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Download Barack and Michelle: Portrait of an American Marriage Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (106 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Christopher Andersen Narrator: Dion Graham Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2009 ISBN:
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They exploded on the national political scene in 2004, and within four short years captured the ultimate political prize. By the time they claimed the White House in one of the most hotly contested presidential races in modern history, Barack and Michelle Obama were seen by millions around the world as the new Jack and Jackie Kennedy - brilliant, attractive, elegant, youthful, exciting.

Accompanied by their two young daughters, Malia and Sasha, the Obamas would arrive at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue with the promise of a new Camelot all but assured.

Given the obvious historic significance of what they accomplished together, the marriage of Barack and Michelle stands as one of the great personal and political partnerships in American history. Yet, incredibly, the true nature of that relationship remains a mystery. Until now.

In the style of his number-one New York Times best sellers The Day Diana Died and The Day John Died, as well as his best-selling books about the Kennedys, the Clintons, and the Bushes, author Christopher Andersen draws on important sources - some speaking for the first time - to paint the first complete, compelling portrait of America's first black First Family. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Madison | 8/29/2013

    " This read more like a biography of both Barack and Michelle, rather than a book on their marraige. Nonethless, it was still very interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 8/9/2013

    " I enjoyed this book and it was a quick read. I liked them both before reading this, but I like them even more after reading! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alban Boucher | 5/20/2013

    " Valuable information of both of their lives and their union. Towards the end, it became more about Barack ascension to the presidency. Nonetheless, the book was highly inspirational. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paysha Rhone | 5/2/2013

    " Easy read and lots of behind-the-scenes tidbits. I enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 3/19/2013

    " Skimmable but fun, especially the parts about Barack's early political career. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria | 12/24/2012

    " The Obamas seem to me to be a perfectly unified, compatible couple and I was interested to see that they went through a few rocky patches, including one when Barack was in Springfield and Michelle was functionally a single parent. This book humanized them for me. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sylvie | 9/29/2012

    " A summary of information that was already made available in newspapers or other media. Did not enlighten me too much on the relation but was more like a re-telling of an old story. Nothing to it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Titi Meche | 6/21/2012

    " Some insight into their lives. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sally | 5/13/2012

    " Somewhat breezy account of each person, then their life together. Interesting as background info. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karola | 12/19/2011

    " Interesting to read a personal side of two famous people. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cicely | 9/10/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book. I never get enough of the Obama's. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam | 7/30/2011

    " I became tired of politics, as the book went on but that was my 3 book some how related to that subject. One did learn a lot about their marriage and their families. It became a bit dry after the first 3rd of the book. I listened to it on my Ipod. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paysha | 8/19/2010

    " Easy read and lots of behind-the-scenes tidbits. I enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cicely | 11/17/2009

    " I really enjoyed this book. I never get enough of the Obama's. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 10/8/2009

    " I enjoyed this book and it was a quick read. I liked them both before reading this, but I like them even more after reading! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sally | 10/8/2009

    " Somewhat breezy account of each person, then their life together. Interesting as background info. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 10/1/2009

    " Skimmable but fun, especially the parts about Barack's early political career. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Madison | 8/15/2009

    " This read more like a biography of both Barack and Michelle, rather than a book on their marraige. Nonethless, it was still very interesting. "

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About the Author

Christopher Andersen is the critically acclaimed author of more than a dozen New York Times bestsellers which have been translated into more than twenty-five languages worldwide. Two of his books—The Day Diana Died and The Day John Died—reached the number one spot on the list. A former contributing editor of Time and longtime senior editor of People, Andersen has also written hundreds of articles for a wide range of publications, including the New York Times, Life, and Vanity Fair. He has appeared frequently on such programs as Today, Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, and Entertainment Tonight.

About the Narrator

Dion Graham, from HBO’s The Wire, also narrates The First 48 on A&E. Winner of more than a dozen Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award for best narration, he has performed on Broadway, off Broadway, internationally, in films, and in several hit television series. His performances have been praised as thoughtful and compelling, vivid and full of life.