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Fire and Fury

Inside the Trump White House
Durée : 11 h et 56 min
4 out of 5 stars (9 notations)
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"[Holter Graham] uses his deep, elastic voice to punctuate key ideas, and he speeds up and slows down to create tension...The result is a wonderful performance of a most important audiobook." — AudioFile Magazine

This program includes an author's note read by Michael Wolff

#1 New York Times Bestseller

With extraordinary access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff reveals what happened behind-the-scenes in the first nine months of the most controversial presidency of our time in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.

Since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, the country—and the world—has witnessed a stormy, outrageous, and absolutely mesmerizing presidential term that reflects the volatility and fierceness of the man elected Commander-in-Chief. 

This riveting and explosive account of Trump’s administration provides a wealth of new details about the chaos in the Oval Office, including:

  • What President Trump’s staff really thinks of him
  • What inspired Trump to claim he was wire-tapped by President Obama
  • Why FBI director James Comey was really fired
  • Why chief strategist Steve Bannon and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner couldn’t be in the same room
  • Who is really directing the Trump administration’s strategy in the wake of Bannon’s firing
  • What the secret to communicating with Trump is
  • What the Trump administration has in common with the movie The Producers

Never before in history has a presidency so divided the American people. Brilliantly reported and astoundingly fresh, Fire and Fury shows us how and why Donald Trump has become the king of discord and disunion.

©2018 Michael Wolff (P)2018 Macmillan Audio

Critiques

"Holter Graham, a Baltimore native, actor and veteran audiobook narrator, delivers [this] truly bizarre tale of dysfunction in a composed voice. Where a less confident narrator might have allowed a smirking note to emerge, Graham maintains his poise, subtly picking up the narrative's mood in slight modulations of tone and unobtrusively freighted pauses." (Washington Post)  

"If you think that bomb cyclones are unique to the weather, then listening to this audiobook will change your mind. This literary perfect storm combines a book the president wants to ban with a narrator, Holter Graham, whose energy and vocal clarity add fuel to the author's incendiary words.... The result is a wonderful performance of a most important audiobook." (AudioFile)

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Global

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  • Global
    1 out of 5 stars
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Inintéressant et le ton du narrateur est pénible

Inintéressant et le ton du narrateur est pénible a suivre.
J'ai arrêté au bout d'un chapitre

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

Fast paced and fascinating

I don't think there is much point in me reviewing this book as it has been so much in the news. I feel Michael Wolff does a great job communicating (to a UK person) the structure, flavour and atmosphere of the White House during the first 6 months of Trump's presidency.

I will just say what a terrific job Holter Graham does in the narration. His American accent and energetic delivery really animates the stories and frequent quotations. The language is very colourful and Holter communicates the vitriol and exuberance of the speakers involved - particularly Steve Bannon. I don't think if I'd read the book to myself I would have picked up all the meaning and passion behind these quotes; a case of the narrator adding to comprehension of the written word.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars

Historic and Well Acted despite odd pronunciations

Rollicking great journalism and a valuable review of the Donald Disaster. Fly-on-the-wall like never before in history's most dysfunctional White House.

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  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Jerry R. Nokes Jr.
  • 29/01/2018

Not as credible as one would like.

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Probably not. When I began fact checking, I immediately found that the book exaggerated situations. While I am not a Trump fan, I don't want to be misled either. One example of misinformation is when the author discusses Trump's speech to the CIA. When I compared what the book reported to the entire speech on CNN, it was obvious that the book was editing out, and misrepresenting what was said.

Would you recommend Fire and Fury to your friends? Why or why not?

No, primarily because of the misrepresenting information. I prefer my journalism to be factual and allow me to make my own opinion.

Did Fire and Fury inspire you to do anything?

Be more diligent in fact checking.

Any additional comments?

Please leave the spin out of journalism, it's hard enough to get to the truth when people are being factual.

