Fear by Bob Woodward audiobook

Fear: Trump in the White House

By Bob Woodward
Read by Robert Petkoff

Simon & Schuster Audio 9781501175510


Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781508240099

  • ISBN: 9781508240099

Runtime: 12.34 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English



#1 New York Times bestseller

A #1 New York Times audio bestseller

An Audible.com “Best of the Year” Finalist in Politics

A #1 Audible.com bestseller

#1 USA Today bestseller

A #1 iBooks bestseller

A Publishers Weekly Pick of Best AudioBooks

A Literary Hub Pick of the Ultimate Fall Books

A Kirkus Reviews Pick of the Week




“Explosive.”—The Washington Post

“Devastating.”—The New Yorker


“Great reporting...astute.”—Hugh Hewitt


With authoritative reporting honed through nine presidencies, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies.

Fear is the most intimate portrait of a sitting president ever published during the president’s first years in office. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One and the White House residence.

Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files and documents. Often with day-by-day details, dialogue and documentation, Fear tracks key foreign issues from North Korea, Afghanistan, Iran, the Middle East, NATO, China and Russia. It reports in-depth on Trump’s key domestic issues particularly trade and tariff disputes, immigration, tax legislation, the Paris Climate Accord and the racial violence in Charlottesville in 2017.

Fear presents vivid details of the negotiations between Trump’s attorneys and Robert Mueller, the special counsel in the Russia investigation, laying out for the first time the meeting-by-meeting discussions and strategies. It discloses how senior Trump White House officials joined together to steal draft orders from the president’s Oval Office desk so he would not issue directives that would jeopardize top secret intelligence operations.

“It was no less than an administrative coup d’état,” Woodward writes, “a nervous breakdown of the executive power of the most powerful country in the world.”

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A devastating reported account of the Trump Presidency that will be consulted as a first draft of the grim history it portrays…What Woodward has written is not just the story of a deeply flawed President but also, finally, an account of what those surrounding him have chosen to do about it.” New Yorker
With the steely, measured delivery of a seasoned newscaster, Robert Petkoff narrates an audiobook that truly lives up to its title. As he has done for decades since breaking the Watergate scandal, reporter Bob Woodward dissects the White House, in this case since the election of Donald Trump. The results are frightening. Using hundreds of hours of interviews with White House sources, notes from meetings, journals, and other available information, Woodward describes Trump as a man who refuses to read research before making major decisions and ignores and belittles the advice of experts, instead running the Oval Office on instinct and rash decisions. Woodward and Petkoff humanize other key members of the White House including embittered Chief of Staff John Kelly, erratic former Chief of Staff Steve Bannon, occasional voice of reason Ivanka Trump, and a host of others. It's a fascinating, often horrifying work of journalism."
“In an age of ‘alternative facts’ and corrosive tweets about ‘fake news,’ Woodward is truth’s gold standard…Explosive… devastating…jaw-dropping.” Washington Post
“A damning picture of the current presidency.” CBS News
“An unprecedented inside-the-room look through the eyes of the President’s inner circle…Stunning.” CNN
“Woodward’s latest book shows the administration is broken, and yet what comes next could be even worse.” Atlantic
“Senior officials, acting as lone wolves concerned with preserving their own reputations, spoke to Woodward on their own—with some granting him hours of their time out of a fear of being the last person in the room to offer his or her viewpoint.’” Politico
“Kornacki holds nothing back about how the 1990s have come to define our nation’s current partisan politics…The Red and the Blue is a perfect primer on how we can learn from our past if we want to make a better future for ourselves.” Audible.com
“With the steely, measured delivery of a seasoned newscaster, Robert Petkoff narrates an audiobook that truly lives up to its title.” AudioFile
“A dish-filled tiptoe through the current White House in the company of an all-knowing tour guide, legendary Washington Post investigative reporter and definitive insider Woodward.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)




Author Bio: Bob Woodward

Author Bio: Bob Woodward

Bob Woodward is an associate editor at the Washington Post where he has worked for forty-nine years and reported on every American president from Nixon to Trump. He has shared in two Pulitzer Prizes, first for the Post’s coverage of the Watergate scandal with Carl Bernstein, and second twenty years later as the lead Post reporter for coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 12.34
Audience: Adult
Language: English