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Author: Bernie Sanders Narrator: Bernie Sanders, Mark Ruffalo Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2016 ISBN: 9781427285348
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*Nominated for a 2018 Grammy for spoken word album*

"Senator Sanders's gravelly voice and dramatic presentation are surely familiar to listeners. He reads with the same sincerity and earnestness he brought to audiences throughout his extraordinary primary campaign for president of the United States. A seasoned orator, he's particularly good at changing speed and intonation to emphasize the points he wants you to understand and absorb." — Publishers Weekly

This program is read by the author and Mark Ruffalo, an award-winning actor, director, producer, and social activist.

When Bernie Sanders began his race for the presidency, it was considered by the political establishment and the media to be a “fringe” campaign, something not to be taken seriously. After all, he was just an independent senator from a small state with little name recognition. His campaign had no money, no political organization, and it was taking on the entire Democratic Party establishment.

By the time Sanders’s campaign came to a close, however, it was clear that the pundits had gotten it wrong. Bernie had run one of the most consequential campaigns in the modern history of the country. He had received more than 13 million votes in primaries and caucuses throughout the country, won twenty-two states, and more than 1.4 million people had attended his public meetings. Most important, he showed that the American people were prepared to take on the greed and irresponsibility of corporate America and the 1 percent.

In Our Revolution, Sanders shares his personal experiences from the campaign trail, recounting the details of his historic primary fight and the people who made it possible. And for the millions looking to continue the political revolution, he outlines a progressive economic, environmental, racial, and social justice agenda that will create jobs, raise wages, protect the environment, and provide health care for all—and ultimately transform our country and our world for the better. For him, the political revolution has just started. The campaign may be over, but the struggle goes on.

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Quotes & Awards

  • 2018 GRAMMY® Nominee for Best Spoken Word Album

  • [Bernie] Sanders delivers charming humor, along with humble truths about losing elections and what he's learned from the campaign trail. Actor and activist Mark Ruffalo earnestly presents details of Sanders's work and ideas for a new America. Both Sanders and Ruffalo sound like they're directly addressing listeners, and hearing actual recordings of Sanders's speeches adds a further dimension to this essential work. AudioFile Magazine

    "Senator Sanders's gravelly voice and dramatic presentation are surely familiar to listeners. He reads with the same sincerity and earnestness he brought to audiences throughout his extraordinary primary campaign for president of the United States. A seasoned orator, he's particularly good at changing speed and intonation to emphasize the points he wants you to understand and absorb.
  • "[Sanders] takes a long look at some of the planks that he and his movement pressed onto the Democratic Party platform in the 2016 election…Sanders writes confidently of a program that’s sure to be revisited in 2020.

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Senator Sanders’ gravelly voice and dramatic presentation are surely familiar to listeners. He reads with the same sincerity and earnestness he brought to audiences throughout his extraordinary primary campaign for president of the United States. A seasoned orator, he’s particularly good at changing speed and intonation to emphasize the points he wants you to understand and absorb. Actor Ruffalo sounds subdued by comparison, though he is an ardent fan of Sanders…Though the text touches on many points from his recent campaign, it adds much personal and political history and detailed plans on every issue.”

    Publishers Weekly (audio review)

  • “Who better than the incomparable Bernie Sanders to tell his own story? In his raspy, Brooklyn-accented voice, he recounts stories from his humble childhood…Sanders delivers charming humor, along with humble truths about losing elections and what he’s learned from the campaign trail. Actor and activist Mark Ruffalo earnestly presents details of Sanders’ work and ideas for a new America. Both Sanders and Ruffalo sound like they’re directly addressing listeners, and hearing actual recordings of Sanders’ speeches adds a further dimension to this essential work.”

    AudioFile

  • A New York Times Bestseller

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About the Author

Bernie Sanders ran as a Democratic candidate for president of the United States in 2015 and 2016. He served as mayor of Burlington, Vermont’s largest city, for eight years before defeating an incumbent Republican to be the sole congressperson for the state in the US House of Representatives in 1991. He was elected to the Senate in 2007 and is the longest-serving independent in the history of the Congress.

About the Narrator

Mark Ruffalo is an award-winning actor, director, producer, and social activist. Known for high-profile roles in movies such as The Kids Are All Right, The Normal Heart, Foxcatcher, and Spotlight, as well as blockbusters like The Avengers and The Avengers: Age of Ultron, he made his directorial debut with Sympathy for Delicious at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010.