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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (291 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Taylor Branch Narrator: Taylor Branch Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The Clinton Tapes highlights major events of Clinton’s two terms, including war in Bosnia, the anti-deficit crusade, health reform failure, anti-terrorist strikes, peace initiatives, the 1996 re-election campaign, and Whitewater investigations culminating in his 1999 impeachment trial. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “A remarkable portrait of White House life...An important work about American political life...Branch is an historian by trade, and an excellent one...To the extent that Branch’s portrait of the president rescues politics from ignominy, he has done a real public service; that he has done this while vividly portraying an exuberant American original is cause for joy...Revealing and often delightful.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “I have seldom read a more compelling account of a leader in power...An unexpected treasure-trove. Here is Clinton out of hours and off his guard...The story behind this book reads like the plot of a Hollywood movie.” 

    Sunday Times (London)

  • “Taylor Branch’s latest book has made me whistle more than any comparable piece of work for a very long time, and not just because of its many remarkable disclosures.”


  • “An absorbing inside account of [Clinton’s] White House years...Browsers and scholars will find perceptive insights on Clinton’s policies and magnetic personality.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The unique format of presidential recollections and the author’s follow-up form a narrative that will fascinate informed readers and American presidency scholars.” 

    Library Journal

  • “A one-of-a-kind...perspective on the Clinton presidency.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ron Mwangaguhunga | 2/12/2014

    " I particularly liked Clinton's thoughts on Pope John Paul II in this book. Not particularly ground moving, but interesting analysis of Clinton's thoughts on people like Berlusconi, Yeltsin, Blair. I did come away with a better sense of Bill Clinton's brightness on foreign policy, where he was never given much credit (previously i had given the credit to Albright). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mary | 2/10/2014

    " Although it is not well written, it is redeemed by giving us a fascinating glimpse into the White House. Great political gossip about important people from Yeltsin to President Carter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Andrew McKee | 1/28/2014

    " Interesting chronology of Clinton years and profile of President Clinton as recorded by his friend, master historian Taylor Branch, in secret conversations from 1993-2001. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Marianne Stehr | 10/31/2013

    " Ok, this is long, boring and not as much about Clinton as it is about the author. I really don't care about Taylor Branch, therefore I am not interested in reading about him or his dealings with Clinton. "

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