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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (183 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Frost Narrator: David Frost Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2008 ISBN: 9780061560590
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Following the resounding success of the eponymous West End and Broadway hit play, Frost/Nixon tells the extraordinary story of how Sir David Frost pursued and landed the biggest fish of his career—and how the series drew larger audiences than any news interview ever had in the United States, before being shown all over the world.

This is Frost's absorbing story of his pursuit of Richard Nixon, and is no less revealing of his own toughness and pertinacity than of the ex-President's elusiveness. Frost's encounters with such figures as Swifty Lazar, Ron Ziegler, potential sponsors, and Nixon as negotiator are nothing short of hilarious, and his insight into the taping of the programs themselves is fascinating.

Frost/Nixon provides the authoritative account of the only public trial that Nixon would ever have, and a revelation of the man's character as it appeared in the stress of eleven grueling sessions before the cameras. Including historical perspective and transcripts of the edited interviews, this is the story of Sir David Frost's quest to produce one of the most dramatic pieces of television ever broadcast, described by commentators at the time as “a catharsis” for the American people.

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  • “The extraordinary story of how Sir David Frost pursued and landed the biggest fish of his career…Absorbing…Frost’s encounters with such figures as Swifty Lazar, Ron Ziegler, potential sponsors, and Nixon as negotiator are nothing short of hilarious, and his insight into the taping of the programs themselves is fascinating…The authoritative account of the only public trial that Nixon would ever have.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kate | 7/29/2013

    " Dad said it was good, but more than you'd ever want to know and I guessed a bit boring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 5/13/2013

    " A very interesting account of the interviews. Nixon has been presented more or less as a caricature in hindsight. This made me remember that he was a complex personality both in his strengths and weaknesses. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shona | 4/8/2013

    " didnt really enjoy this book to be honest. Found it hard work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kendra | 12/21/2011

    " If you are interested in this type of thing... I have tickets to the play in the spring and, of course, the movie is out. Even with reading this, I still might want to see the original interviews. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Philip | 8/13/2010

    " it was good detailed but wasnt in the mood for history i guess "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pattie | 7/8/2010

    " It not only gives parts of the transcripts of the interviews, but talks about the behind the scenes wheeling and dealing that went on to get the interviews to take place and air on television. An interesting piece of history. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris Wood | 7/6/2010

    " Fascinating point in history, but a slightly dull account of it, sadly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 6/7/2009

    " Fascinating point in history, but a slightly dull account of it, sadly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Philip | 1/21/2009

    " it was good detailed but wasnt in the mood for history i guess "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kendra | 1/15/2009

    " If you are interested in this type of thing... I have tickets to the play in the spring and, of course, the movie is out. Even with reading this, I still might want to see the original interviews. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 1/12/2009

    " A very interesting account of the interviews. Nixon has been presented more or less as a caricature in hindsight. This made me remember that he was a complex personality both in his strengths and weaknesses. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pattie | 2/8/2008

    " It not only gives parts of the transcripts of the interviews, but talks about the behind the scenes wheeling and dealing that went on to get the interviews to take place and air on television. An interesting piece of history. "

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About the Author

Sir David Frost (1939–2013) was a British journalist, comedian, writer, media personality, and daytime television game show host best known for his two decades as host of Through the Keyhole and serious interviews with various political figures, the most notable being Richard Nixon. From 2006 to 2012 he hosted the weekly program Frost Over the World on Al Jazeera English, and from 2012 to 2013 he hosted The Frost Interview.