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A new audiobook compiles 60 Minutes interviews with Barack Obama

Barack Obama: The 60 Minutes Interviews will come out on Oct. 13, 2020.

Barack Obama: The 60 Minutes Interviews will come out on Oct. 13, 2020

Former U.S. president Barack Obama speaks in Halifax on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. (Michael Creagen)

More than a dozen interviews originally aired on TV newsmagazine 60 Minutes with former U.S. president Barack Obama, beginning when he was a U.S. senator, have been compiled into an audio release.

Simon & Schuster Audio announced Thursday that Barack Obama: The 60 Minutes Interviews will come out on Oct. 13, 2020.

The audiobook features CBS News journalist Steve Kroft, who first met with Obama in January 2007 and spoke with him throughout his presidency, culminating in a discussion shortly before Obama left office in 2017.

The audiobook will be available in Canada.

"Over the span of just a few years, Barack Obama evolved from inexperienced freshman senator into one of the most powerful people in the world," Kroft said in a statement. "This audiobook collection allows listeners to hear that remarkable transformation in Obama's own voice and words, as it is unfolding."

The audiobook also includes joint interviews with Obama and his wife, Michelle, and former vice-president Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

With files from CBC Books.

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