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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (136 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Wolff Narrator: Michael Wolff Publisher: Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2008 ISBN:
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If Rupert Murdoch isn't making headlines, he's busy buying the media outlets that generate the headlines. His News Corp. holdings, from the New York Post, Fox News, and most recently, The Wall Street Journal, to name just a few, are vast, and his power is unrivaled. So what makes a man like this tick? Michael Wolff gives us the definitive answer in The Man Who Owns the News.

With unprecedented access to Rupert Murdoch himself, and his associates and family, Wolff chronicles the astonishing growth of Murdoch's $70 billion media kingdom. In intimate detail, he probes the Murdoch family dynasty, from the battles that have threatened to destroy it to the reconciliations that seem to only make it stronger. Drawing upon hundreds of hours of interviews, he offers accounts of the Dow Jones takeover as well as plays for Yahoo! and Newsday as they've never been revealed before.

Written in the irresistible stye that only an award-winning columnist for Vanity Fair can deliver, The Man Who Owns the News offers an exclusive glimpse into a man who wields extraordinary power and influence in the media on a worldwide scale and whose family is being groomed to carry his legacy into the future. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adam | 11/18/2013

    " As much as I may despise the political tendencies of Rupert Murdoch, it is an undeniable fact that he is a business-savvy media mogul. I started Wolff's thus far excellent book, and Murdoch's life is as fascinating as one would imagine. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanette | 8/14/2013

    " What am amazing portrayal of Murdoch's take over of the Dow Jones. Wolff did not waste the gift he was given to be able to interview Murdoch and his associates directly. AMAZING read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Louise Tobin | 5/31/2013

    " I went into this book wanting, and expecting to despise Murdoch. However I found myself understanding him more and while still not approving of many of his viewpoints or the fact that they are always 'advertised' in his newspapers. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Aharon | 10/12/2012

    " The man who bores me with his silly book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori Grant | 12/20/2011

    " A should-read biograpy on leadership for knowledge workers, managers, directors, C-levels, and entrepreneurs. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andy | 8/13/2011

    " While the topic of Murdoch interested me, this book is disorganized and poorly written & edited... just like... oh a Murdoch Tabloid story; which may indeed be the author's point. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susie | 8/28/2010

    " Not a fan of the writing style or the decision to whip back and forth between past and present but it gave an inside view into Murdochs mentality/perspective. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nathan Rabin | 1/24/2010

    " Fascinating stuff. Wolff's a hell of a writer. Starts a little slow but picks up speed. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mikelkpoet | 12/10/2009

    " I put this book down, almost immediately, because I got the feeling that the author was some sort of insider in Murdoch's world, and not an objective journalist who could and would give us an honest look at Murdoch. If I want PR, I'll pick up PR. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Delight | 9/30/2009

    " I was looking for a little more scoopage on Rupert Murdoch than this book dished. Regardless of your personal politics, Murdoch is fascinating (money doesn't seem to drive him) and his dogged pursuit of the WSJ is well chronicled here. "

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About the Author

Michael Wolff, a columnist for Vanity Fair and two-time National Magazine Award winner, is one of the nation’s most influential writers about media, culture, and politics. He is a commentator for CNBC and a founder of Newser, the news aggregator. In 2003 he achieved international recognition for his dispatches from the Persian Gulf as the Iraq War began.