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A Bigger Picture

By: Malcolm Turnbull
Narrated by: Malcolm Turnbull
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Candid and compelling, A Bigger Picture is the definitive narrative of Malcolm Turnbull’s prime ministership. He describes how he legalised same-sex marriage, established Snowy Hydro 2.0, stood up to Donald Trump and many achievements – remarkable in their pace and significance, and that they were delivered in the teeth of so much opposition. 

But it’s far more than just politics. Turnbull’s life has been filled with colourful characters and controversies, success and failure. From his early years in Sydney, growing up with a single father, to defending ‘Spycatcher’ Peter Wright against the UK government; the years representing Kerry Packer, leading the Republican Movement and making millions in business; and finally toppling Tony Abbott to become Prime Minister of Australia. For the first time he tells it all - in his own words. 

With revelatory insights on the workings of Canberra and the contentious events of Turnbull’s life, A Bigger Picture explores the strengths and vulnerabilities of one of Australia’s best-known and most dynamic business and political leaders.

©2020 Malcolm Turnbull (P)2020 W. F Howes Ltd

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Why is Malcolm NOT the PM of Australia?

Malcolm Turnbull, in my 70 years, has been the most sensible, intelligent, knowledgable leader that this country has had. His memoir, although biased of course, is so logical and reasonable, that I despair of current politics. Please Malcolm, come back, form a middle party and exclude the looney left and rabid right, and represent the majority of Australians. Your memoirs are sooo articulate and believable. And entice Julie Bishop back into politics. And this is from someone who has not voted Liberal for several elections.

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Insightful

In the days leading up to it's release, the media and mp's mentioned herein, collectively sought to discredit what I can recommend to you as an incredibly enjoyable read. There are times in politics where we debate amongst our peers as citizens, why a particular decision was made, or what was discussed that led to that decision. I have always valued Malcom's views, pragmatic business sense and progressive in the climate space, with an understanding of how to link the global concern with economic opportunities. He was a visionary for Australian politics. I did not find this book vindictive in tone or an attempt to slander his former colleagues. I would say that he expresses views that are both praiseful for strong peformance and loyalty to the elected leader, party and Australia, while unfiltered where appropriate and as a human being with a pulse, understandable.

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White washing the past

Butter would not melt in Malcolm’s mouth. What a self serving, hypocritical and egotistical memoir.

He was a egotist whilst in politics, which has only grown since.

The constant trashing, rumouring and baseless accusation of those whom he worked with are breathtaking.

I skipped to the last chapter being his dismissal as I could not bear to listen further to this self serving rubbish. I relived His removal as prime minister with pleasure, once again.

How this man ever ended up in the liberal party has me absolutely stumped.

Undoubtably he was the best labor prime minster that they never had.


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Worth it!

The known few in the media and some politicians (all of whom are mentioned within this book) and their attempt to discredit and malign from the truth taken on face-value, all fall desperately flat.

Malcolm tells the story of the plight of the average Aussie citizen to the whim of egos in Canberra, and those powerful few in media. Albeit not his primary intention, I am certain.

A Bigger Picture is eye-opening, if not eye-watering to the back-door tactics of Australian politics. Incredible stories, narrated brilliantly. I recommend this book to anyone with the slightest interest in Australian politics.

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Boring

Even the parts that are supposed to be exciting was boring. I don't know what else to say but zzzz

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Still a fan

This is an insightful and interesting book. Malcolm Turnbull could have been one of Australia’s greatest PMs if the politics of jealousy and petty personal, destructive ambition within the liberal party - at the expense of the Australian community these politicians were being paid to serve - hadn’t prevented him delivering his big vision. Malcolm is a brilliant strategist and informed thinker - and unlike many of his fellow politicians he was there for the right reasons - he didn’t need the money or fame - he had those in spades - he just wanted Australia to fulfil its potential and for that I think many members of the Australian public will hold him in very high regard.
Definitely worth a look.

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The Ultimate Insiders Account

I can highly recommend this book. It's a warts and all account of an extraordinary life. Brilliantly written and he pulls no punches with a who's who of characters from the Law, Publishing, Politics & the Arts in Australia over the last 30 or so years. The ultimate insiders account. Do yourself a favour & put this on your reading list.

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Brilliant

Captivating story on Malcolm's life from birth to parliament to Prime Minister and his downfall. Absolutely riveting, Malcolm keeps the listener entertained and focused. He was always seen as one of Australia's best orator's, that shines true in this book.

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Thoroughly Enjoyable

Mr Turnbull has had a sterling life and career. He made the most of opportunities (except the first year as a Rhodes Scholar). I enjoyed his experiences and his connections to interesting and influential people. I did not like his diary entries - these are his perceptions and his thoughts and should not be taken as facts - but amazing insights anyway. I did not buy the book just the audible version - his delivery was very good and I was surprised to be so engaged. In these unprecedented times the 23 hours I spent listening to Malcolm was well spent!

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Exceptional

First political book I have read at the age of 28 and I couldn’t stop listening. Thank you for all that you have done and will do. Most of all for your commitment to making Australia a fair and equitable society.

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