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Publisher's Summary

On top of the world ...in a house of cards

The tabloids tracked his every move. The business magazines predicted his demise. And the public couldn't get enough. But the only people privy to Donald Trump's real story were the members of his inner circle - men such as Jack O'Donnell, a top executive at Atlantic City's Trump Plaza Casino until April, 1990. For three years O'Donnell witnessed the goings-on in the House of Trump that the people only guessed at. Now he reveals what he saw.

Here's the inside story of Trump's legendary tirades, his convenient forgetfulness, and the infamous Donald Trump ego. O'Donnell tells how the Plaza staff catered to Trump's personal whims, and to those of his mistress - and how the man who built the largest gambling hall in the world knew little about running a casino.

From the hypocrisy, bad deals, and the monumental debt to the untold tales of Marla and Ivana, Trumped! rips the mask off the mighty Trump facade - revealing a man whose castle is about to collapse.

©1991 John O'Donnell & James Rutherford (P)2016 David N. Wilson

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Seems Balanced

Would you consider the audio edition of Trumped! to be better than the print version?

I haven't read the ebook.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The focus of course is on Trump. I'm far from being a fan or supporter, but it gave an insider's perspective without seeming to diss or praise too much.

Which character – as performed by Kevin Pierce – was your favorite?

It was a credible performance. So, I don't have a single favorite

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Just at how fair this writer seemed to be. O'Donnell worked for Trump for three and a half years. This booked was first published back in 1991 or so. And still has relevance as to what makes Trump tick. Good and Bad.

Any additional comments?

Again, I'm not a fan, but I enjoyed this insider look into the man.

Thanks for making this available to listen to

.This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com."

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Interesting Listen About the REAL Trump

I thought this was a very insightful and interesting listen. Trump only just came out as the presumptive nominee and I knew that I had to listen and review this book when I got the chance. I'm still in awe that people could actually want this man to be the leader of a nation...

This book goes behind the scenes and gives another prospective to who Donald Trump REALLY is. That is, when he doesn't have teams of spokesmen, publicists, and campaign lackeys running behind him and justifying/clarifying/correcting everything he says.
Anyone interested in politics should definitely give this one a go.

I received a free copy of this audiobook from the author, publisher, or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. I was NOT required to write a positive review and this reflects my honest opinion of the work.

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A brilliantly written expose into Donald Trump

John O'Donall gives us an invaluable, important glimpse into the man who will be President!

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Brought Back Memories

What made the experience of listening to Trumped! the most enjoyable?

The truth of the story.

What did you like best about this story?

Learning a truth about Donald Trump.

Which character – as performed by Kevin Pierce – was your favorite?

The author.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes, the end in which he quit.

Any additional comments?

I worked for a crazy man who was ill tempered and lacked both character and integrity, just like DJT. His cruelty hurt hundreds of faithful people. Never again.

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Trumped

This is a winner!Kevin Pierce delivers a great narration of a book by someone that has actually worked with our Presidential candidate.Mr Trump was always the egotistical,bigotted con man he is today.It seems he always wanted corners cut and things swept under the table.A must read for an dumkoff thinking of voting for him!
I was gifted this book for an honest review

11 of 13 people found this review helpful

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Intriguing and revealing story.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, because it sheds interesting light on a major public figure.

What about Kevin Pierce’s performance did you like?

The narration was very good, and kept the pace rolling along, particularly through technical descriptions of the gambling business.

Any additional comments?

I received a free copy of this audio book in exchange for an honest review courtesy of audio book blast.

"Donald Trump is a good businessman". That's one of the core elements of his brand, and if you've been paying attention to U.S. politics at all recently, it's one you'll have heard ad nausium. If even half of what this book alleges is true, it's also a fabrication. Taking some of what's written with a grain of salt--after all, the source is a man who admits to a major falling-out with Trump--Trumped gives some fascinating potential insight into a man who has branded himself as very rich, very successful, a man who can fix anything from companies to countries with his deal-making. I'd highly recommend reading this one if you want to learn more about a major public figure who looks likely to leave his mark on the U.S. political arena. Along the way, you'll also pick up some fascinating tidbits about the gambling industry, boxing promotion and the world of entertainment more generally.

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Very descriptive

I read the book to learn how it may be to have Trump as a president. I was scared before. Now I'm terrified.

