Madam Secretary

  • by Madeleine Albright
  • Narrated by Madeleine Albright
  • 24 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A national best seller on its original publication in 2003, Madam Secretary is a riveting account of the life of America's first woman Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright. For eight years, during Bill Clinton's two presidential terms, Albright was a high-level participant in some of the most dramatic events of our time - from the pursuit of peace in the Middle East to NATO's intervention in the Balkans to America's troubled relations with Iran and Iraq. In this thoughtful memoir, one of the most admired women in U.S. history reflects on her remarkable personal story, including her upbringing in war-torn Europe and the balancing of career and family responsibilities, and on America's leading role in a changing world.
With a new epilogue by the author, Madam Secretary offers an inimitable blend of Albright's warm humor, probing insights, and distinctive ideas.

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Czech Mate

Would you try another book written by Madeleine Albright or narrated by Madeleine Albright?

Probably not, I found it a little patronising and the accent a bit irritating.


What three words best describe Madeleine Albright’s voice?

Nasal, screechy, irritating. Sorry Madeleine.


Could you see Madam Secretary being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

I already watch the TV Show of the same name and that does a great job. Not so sure this could be adapted to make it appealing.


Any additional comments?

Before reading (listening) to the book I had a pre conception that Madeleine Albright would have been more of a trailblazer. I can see she did a lot of good but I didn't think as much of her after the book as I did before which I guess wasn't the point in the book. I liked the Czech back story at the beginning but she just felt like a career political worker rather than the innovator I thought she was. Perhaps she could just have read the foreword and left the book narration to someone with a less grating voice in my opinion. Not as good as Hard Choices even although the raw material has more depth.

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- John McCluskey

Amazing woman

I was reluctant to get this but as I was using a credit and it is so long I thought it would be good value for money!

Turns out Madam Secretary is an amazingly inspirational story full of fascinating background to an incredible career - I strongly recommend this book!
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- Mr. Nicholas A. E. Moon

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-01-2013
  • Publisher: HarperAudio