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Rather Outspoken Audiobook

Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News

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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

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    David Kew, Australia 07-15-12
    David Kew, Australia 07-15-12 Member Since 2011
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    "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.

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    Rick Agawam, MA, USA 06-27-12
    Rick Agawam, MA, USA 06-27-12 Member Since 2015
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    "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.

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    mark laganga 05-10-12
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    "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!

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    Stephanie 04-28-17
    Stephanie 04-28-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great and interesting story!"

    This was a great autobiography of Mr. Rather's life and career. I very much enjoyed it and he narration. It was a fairly long listen and I got through it very quickly---unlike some autobiographies, there was never a lull in the storytelling. Each section was very captivating and his remembering of 9/11 brought me back to that day myself. Great great listen!

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    Susan Joslyn 04-21-17
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    "Dan Rather makes me believe in my country."
    What did you love best about Rather Outspoken?

    Learning about his story and his integrity ... consistent, outspoken integrity ... in his own words by his own voice.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Well, Dan Rather, of course.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    All of it, but it was fascinating to learn of the early adventures.


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

    I listened to it consistently - it wasn't short enough for one sitting, but I didn't hop around to anything else, it was very engaging.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommend this, particularly in audio format, read by Himself.

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    Micky Mitchell 02-11-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Dan Rather is the best"

    This book took me on a journey from my youth to the present. Made me reflect the importance of truth and standing up for ones beliefs.

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    w 01-05-14
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    "Brilliant, thoughtful memoir by one of the greats"
    Where does Rather Outspoken rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Probably top of the list.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dan tells it like it was and is, with honesty & integrity.


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    Lee Blue Anchor, NJ, United States 01-07-13
    Lee Blue Anchor, NJ, United States 01-07-13 Member Since 2011
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    "informative"

    The foundations of journalism- objectivity, balance etc are GONE. Poor Dan was thrown under the bus when the new guard took over. This book mostly deals with the days before the tyranny of the minority blogged all semblance of reason out of the news business. This shook him to his core and you can hear the bewilderment in his voice when he talks about it.

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    LG from Troy 11-21-12

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    "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.

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