Condi

  • by Antonia Felix
  • Narrated by Antonia Felix
  • 4 hrs and 27 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

We've heard the name "Condoleezza Rice" over and over again as the spokesperson for President George W. Bush in matters of national security and foreign affairs. She presented a balanced, firm, unafraid presence to the country after the terrible events of September 11, 2001, as she spoke to the media and the public on behalf of the President. And, when the President has something to say about our friends and foes overseas, "Condi," as she is known to her friends, is usually standing in the background.Who is this woman who moves so easily through an international arena seen usually as a venue for men only? What prepared her for the intense pressure of the White House? Where did she learn the skills that have qualified her to have the ear of the President of the United States? How did she get where she is today? All these questions and more about this remarkable woman are answered in this audiobook.

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What the Critics Say

"[Antonia] Felix presents a well-written, highly readable portrait...those wanting to find out more about the most prominent woman in foreign policy today won't be disappointed with this thorough and engaging profile." (Publishers Weekly)

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Readable biography

The biography covers the life of Condoleezza Rice from birth to her role as the first woman National Security Advisor. The story is well written and well researched and mostly covers the basic facts of her life.

Condi’s father, John Rice was a Presbyterian minister and academic, her mother was a pianist and teacher. She was born in segregated Birmingham Alabama in 1954. Felix explores Condi’s passions from football to music, weight training to Russia. The author covers Condi’s role as the first black woman and youngest person to become Provost of Stanford University. I found the fact that when Rice was a student of international affairs and Russian language at the University of Denver her mentor was professor Josef Korbell, the father of the first woman Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright most interesting.

The author in her research of the book included interviews with family, friends and colleagues of Rice but the major downside of the book in my opinion was that Felix did not interview Rice. What the book did was provided me with the desire to learn more about Condoleezza Rice. The author narrated her own book.

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- Jean

Publicity stunt

When one reads "unauthorized biography" one expects at least minimal personal information. This is nothing but a prolonged press release. It is a long, long list of incredible accomplishments and successes and famous liaisons (not sexual ones - believe me she is completely virtuous). I'm hoping her own biography has at least a modicum of personal interest. The reader was fine. The content was interesting for about 5 minutes. Absolute perfection is absolutely boring.
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- Marsha

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-11-2003
  • Publisher: Oasis Audio