated it! I'm glad I got to listen to his delivery.

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    "Learned alot"

    It was a great look into the life of President Obama. Made me more grateful and I feel like I understand him more.

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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Audacity of Hope to be better than the print version?

    Hi, This Book "The Audacity of Hope" has concerns and believable greats in the tone of the reader. The print version is great but audio has Character.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Audacity of Hope?

    The most impressive moments was Gailsburg Ill and a curtain man without employment, no insurance for his son with lever cancer was heart breaking. There are many, but this one stood out.


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

    President Obama, has the gift of knowledge, gift of speaking, gift of academics just to name a few. I will buy almost anything he speaks to.


    If you could give The Audacity of Hope a new subtitle, what would it be?

    My subtitle would be "If you think this book is great wait for my autobiography that I will read" next time


    Any additional comments?

    Great works Mr President

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    Mastiff Enthusiast Colorado Springs, CO United States 08-25-15
    Mastiff Enthusiast Colorado Springs, CO United States 08-25-15 Member Since 2014

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    "while certainly political, still interesting"

    definitely written for a campaign, but interesting none the less. He had some interesting points about race poverty and religion but it was definitely all geared towards his campaign.

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