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THE WORLD AS IT IS A Memoir of the Obama White House

by | Read by Mark Deakins, Ben Rhodes {Prologue}

Contemporary Culture • 15.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2018

Mark Deakins provides a humane, mindful narration of Rhodes's political memoir, which focuses on his stint as a national security advisor during the Obama administration. Political memoirs often fall into the tell-all category, with little substance and questionable veracity. Rhodes avoids this entirely. His reflections even include critiques of his own motivations. In one instance, Rhodes recounts his willingness to divulge to a skilled journalist the minutiae of backroom political maneuvering, only to be reprimanded by the president. Rhodes's quietly compelling discussion of the decision-making processes includes key aspects in the Obama presidency, such as actions taken in Syria and Libya. Deakins's voice carries a contemplative yet direct tone, matching Rhodes's persona of the political intellectual. S.P.C. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2018]

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2018

CD ISBN 9781984827838 $50.00 • Thirteen CDs

DD ISBN 9781984827845 $25.00


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2018

CD ISBN 9781984827852 $50.00 • Thirteen CDs

DD ISBN 9781984827869 $85.50

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