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Unhinged

An Insider's Account of the Trump White House
Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
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The former assistant to the president and director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison in the Trump White House provides a jaw-dropping look into the corruption and controversy of the current administration.

Few have been a member of Donald Trump’s inner orbit longer than Omarosa Manigault Newman. Their relationship has spanned 15 years - through four television shows, a presidential campaign, and a year by his side in the most chaotic, outrageous White House in history. But that relationship has come to a decisive and definitive end, and Omarosa is finally ready to share her side of the story in this explosive, jaw-dropping account.

A stunning tell-all and takedown from a strong, intelligent woman who took every name and number, Unhinged is a must-listen for any concerned citizen.

©2018 Omarosa Manigault (P)2018 Simon & Schuster Audio

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Too little and too late

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I found the book to be too shallow. Did not enjoy listening to Omarosa’s horrible imitations of her buddy, the Donald. She took a selfish, shallow, self-justifying approach and offered no real insight into what’s going on or why she should not be accountable for any of it. The interesting points could have been made in a short article.

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What a load of patronizing rubbish

It was hard to get through the first few chapters. One got so quickly tired of listening to Omarosa taking about how great she is rather than giving us a storyline of what we expected - an expose of Trump. It was almost sickening and her own narration added nothing of value. I had hoped for something a lot more - not only about Trump but of the inner workings of the White House but it was more of a rah rah rah for Omarosa. Get Real - this is just another person riding on the coat tails of a dysfunctional government that we are all well aware of. It is the same old same old!

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Nothing new

Omarosa has recycled the news which dominated our tv screens since the inauguration of Trump. The story is told like a ...sport event. Fastidious reading.

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Its good but...

Omarosa as a narrator is a bit much. She is not good at being a story teller in my opinion

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Tempest in a Trump-pot

This book is not a scathing picture of DJT, it’s a vanity work to highlight Omorosa’s life and achievements. She paints herself in glowing colors as she outlines her childhood, education, life, opinions and successes. Sure there’s the odd shot at Trump, but nothing worse than we’ve heard a million times in a million other places. Omorosa is more interested in playing up how much access she has to the president and first family than she is on throwing anything that will really stick to a target. Overall pretty ho-hum.

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Honest

It’s everything I hoped it would be. An insiders view on the goings-on in the Trump mind in the White House. Omarosa speaks from the heart about a man she called a friend. She holds no hatred in her heart for those who’ve wronged her, but only speaks the truth. The Bible says “.. the truth will set you free.” It takes time for each person connected to Trump, but one by one each person will fall away. Trump has Dementia, though the word was not used in the book, when a family member has it you know what it looks like. Our Canadian System has checks and balances which prevent this type of thing affecting judgement in our Leaders in government. Our entire country continues to function smoothly, and seamlessly even when the leading party is defeated overnight. I always thought you Americans had the best system of government, but now we see its flaws, when the Wonderful and Respected Obama White House turns its keys over to an idiot like DJT.....be afraid good people....be very afraid!

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Omarosa has been discounted far too much!

I ordered this with a bit of skepticism as the news media really questioned her credibility. Never the less I ordered the book and listen to the story. The book is laid out well, story line is straight forward and I like the fact that the book does not lean only in one direction. She fills in the gaps that have always been here up to this point. She takes ownership of making mistakes and has a pretty fair view of the man in office. I must admit that I am not sleeping as well now but the truth is the truth. We always thought that the information the white house had was top shelf so why the weir tweets early in the morning? You find out and you appreciate the work and effort the staff go to in order to keep the ship on an someone even keel. #Audible1
I enjoyed this book and highly recommend it as a good read/listen

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  • Jc
  • 2018-09-13

Exceptional @

Loved the story line and narrator. A very non biased, non judgemental review of the writer's experience and very objective .

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Good book

I'm going to start off by saying I am sooooo NOT an Omarosa fan, and didn't intend to buy this audiobook, but in my wait for Bob Woodward's book to come out, I broke down and bought it. I'm glad I stuck in there, because once you get to Part 3, it's worth it.
I found Omarosa a bit full of herself, but I can now admit I knew very, very little about her and have to admire how far she's come and all the experiences she's had.
I also found it a bit distracting that she doesn't pronounce the letter "L" (for expample, "cold" is "code"; "Pennsylvania" is "Pennsovania", and my favourite, "General" is "Genero"), so I kind of think I would have preferred a different narrator.
However, the content is enlightening. What she says she experienced seems to line up with so much coming out of this White House, AND, probably most importantly, Omasrosa names names. This book is full of her take on the various players, by name, with no "anonymous sources". As I now listen to what those who have early access to Woodward's book (I'm writing this two days before it comes out), it seems to completely line up with what is in Omarosa's book.
The one thing I'd like to know from Omasrosa is, if she was a Democrat, WHY did she go to work for Trump? Surely she could see . . . . .

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Great narration and story

Really enjoyed listening to Omarosa tell her personal story and her side of the Trump cult phenomenon.

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  • Yvonne Lowery
  • 2018-09-11

Nothing We Didn't Already Know

It was great to hear Omarosa narrate, but there really wasn't any new insight offered. For anyone who has followed the headlines of the day since the inauguration there was no new information.

