Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow audiobook

Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators

By Ronan Farrow
Read by Ronan Farrow

Little, Brown, Little, Brown & Company 9780316486668
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In this instant New York Times bestselling account of violence and espionage, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Ronan Farrow exposes serial abusers and a cabal of powerful interests hell-bent on covering up the truth, at any cost. In 2017, a routine network television investigation led Ronan Farrow to a story only whispered about: one of Hollywood's most powerful producers was a predator, protected by fear, wealth, and a conspiracy of silence. As Farrow drew closer to the truth, shadowy operatives, from high-priced lawyers to elite war-hardened spies, mounted a secret campaign of intimidation, threatening his career, following his every move, and weaponizing an account of abuse in his own family. All the while, Farrow and his producer faced a degree of resistance they could not explain -- until now. And a trail of clues revealed corruption and cover-ups from Hollywood to Washington and beyond. This is the untold story of the exotic tactics of surveillance and intimidation deployed by wealthy and connected men to threaten journalists, evade accountability, and silence victims of abuse. And it's the story of the women who risked everything to expose the truth and spark a global movement. Both a spy thriller and a meticulous work of investigative journalism, Catch and Kill breaks devastating new stories about the rampant abuse of power and sheds far-reaching light on investigations that shook our culture. INDIE BOUND #1 BESTSELLER USA TODAY BESTSELLER WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER

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New York Times bestseller

USA Today bestseller

A New York Times Bestseller in Audio

O Magazine Pick of Best True Crime Books

A #1 Amazon.com bestseller in Corruption & Misconduct in Politics

A USA Today Pick for Fall

A New York Times Pick of the Month

A Los Angeles Times Pick for Its Book Club

An Entertainment Weekly Pick of Biggest Books for Fall

A Time Magazine Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2019

A Boston Globe Pick of Greatest Books of Fall

A Bustle Pick of New #MeToo Movement Books for Fall

A New York Times Pick of the Week

In this instant New York Times bestselling account of violence and espionage, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Ronan Farrow exposes serial abusers and a cabal of powerful interests hell-bent on covering up the truth, at any cost.
In 2017, a routine network television investigation led Ronan Farrow to a story only whispered about: one of Hollywood's most powerful producers was a predator, protected by fear, wealth, and a conspiracy of silence. As Farrow drew closer to the truth, shadowy operatives, from high-priced lawyers to elite war-hardened spies, mounted a secret campaign of intimidation, threatening his career, following his every move, and weaponizing an account of abuse in his own family.
All the while, Farrow and his producer faced a degree of resistance they could not explain -- until now. And a trail of clues revealed corruption and cover-ups from Hollywood to Washington and beyond.
This is the untold story of the exotic tactics of surveillance and intimidation deployed by wealthy and connected men to threaten journalists, evade accountability, and silence victims of abuse. And it's the story of the women who risked everything to expose the truth and spark a global movement.

Both a spy thriller and a meticulous work of investigative journalism, Catch and Kill breaks devastating new stories about the rampant abuse of power and sheds far-reaching light on investigations that shook our culture.
INDIE BOUND #1 BESTSELLER USA TODAY BESTSELLER WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

