We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Rather Outspoken Audiobook

Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News

Rather - who has won every prestigious journalism award in his distinguished career - discusses all the big stories from his decades of reporting. This very personal accounting includes (but is certainly not limited to) his dismissal from CBS, the Abu Ghraib story, the George W. Bush Air National Guard controversy, his coverage of the JFK assassination, the origin of "Hurricane Dan", as well as inside stories about all the top personalities Dan has either interviewed or worked with over his remarkable career.
Regular Price:$24.49
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

This memoir by Dan Rather - one of the most pre-eminent journalists of our time - is told in a straightforward and conversational manner. Rather, - who has won every prestigious journalism award in his distinguished career - discusses all the big stories from his decades of reporting. This very personal accounting includes (but is certainly not limited to) his dismissal from CBS, the Abu Ghraib story, the George W. Bush Air National Guard controversy, his coverage of the JFK assassination, the origin of "Hurricane Dan", as well as inside stories about all the top personalities Dan has either interviewed or worked with over his remarkable career.

Also included are Dan's thoughts and reflections on the state of journalism today and what he sees for its future, as well as never-before-revealed personal observations and commentary.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2012 Dan Rather (P)2012 Hachette Audio

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.3 (184 )
5 star
 (89)
4 star
 (68)
3 star
 (18)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (6)
Overall
4.2 (161 )
5 star
 (82)
4 star
 (54)
3 star
 (14)
2 star
 (5)
1 star
 (6)
Story
4.5 (163 )
5 star
 (101)
4 star
 (42)
3 star
 (15)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (1)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    John Decatur, Illinois, United States 07-31-12
    John Decatur, Illinois, United States 07-31-12 Member Since 2012

    John O'Rourke

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Rather Unspoken, A Positive Review"
    Would you be willing to try another book from Dan Rather and Digby Diehl (contributor) ? Why or why not?

    Yes Most Certainly.


    Which character – as performed by Dan Rather – was your favorite?

    Dan Rather's performance was authentic and sincere.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I wouldn't make a film of this book.


    Any additional comments?

    It's a good read and I recommend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Eileen Charlotte, NC, United States 07-28-12
    Eileen Charlotte, NC, United States 07-28-12 Member Since 2007
    HELPFUL VOTES
    53
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    51
    30
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "The Other Side of the Story"

    Mr. Rather has had a very interesting career; he has covered a lot of news in a lot of places. This book recounts some of those experiences (good and bad).

    His experiences as a journalist make him uniquely qualified to set the record straight about the event that ended his career at CBS. Mr. Rather lays out, in detail, the story and the story behind the story. He very astutely points out that the real story of George W Bush's military service (and the lies that surround it) got lost in the smokescreen Bush operatives initiated about the documents. If the facts aren't in your favor, divert people's attention with garbage! If anyone has any doubt about the influence of political parties and people in power on a free press, this book and the attack ads in the current presidential campaign will erase those doubts.

    Hearing the story in Mr. Rather's own voice also adds interest to the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    David Kew, Australia 07-15-12
    David Kew, Australia 07-15-12 Member Since 2011
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Never Heard of Dan Rather? Don't Miss This!"
    If you could sum up Rather Outspoken in three words, what would they be?

    Measured, Brutal, Integrity


    What other book might you compare Rather Outspoken to and why?

    I wish I could find other books to compare it with this is an incredible sweep through US, political and social events over the past 60 years from a perspective almost drowned out in modern media commentary.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    We swept through decades but also had in depth insights into the character of key players no doubt familiar to American listeners but totally unknown to an Australian with a passing interest in American politics but never exposed to your news media. I was gripped for me it was like watching Titanic not knowing the ship sank at the end.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes It was a major drain on my productivity I listened to it whenever I could, shopping, walking the dog, and when I should have been working.


    Any additional comments?

    We can only hope that the Dan Rathers of the world find a voice through the new media its evident there is no home for them in News Entertainment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Rick Agawam, MA, USA 06-27-12
    Rick Agawam, MA, USA 06-27-12 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    57
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "loved it!"

    The only thing better than having a book read to you is having the author read it to you! Well done Mr. Rather. Dan Rather Reports is on the DVR list. I highly recommend it if you enjoy keeping up with current events and how it is given out to the public.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    mark laganga 05-10-12
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Go Dan! Don't let the Bastards get you down!"

    Go Dan! Don't let the Bastards get you down!
    Go Dan! Don't let the Bastards get you down!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    LG from Troy 11-21-12

    LG in Troy

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    94
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Rather interesting"
    What did you love best about Rather Outspoken?

    Interesting life stories. Inner workings of CBS was interesting especially early stories about the beginning of network news.


    What about Dan Rather’s performance did you like?

    Well spoken


    Any additional comments?

    Clearly his gripe with CBS was the raison d'être for this book and grew longwinded at time. His overall life story and experiences were fascinating and worth the purchase.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.