An ego trip travelogue. The reporting is tiresome and the self-congratulation nettling. The author is certainly knowledgeable, and there is much to criticize and fear when it comes to our current POTUS, but he preens throughout about his reputation as a hawk, criticizing virtually everyone, colleague, ally and foe, as too stupid to see the world as he does - black and white. Things are so much simpler when one’s answer to every problem is regime change or an act of war, in response to which, he appears to assume, The foreign targets of his wrath will beat a quiet retreat More galling, perhaps, he spends gallons of ink explaining the stupidity of any number of decisions made during his tenure, apparently oblivious to the fact that he was by his own account in the room where it happened. We can take comfort in the fact that he isn’t any more.
I think Michael Bolton is pretty full of himself. Nothing in this book surprised me. It was long and boring. I found it interesting how he kept putting down the previous administration and writing a book on how terrifying this one is. Clearly he didn't testify because of this book.
Really disappointing, Bolton clearly a megalomaniac seems shocked and appalled that someone could be an even bigger megalomaniac. Thought the motivation for the book would be to reveal Trump’s mismanagement which it does but larger goal seems to Bolton talking himself up. Snore!
I liked the many details in this book, but felt it was a play and repeat story of how POTUS could not focus on topics or stick to a plan. Mr. Bolton had one foot out the door ready with a resignation letter as he gained a true understanding of the chaotic nature of the white house and the people who worked there. Interesting that he highlighted the justification, some wrong, for certain decisions and when it came time to impeach Trump he did not have anything to say.
Egotistical people stories
After listening to his book, I wonder why he is not the president, since it seems he knows everything so much better than anyone else
Could not get through the first chapter. The Author/Reader was boring and made the book more about himself. I was not a fan.
I believe that is John more then Trump. His service to nation was very commendable. I definitely respect him and his opinion. He presents an accurate account of Trump’s time in office and his impacts on the nation. It’s truly inspiring and I find his conservative vision admirable
heavy content and very ponderous read
Bolton's book is just a policy wonk's disagreement with Trump's modus operandi. If you want to learn how decisions are made in the White House (any WH), this is a.good book to read. Bolton's book is mostly about Bolton justifying to his peers how and why foreign policy decisions were made within the WH and how the cabinet interacts. Overall, a good civics lesson.
a very detailed account of the interworking of the Trump Whitehouse.
My favorite comment is in the introduction: if you don’t like stress get a different job!
Easy to listen to and stay interested: informative and very much written from the emotional heart without being bitter
I gave the Narrator 4 stars because his voice sounded vindictive tinged: however his speech is very articulate and understandable
This book is about how much of a large racist the author is. Every chance he gets he takes very unnecessary unfounded pokes at President Obama.
There is nothing in the book that I can recommend.
BORING , to boring to write 10 letters
Extremely boring. It's a book for John Bolton to rave about his knowledge and pat himself on the back. If he said the sentence "From my previous role in the Reagan Administration" one more time I was going to fling myself off a roof. Do yourself as favor and- Pass on this book. Unless you're into hearing about Boltons boring achievements (so he thinks, it's his job) in a Administration, constantly stroking his ego One thing is obvious, this Country is being ran by ego maniac and a administration that acts like children.
So boring. It’s hard to pay attention because either the book is boring or is it the narrator? Either way would not recommend.
Too boring. Nothing really interesting.