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  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Thomas Kay
  • 26/01/2018

Difficult to differentiate real from fake info

the author basically starts off the books saying although he's done so much research and interviewed a lot of people He is uncertain what parts of the book are real and fake and sometimes he will let the audience know and other times he leaves it up to the audience to determine. This is a mistake and significantly reduces The credibility of the book. It would have been better if the author had used his research to make an educated guess on what was going on rather than adding conjecture. Increased ambiguity on such an important issue is disappointing. having said that the narrator is top-notch.

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  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • VC
  • 21/01/2018

Entertaining Yet Lacks Credibility

This book would have been so much better if the author was able to eliminate his own bias. I am by no means a Trump supporter, but many points in this book are discredited or provably false with simple observation or common sense. According to this book, Trump is a stumbling, bumbling idiot, who accidentally became president. That is painfully untrue. Whether he is delusional or not, Trump believes he will be/is a great President and it has been his goal to become so for years. To claim otherwise takes so much credibility away from this book, which is sad. It is sad because there are, what I am sure are many moments of truth in this book, but it is deluded by its dishonesty.

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  • Global
    2 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
  • Melampus
  • 08/01/2018

A disappointment.

Most non-fiction comes in with hard facts & supports the initial premise as the book progresses. Sadly, a lot of hype prompted me to purchase this book. I kept yearning for something more substantive & less salacious.
<yawn>
This book was more commentary than investigative journalism. If you regularly keep informed about politics and policy, there is ZERO need to read/listen this book.

Anyone interested in good journalism should read “Dark Money!”

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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • CJFLA
  • 01/02/2018

The power of marketing

If your news sources includes the WSJ, NYT and Washington Post, then you pretty much already have read much of what is written in this book. No doubt there is some exaggeration, but all in all, this book is a yawner. Had there not been so much political noise about this book, many people (myself included) would never have bought it. All in all, it was not very good.

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  • Global
    2 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Jason Belcourt
  • 30/05/2018

One sided emotion

Well, I got the book to get some insight into the Trump presidency but a few chapters in and it's hard to listen to. The narrator is the biggest problem. He speaks with obvious bias, contempt, and near rage at Trump's existence that I can barely pay attention to the content. The CONTENT! Well, if you hate Trump, you'll love this book.

Whatever. RETURNED.

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  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Philo
  • 06/01/2018

Colorful but stretches the actual quotes a bit far

The good: this is well-paced, and traces the events and personalities well. Some historical context and analysis is offered, such as practices of earlier presidents, compared to Trump's. These passages are well-crafted. Some of the rightist figures I found surprisingly interesting, such as Bannon and Ailes. The depictions here go beyond the two-dimensional cutouts offered in much popular press. The narration is superb. The book overall is a nice recap and update to the conversation. Keeping a fair distance from every last assertion this author makes, I do feel I am better educated on the history and players, having listened through this. Some of the fly-on-the-wall feel of being there came through well, though not all.
The bad: there is too much of a disembodied, unattributed, omniscient straw-person voice floating around explaining everything in the standard blue way, if a colorful and cleverly-phrased version of it. There are stretches where actual quotes would be more welcome (as small a sample as each might be anyway, to use the statisticians' term). The author's opening disclaimer too casually tries to dispel this deficiency. A bit more caution and care in the journalism would suit me.
Finally, I applaud this release as flushing out Trump, brandishing his lawyers' threats and his nondisclosure and non-disparagement agreements. It it is high time his straddling the public-private line and getting a free ride attempting to privatize the truth was tested in the courts. Not that I think he will follow through. His track record in such fights has been severely patchy as it is. Yet, he plunges forward, unable to resist rising to the bait. Ha!

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Danny Reviews
  • 05/01/2018

Everything we already knew, but in high-def detail

What made the experience of listening to Fire and Fury the most enjoyable?

It's the curtain-opening moment showing in great detail that the emperor not only has no clothes, but barely even understand he is emperor.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Fire and Fury?

The McDonalds Revelation

What about Michael Wolff and Holter Graham ’s performance did you like?

