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Compromised

Counterintelligence and the Threat of Donald J. Trump
Written by: Peter Strzok
Narrated by: Peter Strzok
Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
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The FBI veteran behind the Russia investigation draws on decades of experience hunting foreign agents in the United States to lay bare the threat posed by President Trump.

When he opened the FBI investigation into Russia’s election interference, Peter Strzok had already spent more than two decades defending the United States against foreign threats. His career in counterintelligence ended shortly thereafter, when the Trump administration used his private expression of political opinions to force him out of the Bureau in August 2018. But by that time, Strzok had seen more than enough to convince him that the commander in chief had fallen under the sway of America’s adversary in the Kremlin. 

In Compromised, Strzok draws on lessons from a long career - from his role in the Russian illegals case that inspired The Americans to his service as lead FBI agent on the Mueller investigation - to construct a devastating account of foreign influence at the highest levels of our government. And he grapples with a question that should concern every US citizen: When a president appears to favor personal and Russian interests over those of our nation, has he become a national security threat? 

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©2020 by Peter Strzok (P)2020 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

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Excellent description-real and honorable

An excellent story! This was a difficult time in the career of someone trying to do very precise and honorable work in an impossible circumstance. Peter Strzok and McCabe and Comey and the whole FBI must be commended on the drive, thoughtfulness, and determination they had to demonstrate integrity in a time of chaos, if not true evil

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Fantastic.

I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook. I especially liked that Peter narrated throughout. I felt immersed, intrigued and have a better understanding, having listened to this incredibly detailed well-written book. Thank you Peter Strzok!

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Fight of your lives!

The more I learn about how corrupt the US political system is the more I am glad I live in Canada. 30 days to go and to do everything you can to get Mr Cheeto out of your White House.

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Good read/listen and informative to say the least.

The book is well written and the author has a great speaking voice. Listening to a former high ranking FBI agents point of view gives a great angle on Trumps corrupt dealings. Definitely worth listening to again.

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  • ZQT
  • 2020-09-09

Cannot get enough of this book

I haven’t finished the book but I’ve not ever had a book grip me from the first words to now... and I must go to bed. I’m a junky for the russia interference investigation ~ and only into chapter 3 and this book has answered at least 100 questions in the back of my mind. I love that peter is narrating it - his tone & tenor match the aura of the FBI. It’s rare that I purchase a physical copy of a book after audio, but I am purchasing one as soon as possible as I want to mark it up with notes & research. Absolutely fascinating.

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  • Victoria Eriksson
  • 2020-09-09

A patriot goes over the facts of TrumpRussia

I loved Compromised. This was the 7th nonfiction book I've read about Crossfire Hurricane, not counting Mueller's report or the 5 volume Senate intel committee report on their bipartisan investigation of Trump-Russia collusion, both reports I also devoured in whole. Peter Strozk's career in the army and FBI should have spoken for themselves. He is a patriot and has given his life to defending this country. I found it fascinating and finished the whole thing in less than 2 days. I personally love nonfiction books about the work of intelligence & counterintelligence, but I believe it is the duty of every American, regardless of partisan affiliation, to read this book. The truth that any well-informed American has known for years, is that the FBI & Mueller were right to investigate the multitude of ties to Russia that SEVERAL members of the Trump family and campaign had before during and after the presidential campaign. But Strozk's account is a flawless and facts-based, straightforward reiteration of the events as they developed. I admire him and his life's work of protecting our country, especially in the extremely difficult vein of counterintelligence investigations. Read this book and there will be no doubt in your mind that all of my comments here are the truth. Thank you to the author for this book as a continuation of a life of service to America. We're on your side.

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  • d. sue stulberg
  • 2020-09-10

Exceptional!

I have developed quite a library on the Trump administration. So far, this is the best. For those of us that cringed at the vulgar treatment this author received from Trump, Strzok's account of the last 4/5 years was bittersweet. Every literate American needs to have this book.

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  • Ethan
  • 2020-09-10

Very insightful, the detail is through the roof.

