Under Fire

Reporting from the Front Lines of the Trump White House
Narrated by: Janina Edwards
Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Veteran White House reporter April Ryan thought she had seen everything in her two decades as a White House correspondent. And then came the Trump administration. In Under Fire, Ryan takes us inside the confusion and chaos of the Trump White House to understand how she and other reporters adjusted to the new normal. She takes us inside the policy debates, the revolving door of personnel appointments, and what it is like when she, as a reporter asking difficult questions, finds herself in the spotlight, becoming part of the story. With the world on edge and a country grappling with a new controversy almost daily, Ryan gives listeners a glimpse into current events from her perspective, not only from inside the briefing room but also as a target of those who want to avoid answering probing questions. After listening to her new audiobook, listeners will have an unprecedented inside view of the Trump White House and what it is like to be a reporter Under Fire.

©2018 The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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loved it very much, keep up the professional journalists qualities, truth, facts, truth, facts, Period.

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  • 09-08-18

Paul Harvey said now l know the rest of the story

I loved it, very informative. most of the time we don't get the full story

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First hand account

I appreciated the background information and history as she tells her story so the listener can better inderstand the significance. I was slightly annoyed at the bias, i was expecting a different approach but THIS IS HER STORY.

Her perspective is from a black woman covering a strange, chaotic and disorganized racist administration; which i can appreciate. until the black/brown community has a platform on which to tell us their story the rest of us will remain ignorant.

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Thank You

Thank you so much April for all the encouraging words and the informative information that you share as you are on your life’s journey that you chose to pursue. Thank You so much for being on the front line and able to share with those who are interested in knowing what it takes to be a woman of courage persistence and have a class of dignity that stands in your truth as a woman of Value.

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Nothing but FACTS in this book!

Thank you so much April for reporting THE FACTS, REAL NEWS!! Whatever comes out of 45's office I believe the opposite!!

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Very Informative and Relatable

The book was very informative. There were parts that were a little repetitive but overall great content. After hearing Ryan’s voice for so many years on the TJMS, I would have enjoyed it if she had been the narrator. The narrator was good but I kept waiting to hear the iconic voice of Ryan.

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Great Read

Loved this book ! It’s good to hear FACTS ! This admin is really a detriment our democracy .

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New Fan of April Ryan

I really enjoyed this book! April Ryan did a great job capturing her experiences dealing with this current administration. She was able to connect what she was going through with what we were seeing in the media.

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Women Voices Matters

Great book and narration. These are crazy times for women as the past of "primal thinking & treatment" continues to suppress our voices for fundamental rights and social justice. April's book provides strength, enlightenment, courage, motivation, and the willpower to remain steadfast and unmovable for equality for all women. "No Surrender, No Retreat"

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Can’t get past the narrator.

April Ryan’s book is interesting and informative so far, but I can’t take the narrator any more. Her repetitive cadence is monotonous and distracts from the content.
I listened to the sample before buying and thought then that the Foreward was limiting her performance. Not so. I’ve sped up to two higher levels, and although the content is still quite clear it didn’t help.
After more than an hour in, I’m throwing in the towel and am gonna buy it in print.

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  • DEANVEGGY
  • 10-14-18

admirable but preachy in places

thank goodness for brave reporters such as this with strong ethics. very interesting overall but i found some of it hard going.

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  • Jacqui Hastings
  • 11-05-18

Great book .

A truly rounded view of a black woman at work in the s.hole that is the Trump White House!

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  • Deborah
  • 03-11-19

excellant

loved it kept my attention
i recommend this book to anyone that want to know 1st hand of a w.h reporter