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Author: James Comey Narrator: James Comey Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2018 ISBN: 9781427298287
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In his book, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like, and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of power, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

Mr. Comey served as director of the FBI from 2013 to 2017, appointed to the post by President Barack Obama. He previously served as US attorney for the Southern District of New York, and the US deputy attorney general in the administration of President George W. Bush.

From prosecuting the Mafia and Martha Stewart to helping change the Bush administration’s policies on torture and electronic surveillance, overseeing the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation as well as ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, Comey has been involved in some of the most consequential cases and policies of recent history.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Only former FBI director James Comey himself could convincingly narrate this audiobook. Fortunately, Comey's conversational tone instantly connects with the listener, and hearing him deliver the book's highly charged contents in his own voice brings authenticity and immediacy to the presentation. Comey has a pleasant speaking voice, and he demonstrates a professional narrator's command of pacing and intensity. AudioFile
  • “Only former FBI director James Comey himself could convincingly narrate this audiobook. Fortunately, Comey’s conversational tone instantly connects with the listener, and hearing him deliver the book’s highly charged contents in his own voice brings authenticity and immediacy to the presentation. Comey has a pleasant speaking voice, and he demonstrates a professional narrator’s command of pacing and intensity. Anecdotes from his childhood and private life and in-depth details on his tenure at the FBI, including what led up to his firing, offer a more complete picture of Comey as an honest, principled man who is open about his mistakes and his role in the current political situation. This greatly anticipated, revelatory memoir needs to be heard.”

    AudioFile

  • “Summer’s political must-read.”

    Newsweek

  • “Comey…has worked in three administrations, and his book underscores just how outside presidential norms Trump’s behavior has been…Comey’s book fleshes out the testimony he gave before the Senate Intelligence Committee in June 2017 with considerable emotional detail, and it showcases its author’s gift for narrative…[with] some near-cinematic accounts.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • "[A] piercing and candid memoir. Comey revisits conflicts between duty and politics under three presidents…Comey mines his recollections for leadership lessons…His damning portrait of Trump, on the other hand, is a study in unethical, off-putting anti-leadership…This is a troubling and important account of the clash between power and justice.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “On November 11, President Donald Trump called former FBI director James Comey a political hack ‘proven now to be a liar.’ Comey responded by quoting from an 1855 sermon by the Reverend Charles Haddon Spurgeon: ‘If you want truth to go round the world you must hire an express train to pull it; but if you want a lie to go round the world, it will fly.’ Perhaps this memoir’s title is another possible response.”

    Library Journal

  • A Time Magazine Pick
  • A USA Today Pick of Not-to-Miss New Books 
  • An Entertainment Weekly Pick of 15 Juiciest Political Books to Come in 2018
  • A Washington Post Top 10 Book on Leadership for 2018
  • A Publishers Weekly Pick of Most Anticipated Books of Spring
  • A #1 iBooks bestseller
  • #1 New York Times bestseller
  • A #1 New York Times audio bestseller
  • A Newsweek Pick of Best Nonfiction for Summer Reading

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 tin | 6/4/2018

    " After listening to this book, I have a much better understanding of what happened and what needs to happen. Highly recommend. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 5/11/2018

    " I listened to this book with an open mind. Comey seems sincere as he tells this story and explains in great detail why he made some of the decisions he did. Not sure if his actions resulted in HRC losing the election, but if they did, I say, thanks for your help, Comey! Time will tell if the tale he recounts is true, or if it just more fake news. A good read, nevertheless. "

About the Author

James B. Comey was sworn in as the seventh director of the FBI on September 4, 2013. A Yonkers, New York native, he attended the College of William and Mary and the University of Chicago Law School, and then returned to New York and joined the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York as an assistant US attorney. There, he took on numerous crimes, most notably organized crime in the case of the United States v. John Gambino, et al. Afterwards, he became an assistant US attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia, where he prosecuted the high-profile case that followed the 1996 terrorist attack on the US military’s Khobar Towers in Khobar, Saudi Arabia. He returned to New York after 9/11 to become the US attorney for the Southern District of New York. At the end of 2003, he was tapped to be the deputy attorney general at the Department of Justice under then US Attorney General John Ashcroft. Comey left the Department of Justice in 2005 to serve as general counsel and senior vice president at defense contractor Lockheed Martin. Five years later, he joined Bridgewater Associates, a Connecticut-based investment fund, as its general counsel. In early 2013, he became a lecturer in law, a senior research scholar, and Hertog Fellow in National Security Law at Columbia Law School.