The Secret Man by Bob Woodward audiobook

The Secret Man: The Story of Watergate's Deep Throat

By Bob Woodward
Read by Boyd Gaines

Simon & Schuster Audio
5.80 Hours 1
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In Washington, D.C., where little stays secret for long, the identity of Deep Throat -- the mysterious source who helped Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein break open the Watergate scandal in 1972 -- remained hidden for 33 years. Now, Woodward tells the story of his long, complex relationship with W. Mark Felt, the enigmatic former No. 2 man in the Federal Bureau of Investigation who helped end the presidency of Richard Nixon. The Secret Man chronicles the story in intimate detail, from Woodward's first, chance encounter with Felt in the Nixon White House, to their covert, middle-of-the-night meetings in an underground parking garage, to the aftermath of Watergate and decades beyond, until Felt finally stepped forward at age 91 to unmask himself as Deep Throat. The Secret Man is an intense 33-year journey, providing a one-of-a-kind study of trust, deception, pressures, alliances, doubts and a lifetime of secrets. Woodward has spent more than three decades asking himself why Mark Felt became Deep Throat. Now the world can see what happened and why, bringing to a close one of the last chapters of Watergate.

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A New York Times bestseller

In Washington, D.C., where little stays secret for long, the identity of Deep Throat -- the mysterious source who helped Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein break open the Watergate scandal in 1972 -- remained hidden for 33 years. Now, Woodward tells the story of his long, complex relationship with W. Mark Felt, the enigmatic former No. 2 man in the Federal Bureau of Investigation who helped end the presidency of Richard Nixon.
The Secret Man chronicles the story in intimate detail, from Woodward's first, chance encounter with Felt in the Nixon White House, to their covert, middle-of-the-night meetings in an underground parking garage, to the aftermath of Watergate and decades beyond, until Felt finally stepped forward at age 91 to unmask himself as Deep Throat.
The Secret Man is an intense 33-year journey, providing a one-of-a-kind study of trust, deception, pressures, alliances, doubts and a lifetime of secrets. Woodward has spent more than three decades asking himself why Mark Felt became Deep Throat. Now the world can see what happened and why, bringing to a close one of the last chapters of Watergate.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The penultimate chapter, in which [Woodward] explains his adamant position on the protection of sources, is a passage that one hopes will be taught in schools.”  Christopher Hitchens, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Open[s] a window on the fraught relationships at the heart of journalism.”  Publishers Weekly
“Comes across as honest, personal, and slightly off balance, seemingly mirroring the author’s own ambivalent feelings about his relationship with Felt…Equally interesting here is the chance to reprise the various journalistic decisions Woodward has made over the years—particularly relevant, in today’s world, is the whole topic of protecting sources. A must.”  Booklist
“The concerns raised here about governmental authority and presidential power are as timely now as they were in the America of Vietnam and Watergate. Highly recommended.”  Library Journal

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Author Bio: Bob Woodward

Author Bio: Bob Woodward

Bob Woodward is an associate editor at the Washington Post where he has worked for forty-nine years and reported on every American president from Nixon to Trump. He has shared in two Pulitzer Prizes, first for the Post’s coverage of the Watergate scandal with Carl Bernstein, and second twenty years later as the lead Post reporter for coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 5.80
Audience: Adult
Language: English