Fear by Bob Woodward audiobook

Fear: Trump in the White House

By Bob Woodward
Read by Robert Petkoff

12.34 Hours 09/11/2018 Unabridged
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The “unprecedented” (CNN), “explosive” (The Washington Post), “devastating” (The New Yorker) inside story on President Trump—as only Bob Woodward can tell it.With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files and documents. “A damning picture of the current presidency” (CBS News), Woodward focuses here on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One, and the White House residence. This is the most intimate portrait of a sitting president ever published during the President’s first years in office. “Fear is Woodward at his best, the quintessential investigative reporter with an eye for detail and an uncanny ability to get key players to ensure that their perspective is etched into history. Its timing could not be more critical for a nation exhausted by tweets and spin, and trying to assess the danger to democracy posed by a presidency that shatters its norms and demeans its institutions” (San Francisco Chronicle). “Woodward shows the administration is broken, and yet what comes next could be even worse” (The Atlantic).

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#1 New York Times bestseller

A #1 New York Times audio bestseller

An Audible.com “Best of the Year” Finalist in Politics

A #1 Audible.com bestseller

#1 USA Today bestseller

A #1 iBooks bestseller

A Publishers Weekly Pick of Best AudioBooks

A Literary Hub Pick of the Ultimate Fall Books

A Kirkus Reviews Pick of the Week

The “unprecedented” (CNN), “explosive” (The Washington Post), “devastating” (The New Yorker) inside story on President Trump—as only Bob Woodward can tell it.

With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files and documents. “A damning picture of the current presidency” (CBS News), Woodward focuses here on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One, and the White House residence.

This is the most intimate portrait of a sitting president ever published during the President’s first years in office. “Fear is Woodward at his best, the quintessential investigative reporter with an eye for detail and an uncanny ability to get key players to ensure that their perspective is etched into history. Its timing could not be more critical for a nation exhausted by tweets and spin, and trying to assess the danger to democracy posed by a presidency that shatters its norms and demeans its institutions” (San Francisco Chronicle). “Woodward shows the administration is broken, and yet what comes next could be even worse” (The Atlantic).

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A devastating reported account of the Trump Presidency that will be consulted as a first draft of the grim history it portrays…What Woodward has written is not just the story of a deeply flawed President but also, finally, an account of what those surrounding him have chosen to do about it.” New Yorker
“In an age of ‘alternative facts’ and corrosive tweets about ‘fake news,’ Woodward is truth’s gold standard…Explosive… devastating…jaw-dropping.” Washington Post
“A damning picture of the current presidency.” CBS News
“An unprecedented inside-the-room look through the eyes of the President’s inner circle…Stunning.” CNN
“Woodward’s latest book shows the administration is broken, and yet what comes next could be even worse.” Atlantic
“Senior officials, acting as lone wolves concerned with preserving their own reputations, spoke to Woodward on their own—with some granting him hours of their time out of a fear of being the last person in the room to offer his or her viewpoint.’” Politico
“Kornacki holds nothing back about how the 1990s have come to define our nation’s current partisan politics…The Red and the Blue is a perfect primer on how we can learn from our past if we want to make a better future for ourselves.” Audible.com
“With the steely, measured delivery of a seasoned newscaster, Robert Petkoff narrates an audiobook that truly lives up to its title.” AudioFile
“A dish-filled tiptoe through the current White House in the company of an all-knowing tour guide, legendary Washington Post investigative reporter and definitive insider Woodward.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Reviews

Reviews

by Tad Davis 9/28/2018
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Shocking yet flat

For all its newsworthiness - and this is definitely a newsworthy book - the narrative itself is flat. I think this is partly intentional: Woodward is trying to keep himself out of the narrative. He follows a strict discipline of verifying his facts, and I trust his reporting, but there’s no narrative throughline: it’s a series of anecdotes strung together partly by chronology and partly by topic.

The narrator keeps to the same matter-of-fact tone.

It should be no surprise that Trump doesn’t come off well in the book. The worst insult he seems to have for someone is “you’re weak,” and he is obsessed with the idea of not appearing weak. “Never apologize,” he says. “It makes you look weak.” (Some people also think it makes you look thoughtful, self-aware, and mature, but that’s not the effect Trump is after.)

Author

Author Bio: Bob Woodward

Author Bio: Bob Woodward

Bob Woodward is an associate editor at the Washington Post, where he has worked for almost forty years. He has shared in two Pulitzer Prizes, first for the Post’s coverage of the Watergate scandal and later for coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He has authored or coauthored a number of bestselling books, including Obama’s Wars, The War Within, Bush at War, and others.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 12.34
Audience: Adult
Language: English