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Listen to a riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making—from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy.

Now available as an audio download (CD goes on sale 11/24; Large Print goes on sale 12/8), A PROMISED LAND, written and read by Barack Obama (a two-time Grammy Award winner), is the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs.

We are thrilled to share the book trailer and first clips!
Click to listen to exclusive excerpts on:

  • NPR.com
  • Entertainment Weekly
  • OprahMag.com
  • CBS Sunday Morning
  • Learn more about A PROMISED LAND:

    A Promised Land
    Author: Barack Obama
    Read by: Barack Obama
    LISTEN TO A CLIP: audio
    A PROMISED LAND is extraordinarily intimate and introspective—the story of one man’s bet with history, the faith of a community organizer tested on the world stage. Obama is candid about the balancing act of running for office as a Black American, bearing the expectations of a generation buoyed by messages of “hope and change,” and meeting the moral challenges of high-stakes decision-making. He is frank about the forces that opposed him at home and abroad, open about how living in the White House affected his wife and daughters, and unafraid to reveal self-doubt and disappointment. Yet he never wavers from his belief that inside the great, ongoing American experiment, progress is always possible.

    This beautifully written and powerful audiobook captures Barack Obama’s conviction that democracy is not a gift from on high but something founded on empathy and common understanding and built together, day by day.

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