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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 96,068
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 87,372
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 86,896

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't know what I was getting into

  • By Kenneth Woodward on 12-05-18

dont understand the hype

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-03-19

I am a big Michelle Obama fan and looked forward to this book. Unfortunately I really did not like it. I found it grandiose, everything in her upbringing, early career and courtship was done perfectly. She and her family could do no wrong. I didn't get past the courtship and really struggled to get that far. her narration didn't help me get through this. For me, she was monotonic and hard to listen to.

19 of 25 people found this review helpful

  • How Hard Can It Be?

  • By: Allison Pearson
  • Narrated by: Poppy Miller
  • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 428
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 399
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 398

Kate Reddy had it all: a nice home, two adorable kids, a good husband. Then her kids became teenagers (read: monsters). She's facing her 50th birthday; her mother and in-laws are in precarious health; and her husband is having a midlife crisis that leaves her desperate to restart her career after years away from the workplace. Kate is scrambling to keep all the balls in the air in a juggling act that an early review from the UK Express hailed as "sparkling, funny, and poignant...a triumphant return for Pearson."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome! Laughed out loud multiple times.

  • By Sandra C Jameson on 07-04-18

too lifelike

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-02-18

Made me laugh, made me sad. ending doesn't seem real, but doesn't matter. LOVE it