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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (755 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bob Woodward Narrator: Boyd Gaines Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In Washington, D.C., where little stays secret for long, the identity of Deep Throat -- the mysterious source who helped Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein break open the Watergate scandal in 1972 -- remained hidden for 33 years. Now, Woodward tells the story of his long, complex relationship with W. Mark Felt, the enigmatic former No. 2 man in the Federal Bureau of Investigation who helped end the presidency of Richard Nixon.

The Secret Man chronicles the story in intimate detail, from Woodward's first, chance encounter with Felt in the Nixon White House, to their covert, middle-of-the-night meetings in an underground parking garage, to the aftermath of Watergate and decades beyond, until Felt finally stepped forward at age 91 to unmask himself as Deep Throat.

The Secret Man is an intense 33-year journey, providing a one-of-a-kind study of trust, deception, pressures, alliances, doubts and a lifetime of secrets. Woodward has spent more than three decades asking himself why Mark Felt became Deep Throat. Now the world can see what happened and why, bringing to a close one of the last chapters of Watergate. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “The penultimate chapter, in which [Woodward] explains his adamant position on the protection of sources, is a passage that one hopes will be taught in schools.” 

    Christopher Hitchens, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “Open[s] a window on the fraught relationships at the heart of journalism.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Comes across as honest, personal, and slightly off balance, seemingly mirroring the author’s own ambivalent feelings about his relationship with Felt…Equally interesting here is the chance to reprise the various journalistic decisions Woodward has made over the years—particularly relevant, in today’s world, is the whole topic of protecting sources. A must.” 


  • “The concerns raised here about governmental authority and presidential power are as timely now as they were in the America of Vietnam and Watergate. Highly recommended.” 

    Library Journal

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jen | 2/20/2014

    " I enjoyed this more than I thought, and may check out some of Bob Woodward's other books. I'm not huge into the Watergate happenings, but I liked Woodward's portrayal of his role, and how Deep Throat was a part of that. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Gina | 2/9/2014

    " my reporter-side of me just thought this was such an amazing story - to finally get the details was awesome "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Philip | 2/6/2014

    " Re-reading...better than I remembered, but still is more like a really long magazine article. Lotsa padding by ol' Woodward. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Randy | 1/24/2014

    " gets shitty toward the end when Woodward clearly had to rush to print with an incomplete draft after he got scooped by his own source. "

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