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  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 107,948
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 98,094
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 97,560

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Had different expectations.

  • By Amzn customer on 05-27-19

Biography on President Obama by Michelle Obama

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Reviewed: 02-06-19

I thought I would learn more about Michelle Obama but she spent more time talking about her husband and being an angry woman...disappointing

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  • Under the Banner of Heaven

  • A Story of Violent Faith
  • By: Jon Krakauer
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,395
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,096
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,107

At the core of this book is an appalling double murder committed by two Mormon fundamentalist brothers, Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they received a revelation from God commanding them to kill their blameless victims. Weaving the story of the Lafferty brothers and their fanatical brethren with a clear-eyed look at Mormonism's violent past, Krakauer examines the underbelly of the most successful homegrown faith in the United States, and finds a distinctly American brand of religious extremism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Makes you think

  • By Ashley on 04-06-06

Needs Better Research

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Reviewed: 01-11-14

Would you try another book from Jon Krakauer and/or Scott Brick?

Absolutely not. Not only did I find Krakauer got the majority of his facts completely wrong, he intentionally twisted details in order to make a more explosive book.

What was most disappointing about Jon Krakauer’s story?

I thought I was going to get a well researched and thought out book. Instead, I found Krakauer's main expert providing him facts for the book is a convicted killer and known crazy. I now question all of his previous works.

How could the performance have been better?

I hate this book and the reader made it way worse

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment and a lot of it

1 of 2 people found this review helpful