Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance [CDs]
10 journalers for this copy...
I liked this book a lot. It is not -- I repeat: not! -- a typical politician's book. In this one (written about 12 years ago, shortly after Obama finished law school), he is as real as someone can be, and you really find out where Barack Obama is coming from! I don't want to tell too much. Maybe I'll just quote Charlayne Hunter-Gault who called it "one of the most powerful books of self-discovery I've ever read." I say there's self-discovery in here for anyone, whether black, white, African, Islamic, etc.
AUDIO 7.5 hours on 6 CDs
Read by the author
Updated with an prolog and epilog
Grammy Award winner: Best Spoken World Album 2007
Bonus feature at the end: Obama's 2004 Democratic Convention keynote Address
I would like to share this with other interested listeners. Below is the schedule for the bookring. Please remember that you are asked to keep the audio no more than about 3 weeks. This is because it is much in demand and some people would like to hear it while it is still "hot". (Any questions,etc. send me a message.) Thanks for keeping it moving.
azuki & maccaufan - Miami
tranq1 - Tampa
nightraine56 - St. Louis, MO
MyssCyn - Sugar Land, TX
jms1960us - Warwick, RI
KateKintail - Burke, VA
sweetsangria, Forest Grove OR
... and then back to me, gnissorckoob
Macaufan just asked me a few days ago to lend him some audiobooks for an out-of-town trip. I was planning to give him something else but as this book just arrived and he is on the ring, I will let him listen to it first.
Thanks for sharing the CDs, I will now pass it back to Azuki.
I pm'ed tranq1 on 4/10 and haven't heard from her. Will try again and hopefully can get this CD moving again soon.
4/17: ETA I received Tranq1's address. I have the box packed, hopefully can make a trip to the post office before heading to Charleston. : )
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Mailed to nightraine56.
This was better than Audacity of Hope. I liked hearing his life history and the history of his parents. I'm undecided however, if I like him as a presidential candidate. I guess I have a little while to make my decision. He seems like a true to his speach person. I truly believe he has great ideas for the country and whether he makes it as a president or not, he will do good things as a politician. We do need change.
I'm sending this on to mysscyn in Texas. Enjoy! Thanks to gnissorckoob for sharing.
Thanks for including me.
Mailing out on Monday.
I just finished it. I'm sorry, I kept it so long. It took awhile to get to it, but I'm so glad I listened to it and thanks for making it available for the audioring.
I was especially moved by the speech he gave at the DNC. I remember sitting in awe as I listened to him give it, and all the feelings of optimism and pride for my country rushed through me all over again while re-listening. I think I need a copy of it to listen to whenever I'm feeling particularly angry with the state of the country :-)
I think I actually liked The Audacity of Hope better... but I'm not really a biography/memoir girl, so that's probably why. Even so, I absolutely loved this. Thanks so much for giving me a chance to hear it- there's just nothing like hearing a memoir read by the author himself. And the little prologue and epilogue were wonderful additions.
I've already PMed msjoanna and will mail it out tomorrow when I make a post office run if I hear back in time. Thanks again!
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Obama has interesting thoughts on race and class in the United States and his perspective was refreshing. I'm glad to have this bit of biography for him as I evaluate him as a presidential candidate.
I'm looking forward to hearing his political book.
Mailed 9/10/07 to sweetsangria.
To be released this week end.
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