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Kuma

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  • The Briefing

  • Politics, the Press, and the President
  • By: Sean Spicer
  • Narrated by: Sean Spicer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2

As a key player during the election campaign and transition, and Donald Trump’s press secretary for the first seven months in the White House, Sean Spicer found himself on the front line between Trump and the press - regularly jousting with the media and having to explain the President’s policy decisions and comments to America and the world. The Briefing taps in to Spicer’s firsthand experience in the front row of the Trump campaign and presidency, shedding new light on the most controversial moments.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Probably written too soon

  • By Kuma on 14-03-19

Probably written too soon

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-03-19

A missed opportunity. It could have been interesting in terms of how a campaign is put together but was a bit light in this area.

Politically it was what you'd expect it to be, but failed to recognise that an unorthodox presidency might provoke an unorthodox response.

There are better alternative reads. Spicer comes across as a decent person but perhaps too in awe of his superiors. Clearly loyal but far too unquestioning

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Foreign Country

  • By: Charles Cumming
  • Narrated by: Jot Davies
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 278

Six weeks before she is due to take up her position as the first female head of MI6, Amelia Levene vanishes without a trace. Her disappearance is the gravest crisis MI6 has faced for more than a decade. There has been no ransom demand, no word from foreign intelligence services, and no hint of a defection. Should news of Levene’s disappearance leak out, the consequences would be catastrophic. But for disgraced MI6 officer Thomas Kell, the crisis offers a chance for redemption.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cracking story incredibly well read

  • By A on 13-11-16

slow burner that gets good

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-02-15

bit of a slow start but picks up well. sometimes guilty of purple prose but a decent romp none the less.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful