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A Warning

By: Anonymous
Narrated by: Robert Fass
Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
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An unprecedented behind-the-scenes portrait of the Trump presidency from the anonymous senior official whose first words of warning about the president rocked the nation's capital.

©2019 Anonymous (P)2019 Hachette Audio UK

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Nothing new here

same same , anyone who follows Trump's ridiculous rise to power understands the repetitive nature of this book. Oh and it hasn't been proofed very well. NATO stands for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation not American, but for someone working within the Trump WH it's hardly surprising they think the world revolves around the U.S. Don't buy this unless you want to use it to put you to sleep.

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Fascinating

Bought it because of the publicity, but it's genuinely revealing, even moving. Well read too.

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A warning

I really enjoyed this book, much of it was not new information but very revealing to hear the truth from someone in the middle of it all. Thank you for your courage

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SHOCKING!!!

This book is a must read for anyone who cares about the USA and its future.

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A really good book, depressing, but well worth it.

The book pertains to be written anonymously by a high ranking member of the present Donald Trump administration. Throughout the book, the author continually references: 1) The ancient Greek philosophers, Homer, Virgil, Cicero, etc, on how people in government should deport themselves; 2) The philosophers of the Scottish enlightenment, particularly Hume, whose writings are the base of most, certainly a big chunk, of the Ameican Bill of Rights and Constitution; 3) The precedent of other American presidents, particularly the impeachment of President Andrew Jackson. The author of this book is clearly well read in both philosophy and history. I'd have though that they, the author, would stick out like a "sore thumb" , given that throughout the book, the author, he or she, has a not so flattering view of the other people, who presently are members of the Trump administration. Hopefully, history will eventually reveal the author of this book and it'll be interesting to see that in fact, if they were as they state "They're the only adult in the room!" A really good book, depressing, but well worth reading!

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Interesting listen. It’s worth it

Great book. Everyone should have a listen and balance it with what others have written and what you see day to day. Interesting debate about the state of American society. I don’t agree with the comment that Donald J Trump is a reflection of America today. Based on the fact if someone lies continuously purely to dupe the electorate then that is not American. A compulsive liar likes to create smoke all the time to confuse and make people give up. Americans should not give up

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Interesting. Frustrating. Damning.

There was no way around it. I had to read this book out of pure, morbid curiosity. Anyone who has been following the Trump presidency will likely be familiar with most of the anecdotes presented here, there are really no surprises and the book almost certainly feels as though it has been watered down in an effort to preserve anonymity for the author. This book manages to confirm all of our suspicions about Trump, as well as the accuracy of the reporting of Trump's mindset and petulant behaviour. On one hand it is genuinely interesting to read the account of somebody on the inside, but on the other hand I found this an incredibly frustrating read. The fact that somebody could be on the inside and willing to admit how unsuitable and dangerous the president is without having the conviction to speak publicly. Ultimately I don't see how this book really helps matters. It is difficult to take a person seriously who is unwilling to speak openly. I am conflicted about this book, I wanted to read it and am glad I have, but I was rather angry and frustrated by the accounts within it for most of the book. My money is on Mike Pence being the author for what it is worth. Hopefully time will tell.

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Terrifying.

This is the most powerful man in the world, and he is an ignorant, self serving thug, with no moral compass, and no social skills. Heaven help us and America.

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Anonymous is a patriot, but is no hero

You can tell from this book that the anonymous author clearly loves his country. He (or she) is a patriot. You may also agree with him about the qualities of a good moral leader. Anonymous tries to make a persuasive case against Donald Trump. Whether he succeeds or not will depend on your own political bias perhaps. My own guess is that the author is an ex-military person with foreign policy experience and a deep knowledge of history. So for me, the most likely person to be the Anonymous writer is General "Mad Dog" Mattis. If not Mattis, then General Kelly. However, the author is no hero. You get the feeling that he is more of a neocon conservative than Donald Trump. If the author had his way, he would likely have taken us to war with North Korea or Iran. So in a way - I don't agree with everything he says. Book is nicely narrated and very easy to listen to. 4 out of 5 stars.

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interesting perspective

nothing that hasn't been heavily reported by the news media, worth a listen none the less

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  • Erich Habich
  • 17-01-20

important but depressing

I struggled with this book. important facts and opinions but sometimes very depressing, had to put down and come back to.

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  • Denis
  • 10-12-19

Author deeply cares about the country

1) The author reminds about the meaning of the common ground. 2) Trump is even more dangerous (yes that’s possible) than we think A must read

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  • Fennella Best
  • 07-12-19

Well written

I am please this book was written for me to grapple with what is really going on. I thank the author for this insightful and no bars hold truth revealed book.