Impersonal. Condi lived through some fascinating times, but the author seems unable to convey how they helped shape Condi as a human being, often hiding behind shallow quotes. Or perhaps it is Condi who is impersonal or lacking personality...
Yes, Condoleezza Rice is one inspirational woman and had worked very hard to get everything that she has accomplished. In the end, this book comes off as just a fan book for Condi. Yes there seems to be some value in the book with the history of her early life but toward the end, even though it was written after 9/11, it tends to get a bit on the gossipy side rather than sticking to where Condi may have done the wrong thing... I guess the inner workings of the George W white house are still being figured out so maybe there wasn't much to gather. Perhaps her positions on so many corporate boards will be evidence enough to show where she is on "big oil" and other industries. It's worth a listen but don't expect a real in depth balanced telling. Still waiting for the rest of the story. Perhaps Colin Powell will update his autobiography and Condi will write hers.
I loved this book and would highly recommend it to any age listener. What an inspiration Condoleezza Rice is. The time just flew by while this played.
I wish there was more about the real Condi than the one we see in magazines or on TV. I was hoping to get a balanced assessment for all those unanswered questions. The author is definitely a big fan of the first family and their close friends and seems positively skewed in her unabashed opinions about Rice and her achievements. Although these are remarkable achievements, the grey areas were hardly touched upon. The real Condi was obviously missing.
What an amazing woman! I learned so much about Condi Rice, and having the author read it so well enhanced the enjoyment of this biography. I would vote for Condi Rice for any office or position she seeks - she's got it all. This audio book is a good 'read'. Reader from Hilton Head, SC
A tremendous insight into the life of Condoleezza Rice. She is an extra ordinary woman with an amazing heritage. The writer was clear to develope here family and faith as such strong elements into who she is. Everyone should take time to read this story.
An interesting account and a very interesting life so far. A bit too much praise on how smart Condi is, however. This got a bit tiresome after while. It's a good thing it was abridged.
A very outstanding book with an outstanding story and narrative of how Condoleezza Rice came to be where she is today. A must read for women's study.
Very well written in a conversational style. I felt like Condoleezza was my friend when I finished and had a much better appreciation of her many gifts.
Interesting overview of a facinating career and person.
Antonia Felix is the author of thirteen nonfiction books, including the national bestseller "Laura: America's First Lady, First Mother" and "Andrea Bocelli: A Celebration, " as well as biographies on Harry Connick Jr. and Christine Todd Whitman. She is also an operatic soprano who performs throughout the United States and Europe. She lives with her husband in South Texas.