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Double Down Audiobook

Double Down: Game Change 2012

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Publisher's Summary

John Heilemann and Mark Halperin set the national conversation on fire with their best-selling account of the 2008 presidential election, Game Change. In Double Down, they apply their unparalleled access and storytelling savvy to the 2012 election, rendering an equally compelling narrative about the circus-like Republican nomination fight, the rise and fall of Mitt Romney, and the trials, tribulations, and Election Day triumph of Barack Obama.

Drawing on hundreds of interviews with the people who lived the story, Heilemann and Halperin deliver another reportorial tour de force that reads like a fast-paced novel. Character driven and dialogue rich, replete with extravagantly detailed scenes, Double Down offers a panoramic account of a campaign at once intensely hard fought and lastingly consequential. For Obama, the victory he achieved meant even more to him than the one he had pulled off four years earlier. In 2008, he believed, voters had bet on a hope; in 2012, they passed positive judgment on what he'd actually done, allowing him to avert a loss that would have rendered his presidency a failed, one-term accident.

For the Republicans, on the other hand, 2012 not only offered a crushing verdict but an existential challenge: to rethink and reconstitute the party or face irrelevance - or even extinction. Double Down is the occasionally shocking, often hilarious, ultimately definitive account of an election of singular importance.

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    Evan G. 03-26-16
    Evan G. 03-26-16
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    "Another Masterpiece for Political Aficionados"

    Game Change, Double Down, these guys write political books that read like thrillers - I feel like a fly on the wall during the campaign and the book is written so well! I can hardly wait to go behind the scenes of the trump campaign for the next one!

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    Amr 02-22-16
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    "Good insider telling of the 2012 election"

    It's not as good as Game Change, but 2012 is not 2008. Yes, it's just stories, and just about people, nothing high minded here. But these are the people who run the political system and affect our lives. It's amazing to see how fragile and human they are.

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    S. Resler San Jose, CA 12-05-15
    S. Resler San Jose, CA 12-05-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Great for political junkies"

    A fascinating inside look at the personal dynamics involved in the 2012 election. I recommend listening to Game Change by the same authors, which is about the 2008 election, first.

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    Lois Creamer St. Louis, MO 08-15-15
    Lois Creamer St. Louis, MO 08-15-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great insider report of the 2012 election .."

    If you're a politico you'll enjoy this book! Authors cover the entire scene and spread of candidates in a hard-fought election year. The story is detailed and drags in a couple of places but overall is well done.

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    Abdiweli 06-26-15
    Abdiweli 06-26-15 Member Since 2016
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    "awesome book"

    a must read for all political junkies. very detailed. you get all the background details

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    Julie Lane New York 05-21-15
    Julie Lane New York 05-21-15 Member Since 2007

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    "Thorough account on 2012 election"

    I'm a political junkie so this book was right up my alley. An excellent Behind the scenes account of what went on in the various candidates' campaigns.

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    Chris Tiedeman Indiana 04-09-15
    Chris Tiedeman Indiana 04-09-15
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    "Like being back in 2012..."

    As a political junkie, I love this type of thing. This provides a deep analysis of the events of the 2012 cycle in a depth that you can't get in our current news environment. A must-listen!

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    Robert GRAND FORKS, ND, United States 04-05-15
    Robert GRAND FORKS, ND, United States 04-05-15 Member Since 2016

    I aud a lot of books.

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    "Meh"

    This double down was definitely not a game changer. Sorry, I couldn't resist. Especially since that's the kind of writing you can expect in this book.

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    Kenneth WOODBRIDGE, CT, United States 02-14-15
    Kenneth WOODBRIDGE, CT, United States 02-14-15 Member Since 2010

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    "Excellent narrative of the 2012 election."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Double Down to be better than the print version?

    I have no idea.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The timeliness.


    What about Robert Fass’s performance did you like?

    It was fine.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    President Obama is much tougher than he shows publicly, Mitt Romney much less so, and Jon Huntsman has a whole lot of big negatives that never came out during his brief time as a potential candidate.


    Any additional comments?

    No.

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    Kenneth Kilday 02-10-15
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    "Great for political junkies."

    I read Game Change and lived that book too. Their writing style really allowed me to feel like I was a fly on the wall observing.

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