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Rage

Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, Politics
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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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Enlightening

The content of this book has given me a better understanding of what has happened within the Whitehouse over the last four years. As someone with a novice interest in American politics it has been an enlightening experience, as well as a chilling one.

Trump's responses with Woodward remind me of some of those I have with my own father, who has a diagnose neurodegenerative disease. scattered and focused on the emotions, and spinning the facts to suit his own reality.

I think Woodward was fair with Trump. As President he should be held to the highest standards. He has the highest responsibility for his people wellbeing, and by his own admission he will not take ownership of bad, while taking full responsibility of the good. I agree with Woodward that this is not the qualities we want in a leader of a nation.

I encourage anyone with an interest in being a politician to listen to this book as a case study and a warning of what not to do.

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  • Mongezi
  • 20-09-2020

Great objective journalism

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

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  • carrosvoss
  • 16-09-2020

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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  • Frank Hanna
  • 19-09-2020

Stunning

Woodward at his best. A review of an incompetent man thoroughly unsuited to any job requiring integrity and honesty who is an undoubted risk to the country’s wellbeing.