Wolff has recorded these conversations, so you can hear the distinctly Trumpesque or "Bannon-ese" nature of all quotes in the book.

Any additional comments?

It reads like fan fiction about the White House, which is great fun at first, but then you remember "this all actually happened", and it's a bit terrifying. We now have a clear, referenced exposé of how this so-called "draining the swamp" ironically consisted of dumping 1000s of tons of toxic waste right back in, then letting it sit stagnant because the Command-in-Chief doesn't even want to be there in the first place.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • WJ Brown, Audible Customer
  • 05/01/2018

Hurry up, Mueller. Please, hurry up.

My favorite comment I’ve read so far comes from another reviewer: “Reading this book is like being forced to eat an entire 5 gallon carton of ice cream.” This book add important perspective to the debased, insane world of Donald Trump and the pathetic people who choose to be in his orbit. The sad joke of it all is that Mr. Trump was elected by less than 30% of the population and has the tools to put his lack of intellectual ability, declining faculties, perverse penchant for conspiracy theories, and ceaseless appetite for self-indulgence and gratification to damage our national interests for generations to come. So my plea upon finishing this book on the day of its publication is this: Hurry up, Mueller!

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lucy
  • 06/01/2018

I can't believe I voted for this man !!!

If you could sum up Fire and Fury in three words, what would they be?

Eyes are open !

What did you like best about this story?

The book flowed very well.

What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

Mayhem and embarrassment... Plus we need to vet or do background checks on people much better running for president !!!

Any additional comments?

With this inside information I understand now what I did wrong in voting for this man - I feel so betrayed and foolish for ever believing in such a person !!! Hopefully with the coming elections I can undo the wrong I did...

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Jörg Eggers
  • 06/01/2018

Wundervolles Hörbuch, ha, mit allerbester Werbung.

Ich habe dieses Hörbuch am 05. Januar 2018 bestellt als bekannt wurde dass der Verkauf nicht erst in vier Tagen beginnt sondern schon am 5. Das kam dann auch pünktlich um 1500 am Nachmittag in die Bibliothek.

Das Buch wurde ja dankenswerter Weise durch den Aktionismus von Herrn Trump gesponsert. Da der so viel Theater macht wurde das Buch immer interessanter. Er gibt doch implizit zu, dass an den Informationen was dran ist.

Der Sprecher spricht angenehm, klar und deutlich und ich denke auch der etwas ungeübte Zuhörer kommt damit zurecht. Ich beziehe mich dabei auf die englische Originalversion.

Das Buch enthält eine Fülle von Informationen die interessant aufbereitet sind. Man bekommt eine Reihe von Einblicken. Ich war vor knapp vier Wochen in den USA und das deckt sich. Freunde sagen, dem Mann ist alles egal. Das ist auch meinem Eindruck, ob das nun nach intern oder extern ist.

Es passt damit zusammen, dass Personal schneller ausgewechselt wird als wir uns die Namen merken können.

Es muss jeder die Sachen natürlich auch für sich selber bewerten, aber für mich passt das alles gut zusammen.

Der Autor kann sich bei Herrn Bedanken am ersten Verkaufstag Millionär geworden zu sein, Eine bessere Werbung als vom Präsidenten selber gibt es nicht.

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  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Annette
  • 19/01/2018

Make Amerika great again!

“Fire and Fury” birgt keine groβen Überraschungen, ist flϋssig anzuhӧren und hat teilweise komӧdiantischen Charakter. Selbst wenn nur die Hälfte des beschriebenen Chaos wahr ist, ist es noch immer schlimm genug.