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  • Santrel McClusky
  • 2018-08-30

This book was bad

This was simply an autobiography highlighting here success and excusing her actions. I really hated the part were she used upbringing to show toughness.

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  • Clay
  • 2018-08-14

Take if for what it's worth...

Take all of this for what it's worth. I don't doubt anything that Ms. Newman says, except that she had so much integrity to blow-off Clinton after a perceived slight but latched on to Trump so ferociously despite his history prior to the campaign. She has known him long enough to know that the loyalty thing is a one-way street, and I had to laugh every time she mentioned that "looking back" she should have known better. She is a product of reality television, as some would say is Trump, so her point of view is going to be distorted through those lenses. She basically admits that she wasn't as concerned with what Trump's agenda was as much as what she could get out of the ride. I wonder if we would have ever heard her story had she not been fired. "Full court press" was her primary concern and her reasoning that Trump had never said it to or about her so she wasn't concerned is why we are where we are today. They may not be saying it about you, but that they are saying it at all should be the point...and the problem.

Regardless of which side you're on, it's worth listening to. Everyone's story has a piece of truth to it; taken all together, we might actually get the whole story one day. So listen to this; listen to Hillary's story; listen to Comey's story; listen to Trump's and Bannon's stories. Blend them all up and strain out the hype and what you have is probably close to truth. Grown folks acting like children with some of them needing a serious time out.

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  • mj
  • 2018-08-24

Feels Like a Trojan Horse

I want to make it clear that I'm not a Trump supporter. I bought this book simply to spite Trump. That said, the whole book felt like a Trojan horse with Omarosa complaining about obstacles the left put in the way of the trump presidency. Her narration is hard to get through and I can't finish the book. She reads the book like you would expect someone to narrate an American Girls Doll story. Her impression of trump is terrible and should not have even been attempted. It's just so sappy and "poor me" that I can't take it. She has no interesting insight. Anything she has to "reveal" about trump, we already know. The best thing about this book is the tapes that coincide and they are being released for free in the cable news circuit so... no thanks, Omarosa. Go back to work on the Trump campaign. Nice try.

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  • P. Harris
  • 2018-08-17

A narcissist writing aout a narcissist

First things first: I am a proud Democrat. I wanted this to be juicy reading; but, I am embarrassed to have wasted a credit on this book. The author spends far too much time on herself. Only the last few chapters are about her time in the WH. Nothing presented was new, and some was ridiculous. The fact she compared Joe Arpaio's "tent city" to concentration camps proved just how out of touch with reality the author is. I realized she had very little knowledge about anything but herself, and her reality-star opinions about everything as it pertained to herself. Please do yourself a favor and skip this poorly-delivered audible book.

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  • Lawrence Blkphoto Dortch
  • 2018-09-08

The Worst Political I've Ever Read

This book is complete garbage! Omarosa doesn't feel like she is being honest for a single sentence in this book. She starts off explaining how she figured out the psychology of Donald Trump so that she can win The Apprentice and then she goes on for the rest of the book trying to make us feel sorry for her acting like she didn't know the true character of the man that she was working for and through all of this trying to make us feel sorry for her. Worst, she doesn't even have the audacity to ask for forgiveness from the American people. This is the exact reason why we need professional politicians running our country and not reality TV stars. As a black man I bought this book because Omarosa is black and I was hoping she would explain why she as a black person was associated with these misogynistic anti-American racist in the Trump Administration instead I was left with the understanding that she is a opportunist that will gladly sell out her own people for political gain and personal advancement. If you like Omarosa now do not read this book because you won't like her afterwards and if you don't like her and you were hoping to like her after reading this book you won't in fact you will like or even less.

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  • TexasJeffy
  • 2018-08-29

I'd rather listen to crickets be stepped on.

I'd find more satisfaction listening to the wonderful sound of crickets being crushed with a barefoot.

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  • Rebecca De Leon
  • 2018-08-28

It's exactly what you think it is

Although the insider's account of Trump and his idiocy is nice to hear, this is undoubtedly a PR piece for Omarosa. She refuses to acknowledge the darkness in her role in bringing a madman to power except to pat herself on the back for achieving success against large odds. She barely even acknowledges her inability to see him for what he really is, let alone do any kind of self reflection about what she learned or her culpability in this mess she helped get us in. She's as narcissistic as he is, and this book is difficult to get through because of it.

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  • Jason
  • 2018-08-26

Self-aggrandizing money grab

Practically no insider information beyond the Omarosa's (dubious) personal opinions about how she should have credit for all of her great ideas and such... If you are interested in Amarosa's life story, read this. otherwise, there is nothing new or interesting here. I would recommend "Fire & Fury" if you want real insider info on the Trump White House.

The performance was OK, but her Trump impersonation is awful!

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  • Mark
  • 2018-08-26

Written by a self centered self absorbed person

The book can be summed thusly: I'm a poor innocent girl swept up by ambition and blinded by donald j. trump. I am innocent of everything and need to make more money. Not recommended.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-08-27

Lived it.<br />

From start To finish. Basically, she is no longer codependent on DJT. I suspect that this will allow others to free themselves. I think that she is very realistic in her awakening. It was painful to read at times, but she has broken away. Good job.