Library Ed. Books on Tape 2006
CD ISBN 9781415937400 $50.00 Five CDs
DD ISBN $20.97
Inspirational and instructive, Obama's reading of this abridgment demonstrates why his visibility is on the rise. His impassioned voice is clear and powerful, resonating with expression and feeling as he discusses how Americans can restore hope in the future. His call for change is stirring and unequivocal, and he conveys empathy for a nation caught in tremendous social upheaval. His analysis of education, race, welfare, and globalization illustrates an understanding of a changing world and a need to adapt. This rendition calls to mind an impassioned civics lesson or a sermon that one would actually ponder and remember. Obama's performance surpasses and engages listener expectations, encouraging not only responsibility, but also tolerance and respect. Listeners will feel that the senator from Illinois is talking to them individually and will come away, enlightened and enthusiastic, ready to tackle the challenges besetting today's America. M.H.N. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 07]
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