John Sweeney
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John Sweeney

John Sweeney is a British writer and broadcaster who became a YouTube sensation in 2007 while working for BBC Panorama and lost his temper with a member of the Church of Scientology. He admitted looking like an 'exploding tomato'. As a reporter, first for The Observer, then the BBC Sweeney has covered wars and chaos in more than eighty countries and been undercover to a number of tyrannies including Chechnya, North Korea and Zimbabwe. He has helped free seven people falsely convicted of killing babies, starting with Sally Clark and Angela Cannings. He has 'door-stepped' Vladimir Putin over the killings in Ukraine and when he challenged Donald Trump about his business relationship with mafiosi Fat Tony Salerno, Mr Trump walked out on him. Over the course of his career John has won an Emmy, two Royal Television Society prizes, an Sony Gold award, the What The Papers Say Journalist of The Year Prize, an Amnesty International prize and the Paul Foot Award. His hobby is falling off his bike on the way back from the pub.
Sweeney's rule of thumb in journalism is: 'I poke crocodiles in the eye with a stick.'
He lives in London, has written seven non-fiction books and two novels. His first, Elephant Moon, has sold more than 150,000 copies. His second, Cold, will be published in the summer of 2016.
He's on twitter, his handle stemming from his encounter with Scientology: @johnsweeneyroar

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Best Sellers

    • The Church of Fear

    • Inside the Weird World of Scientology
    • By: John Sweeney
    • Narrated by: John Sweeney
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219

    Tom Cruise and John Travolta say the Church of Scientology is a force for good. Others disagree....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Church of Intimidation, Deviousness and Evil

    • By Audio Gra Gra on 05-29-16

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Cold

    • A Joe Tiplady Thriller, Book 1
    • By: John Sweeney
    • Narrated by: Alan Smyth
    • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 136

    In the feeble light of a London winter, Joe Tiplady walks his dog in the snow. He is not alone. Two men are tracking him, as is a woman with wolf eyes....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Hated it.

    • By Lindyks3 on 07-06-16

    Regular price: $10.49

    • North Korea Undercover

    • Inside the World's Most Secret State
    • By: John Sweeney
    • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 543
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 488
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 488

    North Korea is like no other tyranny on Earth. Its citizens are told their home is the greatest nation in the world, and Big Brother is always watching....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Highly listenable, humorous and enlightening

    • By Kevin Stokes on 09-09-15

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Road

    • A Joe Tiplady Thriller, Book 2
    • By: John Sweeney
    • Narrated by: Alan Smyth
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    When a child is kidnapped by his unstable mother, the father turns to Joe Tiplady - offering him a lot of money to find the boy and bring him back....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • I cannot imagine a worse novel,...

    • By Wayne on 01-12-18

    Regular price: $18.19

    • Elephant Moon

    • By: John Sweeney
    • Narrated by: Helen Johns
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    As the Second World War rages, the Japanese Imperial Army enters Burma, and the British rulers prepare to flee....

    Regular price: $20.24

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