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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

Ce que les critiques disent

"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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Au global

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
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  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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  • Au global
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Bizarre beyond words

Glimpsing behind the veil of the Trump Whitehouse was a temptation I couldn't resist. I was aghast, I rolled my eyes, I gasped, and I laughed, but I did not cry. But if it was my country, I probably would have. Absolutely bizarre. I now know more about The Donald than I ever wanted, or is good for my psyche. Knowing what has been going on in the inner circle at the helm of USA government is both entertaining and frightening. More of the latter.
The book itself was good, but you could tell it had been rushed into print (audio): rambling, repetitive in parts, jumping around... but it would mean less if it was honed for another month or two.
The narrator was ok, but in the last 1/4 of the book I keep falling asleep. Kind of strange in a riveting tale.
I must say, it was equally bizarre to be listening at the same time as the outfall about the book was going on.
Interesting enough for political junkies and average folk.

4 personnes sur 5 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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hard to stop listening!

Compelling to hear behind the scenes of what was reported. Bannon seems to be the source for 90%. I believe most of this book. It is confirmed what an attention hungry little weak man Trump is. Basically every bad decision had "Jarvanka" behind it! Highly recommend this one!

8 personnes sur 11 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars

Bon mais ...

Plutôt bien livré, cependant il y a certaines longueurs tout au long du livre. On a un peu l'impression que c'est du pareil au même entre chaque chapitre...

Il faut connaître la majorité des ''personnages '' pour bien aimé le livre,

Narration AAA très bien réalisée !

OUI : Pour les fans de politique américaine

4 personnes sur 6 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars

Wow.

Excellent story. A wonderful and fast paced read. The political drama of this time. I could not put it down.

4 personnes sur 6 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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Trump Excoriated By Bannon

We get the sad diabolical backstory and a behind the scenes portrait of the administration's last year in hell. Bannon actually appears as the most conscionable handler of Trump's ADHD, as we watch the populist movement Trump figureheaded spiral into Trump's narcissistic abyss.

5 personnes sur 8 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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Trump is wrecking America's reputation.

Trump is a lying disgrace to the public. He shouldn't drive a car, much less a country. Enough already.

3 personnes sur 5 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
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I need an anti-depressant

What a disturbing look into the man that stole the Whitehouse. Not recommended as a “feelgood” book. #Audible1

  • Au global
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Interesting Listen

This book is fast moving! I would recommend to someone who has no idea what's going on with the politics in the USA right now, however, if you follow the politics just enough you should be able to catch on to all the drama. #Audible1

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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amazing

fire and fury was a great listen with an interactive narrative! would highly recommend this

  • Au global
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interesting

Quite the interesting and turbulent listen. Best line in there is still Bannon calling Trump a marshmallow Lol.

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  • Au global
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  • Katonoma
  • 2018-06-28

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

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Judy Corstjens
  • 2018-01-18

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.

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Jeffrey Kennedy
  • 2018-01-08

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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  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Jerry R. Nokes Jr.
  • 2018-01-29

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.

295 personnes sur 375 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au 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
  • 2018-01-26

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.

207 personnes sur 272 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    2 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
  • Neuron
  • 2018-04-02

Trump’s stupidity no longer surprises me

I decided to read this book because the author claimed that it would end the Donald Trump's presidency. I doubted this claim because to me it seems that Trump does things that should end his presidency on a weekly basis. Nevertheless, I decided to give the book a try. I thought that if nothing else it is entertaining to read about what a sorry excuse for a president “The Donald” is. This book solidified my picture of Trump and his associates, however, I did not feel that this book gave me anything new. Neither was the book particularly entertaining. I was even taken aback by the author's tendency to sometimes treat rumors as facts - making him look like the man he is trying to take down.

I think this book could potentially be good to read for people who believe that Trump is a serious and intelligent politician who is just acting like a giant baby. This book will illustrate - through lots of dialogue and descriptions of interactions between Trump, Bannon etc - that the current US president is not at all presidential.

Then again, I don't think people who have not already reached this conclusion will be swayed by this book. It is simply more of what you see on the news on a daily basis. Personally, I would not be surprised if Trump turned out to be a serial killer or a closet homosexual. If it was any other leader I would be shocked by the ignorant and childish behavior described in this book. But in this case, I merely think ‘what’s new?’.

All in all, this book wasn't bad, but I find it hard to come up with a single reason for why anyone would want to buy it...

2 personnes sur 2 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • VC
  • 2018-01-21

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.

130 personnes sur 186 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au 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
  • 2018-01-08

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!”

201 personnes sur 293 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • CJFLA
  • 2018-02-01

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.

39 personnes sur 57 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • myz
  • 2018-07-25

Disturbing yet Compulsively Readable

This book reads a bit like a gossipy celebrity memoir, except instead of feeling amused when I finished it, I just felt confused and disturbed. While the author is doubtlessly guiltily of some degree of exaggeration, the overall tone and report rings true. Yes there are a number of small though overt mistakes (alternative facts?), and the author's writing does not elevate him to a paragon of eloquence. Nonetheless, I cannot deny it is compulsively readable. That being said, you could easily get away with reading a few reviews of the book and get enough of what has been written. There are few surprises about Trump and his relationship (or lack thereof) with his staff, family and the press. However, I did come away from it feeling I have a stronger sense of who Steve Bannon is, and I definitely don’t feel better for it. The lack of communication, a glut of ignorance and the general sense that the president is indifferent to it all, creates a very worrying picture, though I didn't need this book to tell me that, one need only scroll through Trump's twitter feed. In the end of the day, this is a sensationalist book with a moderate degree of substance, mediocre writing and lack of editing. That being said, I hardly expected more, so I am not disappointed. The hype may not be entirely justified, but I am still glad to have read it.

1 personnes sur 1 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au 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
  • 2018-01-06

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!

135 personnes sur 208 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au 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
  • 2018-05-30

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.

6 personnes sur 9 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Danny Fowler
  • 2018-01-05

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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