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  • Walnut Creek, CA United States
  • 05-02-16

What It's Like to Work for Donald Trump

What did you love best about Trumped!?

This review was written at a time when Donald Trump was very close to winning the 2016 Republican Party presidential nomination (it is still uncertain...)

Personally, I don't have much difficulty looking past most of the hype on both sides of the isle when it comes to Mr. Trump. However, this audiobook offers a VERY interesting "take" on what it was like to work for Donald Trump, and to be a part of his "inner circle"-at least, from a business perspective.

Wow! What a fascinating person! Like most of us, Donald Trump is clearly a flawed individual-and in ways that I never imagined. Curious to know more about this man? Then I suggest that you go ahead and purchase this audiobook!

Any additional comments?

I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review.

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Intimate inside perspective

I have read all the trump books out there. I have sought out both sides. This book. This author by far embodies the most accurate depiction of this terrifyingly manipulative person. He lived it. Why more people do not seek out authentic history of Trump is beyond me. In order to understand what is happening today people must start from the beginning to understand what is happening today has been in the making for 40+ years. Read to understand. Read to pass on the knowledge

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Get to know The Donald

Now he is our President. We know, or we think we now, who he is and what makes him tick. The question is has Donald changed or is he the same failed businessman who ran three Atlantic City casinos into the ground in the late 1980s and 1990d? When reading this book you will find that President Trump acts now like he did then; only his opinion matters in his mind, right or wrong. His attention span has gotten no shorter and his sense of personal loyalty is now, as then, is lacking. A great book for anyone who wants to understand today's Trump; we see that a leopard cannot change his spots. This book is important to any student in the study of Trump. The best predictor of the future is the past and this book cements that concept. Loved the book. I now know what to expect during the remaining years of the fledgling Trump presidency. A must read.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-05-17

Objective and interesting

Initially I was wary of this book unsure of the authors objectivity. In fact the book feels to be an honest portrayal of John O'Donnell's interaction and relationship with Donald Trump. in fact many of the behaviours and attitudes of Donald Trump that he describes are consistent with his reported behaviour in his current job. i would high recommend reading this book

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  • Lance Johnson
  • 11-16-16

A page turner listen!

If you could sum up Trumped! in three words, what would they be?

Great story, easy to listen to, entertaining, and an insight in the next of President of the USA.

For all those interested in the future president of the USA.

What did you like best about this story?

The story gives a deep insight about Donald, showing his many flaws, and difficult mannerism. If he runs the USA like he does his casino, then America is going to be bankrupt even worst than the time of George Bush!

Have you listened to any of Kevin Pierce’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No - first one - but very good

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Trump playing with his children, giving a small human glimpse into him.

Any additional comments?

This book is written by a former employee of Trump - working directly with him at the executive level in the 1980s-90s for 3 years. In it you get: 1. The truth about some of stories in Donald's own book "Art of the Deal" 2. How Donald got involved in gambling and the story behind the Trump Taj Mahal, Trump Castle, Trump Plaza and what led to its failure 3. An insight to Donald's personality 4. His relationship with his wife Ivanka and Marla Maples/other women 5. Death of Trumps 3 top executive in a helicopter accident and the human element behind it.


Let me say, I dislike Trump, however I feel that some elements of the book were not fair to Donald, in that in did not emphasise the positive of Donald Trump - the fact he ran multiple properties, the fact he had a big vision, how he gets the best people to work for him, his mastery of publicity. The writer is a disgruntled former employee of Donald Trump who writes very little of his own shortcomings. He glosses over the fact that he felt anger of being overlooked for a promotion, that he found it difficult to fire people, that in his final year the Trump Plaza managed by him was running a loss, that he allowed a billionaire to gamble at the Casino - that person won 6 million from the Plaza (later regained after he left).

Having said that, and having read multiple biographies of Trump - there is a common pattern - Donald is a sociopath - he has no empathy for people. He is cruel beyond belief. He is good at public relations. He is intelligent -eg. if someone asks for a raise, he will try to blame that person for something else in order to reduce/not pay that person. He is unappreciative of the people who work for him.

I would ask all Americans and others read this book to see some element of this President who is going to run the free world.

Trump is a nightmare with wings!

2 of 4 people found this review helpful