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Upstanders: Season 2 (FREE)

Narrated by: Michael B. Jordan
Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (21 ratings)

Publisher's Summary

Performed by the acclaimed actor Michael B. Jordan (The Wire, Fantastic Four, Creed), Upstanders is a stirring tribute to the ordinary people who make a remarkable difference in big cities and small towns across the country.

For more than a year, Howard Schultz, the chairman and former CEO of Starbucks, and former Washington Post senior correspondent and associate editor Rajiv Chandrasekaran searched the country for even more of America's unsung heroes, as a follow-up to Upstanders' first season. Now you'll hear the stories and voices of the people they found - local citizens who are demonstrating unbelievable courage and inspiring a better America at a time when we need these heroes more than ever.

From the Dallas chef who's staffing his restaurant with former juvenile offenders, to the Missoula, Montana mother who opened her community's hearts and doors to refugees, to the Seattle firefighter who's helping to destigmatize post-traumatic stress among our nation's first responders - the 11 individuals featured in this second volume of Upstanders embody the American spirit and much of what's missing from today's national debate over how to salvage America's soul.

Through their passion for humanity, courage to lead, and willingness to act, the Upstanders we celebrate here remind us that we all have the power to create positive change in our communities and beyond.

©2017 Starbucks Coffee Company (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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fresh perspective

loved the book and narration. definitely there are many live examples of heros in this world worth knowing about. gave a new outlook of life.

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Beginner's guide to nuances

loved it. a much needed reminder in today's partisan world that people are different not evil.

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  • Tarindu
  • 22-10-17

just simply remarkable!

In an age where larger than life heroes grab our attention, it is more spectacular for me to understand that every day heroes dedicate themselves to make their world a little bit better through selfless consistent acts of courage!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-02-19

Great collection of inspirations.

A great collection of inspiring tales of people who did what they saw was needed.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-12-18

Wonderfully heartwarming

these stories are inspiring and wonderful. the only part that was disheartening was the language in a couple of places. other than that it was great!!!

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  • John
  • 12-12-17

Outstanding!!

Outstanding! Great heartwarming stories that restores your faith in humanity.

Thanks Audible for making it a free download so many more will be able to listen to them.

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  • Ashley
  • 09-08-18

Inspiring!

I really like the stories in this book. Made me appreciate the life that i have now. Great read! And of course it's Micheal B. Jordan. :)

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  • Savannah L.
  • 16-03-18

From beginning to end contentment covers you

For a moment everything isn't so bad, worth the time, great on long road trips and soothing for the mind.

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  • meh.
  • 18-10-19

yay survivors

Who doesn't love a good survivor, unsung hero, or underdog story. They lift us up when we think our world is feeling into pieces. However, a good story teller can make all the difference. That is what this sorely lacked. I tried but I just couldn't make it through to the end.

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  • Joel
  • 27-07-18

Inspiring

Stories of people that are not just standing by and watching things that need correcting, but doing something about it.

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  • Vanessa, G, Bush
  • 26-06-18

Great narrator

Very descriptive and interesting book
Pleasant for the hear, easy follow through, good subjects. V.bush

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  • Brendan Kelly
  • 13-01-18

Thought Provoking Spin <br />

Mixes Flags & Fags, free time wasting on long drive without anybody Radio to hear.

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  • OldnCreaky
  • 24-04-18

Pioneers

Inspiring stories of pioneering people. There are good things happening that never hit the news.

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