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Posted directly outside President Clinton's Oval Office, former Secret Service uniformed officer Gary Byrne reveals what he observed of Hillary Clinton's character and the culture inside the White House while protecting the first family in Crisis of Character, the most anticipated book of the 2016 election.

©2016 Gary J. Byrne (P)2016 Hachette Audio

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  • los angeles, ca, United States
  • 11-03-16

Crisis of Character

This was an interesting book about the Clinton's from firsthand experience. You get a look at what is going on as if you were walking around the White House. If the Clinton's were as the book describes them, then it is no wonder Monica Lewinsky became involved. Monica was as snarky as the rest of them. I think the book went on a little too long because the last part was a story more about the author and my interest faded in the end. If you are curious about the Clinton's, this is not speculation but on site information.

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Great listen!!

This book is so much more than what I had expected. Well written and presented. I have the utmost respect for Gary and his wonderful wife. Thank you for all you have done and all you still do.

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Great Listen!

I enjoyed hearing a day experience in the White House under different presidents and a few inside tales. I especially enjoyed hearing the viewpoint of an officer during his work and how that effects his life. Well read and well written.

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Timely

I recommend this book to anyone voting in the up coming election. I also recommend viewing the CSpan recording of the deposition. It's good to view all information favorable and unfavorable before voting. Act life your way of life depends on it because it does.

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So important to know the truth!

I enjoyed the story but was terribly disturbed by the corrupt mess in Washington. It's a complete disgrace that leadership hold themselves above the law and endanger those they were elected to protect.

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A little too much of Gary, not enough of Clintons.

What did you like best about Crisis of Character? What did you like least?

The small portion of the book that deals with the Clintons were good and interesting. While I appreciate the work Mr. Byrne's has given the country, the book is a bit misleading with the cover; I thought it would be all Hill and Bill, and not about his personal life and career - and yes that part was interesting as well, but would not have enough to make this Best Seller.

Would you recommend Crisis of Character to your friends? Why or why not?

Not really, as only a small part of it is about Bill & Hill.

What aspect of Brian Troxell’s performance would you have changed?

He was good.

Could you see Crisis of Character being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No.

Any additional comments?

I guess it's worth a read if you need to know everything about the Clintons or have an interest in the workings of the Secret Service behind the scenes; but I don't think I would have bought the book if I had know only a chapter or two were about the Clintons.

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Incredible

Very interesting insight into the Clinton administration, the secret service and the federal government. It is hard to put this audio book down.

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Not just a tell-all

This is so much more than the recent media hype. It's about Clinton shenanigans (I am being kind with that word) and manipulation of the truth, but it's also about the kindness and class of the Bush Whitehouse, as well as about the career of a guy who has some interesting tales to tell.

Seems like Byrne has a penchant for speaking up when he sees a wrong or incompetency and had plenty of chances for this along the way in his long career with more than one branch of the federal government.

Anybody who works knows how the go-with-the-flow (suck-up) mediocre employee often succeeds while the lone person speaking up, however right he or she may be, often gets shafted. I think Byrne is well aware of the latter.

His experience in the airlift evacuation of refugees from Cypress (I hope I am remembering that country correctly) left me shaking my head in wonder.

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Should Be A Millennial's Required Summer Reading

It is no secret that Millennial's hold a healthy disregard for their parents' beliefs, political views, and opinions in general. Do your own research! Read this compelling book. Then decide if character counts- especially when no one is looking. Does it matter to you? Does it matter to your generation? What about the next generation;- your children?

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Amazing Narrator... Amazing book

This book really hooked me and I couldn't stop listening. It's MUCH MUCH MORE than just about Hillary and more about the events that shrouded her and Bill. Also there are some really great experiences expertly told by Mr. Byrne in is adventures through the ranks

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