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Becoming

Auteur(s): Michelle Obama
Narrateur(s): Michelle Obama
Durée: 19 h et 3 min
5 out of 5 stars (2 053 évaluations)
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Description

An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former first lady of the United States

In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As first lady of the United States of America - the first African American to serve in that role - she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the United States and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare.

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations - and whose story inspires us to do the same.

©2018 Michelle Obama (P)2018 Random House Audio

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Okay

I always find hearing about people’s lives and backgrounds interesting. And this is was. But- that’s all it was. I was kind of hoping for a deeper message, theme etc. Some commentary on... well anything. But it’s just an “and then this happened” type of biography, listing things she did and said.

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I tried so hard to love this book...but couldn't..

I was so excited about this book, but after listening for about 2 hours I gave up---the utopian childhood, coupled with seemingly an endless amount of perfection (school, home, life) I stopped. I am partial to finding a kin to people's greatness and flaws---the flaws make it real and demonstrate the life we all truly live. I think Michelle Obama is amazing--I think this book made me feel less than perfect in comparison and therefore made me stop listening. It may actually be her real life was that perfect and that is amazing, it just didn't hold my attention or make me hope with her and care about her....

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Intimate and inspiring

Michelle Obama invites us through an honest, candid tour of her life, proving that she is a remarkable person, yet very human. I will look for more to come from this woman as she still has so much to share. Thank you for sharing your story so far.

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inspiring

This is the first book I finished on audible. It is so touching and inspiring that I look forward every time I have bits and pieces of time to listen to it. Michelle Obama told her story so authentically and passionately that I did not want it to end, also did not want to put it away. And I am not even American. Recommended to all.

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Disappointed, to tell you the truth.

It seemed simply like a regurgitation of historical items.

I was never once moved emotionally.

Was longing to reach the end.

Ended flatly as well.

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So good!

It’s like having 22 hours with someone you want to know. Takes courage to reveal all that she did. She gives us her own history, insight into her relationship with her husband and daughters and behind the scenes at the Whitehouse. And in doing so, she will make us all stronger. I think that’s her plan—especially to those of us who have ever felt marginalized or oppressed. You will feel good at the end of your time with Michelle Obama and who doesn’t need that?

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A bit boring

I felt like I didn’t get much out of this book. Got boring so I couldn’t even finish it. Just me though

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amazing woman!!

everyone young woman should read this book, it is powerful and could change your future.

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Amazing read

I could not stop listening! Michelle’s voice, amazing story of resilience, drive and confidence are truly admirable. This is one of my favourite all-time reads (made WAY better by listening to her tell her own story).

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Great memoir

I really enjoyed this book. Michelle's voice made it so much more personal going into the behind scenes of the life of the first black first lady of USA

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  • ASMAA BENABOUD
  • 2019-02-17

Amazing well written read

100% recommend this book.
A well written story of the inspirational one and only michelle obama . The extraordinary journey from her humble beginnings to the middle of the politic scene!
Relatable on so many levels to all women from non white origins who aspire to be more and leave a positive print in the world not as it is ,but as it should be!

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  • Client d'Amazon
  • 2019-02-14

Good book, but I was expecting more

It's a good book, but I wasn't hooked. The beginning is very slow, lots of detail about her childhood that's not particularly remarkable. The book only gets interesting when she meets Barack. I really wanted to love this book, but I can't give it more than 3.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2019-02-13

A must read! Thoughtful , inspiring

Not a political book but a book about people's lives and about changing a society.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2019-02-13

Great!

Inspiring! full of feelings! Very well described, you feel like visinting tons of places! Awesome!

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  • Richard S
  • 2019-01-26

Great to be read to by the author

Great to be read to by the author. A personal account that focuses on the personal rather than the political, which I enjoyed.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2019-01-22

Amazing !!

I feel so empowered after this book. It made me reflect on many aspects of life and was both fun and educational. Thanks for sharing your story, Michelle!!

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  • Richard Sullivan
  • Bernardsville, NJ USA
  • 2018-12-22

Great story - from a 54 yo white republican man

I was not a fan of President Obama's policies and views, but I did think he and Michelle we really good people.

I just like good stories with good people; Michelle's life is very different from mine, and I appreciate her experiences and contributions to make us a better, more elevated society.

I only cringed a couple times when she got political and implied only the Republican party dig in their heals and are partisan. but it was infrequently enough for me to still consider this a great book.

For you democrats, since I read this, and since Michelle and W became good friends, 41 - A Portrait of My Father By: George W. Bush. I think you will be equally surprised - regardless of your political view,

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  • Kenneth Woodward
  • 2018-12-05

Didn't know what I was getting into

I highly recommend the audio format as it is read by the author.

I spent most of their eight years in office rebelling against anything the Obama's sought to accomplish. Sadly, I let the political pundits and partisan politics have too much influence on my thinking.

I was excited that we had our first African-American president, but I couldn't fully embrace all of the policies, and therefore was unwilling to embrace this presidency.

My last several years I have invested time and effort to connect with others. The greater the perceived difference, the better the conversation. I always learn more, appreciate others in new ways, and my life is richer as a result.

For those who are fans of the Obama's, this will be an enjoyable read to encounter the experience from Michelle's perspective.

It is more important for those like me to read. I am amazed at how the political machine works to divide and demonize people. It is difficult to witness and does nothing to build up our country.

I see how I have been complicit due to my silence or unwillingness to question what is being broadcast across the various media platforms.

Politics and religion should be talked about at the dinner table, because that is where we meet the humanity of others, and it's harder to hate those up close.

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  • J. James-Long
  • Portland, OR United States
  • 2018-11-15

Thank you, Michelle. That was some speech!

