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Author: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Narrator: Robin Miles Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2017 ISBN: 9781440790034
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In January 2006, after the Republic of Liberia had been racked by fourteen years of brutal civil conflict, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf—Africa’s “Iron Lady”—was sworn in as president, an event that marked a tremendous turning point in the history of the West African nation.

In this stirring memoir, Sirleaf shares the story of her rise to power, including her early childhood; her experiences with abuse, imprisonment, and exile; and her fight for democracy and social justice. She reveals her determination to succeed in multiple worlds, from her studies in the United States to her work as an international bank executive, to campaigning in some of Liberia’s most desperate and war-torn villages and neighborhoods. It is the tale of an outspoken political and social reformer who fought the oppression of dictators and championed change. By telling her story, Sirleaf encourages women everywhere to pursue leadership roles at the highest levels of power, and gives us all hope that we can change the world.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lenore | 2/3/2014

    " I listened to book after hearing Mighty be our powers. very brave woman "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 1/9/2014

    " Loved it. Read it! Seriously... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 1/2/2014

    " The story of an Iberian woman's struggles and rise to power in Iberia after 14 years of brutal civil conflict. She is a woman of conviction fighting for democracy and social justice against all odds. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 12/19/2013

    " Saw her on Jon Stewart's Daily Show - impressive -Again puts into perspective what we so take for granted in this country and what people sacrifice everything to have. Not particularly well written but learned much about African history "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 12/15/2013

    " Excellent book although a bit dispassionate for all she's gone through!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 12/9/2013

    " ellen johnson sirleaf is nothing short of amazing. along with learning about her journey to become president of liberia, and the first woman president in africa, i learned so much about her country. it's a great history lesson and an inspiring read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Callista | 12/8/2013

    " This is a must-read for anyone who has worked in Liberia. I thought it was extremely fascinating, but I can't say for sure whether people without some background in Liberia would be interested. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 10/17/2013

    " Really wonderful autobiography... makes you feel truly hopeful! Despite being jailed, and suffering so many obstacles, Liberia has their first woman president... and she is amazing! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicky | 6/26/2013

    " Fabulous insight into recent Liberian history - great read & recommended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lee | 5/22/2013

    " Slow start, better as it went along. Remarkable woman. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cat | 4/26/2013

    " Read this book during a visit to Liberia and enjoyed it. She writes honestly about her life and it gives perspective to a very violent period in West Africa, ending with optimisim. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Francie | 7/24/2012

    " great way to learn more about Africa and some of the problems facing the entire continent "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn | 7/5/2012

    " Good for someone interested in Liberian history. I learned that many of their place names are the same as cities and towns in the south, that Ellen Sirleaf is a smart cookie who loves her country and was willing to compromise with dictators to make things happen. Got tired of it, so quit reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 6/4/2012

    " One of the best books I have read in many months! Insightful and inspiring. President Ellen Johnson Sirelaf is a new hero. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 6/2/2012

    " In telling her story, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf also manages to tell the story of Liberia as a whole and it is fascinating. At times it felt like I was reading a campaign advertisement, but overall it was a fascinating book and I am eager to watch the outcome of the 2012 elections in Liberia. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 2/18/2011

    " The encouraging narrative details how an honest woman can rise to the top of a male dominated, corrupt political system. Ridding the country of corruption and providing stability to a war-ravaged people. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chase | 5/14/2010

    " It's not particularly insightful (at times it feels like a UN Millennium Development Goals Program) and she is definitely a politician, but I enjoyed this book for what I learned about Liberia, and she is certainly a remarkable woman. "

About the Narrator

Robin Miles, named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration, an Audie Award for directing, and many Earphones Awards. Her film and television acting credits include The Last Days of Disco, Primary Colors, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order, New York Undercover, National Geographic’s Tales from the Wild, All My Children, and One Life to Live. She regularly gives seminars to members of SAG and AFTRA actors’ unions, and in 2005 she started Narration Arts Workshop in New York City, offering audiobook recording classes and coaching. She holds a BA degree in theater studies from Yale University, an MFA in acting from the Yale School of Drama, and a certificate from the British American Drama Academy in England.