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Commander in Cheat

How Golf Explains Trump
Narrated by: Rick Reilly
Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, Politics
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Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump is a fascinating on-the-ground and behind-the-scenes survey of Donald Trump's ethics deficit on and off the golf course. 

Renowned sports writer Rick Reilly transports listeners onto the greens with President Trump, revealing the absurd ways in which he lies about his feats and what they can tell us about the way he leads off the course in the most important job in the world.  

Reilly has been with Trump on the fairways, on the greens and in the rough; he has seen how the President plays - and it's not pretty. Based on his personal experiences and interviews with dozens of golf pros, amateurs, developers, partners, opponents and even caddies who have firsthand involvement with Trump out on the course, Reilly takes a deep and often hilarious look at how Trump shamelessly cheats at golf, lies about it, sues over it, bullies with it and profits from it.  

From Trump's ridiculous claim to have won 18 club championships, to his devious cheating tricks, to his tainted reputation as a golf course tycoon, Commander in Cheat tells you everything you need to know about the man.

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The most entertaining audiobook I've heard in ages

This audiobook was fantastic. The style of writing, and the excellent narrator do it so much justice. I knew Trump was a cheat at everything in life, but I never knew he was this bad. The correlation between golf and him as a president is funny and terrifying! I didn't think I liked golf, but Reilly may have changed my mind. His book is full of well researched facts and he writes with passion. Absolutely 5 stars.

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Cheat and thief - Great book

Great book....Rick has a great sense of humour, I chuckled often, very entertaining and informative. Trump is a weak, pathetic pathological liar in all aspects of his life. Imagine living a lie like this ignorant narcissist

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no surprises here

an insight into the mindset of the most dangerous idiot around...hilarious story, brazen antics and just another billionaire doing what he wants

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I wanna play golf!

I’ve had golf on the outer fringes of my life always there. But never really got past playing on sheep mown, pine cone littered, NZ public courses. When I moved to Australia I was confronted with ‘The rules’ of a city golf course. And the sneers of those who had all the right clothing and equipment. At me. Who had but a rental set. However. After listening to this book. I really want to play again! Great job on the narration. I could tell it was from the heart. And great job on the story. I got it all.

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Trump’s a cheat on the golf course... its what we expect.

Donald Trump cheats on the golf course... just like he cheats in marriage.This book conveys the Presidents lifestyle to a ‘T’. What we get from the writer is an expose of the man warts and all. The overall story performance has a star rating of 10 out of 10.

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Mind-blowing! "I never knew that!"

To me, this book was all about the subject matter. Performance/narration was easy to listen to. Should be compulsory reading for Trump supporters. If you cheat at golf, you'll cheat at anything. Hard to believe that one man can be such a lying, corrupt, bullying narcissist, and 1. Not have a conscience, and 2. Get away with it for so long, and 3. Likely to get a second term! (I fear for America)

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  • 08-08-2019

Devastating account of Trump’s lack of integrity.

An amazing piece of journalism. Entertaining, horrifying and motivating. Extremely well written and equally well read. Thankyou.

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Much better than expected

Really enjoyed this book. The author and narrator is very entertaining. His passion for golf is clear, but it is not a book about golf. It is a real insight into Trump's character from a man who very clearly knows him well. Easy to listen to and hilarious in many parts, the book gets better as it goes along. A real surprise and one of my favourite books on Trump.

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scary

it's scary how much content you have on this man and scarier that he is in a position of such power. We all know someone who is a questionable individual and to whom nothing seems to stick. This one happens to be POTUS

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entertaining, illuminating and horrifying

This is a terrific book read by the author, who is clearly passionate about golf and how the President's broader behaviour is reflected in the broader world. Wonderful listening! The best ever!

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  • 03-04-2019

Story about a broke old obese crazy person

This book would be very funny if the stakes wouldn't be so high. We have this insane old narcissistic conman with his finger on the nuclear trigger and a whole part of the establishment pretending not to notice. It really is Berlin 1932 all over again. Thanks to Rick for giving us yet another heads up...

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  • 07-04-2019

An important book, brilliantly narrated.

Narrated by the author. I believe this is Rick Reilly's first narration and he does a great job, bringing out the humour & the irony - but also communicating a barely-controlled rage (rightly so) in the really outrageous, horrifying sections. This is very refreshing, he really speaks from the heart - and his tag-on 'thank you' section at the end is quite moving. Regarding the story: there are many laugh-out-loud/slap your forehead in disbelief moments in the first half or so. But then it gets progressively darker and more sinister as Trump's golf escapades both as a 'player' and as a businessman leech into real world situations: politics, foreign policy, humanitarian crises, personal relationships, ecology... I wasn't surprised by most of the antics described - I've followed Trump's career as a hardened liar and cheat quite closely - but there were still a few sections where I had steam coming out of my ears. This book is a great historical document. Such a shame that the world is stuck with a narcissistic, manipulative, cold-hearted, lying, cheating, self-serving POTUS for the forseeable future. I'm scared, how about you?

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  • Mary Carnegie
  • 21-11-2019

Laugh out loud funny - but scary.

I was a wee bit hesitant about a book about golf, but Trump’s golf shenanigans in Scotland attracted me. The author/narrator is amusing, with a good turn of phrase, and the range of stories told was enlightening.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-08-2019

You already know

Entertaining read, Trump is and was always a c**t!! The man lives his life through lawsuits & intimidation.

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  • Disco
  • 14-04-2019

Fascinating listen

Read by the author this is a great listen, you really hear the passion felt by the Author and some of the facts uncovered are stunning and shocking. It is very thought provoking and many will think about their priorities in life during the book.

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  • NEIL SUTHERLAND
  • 29-08-2020

Fantastic, insightful listen.

Loved this book. As a lover of golf and all the wonderful gifts it bestows, it's been heartbreaking to watch Trump drag it through the dirt. But this book provides so much insight about why he is who he is; you truly are how you golf. Passionately read by the author throughout, it's obvious he cares deeply about the subject matter. And a hat tip for declaring he has the "double eagle of wives" (rather than the "albatross") in the end credits.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-08-2020

Thought it was really funny

I'm not that obsessed with Trump and have no interest in golf but bring the two together and you have a hell of a yarn. really explains his psychology.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-07-2020

Highly entertaining and informative book.

A very clever and successful way to describe a complex but horrendous personality. Highly amusing, and well narrated. The anecdotes are well written and comment well delivered. Well worth a listen.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-07-2020

Too much for me

Well read bit it was just too one sided for me, I know DT is a goofball, but nearly stopped the book loads of times.

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  • Michelle
  • 16-06-2020

Hilarious, in a distressing kind of way...

This should be required listening for every American if they want to understand their leader better.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-06-2020

Loved

Loved it, completely glued to the end. Very much a great listen and highly recommended