Obama
Audiobook Publication Date7/10/2018
Simultaneous with hardcover from Little A.

Genre: Nonfiction

ObamaAn Oral History

The first ever comprehensive oral history of President Obama’s administration and the complex political machine that created and powered a landmark American presidency. In this candid oral history of a presidential tenure, author Brian Abrams reveals the behind-the-scenes stories that illuminate the eight years of the Obama White House through more than one hundred exclusive interviews. Among those given a voice in this extraordinary account are Obama’s cabinet secretaries; his teams of speechwriters, legal advisers, and campaign strategists; as well as lawmakers on both sides of the aisle who fought for or against his agenda. They recall the early struggles of an idealistic outsider candidate and speak openly about the exacting work that led to cornerstone legislation. They share the failures and dissent that met Obama’s efforts and revisit the paths to his accomplishments. As eyewitnesses to history, their accounts combine to deliver an unfiltered view of Obama’s battle to deliver on his promise of hope and change. This provocative collage of anecdotes, personal reminiscences, and impressions from confidants and critics not only provides an authoritative window into the events that defined an era but also offers the first published account into the making of the forty-fourth president of the United States—one that history will soon not forget.

Unabridged recording:
Run time: 13 hours
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Author
Brian Abrams

Biography:
Brian Abrams is the author of three bestselling Kindle Singles oral histories: And NOW . . . An Oral History of Late Night with David Letterman, 1982–1993; Gawker: An Oral History; and Die Hard: An Oral History. Abrams has written for the Washington Post Magazine, Time, and The Lowbrow Reader. He lives in New York City. You can visit www.brianlabrams.com for more information and follow the author on Twitter @BrianAbrams.
Narrator
Fred Stella

Biography:
Fred Stella has worked as an actor and voice talent in radio, TV, independent films, the web, and audiobooks. Fred was awarded the Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award for Best Male Narration in 2002. He makes his home in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and is on the adjunct faculty staff of Muskegon Community College.
Narrator
Tom Parks

Biography:
Tom Parks has been involved in recording audiobooks and voice overs for over 30 years and has been involved in an eclectic range of projects. In addition to performing and directing many projects, Tom is also an active musician, drumming in musical theater productions in the Midwest, and is in demand as a conference speaker.
Narrator
Emily Sutton-Smith

Biography:
Emily Sutton-Smith is a Michigan based professional actress. A co-founder of the Williamston Theatre, she has appeared on that stage in numerous productions, in addition to many appearances at professional theatres throughout the state. She also has several film and TV credits. Emily holds a Grande Diploma in Pastry Arts from the French Culinary Institute and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Michigan State University.

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