I give a 4 star overall because it's a book about politics. Not saying there shouldn't be books about politics, just that only so much enjoyment can be had from a book about politics. 5 star performance and story. Peter would make an amazing narrator, I thoroughly enjoy listening to his voice and how he pronounces every word precisely. Peter would make an amazing author if he never returned to the FBI. In the beginning of the book Peter did an excellent job writing about his childhood making it impossible for your imagination not to bring his words to life. Otherwise very insightful and helps explain how things played out with important details.

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  • J.B.
  • 2020-09-12

A Method to Measure the Truth

Compromised, Counterintelligence, and the Threat of Donald J. Trump, written and read by Peter Strzok. Some items to set out immediately. This is akin to reading a Great Courses study, with the subject matter of spycraft or tradecraft; the techniques, methods, and technologies used in modern espionage (spying) generally, Intelligence assessment. Strzok’s ability to layout the elements of and explain the meaning to us of spycraft is quite good. That may be because he has occupied the position of one of America’s foremost agents on behalf of protecting America for the last twenty years. Yes, he is not a mere voyeur of caustic talk, but rather someone who has protected you from those who want to disappear the American way of life. I did not know this until this magnificent read. An aside: I was going to ignore this book until I heard three separate interviews with Strzok and realized here is a highly intelligent man dedicated to the American way, our systems of freedoms. This book tells the story of his life as a counterspy agent for the FBI and his unwanted confrontation with the Trump paralysis to the vibrancy of our nation. It is told as a spy novel written by Robert Ludlum (Bourne series) and is a cliffhanger. For example, come armed with a good recollection of spy news you have read about for the last twenty years. You are going to learn about the back story to many of those news reports. It is an excitement to read. This book gives you inventory to measure whether Mr. Strozk who has served the United States all of his existence is the scab on our continued freedoms or is the infected skin that now sheaths this country the advocate on behalf of the Russian dictator Putin. A harsh metaphor for difficult times in America. In this book, you may find answers.

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  • L. Sword
  • 2020-09-16

You just think you know what this book is about

I expected to know most of what I was going to read - it was all covered in the press, right? I was pleasantly surprised - the author's background story of his early years was compelling and provided such great insight into who he is as a person and reads like a fictional spy novel. I couldn't put it down. Fast-forwarding to the more current day doesn't disappoint. To hear this told from Peter Strzok's perspective was everything from eye-opening, depressing, inspiring to infuriating - but all fascinating.

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  • Laura B.
  • 2020-09-19

The most frightening revelations of this time

The raw honesty of this book lays bare our own government’s compromised capitulation to the rule of terror and corruption from foreign adversaries and, most frightening, from within our own government itself. Simply, and with step by step clarity, the author presents us with the perfect storm of power-hungry men coming together in the “right” moment, our real life NOW moment, with vast connections to far too many and varied government institutions . One by one, United by fear of tweets of terror and wrath, these individuals destroy our democracy, and in a dangerous game of dominoes, they corrupt or defeat institutions and individuals who try to stand in their way. There are many insightful and important books available on the market today (and please do not take the freedom of the press for granted any more). Many are invaluable as America approaches its Day of Reckoning. However, if you could read only one book between now and the day you vote, let this be the one. Thank you, Peter Strzok.

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  • Tim Jones
  • 2020-09-13

Should be mandatory reading

This was an absolute page turner. The detail and information about the start of the investigation into Russia and its attempt (with success) to interfere in the 2016 election. This book also walks us through the numerous Trump figures that welcomed this foreign assistance. Highly recommend this book.

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  • Susan O'
  • 2020-09-13

Very interesting, at first.

It was very interesting in the beginning hearing about the inner workings of the department and how spies get into our country. Then it got into: Hillary's emails. Have heard more than enough of that. Stupid then, not that long ago, still stupid.

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  • Jil
  • 2020-09-13

A must read !

Riveting! I couldn't stop listening! I learned so much about counterintelligence. Now I am more concerned about our democracy than I have ever been before.

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