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Performed by the acclaimed actor Michael B. Jordan (The Wire, Fantastic Four, Creed), Upstanders is a stirring tribute to the ordinary people who make a remarkable difference in big cities and small towns across the country.

For more than a year, Howard Schultz, the chairman and former CEO of Starbucks, and former Washington Post senior correspondent and associate editor Rajiv Chandrasekaran searched the country for even more of America's unsung heroes, as a follow-up to Upstanders' first season. Now you'll hear the stories and voices of the people they found - local citizens who are demonstrating unbelievable courage and inspiring a better America at a time when we need these heroes more than ever.

From the Dallas chef who's staffing his restaurant with former juvenile offenders, to the Missoula, Montana mother who opened her community's hearts and doors to refugees, to the Seattle firefighter who's helping to destigmatize post-traumatic stress among our nation's first responders - the 11 individuals featured in this second volume of Upstanders embody the American spirit and much of what's missing from today's national debate over how to salvage America's soul.

Through their passion for humanity, courage to lead, and willingness to act, the Upstanders we celebrate here remind us that we all have the power to create positive change in our communities and beyond.

©2017 Starbucks Coffee Company (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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  • Tarindu
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • 10-22-17

just simply remarkable!

In an age where larger than life heroes grab our attention, it is more spectacular for me to understand that every day heroes dedicate themselves to make their world a little bit better through selfless consistent acts of courage!

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From beginning to end contentment covers you

For a moment everything isn't so bad, worth the time, great on long road trips and soothing for the mind.

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Nice

Good to hear . Nice audible . Good to hear . Nice .good to hear .Nice

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good to hear about good people

apparently this isn't optional of you have to write at least 15 words about the book

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Mixes Flags & Fags, free time wasting on long drive without anybody Radio to hear.

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Outstanding!!

Outstanding! Great heartwarming stories that restores your faith in humanity.

Thanks Audible for making it a free download so many more will be able to listen to them.

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Attaining the extraordinary during every day life

Inspiring stories serving as examples of what ordinary people can do in every day life to move the world forward, helping those around them attain simplicity, dignity and wellbeing.

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superb. its truly so inspiring.

i am so inspired. i will surely be an upstander someday. thanks so much to all involved.

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  • Ed
  • 11-17-17

Great stories read poorly

The reader's clipped style, reading words instead of thoughts, was so distracting I stopped halfway through. I'm looking for a text version so I may finish and continue to be inspired by these strong people and their accomplishments.

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Inspiring

All the stories are very inspiring and make me want to do more good in the world. People who face the difficult situation and find a way to make it better. It starts small and gradually get bigger or people have big picture and start small and local and expand and influence more people.
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  • OldnCreaky
  • 04-24-18

Pioneers

Inspiring stories of pioneering people. There are good things happening that never hit the news.

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