Barack Obama in the studio
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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 from BOT as an audio download, CD, and in Large Print, 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 a behind-the-scenes peek into the studio, as well as the book trailer and first clips!


Click to listen to exclusive excerpts on:

  • Entertainment Weekly
  • CBS Sunday Morning

    Learn more about A PROMISED LAND:

    A Promised Land
    Author: Barack Obama
    Read by: Barack Obama
    LISTEN TO A CLIP: audio
    “His familiar voice and cadence are an added bonus, and he reads with emotion—and even gives us a few impressions of people he met along the way. Highly recommended.”
    Booklist, starred review

    “President Obama’s distinctively deliberate delivery, singular cadence, and love of words are all fully on display…Much of his memoir has the quality of an interior monologue.”
    AudioFile Earphones Award

    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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