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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (403 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Narrator: Robin Miles Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2010 ISBN:
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The first elected woman president of an African country, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf was also listed as one of the world's 100 Most Powerful Women by Forbes. This evocative memoir recounts Sirleaf 's childhood upbringing and rise to political power in Liberia. More than a simple biography, Sirleaf 's account details how she stood firm in the face of physical abuse early in life and carried that strength over into her career as a young economist in Samuel Doe's regime.

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Listener Opinions

  • 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 Botha | 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 Steinbach | 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 Mckaig | 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. "

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About the Narrator

Robin Miles began her audiobook narration in 1994 covering many different genres and has won twenty-six AudioFile Earphones awards. In 2014 she won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in the Inspirational/Faith-Based Nonfiction category. Her film and television 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.