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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 !!

    3 of 3 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
  • 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.

    1 of 1 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
  • Amazon Customer
    6/27/17
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    "Moving insight"

    I enjoyed this book. I felt it was a moving tribute to Obamas background and what moulded him into the man he is today.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rukiya Sood
    UK
    4/1/17
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    "Inspiring"

    Really enjoyed listening to this, written from the heart and as honest as one can get! Brilliant

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    3/31/17
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    "inspirational story"

    An inspirational story behind an incredible man . read with incredible sincerity and a brilliant speaking voice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gary
    2/3/17
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    "Very informative and reflective"

    Obama is a wonderful narrator and story teller
    Enjoyed this audiobook There are many references to his belief that every person should have equal opportunity in their lives no matter what their race or creed maybe.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • PatricT
    2/1/17
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    "Insightful prose"

    An early, insightful and sensitive stroll through the framework that has become the forged cast that is Obama's make-up. Superbly written and crafted book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    12/13/16
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    "worth every second!"

    An amazing story! very emotional uplifting, and in unforgettable. An absolute must read/ listen. Excellent!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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