Working

Researching, Interviewing, Writing
Narrated by: Robert A Caro
Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
4.9 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Working, written and read by Robert A. Caro.

Robert A. Caro, 'one of the great reporters of our time and probably the greatest biographer’ (Sunday Times), is one of the most acclaimed writers of his generation, whose biographies are widely considered to be masterpieces. 

In Working he offers a captivating account of his life as a writer, describing the sometimes staggering lengths to which he has gone in order to produce his books and offering priceless insights into the art and craft of non-fiction writing.

Anyone interested in investigative journalism and the pursuit of truth, in the writer’s process and the creation of literature, in the art of interviewing or simply the psychology of excellence will find a masterclass in all these subjects. 

Listeners already familiar with Caro’s work, meanwhile, will be thrilled at the revelations on offer, including how he discovered the fiercely guarded secrets of his subjects, how he constructed the pivotal scenes in his books and the fullest description yet of his forthcoming final volume of The Years of Lyndon Johnson.

Including several of Caro’s most famous speeches and interviews alongside the new material, Working is the self-portrait of a man who knows the meaning and importance of great story-telling. It is, like all his books, an utterly riveting example of that too.

©2019 Robert A Caro (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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  • Yoda
  • 06-30-19

Slow start but eventually becomes great & exciting

During the introduction I almost gave up on the book, but soon after I was very happy that I didn't. Fascinating stories, personalities, and hats off to the writer as well.

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  • B. Odams
  • 09-26-20

fascinating and compelling

some might find the delivery by Caro himself difficult and it does repeats points, but the narrative and the delivery are essential to getting into the process (and the person) behind his books.

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  • John Sharpe
  • 07-17-19

Very Inspiring - Great info, excellent narration

A very worthwhile book. Robert A Caro is a great writer and gives insight into the habits and traits that made him great. I took a lot from this. Thanks.

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  • Roland
  • 05-04-19

Copernicus from Australia

If you don’t like this audiobook. Listening to human voices, not only audiobooks, is not your thing. His writing is worth reading about. This is an autobiography of a biographer writing a biography... but don’t let that hold you back. It’s a tremendous story of writing a tremendous story. When archeologists dig they know they will never find something this telling, and yet they dig.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-12-20

I want to read more of and about Robert Caro. it i

it is routine and disciplines no one has in their lives who are under the age of 40. because he describes the truth so bluntly and true. read again kinda book.

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  • Liz - Australian artist
  • 05-24-19

Great

for anyone thinking of writing non fiction this is a must. hearing the master. very rewarding.

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  • Misha
  • 05-24-19

Truly moving, beautifully written and read

A wonderful and touching insight into a genius at work. Could not stop listening, love his accent