absolutely fascinating!!! Very insightful!
Also, very disturbing that we have elected some of these people to the highest office in the country.
Ok, so I normally don't read the reviews before downloading a new book but I wish I had in this case. From the very start I was turned off by this book.
I downloaded this book expecting to hear information and stories about the secret service and how they do their job. Instead it starts like a gossip column with dirty secrets about 2 past presidents. And continues to intermix private details of the president's life with the story. Also, a re-occurring theme of the book is all of the tasks that the secret service is tasked with but how it gets almost no money (and therefore no resources) to do the job. I'm sorry but after hearing this 2x in the book I lost any sympathy for the author's point of view. Who doesn’t deal with this on an almost daily basis in their job these days.
So again, skip this download and look for something less like a supermarket tabloid. If I find any good alternatives, I’ll update this review with them.
I purchased this book expecting to learn how the secret service works, but all I learned was useless gossip and one sided opinions of the author. I did learn an important lesson, read other member reviews before purchasing. Most of the reviewers share my opinion regarding the book. The book contained very little actual history or a "behind the scene" look at the secret service. I wish I could return this download, at least I can delete it and warn others before they make the same mistake.
I would have been happy with either "gossipy" information or legitimate, interesting, hard-to-find facts about our presidents. What I found, however, was a letdown. I tried to stay interested but just heard about the evolution of the secret service over time mostly. Disappointed.
The reader had a whiny voice and the text was too self deprecating (personally aggrandizing) to be fully credible. There were some very good points but FAR too repetitive.
I guess I shouldn't have expected much from Kessler based on his other tomes but this book was really a disappointment. Reads like the diary of a petulant child, full of complaints, juvenile prose and commentary from "a current agent". Funny at times, annoying most. Give it a pass....
I have never written a review before but this book compelled me to do so. It is clearly my least favorite book, and the biggest waste of time, of the nearly 100 audio books I've listened to. With it's Jerry Springer-like quality, there is little to recommend about it. It's hard to know whether I disliked the material or the narrator more. Okay, there was one good thing: the book is thankfully short, if otherwise repetitious.
This was quite a let down. I was expecting an in depth and captivating read but instead endured a salacious kiddie pool of a book filled with excitable gossip and unsubstantiated drivel.
The good/nice Presidents: Ford, Reagan, George H W Bush, George W Bush, Barack Obama. All others going back to Kennedy were not. Kennedy and Johnson exhibited the worst personal behavior. There have been some very strange/paranoid people in the WH.
Author needs a real editor - he goes on and on and on about SS underfunding.
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This book gave a lot of behind the scenes scoop about the Secret Service. I enjoyed the info about the various presidents and their families as well as the inner workings of the agency. At times it felt like the author had a bit of an axe to grind and that grew tiresome, but overall I liked the book and would recommend.