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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (167 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John McCain Narrator: Arthur Morey Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2005 ISBN: 9781415929629
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John McCain and Mark Salter have written three acclaimed best sellers, but Character Is Destiny may be their most influential and enduring book yet, a work for parents to share with their children and for Americans of all ages to read for inspiration and guidance.

In Character Is Destiny, he shows us why, by telling the stories of celebrated historical figures and lesser-known heroes whose values exemplify the best of the human spirit. He illustrates these qualities with moving stories of triumph against the odds, righteousness in the face of iniquity, hope in adversity, and sacrifices for a cause greater than self-interest.

In Character Is Destiny, we meet heroes of exemplary character. This book is John McCain’s moving and eloquent tribute to men and women who have lived truthfully, and whose stories will stir the hearts of young and old alike and help prepare us for the hard work of choosing our own destinies.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosemary | 11/6/2013

    " I really like this book, from a totally nonpolitical standpoint. The stories are well written and intended for children and adults to share together. I read this with a kid I used to nanny for and it was a great bonding time! Plus, we talked about how to be a hero everyday. Definitely a great read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet G | 11/4/2013

    " Inspirational stories motivated me to DO better in my life. A pick up-put down book. Always like one of those around "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 6/24/2013

    " Great collection of stories about inspiring individuals; written more for the younger reader. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marissa Pineda | 4/25/2013

    " Bite sized biographies of some of the most moral, courageous people that live (or lived). A good read when you're feeling discouraged or annoyed with the state of things in life/society/etc. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Guyin | 11/26/2012

    " Appealing to the degree of being sentimental and idealistic, except his much too frequent use of long clauses. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 7/22/2012

    " This is a book I think EVERYONE should read! So inspirational. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adrienne | 7/9/2012

    " I gave this book a five purely because of the introduction. It was truly inspiring "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terry | 12/15/2011

    " Enjoyable brief biographies of some interesting people - my favorite in this selection is Victor Frankle. Mr. McCain probably didn't have so much to do with the writing, but that shouldn't take away from the value of these stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cjpeffer | 12/4/2010

    " Regardless of your political leanings, this book is great! It is about 40 different people from history that McCain feels exhibited great character. I truly agree that these are the stories our kids should be learning about and we should keep in mind as we teach them. Loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin Mcguigan | 9/3/2010

    " I actually listened to this one versus reading it. I thought it was great but John McCain wasn't the person who should have been reading it to be recorded. I think I'd have liked it even better if I'd "read" it versus "listened" to it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brian | 6/10/2010

    " Work is the way my ideals will be accomplished. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adrienne | 5/1/2010

    " I gave this book a five purely because of the introduction. It was truly inspiring "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gentapineda | 7/4/2009

    " Bite sized biographies of some of the most moral, courageous people that live (or lived). A good read when you're feeling discouraged or annoyed with the state of things in life/society/etc. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosemary | 3/18/2009

    " I really like this book, from a totally nonpolitical standpoint. The stories are well written and intended for children and adults to share together. I read this with a kid I used to nanny for and it was a great bonding time! Plus, we talked about how to be a hero everyday. Definitely a great read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brian | 2/17/2009

    " Work is the way my ideals will be accomplished. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet | 1/8/2009

    " Inspirational stories motivated me to DO better in my life. A pick up-put down book. Always like one of those around "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 12/29/2008

    " I actually listened to this one versus reading it. I thought it was great but John McCain wasn't the person who should have been reading it to be recorded. I think I'd have liked it even better if I'd "read" it versus "listened" to it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terry | 5/5/2008

    " Enjoyable brief biographies of some interesting people - my favorite in this selection is Victor Frankle. Mr. McCain probably didn't have so much to do with the writing, but that shouldn't take away from the value of these stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 9/13/2007

    " Great collection of stories about inspiring individuals; written more for the younger reader. "

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About the Author
Author John McCain

John McCain was elected to the US Senate in 1986 and was the Republican presidential nominee in 2008. McCain graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1958 and received numerous honors and medals for his service. During his military career he received a Silver Star, a Bronze Star, the Legion of Merit, the Purple Heart, and a Distinguished Flying Cross. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Faith of My Fathers: A Family Memoir. His other works include Why Courage Matters: The Way to a Braver Life, Hard Call: The Art of Great Decisions, and Character Is Destiny: Inspiring Stories Every Young Person Should Know and Every Adult Should Remember. He and his wife, Cindy, live in Phoenix, Arizona.

About the Narrator

Arthur Morey has won three AudioFile Magazine “Best Of” Awards: in 2011 for Biography and History, in for History and Historical Fiction, and in 2009 for Nonfiction and Culture. His work has also garnered twenty AudioFile Earphones Awards, and he has been nominated for an Audie Award. He graduated from Harvard and did graduate work at the University of Chicago. He has won awards for his fiction and drama, worked as an editor with several book publishers, and taught literature and writing at Northwestern University. As a narrator, he has received nineteen AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award.