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Siege

Trump Under Fire
Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
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Michael Wolff, author of the bombshell best seller Fire and Fury, once again takes us inside the Trump presidency to reveal a White House under siege. 

With Fire and Fury, Michael Wolff defined the first phase of the Trump administration; now, in Siege, he has written an equally essential and explosive book about a presidency that is under fire from almost every side. A stunningly fresh narrative that begins just as Trump’s second year as president is getting underway and ends with the delivery of the Mueller report, Siege reveals an administration that is perpetually beleaguered by investigations and a president who is increasingly volatile, erratic and exposed. 

Michael Wolff is the author of Fire and Fury, the number one best seller that for the first time told the inside story of the Trump White House. He has received numerous awards for his work, including two National Magazine Awards. The author of seven previous books, he has been a regular columnist for Vanity Fair, New York, the Hollywood Reporter, British GQ and other magazines and newspapers. He lives in Manhattan and has four children. 

©2019 Michael Wolff (P)2019 Hachette Audio

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  • Fleetwoodboy
  • 06-09-19

Hairless and airless . The yellow peril

I great insight into the personality of the sitting POTUS , Donald Trump. As the story is still ongoing it looks like we might get a third insight

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-02-19

Riveting, depressing, terrifying

As in Wolff’s previous book and similar ones about the Trump administration, this has a mind-boggling overview of rampant corruption, incompetence and malfeasance, to an almost numbing degree. On almost every page there’s one example of behaviour that would end any other presidency. For that reason, it’s fascinating and compulsive, but also deeply worrying and depressing.

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  • Flink
  • 07-17-19

A good listen

A really good follow up to Fire and Fury. Interesting to get an inside baseball look st how some key moments in history played out. And, disappointing that the Muller investigation findings are reduced to just an epilogue. But, perhaps the author is saving that for his third book on Trump? Worth mentioning that the voice over artist was really great - making me laugh out loud numerous times with his impressions.

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  • MR
  • 07-15-19

Solid recap of known material

Nowhere near as incisive as fire and fury, and the only real source is bannon. It avoids being his propaganda just about.

Definitely an opportunistic sequel. Whereas fire and fury made a companion piece to fear (5*) this is unnecessary, although enjoyable.

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  • Alan Humphreys
  • 07-13-19

Maybe half a book

Parts of it were either copy and pasted or re-hashed. Having purchased both books on Audible I was a little disappointed in this one. Wolfe just appears to be the loathsome Bannon's ghost writer at times. That said, I tend to listen 2/3 times and this is based on my first listen. Helped make painting and watching the walls dry go quicker!

The guy reading it, assume he also did the first book too, was again great.

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  • Jacqui Hastings
  • 07-07-19

Another great book about The Madhouse!

He did it again, another great book about the inner workings of the madhouse and the comings and goings of this madcap administration. It truly must be a shit show in a dumpster fire!

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  • MM
  • 06-19-19

Compelling

Michael Wolff has followed up his excellent Fire and Fury with another insightful inspection into the workings of American political strategy radiating from a White House ruled by a narcissistic special-needs infant who was, unbelievably, elected (well, sort of) President.

This sequel is a wonderful book and the narrator is, again, perfect. The greatest pity is that the people who won’t read or listen to it are the very ones who should - that is, all the easily-duped Trump-suckers who blindly voted him into power in the first place.

And these people still fail to see how they have aided Trump in destroying all the good in America and its respectful standing with every other country on Earth.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-15-19

Way too unstructured

This book is enjoyable but it feels like reading magazine articles. No overarching narrative. Sometimes I had to force myself to focus.

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  • Andree
  • 06-11-19

Better than "Fire & Fury"

I read the author's "Fire & Fury" and was curious about this one after seeing the author's interview on MSNBC. In my opinion, "Siege" is a better literary construct than his first installment of the Trump's presidency. Wolf goes deeper, his description are more elaborated, and he presents Trump and his entourage with more understanding of the political structure in Washington than in the other book. I would offer a word a caution though; when Wolf talks about policies or Trump's decisions about foreign countries such as China or Russia, it is to be taken with the view that there is another side to the coin. Overall, I enjoyed his book and was even surprised at some of the information contained in it. I recommend this book.

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  • AM
  • 06-29-19

fascinating

I have thoroughly enjoyed this second book in the 'series'... am awaiting book three. Insiteful listening.

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  • Ian
  • 06-27-19

Wickedly good

Fire and Fury was great, this book is really great. A tale of dysfunctional mayhem by a gaggle of misfits and miscreants, it mortifies constantly in a "how could they....and how could they get away with it?" manner. Terrific writing, superbly narrated it was a real life horror story that I couldn't put down.

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  • DavidE
  • 06-11-19

Inside the Trump Whitehouse. <br />

This is almost a fly on the wall look at Trump's true character and modus operandi, or lack of same. I had to limit my listening to this Audio Book. Listen and be both increulous and afraid. Plus the narrator, Holter Graham, really brings the characters to life.

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