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Rage

Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
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An unprecedented and intimate tour de force of original reporting on the Trump presidency from Bob Woodward.

Rage goes behind the scenes like never before, with stunning new details about early national security decisions and operations and Trump’s moves as he faces a global pandemic, economic disaster and racial unrest.

Woodward, the number one internationally best-selling author of 13 number one best sellers, including Fear: Trump in the White House, shows Trump up close in his entirety before the 2020 presidential election.

President Trump has said publicly that Woodward has interviewed him. What is not known is that Trump provided Woodward a window into his mind through a series of exclusive interviews. At key decision points, Rage shows how Trump’s responses to the crises of 2020 were rooted in the instincts, habits and style he developed during his first three years as president. Rage draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with first-hand witnesses, as well as participants’ notes, emails, diaries, calendars and confidential documents. 

Woodward obtained 25 personal letters exchanged between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that have not been public before. Kim describes the bond between the two leaders as out of a 'fantasy film', as the two leaders engage in an extraordinary diplomatic minuet.

Rage will be the foundational account of the Trump presidency, its turmoil, contradictions and risks. It is an essential document for anyone seeking an accurate inside view of the Trump years - volatile and vivid. 

©2020 Bob Woodward (P)2020 Simon & Schuster UK

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Unfortunately true

This book is well researched, competent and quite objective. And it is terrifying. It provides background and detailed information on events that are all well known. It is a must read for anyone interested in current events. Btw Trump sounds quite intelligent and almost coherent when his words are read by a good narrator. And that is probably the weirdest thing about this audiobook. Also, this book has the most understated last sentence in the history of writing. It could be defined as definition of understatement.

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wakeup call to the world. the US is in peril

A robust, eloquent review of DTrump as president of the U.S., of democracy and the state of the U.S. nation, and the intricacies of world politics wealth and power. Hugely valuable contribution to the thinking person's library. Thank you Mr Woodward.

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A surreal horror show

I 've been listening to Bob Woodward's "Rage" - the detailed account of the first 3 years of Trump's presidency based on 18 interviews and extraordinary relationship he built with him. Wow - it really is Alice in Wonderland stuff, very surreal, but it's real, therefore bloody horrifying. A brilliant piece.

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Absolutely enthralling listen.

Rage is an absolutely enthralling listen. It feels as though the listener has a seat in every room, taking in every conversation and observing the participants. Giving a much clearer picture of the events than we can glean from the news media. All this is done without un necessary comment, judgement or vitriol from the author or others who participated in the events portrayed. I can recommend it to any one who seriously wants to understand the current political decisions being made or not as the case may be without descending to the level of spurious gossip.

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A frightening look into a crumbling presidency

As always, Bob Woodward breaks down the barrier between what is and what is meant to be perceived on the outside. Riveting must-read .

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Trump is not the man for the job

How America must be crying out for another Roosevelt. Trump makes everything about him when it should be all about Americans

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Informative and trustworthy journalism

A detailed account of key presidency events and a deep journey into Trump's thought processes.

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Petulant Child

Thoroughly enjoyed this book - unsettling as it was. There are so many stories about how Trump behaves that it is really difficult to tell fact from fiction. However it is more terrifying to actually hear what the president truly believes and thinks, sadly he lives up to his reputation. Very well written by Bob Woodward with great narration. The fact these interviews were all conducted over the last few months (during COVID 19) and prior to 2020 Election will be poured over for years to come - how did the most powerful country on the planet end up with such a leader? Every country has politicians who "could do better". Thankfully as democracies we have things called elections...

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Inside the Mind of a Monster

This is an extraordinary book by an extraordinary journalist. I can only imagine that it was vanity on Trump‘s part that made him collaborate with this work. He comes out of it very badly – fractious, narcissistic, unpleasant, bullying. Most of all though, we get a firsthand account of what it is like to have a delusional maniac in the most powerful job in the most powerful nation on the work planet. God help America!

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Excellent. Fair. Conclusive

Please, American voters, make sure Bob Woodward does not have to write a third book on POTUS Donald Trump.

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Great objective journalism

Bob is extremely amazing. The narrator is excellent. The book is highly revelant & meaningful.