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The Putin Interviews Audiobook

The Putin Interviews: Oliver Stone Interviews Vladimir Putin

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Academy Award winner Oliver Stone was able to secure what journalists, news organizations, and even other world leaders have long coveted: extended, unprecedented access to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The Putin Interviews are culled from more than a dozen interviews with Putin over a two-year span—never before has the Russian leader spoken in such depth or at such length with a Western interviewer. No topics are off limits in the interviews, which first occurred during Stone’s trips to meet with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in Moscow and most recently after the election of President Donald Trump.

Prodded by Stone, Putin discusses relations between the United States and Russia, allegations of interference in the US election, and Russia’s involvement with conflicts in Syria, Ukraine, and elsewhere across the globe. Putin speaks about his rise to power and details his relationships with Presidents Clinton, George W. Bush, Obama, and Trump. The exchanges are personal, provocative, and at times surreal. At one point, Stone asks, “Why did Russia hack the election?”; at another, Stone introduces him to Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 Cold War satire Dr. Strangelove, which the two watch together.

Stone has interviewed controversial world leaders before, including Hugo Chavez, Fidel Castro, and Benjamin Netanyahu. But The Putin Interviews, in its unmediated access to one of the most enigmatic and powerful men in the world, can only be compared to the series of conversations between David Frost and Richard Nixon we now refer to as “The Nixon Interviews” of 1977.

The book will also contain references and sources that give readers a deeper understanding of the topics covered in the interviews and make for a more robust reading experience.

©2017 Oliver Stone (P)2017 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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    mgn london 28/06/2017
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    "Compelling"

    The best current affairs book I've read/listened to in a v long time. Fascinating sense of Putin,
    his background and philosophy. Oliver Stone could have pushed back more on the oligarchy and corruption of state & individual but overall a fine program. Fascinating. Topical. Relevant.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Trevs369 17/10/2017
    Trevs369 17/10/2017
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    "Very interesting."

    Very thought provoking. Gives an insight into the other side of the story. Well done.

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    julien county wicklow, Ireland 06/08/2017
    julien county wicklow, Ireland 06/08/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Putin the chess player"

    there are no dramatic declarations or controversial opinion expressed in these interviews.

    Mr Putin is a careful statesman and Mr Stone is a sycophantic interviewer.

    However, the exercise is not devoid of interest, Mr Putin use that window of expression to lay down a very careful and diplomatique narrative, never brash or aggressive, he shades a rational light on Russia's current geopolitical situation.

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  • Dr. Donald Miller
    Seattle, WA USA
    15/07/17
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    "You decide."

    Oliver Stone does an excellent job not only in the interviewing of a very powerful man, but he manages to give Putin a "down to earth"persona that allows the listener to become part of the conversation. Stone dissects all aspects of Putin without putting Putin on the defensive while he allows Putin to engage as a common man. One tends to forget that Putin wields power that is truly unimaginable. Another very clever aspect of the story is the interjection of verification of Putin's answers without annoying the listener. A very important book in understanding our advesary or ally. One decides after listening to the conversation between a brilliant filmmaker and biographer and Putin, the other powerful leader on the world stage.

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  • Ravi
    23/07/17
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    "Excellent"

    Excellent putin comes across as an intellectual though stones questioning was light . took.a while to realize it is the interpreters voice.

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  • John
    30/06/17
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    "Required reading for all Americans and Europeans"

    What your Government is doing and your MSM is not reporting. Read this book or watch the interview and form your own judgement.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Boris Petrov
    Palo Alto, CA USA
    28/06/17
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    "Oliver Stone should receive Nobel Peace prize "

    Highest marks !!!!

    Oliver Stone should receive Nobel Peace prize

    Also narrated and footnoted superbly

    Congratulations

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • TAG P.
    South Carolina, US
    27/06/17
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    "Can't wait to watch on TV"

    This is great. Lots of insight and great interview by Stone.
    I actually can't help but to like Putin. More so than our current president.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Alex Alexzander
    San Francisco, CA
    25/06/17
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    "Excellently told"

    This is excellent. Better in fact than the showtime interview. Get to know Russia and Putin through these interviews. Don't let the mainstream media poison you to Russia or the Russian President. Worth your time and quite interesting as well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • pat legg
    11/09/17
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    "Surprised"

    Loved the book, tried to watch the movie version but it was miserable even with subtitles. I can't stand Oliver Stone but the subject was so interesting I had to listen. Putin is a brilliant political leader...too bad the media has not shared that with the American people. Stone is obsessed with the Vietnam war...

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    26/07/17
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    "Informative, fact based, and accurate"
    What did you love best about The Putin Interviews?

    The candid talk with Putin, although it isn't directly alleged, proves media spins information so the USA is always in a war with someone.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The unprecedented access to Putin, and the perspective from the other side.


    If you could give The Putin Interviews a new subtitle, what would it be?

    The untold story.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommend, puts aside politics and gives dates, facts,makes you wonder why we are always at war with someone?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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