Zeit, einmal vom tragikomischen Protagonisten abzurϋcken und sich zu fragen: Was passiert eigenlich in unseren “ach so aufgeklärten” westlichen Demokratien? Wie ist es mӧglich, dass eine sehr groβe Anzahl erwachsener Wähler sich – bewusst oder unbewusst – fϋr so einen Präsidenten entscheidet?
Dieser Frage sollte man auch in anderen demokratischen Ländern nachgehen und sich vielleicht einmal von Grund auf der Bildung von kritischem Denken bereits während der Schulausbildung widmen. Eine Demokratie ohne demokratisches Denken in der Bevӧlkerung ist – frϋher oder später - dem Untergang geweiht. Ein Glϋck nur, dass Donald Trump nicht (wie anfangs befϋrchtet) diktatorischen Bestrebungen nachgeht. Ein anderer, irgendwann in der Zukunft, wäre in dieser Hinsicht vielleicht schlauer – wer weiβ?

Die amerikanischen Wähler haben sich entschieden. Die Aufregung ϋber Trump ist in anderen Ländern weit grӧβer als in den Vereinigten Staaten selbst. Das ist besorgniserregend und so bleibt nur ein Appell an die amerikanische Bevӧlkerung zu den kommenden Wahlen:
Make Amerika great again. Please!

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15/01/2018

Eye-opening, but to be enjoyed with skepticism

there is so much to be said about this book, but in the end everybody - Trumpists and never-Trumpers alike - should try to read it. It is as much a book about Bannon, as well as the greater new Right and it's goals and strategy, as it is about Trump the person. Really quite eye-opening, but of course best enjoyed skeptically.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Dale Goodwin
  • 01/05/2018

This is like being there LIVE!

Not simply dry spoken text, the narrator puts you right there in every situation! FANTASTIC.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Ante Letica
  • 07/04/2018

awesome

details are crazy about what one could see has happened in this whole time from 2016

  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
  • Marcin P
  • 26/03/2018

Boredom

The most boring book I've ever forced myself to finish. I kept on falling asleep and couldn't concentrate on the text cause I didn't find anything interesting in it. So much my subjective opinion.

Objective? I used to "read" stuff like Panama Papers. There were also many people shown in a negative light as Trump here is. I gave Panama Papers 5stars cause the book was so interesting, perfectly written and the author did his best to put the information in an interesting way. Fire an Fury tried to give me many information I do not need, do not want and in a way that I do not accept.

  • Global
    2 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Kunde
  • 08/02/2018

Die Botschaft ist die Lebenszeit nicht wert

Ob wohl ich mir dieses Buch lediglich als Laufmotivation für Spaziergänge während der Mittagspause zugelegt hatte, war ich rasch enttäuscht. Abgesehen vom deja vu einzelner Szenen (ich habe bei einem deutschen Verfassungsorgan vor Jahren ähnliches Menscheln, ähnliche Kabalen aus nächster Nähe erlebt) K E I N Unterhaltungswert. Die Botschaft ist schlicht: Trump ist ein gefährlicher Idiot, jeder in seiner Umgebung muss das rasch erkennen, aber jeder kann jeden Moment vom eigenen Schleudersitz fliegen. Um das zu transportieren braucht der Autor 24 Kapitel, die jeweils andere Intimfeindschaften vor dem Leser resp Hörer ausbreiten. Scheinbar kreist alles um die diabolische Figur Bannons und dessen zuletzt deutliche spes succedendi, tatsächlich werden genüsslich alle Schwächen aller handelnden Figuren im West Wing genüsslich ausgewalzt, wobei es - immer auf Boulevard-Niveau - zu ermüdenden Wiederholungen kommt. Es erinnert an Trumps eigenen Sprachduktus, simple Botschaften werden so oft wiederholt, bis auch ein Vierjähriger verstanden hat ;)
Und dann der Sprecher: Er liest deutlich, ein Vorteil für non native speakers. Mehr Gutes ist nicht zu sagen. Penetranz und Geleier, amerikanisch breit, sind nichts für empfindsame Gemüter. Aber solchen empfehle ich ohnehin Abstand von diesem Buch.

  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • John
  • 26/01/2018

Seht unterhaltsam aber auch erschreckend!

Faszinierend aber eine absolute Gruselgeschichte. Man denkt, das muss zusammenbrechen, aber irgendwie geht es weiter.