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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,036 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dick Cheney Narrator: Edward Herrmann Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2011 ISBN: 9781442347588
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In his unmistakable voice and with an insider's eye on history, former Vice President Dick Cheney tells the story of his life and the nearly four decades he has spent at the center of American politics and power. Download and start listening now!

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  • “He’s been called a great American patriot and the spawn of the devil, but whatever your views on Dick Cheney, you can’t ignore the influence this former vice president, US senator, and Republican administration official has had on government policy and world affairs. In this personal and political memoir, this ever-outspoken politician and statesman delivers candid opinions on Iraq, the economy, and other political controversies.”

    BarnesandNoble.com, editorial review

  • “George W. Bush’s vice president speaks…The author opens with the outrage of 9/11, in which one thought was foremost on his mind, apart from clearing the sky of planes: namely, ‘guaranteeing the continuity of a functioning United States government’…Cheney’s take on the world is clinical and even scholarly…He is methodical but selective, as when he carefully accounts for his holdings in a certain corporation at the time of his vice presidency…The underlying point of the book is that Bush/Cheney were right in invading Iraq and waterboarding prisoners. Let the reader be the judge--until, that is, history decides on the matter.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • Recipient of the 2011Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award for Nonfiction
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • A #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller
  • A #1 Los Angeles Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Glen | 2/17/2014

    " A very good read giving lots of insight into the man we knew as Vice President. Pulling back the curtain we see a man who is conservative, cerebral and methodical - all characteristics that make him seem a little cold from a distance, but more human after reading his thoughts. An excellent read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mirëdon Fusha | 2/17/2014

    " Visibly a memoir written by a reserved person! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Opa | 2/17/2014

    " This book was written better than Bush's and Rove's books. It was on par with Rumsfeld's book. I came away with 3 thoughts. Powell was deceitful. Rice was a screw-up. Bush left a wounded soldier on the battlefield. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhyan | 2/1/2014

    " Better than i anticipated. There was comparatively little personal information, but numerous and detailed accounts of Cheney's political life which I thoroughly enjoyed, being a fan of political processes and the careful consideration that goes into them. Overall it was very informative and also fairly technical in some aspects, which made it enjoyable for me but might swing some readers in the other direction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly Procida | 1/30/2014

    " It is quite timely to be finishing this book while issues in North Korea and in Iran are looming. Yes, Dick Cheney is a hawk. No, I am not generally, although I do support our troops and appreciate and understand the use and threatened use of military force when necessary. I have a deeper respect for the body of Dick's Cheney's political work after reading about the different positions he has held throughout different administrations both in the congress and in the White House. His love and dedication as a father, husband and grandfather shone through in this work as well. It really was a nice balance of personal and political as the title implies. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott | 1/28/2014

    " He may not be the most popular person today but history will show him to be an incredible asset who served our country well for decades . This book makes that case as it explores his contributions. His story and this book are important. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karl Hafer, Jr. | 1/23/2014

    " About 75% horsesh%t...25% heart attacks and Saddam was super bad dude. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 1/17/2014

    " Very interesting history of Dick Cheney's life and behind the scenes in Washington. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nick | 1/17/2014

    " A typical political memoir. Explained why he took the position he did on many issues, most of the time it made sense and seemed reasonable, but on a few items he seemed like an ostrich with his head in the sand. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joy | 11/1/2013

    " Excellent read. Tells of a time gone by...only recently. And, of course, of his journey. Recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nick | 9/21/2013

    " Very interesting book from an evil man. Definitely one-sided but enlightening nevertheless. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karin | 9/2/2013

    " It would seem that former Vice-President Cheney really fucking hates Condi Rice and Colin Powell and everything that went wrong with Saddam, WMDs, Afghanistan, and Mid-East peace are all their fault. Go figure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gloria | 1/7/2013

    " Very good book. Loved the insight as to what was happening at the White House and the President on Sept 11th. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Suzanne | 1/5/2013

    " I expected to be bombarded with opinions on why he did this and why he thought that, but most of the key events in which he was involved were described as "I agreed" or "I disagreed" without much explanation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill | 7/21/2012

    " Pretty bland and straightforward. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tristan | 6/27/2012

    " I can't say my head was exploding as Cheney promised, but this definitely had some interesting moments, particularly as concerns the period from 2001-2008. I also liked the chronological approach in this book much better than the thematic approach of Bush's memoirs. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greg Snyder | 3/21/2012

    " I read the book and still do not like Dick Cheney. Dick Cheney loved Dick Cheney. I would guess that he made a lot of enemies from the Washington crowd and other politicians he worked with after the book was published. This is your choice whether you want to read or not. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Justin Istenes | 12/14/2011

    " I found this to be very interesting at times and at other times very self serving on the part of Dick Cheney. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sean | 11/30/2011

    " I was pleasantly surprised, and really enjoyed this book despite disagreeing with just about everything in it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Viet | 11/6/2011

    " His upbringing and his effort to change his life are both admirable. I agree with his approach toward North Korea. But seriously, his attempt to rationalize going to war with Iraq, and keeping the troop there, is just pathetic! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Paul | 10/13/2011

    " I read it to understand a man shrouded in mystery, yet when I finished, I found more questions than answers. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Suzanne | 10/6/2011

    " I expected to be bombarded with opinions on why he did this and why he thought that, but most of the key events in which he was involved were described as "I agreed" or "I disagreed" without much explanation.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gerald | 9/20/2011

    " Whether you like him or hate him, he is one of the most influential and contraversial statesmen of the past three decades. This book is an explanation and defense of his beliefs. It is very well written and is certainly worth your time whatever you may believe. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anang | 9/17/2011

    " Unapologetic, passionate memoir from a much maligned public servant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darrell | 9/17/2011

    " Good read. Gave me an entirely different view of Cheney as compared with the demonization of Cheney that I had from reading main stream media. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gloria | 9/15/2011

    " Very good book. Loved the insight as to what was happening at the White House and the President on Sept 11th. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karl | 9/9/2011

    " About 75% horsesh%t...25% heart attacks and Saddam was super bad dude. "

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About the Author
Author Dick Cheney

Dick Cheney served at the highest levels of government and in the private sector for more than forty years. He was the White House chief of staff under President Gerald Ford and secretary of defense under President George H. W. Bush, overseeing America’s military during the 1991 Operation Desert Storm. Elected six times to the House of Representatives from Wyoming, he eventually became House minority whip. As the forty-sixth vice president, he served two terms under President George W. Bush.

About the Narrator

Edward Herrmann (1943–2014) was one of America’s top audiobook narrators. He won multiple Earphones and Audie Awards, and his narration of the King James version of the Bible remains a benchmark in the industry.