Dreams from My Father

  • by Barack Obama
  • Narrated by Barack Obama
  • 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The number-one international best seller - and the Grammy-award winner for best spoken album in 2006.Before Barack Obama became a politician, he was, among other things, a writer. Dreams from My Father is a masterpiece: a refreshing, revealing portrait of a young man asking the big questions about identity and belonging.The son of a black African father and a white American mother, Obama recounts an emotional odyssey. He retraces the migration of his mother's family from Kansas to Hawaii, then to his childhood home in Indonesia. Finally he travels to Kenya, where he confronts the bitter truth of his father's life and at last reconciles his divided inheritance.


What the Critics Say

"A remarkable story, beautifully told." (Observer)
"This may be the best-written memoir ever produced by an American politician." (Joe Klein, Time magazine)
"Extraordinary . . . truly moving . . . Obama is a born narrator, with a mastery of colour, scene and personality." (Simon Jenkins, Sunday Times)


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Characters brought to life

I read the book, and then for a college course I was assigned the book again. This time I choose to listen to the audio version and I was not disappointed. This story comes to life in Barack's voice and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
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- Sara

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-14-2009
  • Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd