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  • Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
  • By: Barack Obama
  • Narrated by: Barack Obama
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (241 ratings)

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In July 2004, Barack Obama electrified the Democratic National Convention with an address that spoke to Americans across the political spectrum. Now, in The Audacity of Hope, Senator Obama calls for a different brand of politics: a politics for those weary of bitter partisanship and alienated by the "endless clash of armies" we see in Congress and on the campaign trail; a politics rooted in the faith, inclusiveness, and nobility of spirit at the heart of "our improbable experiment in democracy". He also speaks, with surprising intimacy and self-deprecating humor, about settling in as a senator, seeking to balance the demands of public service and family life, and his own deepening religious commitment.

At the heart of this audiobook is Senator Obama's vision of how we can move beyond our divisions to tackle concrete problems. Underlying his stories about family, friends, members of the Senate, and even the president is a vigorous search for connection: the foundation for a radically hopeful political consensus.

A senator and a lawyer, a professor and a father, a Christian and a skeptic, and above all a student of history and human nature, Senator Obama has written a book of transforming power.

©2006 Barack Obama (P)2006 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

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More important now than it's ever been..

What made the experience of listening to The Audacity of Hope the most enjoyable?
Six hours of Barack Obama's voice! Hello! Honestly that man could read a microwave manual have me weeping with emotion by the end.

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This made me respect the 44th president of the United States even more than it did before. He touches on subjects that are as relevant as they've ever been like;- Democrats and Republican politicians choosing polarizing opinions on social issues to get cut through rather than giving coherent intelligent dialogue about bigger issues and action plans- Talks about the importance of the press in keeping politicians honest- About religion and politics, and inclusion - And most touchingly, he talks about how he got to where he is, the strength he finds in his wife and the love he has for his family.They'll never make another one like him. If you haven't listened or read this yet, this book doesn't disappoint.

Just to let you know, I work for Audible, but the views expressed in this review are 100% my own.

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Fantastic Insight

It was amazing to hear this from his perspective before he was President. Unbelievable how many social issues are the same here in Australia.

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Interesting

It is mostly about his policies and the why behind them. I nearly gave up towards the beginning but persevered, and I am glad that I did. I learned to see lots of things from both sides, a valuable lesson.

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A most enjoyable book

It is worthwhile understanding Obama's journey to the White House. Impressive man. Interesting, engaging, educational.

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Very intesting book

Content is very interesting, book well written and read. Barack's voice makes the whole book even more captivating.

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Audacity Of Hope

Have read this book before but ro hear Obamas words read by the man himself put a honest thoughtful spin on his telling

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A must read!

This book is amazing. I love it more listening to the author himself reading the book. So good!!!! I love his vision. I love his perspective on life and reclaiming the dream. Thank you.

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The Audacity of Hope

I really enjoyed this book l found it very informative and l love learning about Barack Obama. He is very impressive. He really wanted to make a difference and l believe he did. I wish their where people in politics like Mr Obama. The world be a better place.

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A must read

‘The Audacity of Hope’ is well written and provides an insight into the social and political disparity faced by numerous under-privileged citizens of the world. Though it is written about the social and economic dilemma confronting USA, it equally applies to all countries across the globe that are genuinely embarking on promoting social justice. The book enables the reader regardless of his/her political ideology to develop an empathy for the sufferings of their fellow citizens.

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Not enough for those outside America

The Audacity Of Hope as a title is misleading....this was 6 hours of an American style pre-game warm up speech. Was expecting juicy stories rather than a lecture.

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