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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 921
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 838
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 835

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
  • One of the best books I have listened to

  • By Kathleen farrelly on 16-12-2018

Thank you Michelle for sharing your incredible story.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-01-2019

Wonderful book! Michelle tells her story in a raw and real way. Enjoyed it thoroughly and had to rewind some parts so I could write down quotes of her wisdom! Her journey hasn’t been easy but she reflects in such a wonderfully detailed and measured way on all the ups, downs or challenges.

One of my favourite quotes...
“Becoming requires equal parts of patience and rigour. Becoming is never giving up on the idea that there’s more growing to be done.”

Highly recommend!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Reckoning

  • A Memoir
  • By: Magda Szubanski
  • Narrated by: Magda Szubanski
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 972
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 898
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 894

Heartbreaking, joyous, traumatic, intimate and revelatory, Reckoning is the book where Magda Szubanski, one of Australia’s most beloved performers, tells her story. In this extraordinary memoir, Magda describes her journey of self-discovery from a suburban childhood, haunted by the demons of her father’s espionage activities in wartime Poland and by her secret awareness of her sexuality, to the complex dramas of adulthood and her need to find out the truth about herself and her family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Moving and powerful

  • By Stan on 11-01-2016

Excellent book. Highly recommend.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-12-2017

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After watching Magda on TV for so many years, it's incredibly moving to hear Magda tell her own story with all of the ups and downs she's been through. Highly recommend.

Her voice is calming and measured, yet the story is so raw and emotional. I couldn't stop listening and devoured this in just over a week. The descriptions of her mother and father are so vivid you'll think you know them all by the end.