Breaking News by Martin Fletcher audiobook

Breaking News: A Stunning and Memorable Account of Reporting from Some of the Most Dangerous Places in the World

By Martin Fletcher
Read by Stephen Hoye

Tantor Audio 9780312371180

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200134984

  • ISBN: 9798200134977

  • ISBN: 9798200134991

Runtime: 9.68 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Martin Fletcher doesn't claim to be a hero. Yet he didn't flinch, either. During three decades covering wars, revolutions, and natural disasters, Fletcher worked his way from news agency cameraman to top network correspondent, facing down his own fears while facing up to mass killers, warlords, and murderers. With humor and elegance, Fletcher describes his growth from clueless adventurer to grizzled veteran of the world's battlefields. His working philosophy of "Get in, get close, get out, get a drink," put him repeatedly in harm's way, but he never lost sight of why he did it. In a world obsessed with celebrities, leaders, and wealth, Fletcher took a different route: he focused on those left behind, those paying the price. He answers the question: Why should we care? These extraordinary, real-life adventure stories each examine different dilemmas facing a foreign correspondent. Can you eat the food of a warlord who stole it from the starving? Do you listen politely to a terrorist threatening to blow up your children? Do you ask the tough questions of a Khmer Rouge killer, knowing he is your only ticket out of the Cambodian jungle? And, above all, how do you stay sane when you're faced with so much pain?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“For decades Martin Fletcher has been the gold standard of television war correspondents, and his new book is a real-life, cross-continent adventure story. It’s a great and moving read.” Anderson Cooper
A stunning and memorable account of the risks, rewards, complexities, and enduring lessons of reporting from some of the most dangerous places in the world.... This book makes me proud to call [Fletcher] friend and colleague. Tom Brokaw
“A stunning and memorable account of reporting from some of the most dangerous places in the world.” Tom Brokaw
“Fletcher’s intense tales read more like a thriller than a memoir.” Entertainment Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Martin Fletcher

Author Bio: Martin Fletcher

Martin Fletcher is an author and retired journalist who has covered world events for NBC News. His coverage has won him the DuPont Award, the Pulitzer Prize for television, several Overseas Press Club awards, the Edward R. Murrow Award for excellence, and five Emmys. His book, Walking Israel: A Personal Search for the Soul of a Nation, won the Jewish National Book Award in 2011.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 9.68
Audience: Adult
Language: English