I've been a member of Audible since 2002. I have 670 titles in my library and have listened to all but a handful. They cover almost every genre and I have to say that, while every biography has a unique angle with worthwhile message, Michelle Obama's story is exceptional.

How often are the words in an audiobook actually written by the subject, and not just written in first person by a ghostwriter? How often does an author read more than the first chapter, like Arnold Schwarzenegger in his book? A few. And mostly by actors or comedians who are used to the work.

I loved this book, not only for what Michelle had to say, but because SHE recorded her words in her own voice. This has an effect like no other. The only other book I can think of that stepped out of the audiobook formula was Ruth Bader Ginsburg's story, with its interjection of the actual recordings of events in her life. In Michelle's book you feel like she is sitting next to you, being her true self and telling you her sincerest thoughts over a cup of tea. It is like being in a room with doilies on the coffee table and her aunt playing piano downstairs.

On finishing "Becoming" I have to remind myself that she doesn't know me. If I see her on the street I can't just say "Hi Michelle!" But in this review I can at least say "thank you." Thank you, Michelle, for sharing your story so far. You still have so much good to offer the world, and this story is a great beginning. You are reaching a network of people through this book who are poised on the balls of their toes, ready for something. You are still young (yes!) and positioned to harness all the love and goodness to create something good. You show through example that the world can become a better place through one hand holding another, one mind inspiring empowerment in another. Now go build your own personal life work! Follow up on the plans you made to build your own career. Here is a hug for you!

Now I have to go find you on Twitter or wherever you are.

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  • Christiane
  • 2019-01-29

Beautifully written and narrated

Michelle Obama delivers a beautifully written, honest and well read narrative of her time in the white house. Her novel made me not only more aware of the trials of the first black presidency but also rendered me looking for opportunities to volunteer in some of the causes championed by her. ‘Becoming’ literally moved me to tears and taught me a lot about American history. Unveiled, honest and from the heart I would recommend it to anyone.

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  • Shantaviae
  • 2018-12-28

I thought I knew her, but I was sorely mistaken

I always approach the task of getting to know someone beyond their public facade with a bit of apprehension. Even though I pre-ordered Becoming without a moments hesitation, it took me sometime to get started and even to complete reading her story. In my mind, Michelle Obama has always been a porcelain figure held up by the black community as someone to admire and aspire to be like. I think that I was afraid to dig-in because I didn't want to learn whether or not my superwoman had a kryptonite. In the end, I came to the breathtaking realization that she and I had more in common than not. We share the same fears and doubts, and with our grit and the support of our loved ones we have been empowered to overcome them. I take the blame for holding her so far away from me all this time. Now I can truly embrace her as not only our FLOTUS, but as another little brown girl from the South side. Thank you Michelle for sharing your story with such grace and I'm looking forward to cheering you on from the sideline along the rest of your journey!

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  • silvergirl
  • 2018-11-19

An American story at its finest

I was 3 hours into this when I started ordering copies for friends around the world in their language in print. It answers the question I’ve been challenged to answer—why do Black Americans act so patriotic? Mrs. Obama tells her story with threads that appear in the lives of so many Americans I know that it helps explain the American experience, yet from one Black woman’s humble beginnings. I’ve given this as a gift to Audible to friends in the US who liked her, telling them ‘you need to hear her tell her story.’ I’ve never listened to a book this long so quickly. I laughed, I cried and I reflected on how life happens to everyone, yet this story is from a woman who lived with the leader of the free world. I plan to listen again to parts of it. It’s a most compelling truth well worth the 20 hours to listen.

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  • Barbara A. North
  • Mpls, MN
  • 2018-12-05

Inspiration<br />I loved this love story. <br />

I especially like the fact
that it was. Michelle narrating
the story
I also bought the book as
a gift for my daughter in law

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  • Amy Daniel
  • 2018-12-15

One of the Best Biographies I have "read"

I loved this book! Michelle Obama is so honest with her story. I love learning about her childhood, her college years, meeting Barack Obama, and living in the White House. I related so much to Michelle Obama's need to please others, to be the best in school, and to check boxes in her life. I related to her deciding to pick a job that everybody says is great like ' oh you're going to be a doctor' or 'you're going to be a lawyer' and then to become a lawyer and realize it is not the job for you. I also love the story of how she fell in love with a guy who who she thought would do one kind of job and then ended up a politician. So in the end, she became a politician's wife, not something she ever wanted to be. I also love her strive to improve her community and in the end to improve our country, as well.

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  • H. Franke
  • Utah
  • 2018-12-06

Are You Who You Appear To Be

I am into a few chapters and I keep feeling I am discovering a precious gem. The story telling is like fiction but this is fact. Michelle's voice works so well in her reading. I feel comforted by her steady telling. It's an historical book. This is not dry and un-telling. It is rich. You will be a better person for reading this. Whether that's your intention or not.

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  • lkm
  • Ohio
  • 2018-11-13

Can't stop listening!

I could not wait for this to drop into my account - probably more than any other that I have had. I have had many books here, that the author has read, and it really does not turn out well...I was a little worried. I know Mrs. Obama is amazing, very sophisticated (as well as down to earth) but still - narrating is a real skill, as it is really like acting, but she nailed it.

As I started Becoming, I was absolutely drawn in. I was blown away by her writing and her narrative style. I had so much to do, yet could not stop listening! She has the kind of style that reaches down into your soul, like you are friends. I knew some about her early life, but it was nice to hear more. Mrs. Obama's descriptive style is really amazing; when she was talking about her life after and the freedom, I felt like I was there with there.

I absolutely loved this one - this is a don't miss!

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