The book no one can stop talking about. Bustle
One can only marvel at [Farrow's] courage, his resilience and moral fiber. It's one thing to tilt at windmills, it's another to tilt at a human power saw. Stephen Galloway, The Hollywood Reporter
Riveting and often shocking . . . Catch and Kill has gone off like a hand grenade in the world of New York media . . . compelling Sunday Times (U.K.)
The book is full of plot and drama...This is a story about a ruling class of men who protect one another - and about the courage of women who speak up. Abraham Gutman, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Catch and Kill reads like a thriller, prime to be adapted for the screen. Sophie McBain, New Statesman
Explosive. Kate Aurthur, Variety
Catch and Kill weaves together months of reporting to reveal explosive allegations that play out like a terrifying spy thriller. Kate Storey, Esquire
A measured but damning portrait of that failure at NBC, which he ties to a pattern of harassment and abuse within the network. Annalisa Quinn, NPR.org
Befitting a Farrow story, Catch and Kill is chocka¬block with scoops and revelations. Paul Farhi, The Washington Post
This is an urgent, significant book. Kirkus Reviews, starred
Ronan Farrow has entered the pantheon of great investigative reporters. With meticulous research and endless revelations, he exposes a system of abuses and cover ups-a system that for too long has been protected. This is an invaluable book. David Grann, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon
Catch and Kill is proof that Ronan Farrow is the best kind of reporter: thorough, honest, and compassionate...it digs deep and Farrow is never afraid to tell the truth no matter where the sparks may fly. James Patterson
Catch and Kill is literally jaw-dropping-a shocking, meticulous record of the vast machinery with which moral bankruptcy protects itself, and of the arsenal of weapons available to colossally powerful men whose careers depend on silencing those seeking accountability and truth...This book reveals damningly widespread corruption, complacency, and cowardice, and against it, the blazing courage of the women who spoke out-it's a blueprint of a hideous world, and a foundational building block of a new one. Jia Tolentino, author of Trick Mirror
We've been reading about sex scandals beginning with Harvey Weinstein, but only Ronan Farrow, who reported them, tells us how women's voices were discredited and suppressed for so long. Catch and Kill reads like a great detective novel, and could lead to a safer and more just future. Gloria Steinem
Ronan is the kind of journalist that activists like myself rely on...His care and compassion for the stories survivors' entrusted him with shows in how diligently he investigated each claim. After all of the work he has done to carry their stories forward, I am excited for the world to read this book. Tarana Burke
Catch and Kill" is, in many ways, horrifyingly grim - a nightmare confirmation of the worst in human nature and the entangled upper echelons of the media and political worlds. But, as Farrow has noted in interviews, it also admits some rays of hope. Julia M. Klein, Forward
Combines the intricate reporting of All The President's Men with Kafkaesque atmosphere to reveal troubling collusion between the media and the powerful interests they cover. This is a crackerjack journalistic thriller. Publishers Weekly
"Catch and Kill is the latest reminder of the extent to which men in power in America can protect one another, and the consequences when that protection succeeds. Anna North, Vox
An engrossing, emotive, often drily funny binge... a humdinger of a story... a nuanced appreciation of how women are smeared and discredited...combines righteous anger, gossip and comedy. The Times (U.K.)
Catch and Kill is a rip-roaring account of the years spent chasing the Weinstein story and its spin-offs. It's a deep dive into the world of US media, Hollywood pay-outs, Donald Trump's eccentric ways, spies and spineless editors. And is it gripping...dripping with jaw-dropping revelations and moments of astonishing pathos. Harriet Alexander, The Telegraph (U.K)
Historically this book is going to have lasting importance as a vividly detailed, in-the-trenches account of the epic effort it took to try to bring down just a piece of the wall of patriarchy that has kept women exploited and oppressed in the media industry and American life forever. David Zurawik, The Baltimore Sun
The year's best spy thriller is stranger - and more horrifying - than fiction...He weaves a breathless narrative as compelling as it is disturbing...bracingly exposes the rot that's persisted across elite American institutions for decades. David Canfield, Entertainment Weekly
Catch and Kill is an important, frightening book...it's also a propulsive, cinematic page-turner Erin Keane, Salon
At the heart of every great noir is a conspiracy of evil that imbues the initial crime uncovered by the hero with a weightier resonance than was immediately obvious. So it goes with Catch and Kill. Elizabeth Bruenig, The Washington Post
“Farrow…tells us how women’s voices were discredited and suppressed for so long. Catch and Kill reads like a great detective novel and could lead to a safer and more just future.” Gloria Steinem, activist and #1 New York Times bestselling author
Meticulous and devastating...part All the President's Men, part spy thriller. Rasha Madkour, Associated Press
Darkly funny and poignant...a winning account of how it feels to be at the centre of the biggest story in the world. It is also, of course, a breathtakingly dogged piece of reporting, in the face of extraordinary opposition. Emma Brockes, The Guardian (U.K.)
The connections between presidents, media moguls, and spies described in Catch and Kill are stranger than fiction. As a novel, it would be a page-turner. As a reported piece of nonfiction, it's terrifying. Eliana Dockterman, Time
Read this book...Farrow's greatest success was to listen, believe and act, even at his own peril. Maria L. La Ganga, Los Angeles Times
"Absorbing...The behavior documented in Catch and Kill is obviously and profoundly distressing. ... But there are some hopeful threads, too. Jennifer Szalai, New York Times
Catch and Kill is exhaustively reported...and compulsively readable, with nearly every page revealing a provocative detail about a household name in media or entertainment. EJ Dickson, Rolling Stone
Reads like a thriller...The reveal in Catch and Kill is not that there are corrupt people; it's that corrupt people are in control of our media, politics, and entertainment and that, in fact, many of them remain in control. Rebecca Traister, The Cut
Must read: Catch and Kill, by Ronan Farrow. How #sexualabuse stories got suppressed, and how deep-diving, fact-gathering reporting blew the lid off, despite threats, intimidation, and cronymongering at the top. Chilling! Margaret Atwood
Part memoir, part spy thriller, the book is an engrossing account of the dark arts employed by the powerful to suppress their stockpiled bad behavior as well as the cover-up culture that pervades executive suites-many of them at Farrow's former employer, NBC News. Marisa Guthrie, The Hollywood Reporter
Catch and Kill…digs deep and Farrow is never afraid to tell the truth, no matter where the sparks may fly.” James Patterson, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“[The] best (and most horrifying) spy thriller of the year…While also telling his story of unraveling shocking conspiracies, from Hollywood to DC, he weaves a breathless narrative as compelling as it is disturbing.” Entertainment Weekly
“The behavior documented in Catch and Kill is obviously and profoundly distressing…but there are some hopeful threads, too.” New York Times
“Farrow’s dark memoir of the era in which he helped unearth the abuses of Harvey Weinstein unfolds like a classic noir.” Washington Post
“A measured by damning portrait.” NPR
“The book details the extraordinary lengths some of the world’s most powerful people, including Harvey Weinstein, go to protect themselves: silencing their accusers, intimidating journalists, and more.” New York TImes Book Review
“Part memoir, part spy thriller, the book is an engrossing account of the dark arts employed by the powerful to suppress their stockpiled bad behavior as well as the cover-up culture that pervades executive suites.” Hollywood Reporter
“Literally jaw-dropping—a shocking, meticulous record of the vast machinery with which moral bankruptcy protects itself and of the arsenal of weapons available to colossally powerful men whose careers depend on silencing those seeking accountability and truth.” Jia Tolentino, New York Times bestselling author

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Author Bio: Ronan Farrow

Author Bio: Ronan Farrow

Ronan Farrow is an investigative journalist who writes for the New Yorker and makes documentaries for HBO. He is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, the George Polk Award, and the National Magazine Award, among other commendations, and has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. He has been an anchor and reporter at MSNBC and NBC News, and his writing has appeared in publications including the Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. A series of stories he wrote in 2017 exposed the first allegations of sexual assault against the movie producer Harvey Weinstein. Prior to his work as a journalist, he served as a State Department official in Afghanistan and Pakistan and reported to the Secretary of State as a senior official focused on youth uprisings. He is a Yale Law School-educated attorney and studied at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/True Crime
Runtime: 10.73
Audience: Adult
Language: English