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  • Becoming

  • Written by: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,735
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,426
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,415

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • inspiring

  • By sheena on 2019-02-18

Love her even more after reading Becoming

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-01-12

What a fascinating story, a glimpse into modern history and so relatable. Michelle Obama comes across as an ordinary, hard-working woman with an extraordinary life. She brings inspiration and hope even in such difficult times. The only criticism is I had to listen at 1.25x because she was reading a bit too slowly. At 1.25x she sounded more like the person we’re used to seeing and hearing on air.

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  • We're Going to Need More Wine

  • Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True
  • Written by: Gabrielle Union
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Union
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

In this moving collection of thought-provoking essays infused with her unique wisdom and deep humor, Union tells astonishingly personal and true stories about power, color, gender, feminism, and fame. Union tackles a range of experiences, including bullying, beauty standards and competition between women in Hollywood, growing up in white California suburbia and then spending summers with her black relatives in Nebraska, coping with crushes, puberty, and the divorce of her parents.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The hard truths not everyone wants to hear or say

  • By Abigail on 2019-02-08

Inspiring and motivating candid storytelling

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-07-29

So glad I decided to buy this on a whim. It’s honestly one of the best autobiographies I’ve heard in a long time. I’m Caucasian so not sure how credible this will come across but if I were a woman of colour I would want my daughter hearing/reading Gabrielle Union’s story. I now know why we don’t see as much of talented actors of colour on screen and long for the day when casting becomes colourblind.