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My Life Audiobook

My Life

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Audible Editor Reviews

Why we think it's Essential: Bill Clinton built his political career by explaining, persuading, and building rapport. He did it with world leaders, politicians, and the American people. He does it here, building a bond with listeners as he shares his perspective on the past 50 years of history - his and the country's. We've chosen the abridged edition over the unabridged, because hearing Clinton's give voice to his own story is a unique experience. His well known grasp of details and his charm come across in every chapter. —Beth Anderson

Publisher's Summary

President Bill Clinton's My Life is the strikingly candid portrait of a global leader who decided early in life to devote his intellectual and political gifts to serving the public.

It shows us the progress of a remarkable American, who made the unlikely journey from Hope, Arkansas, to the White House.

President Clinton's audiobook is also the most concretely detailed, most nuanced account of a presidency ever written, encompassing not only the high points and crises but the way the presidency actually works.

It is the gripping account of a president under concerted and unrelenting assault orchestrated by his enemies on the Far Right and how he survived and prevailed.

It is a treasury of moments caught alive, among them:

  • The roller-coaster ride of the 1992 campaign
  • The extraordinarily frank exchanges with Newt Gingrich and Bob Dole
  • The cost, both public and private, of the scandal that threatened the presidency

    Here is the life of a great national and international figure, revealed with all his talents and contradictions, told openly, directly, in his own completely recognizable voice.

    ©2004 Bill Clinton; (P)2004 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

  • What the Critics Say

    • Audie Awards Audiobook of the Year, 2005
    • Grammy Award Winner, Best Spoken Word Album, 2004

    "My Life is, by a generous measure, the richest American presidential autobiography, no other book tells us as vividly or fully what it is like to be president of the United States for eight years." (The New York Times Book Review)

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      Avid Reader 03-19-17
      Avid Reader 03-19-17
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      "Great Perspective"

      My favorite part of the book was when our former president talked about "keeping score". Everyone is chasing something different in life, and should be respected. The right to pursue happiness!

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      Naomi Yaeger 11-04-15
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      I enjoyed the first part of the book i.e. Learning about his childhood an young adult years. I did not care for the last one-third of the book.
      The first part was told in a very personable .
      Clinton did a good job of near reading this book I found his voice easy to listen to.

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      Alok 09-04-15
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      "Enjoyed it"

      Very well narrated and written. Covered almost every aspect of life, perhaps didnt dwell on some of the controversial topics. Its very motivating to learn that he had difficult childhood but he still kept going and eventually became most powerful man on the planet.

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      Robert G Pahlow Jr 07-07-15 Member Since 2014
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      "Bill Clinton's Story"

      Well written and presented. Nice to be able to listen to this in his voice. The 90's were a great time for America in spite of petty politics.

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      Kenneth E. Amaro Chicago 04-16-15
      Kenneth E. Amaro Chicago 04-16-15 Member Since 2013
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      he got more into the storytelling as it went along. had no idea about his hardships growning up. great story.

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      Grant Wentworth 11-03-14 Member Since 2014
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      What did you love best about My Life?

      The fact that Bill Clinton did the narration.


      What did you like best about this story?

      Finding out his back story help me understand why he made the decisions he did during his presidency.


      Which character – as performed by Bill Clinton – was your favorite?

      Bill Clinton


      Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

      Nothing really.


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      Joseph G. Los Angeles, CA 10-07-14
      Joseph G. Los Angeles, CA 10-07-14
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      "Is Bill reading this?"
      What made the experience of listening to My Life the most enjoyable?

      It was well written and very engaging...I really enjoyed the presentation and following his life in this great audiobook.


      What did you like best about this story?

      He was very honest about his strengths and his faults. I loved the honesty.


      What about Bill Clinton’s performance did you like?

      He made me feel like I was talking to a close friend. I enjoyed that part of the presentation.


      Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

      Yes, hearing how much he loves his mother and daughter.


      Any additional comments?

      I loved him in office and very much respect his new life as an ambassador of peace. He's a great man whose story I enjoyed hearing. It's a five star book.

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      Moises 01-24-14
      Moises 01-24-14 Member Since 2017
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      "Bravo Mr. President!"
      Would you listen to My Life again? Why?

      Yes, I guess once you listen again, and again, you'll get more things out of it.


      What was one of the most memorable moments of My Life?

      How President Clinton turned out as he did as a person, after the childhood he had.


      What about Bill Clinton’s performance did you like?

      Excellent, It's incredible to hear the story told by the person who lived it.


      If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

      Follow your dreams!


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      PJG8R Florida 11-26-13
      PJG8R Florida 11-26-13 Member Since 2013
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      "Abridged version very succinct"
      Where does My Life rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

      It was a nice narration by Bill Clinton- felt like he was in the car telling me his life story. An okay book


      What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

      The ending was no surprise. It's a nonfiction book. The full book would have been better


      Have you listened to any of Bill Clinton’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

      Have not listened to any prior books by Bill Clinton before. Have become more intrigued with the Clinton Family political story


      Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

      The book actually gave me a better understanding for Bill Clinton- learning about his childhood and his path to presidency and after.


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      Loretta T. Williams Texas 08-03-13
      Loretta T. Williams Texas 08-03-13 Member Since 2010
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      What did you love best about My Life?

      Whether you are a fan of Bill Clinton or not, this is an interesting book. It was interesting to hear the history from his point of view.


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