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The Insider

The Scoops, the Scandals and the Serious Business Within the Canberra Bubble
Narrated by: Christopher Pyne
Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
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Christopher Pyne has been many things and called many things throughout his long career in politics. Member for Sturt. Minister for defence. Manager of opposition business. Leader of the House. 'The Fixer'. Any Canberra story he doesn't know isn't worth telling.

Now, after 26 years, the ultimate insider is outside the House and ready to burst the Canberra bubble with his trademark sharp wit. His revelations of dealings, double dealings, friendships and feuds shine a light on the political processes of those in power: the egos, the sacrifices, the winners, the losers, the triumphs and the failures. From Howard to Rudd, Gillard, Abbott, Turnbull and Morrison, Christopher Pyne has seen and heard it all. The Insider is one of the most brilliant, funny, engaging audiobooks by an Australian public figure you'll ever listen to.

©2020 Christopher Pyne (P)2020 Hachette Australia Audio
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Light and insightful

Pyne is a wonderful story teller. This book is a collection of some of his best stories from a lifetime in politics. Light hearted, good humoured and intriguing; one of the best.

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Fine Political Novel

This book is “fine”. There was nothing ground breaking or new to learn from it that isn’t available from the Daily Telegraph articles from the same period.
As an audiobook, the final chapter has Mr Pyne’s voice distorted so he sounds possessed - probably not the best ending to a book. Further, the chapter markers in the Audible app do not match up with the chapter markers in the audio.

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To the editors.

To the editors. The last 2 minutes of the book has been slowed down to glacial speed and the words are unrecognisable. Otherwise a great read.