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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, and his extraordinary capacity for hard work, to serving the public.

It shows us the progress of a remarkable American who, through his own enormous energies and efforts, made the unlikely journey from Hope, Arkansas, to the White House - a journey fueled by an impassioned interest in the political process that manifested itself at every stage of his life.

©2004 Bill Clinton (P)2016 Random House Audio

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Great Story, but some serious production issues

I thoroughly enjoyed thus autobiography. I’ve bee an audible member for years, have listened to over 100 books and have never written a review. I do do this time, not to critique the story, but to express my disappointment with the presentation and production of this book. The description clearly leads you to believe that the story is read by the author and it is not. Why on earth did the publisher chose to mislead? There was no need for that. Second, this is the most poorly edited audiobook I’ve EVER listened too. There are dozens of long pauses as the book plays and then repeated sentences. It’s as irritating as a poorly edited free Kindle book. The story is good and carries the day, but my opinion of Books on Tape, who copy-writed this has sure gone down. It really needs revised.

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I didn’t want it to end.

Even after the insane amount of time it took to finish, I was disappointed it did finish. I think he was pretty forthcoming on all his decisions and the issues he faced including the Monica issue. Interesting to see how he started in politics and how he reiterates that there has been a plot to come after him. I think he was a great president but he made some mistakes which he paid for and he mentions them clearly. Great insight into how he made decisions and how the people he was with all his life influenced and how he took pride in making those decisions. The technical issues of chapters were off so it was hard to determine what chapter you were on but this was a great book if you are into politics and enjoy “reading” about it. Be prepared it’s a long book.

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NOT "COMPLETE"

Don't buy this thinking you're getting Volumes 1 and 2 - you're getting volume 1 with about an hour extra, for twice the price!!

"Narrated by the author" is a little misleading as its narrated by the cowriter, not the President. But he has a pleasant voice and does a great job.

It's good, narrated well, with a foreword by the man himself.

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All of us are written books

This book not only give you insights about politics in the USA but also help to better understand Bill Clinton as a person rather than politician. Highly recommended, though some parts may be boring to public since this is full story of his life.

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My Life

I deeply respect President Clinton, and appreciate this perspective view into events that I lived through as an adult. Clinton was a brilliant though flawed politician who sought to celebrate and protect American diversity of race, religion, heritage, culture, etc., believing that fundamentally we are far more alike than we are different. He recognized the equal value of women in the workplace, and had many women placed in powerful positions for the first time. He sought to make America more fiscally responsible, and the world a better place as he brokered peace in Northern Ireland and worked with leaders bitterly divided in Israel and Palestine. He took readers frankly through the events that led to his impeachment.
This book started with Clinton's early years, being raised by a single Mom in Hot Springs, Arkansas. It's all very interesting, though very detailed, so set aside a good bit of time for this one. The ONE reason I didn't give the story it' 5th star was the author's habit of naming by full name EVERYONE he wrote about.

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A Canadians favorite President

Loved it... Looking forward to volume. An interesting look Hilary as well seeing her current situation..

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Great Read

This book actually helps me to understand what is happening now. The struggles between the right and the left continues today. I now understand why the right went after President Clinton but even more why PresidentTrump continues today to go after the left. It is about power. The struggle continues today.

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Excellent Glimpse into the Clinton Administration

Journey into the mind and heart of President Bill Clinton. Meet his contemporaries, friends and foe. Weigh Clinton's decisions independently while listening to his decision-making rationale. Long book, detailed, and highly recommended.

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Vital for understanding modern day politics

Great story, well told, well performed. The presidential years start to sound a bit like resume reading, but that’s to be expected of any presidential memoir. The lead up to the presidency is the most gripping portion.

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Name Drop Abound

The story itself was great and the narrator was easy to listen to. I do wish that the story would have continued past his presidency. This book would be 15percent shorter without needless name drops.