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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,492 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joe Klein Narrator: Lloyd James Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2012 ISBN:
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Primary Colors has its rich rewards as a savvy insider's look at life on the stump. But it travels far beyond mere gossip and exposé to discover a convincing world of its own, peopled by smart cookies, nutcases, and wheeler-dealers, whose public and private lives illuminate each other - sometimes by casting dark shadows. This story spans the novelistic spectrum from bedroom farce to high moral drama, and it paints a picture of the political state of the nation so vivid and authentic that one finds in it the deepest kind of truth - the kind of truth that only fiction can tell.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Denae | 2/15/2014

    " Funny, interesting, intriguing, but somehow still missing something. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joseph Buro | 2/7/2014

    " Ugh, Clinton. This guy is remembered fondly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cpm | 2/6/2014

    " still holds up and worth a read during a presidential election. makes me like clinton more for all his imperfections, a blend of cynical political savvy and compassionate idealism. good reminder, if one was needed, that no candidate, however good he seems, is going to be the saviour he claims. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anteru | 1/25/2014

    " So I was able to finish reading the book a few hours ago and I was like whoa! I hate politics! The characters looks like power greedy people! They are almost heartless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Getout Ofmybookcorner | 1/25/2014

    " A fascinating and yet worring look into American politics behind the scenes. Glad to be British. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jon | 1/20/2014

    " Take away the guessing game as to which elements were actually inspired by the Clinton campaign and you've got an average read that flies off the rails at the end with a Bizzaro World version of Deus ex machina. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Todd | 1/20/2014

    " A great political story about the presidential candidate of Jack Stanton, a Clinton-esque figure. For anyone who wanted to peer inside of a campaign, it is great story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cordell | 1/12/2014

    " Fun to read. The book became popular because the author was not identified for a long time and it is clearly based on a sitting president. But had it been published without all the hype about "who is it" it never would have become anything. Somewhat forgetable. Big deal. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Davehk | 1/2/2014

    " Check me out - 5 years after everyone else. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Randy Ball | 12/17/2013

    " I read this book before Joe Klein was the acknowledged author. I got a kick out of the veiled references to Clinton's early years...Of course, back then, Clinton seemed more harmless than he appears in retrospect. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 12/7/2013

    " Back when I read this book, the author was Anonymous, but as we all know now, Anonymous is Joe Klein. Great narration by Peter Francis James. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rustam | 11/20/2013

    " I thought this was a pretty sharp book. I thought the passage on the politics of the handshake was superb writing craftsmanship. Kind of page-turnery for me, but I let it in the five-star backdoor anyway. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Yasmin | 11/9/2013

    " The author's been outed since I read it and now everyone knows it was about Dear old Bill. An interesting behind the scenes look at American politics in those pre West Wing days. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phil | 11/7/2013

    " Read this upon its release...entertaining, not-earth shattering. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon | 10/25/2013

    " As a huge fan of president Clinton, politics and The New Yorker, this is one of my favorite books of all time. Brilliantly penned, page-turner that doesn't compromise its political roots for story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex Henke | 10/12/2013

    " Am including this book in my list of Top 40 Finest Novels. Beautifully written -- entertaining and disturbing, but also quite funny in many parts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pamela | 10/12/2013

    " Got a bit sentimental towards the end, but loved the well-drawn and realistic characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kari | 9/25/2013

    " Ugh. After slogging through 500 pages of insider babble about the turmoil of being the campaign manager for a (losing? - it's not clear whether Staton will eventually triumph) presidential candidate, the book just...ends. With no resolution. Interesting in parts, a disappointment in the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 8/29/2013

    " This is a GREAT plot, well written and really interesting so now I don't care who wrote it. (reviewed in 1996) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brien | 8/28/2013

    " Interesting take on campaign politics. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 8/22/2013

    " Nice book. Mostly fun as a stroll down memory lane, back to the crazy, wacky days of campaign '92. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 5/12/2013

    " An excellent look at the political machine. A very thinly vieled fictional account of Bill Clinton's initial run for the presidency. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cat | 3/12/2013

    " This was a good book and enjoyed reading it as this is an election year. Some parts dragged on but it was still enjoyable. Anonymous? Not!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sera | 2/15/2013

    " A really good book and the movie provides an excellent adaptation. It's based on Bill and Hillary Clinton and provides an interesting insight into life on the campaign trail and all of the issues that crop up along the way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Noah | 10/11/2012

    " Not exactly great literature, and certainly not educational, but it's not a bad read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 9/24/2012

    " Funny and sad, pathetic and all too true. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christastrophe | 9/8/2012

    " I like this book less ever since I found out it was written by that assmonkey Joe Klein. But whatever. "

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About the Author
Author Joe KleinJoe Klein is an award-winning journalist and the author of seven books, including the #1 bestseller Primary Colors. His weekly Time column, “In the Arena,” covers US politics, elections, and foreign policy and has won two National Headliner Awards for best magazine column.
About the Narrator

Lloyd James (a.k.a. Sean Pratt) has been narrating since 1996 and has recorded over six hundred audiobooks. He is a seven-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award and has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His critically acclaimed performances include Elvis in the Morning by William F. Buckley Jr. and Searching for Bobby Fischer by Fred Waitzkin, among others.