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Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Katy Tur

Narrated By: Katy Tur

Publisher: HarperAudio

Date: September 2017

Duration: 7 hours 45 minutes


Called 'Disgraceful,' 'third-rate,' and 'not nice' by Donald Trump, NBC News correspondent Katy Tur reported on—and took flak from—the most captivating and volatile presidential candidate in American history. Tur lived out of a suitcase for a year and a half, following Trump around the country, powered by packets of peanut butter and kept clean with dry shampoo. She visited forty states with the candidate, made more than 3,800 live television reports, and tried to endure a gazillion loops of Elton John’s 'Tiny Dancer'—a Trump rally playlist staple.
From day 1 to day 500, Tur documented Trump’s inconsistencies, fact-checked his falsities, and called him out on his lies. In return, Trump repeatedly singled Tur out. He tried to charm her, intimidate her, and shame her. At one point, he got a crowd so riled up against Tur, Secret Service agents had to walk her to her car.
None of it worked. Facts are stubborn. So was Tur. She was part of the first women-led politics team in the history of network news. The Boys on the Bus became the Girls on the Plane. But the circus remained. Through all the long nights, wild scoops, naked chauvinism, dodgy staffers, and fevered debates, no one had a better view than Tur.
Unbelievable is her darkly comic, fascinatingly bizarre, and often scary story of how America sent a former reality show host to the White House. It’s also the story of what it was like for Tur to be there as it happened, inside a no-rules world where reporters were spat on, demeaned, and discredited. Tur was a foreign correspondent who came home to her most foreign story of all. Unbelievable is a must-read for anyone who still wakes up and wonders, Is this real life?


  • Virginia C

    It’s really nice to hear what went on Trump’s road to the WH.

  • Bart B

    Interesting and great to hear the author read knowing what needed the extra emphasis

  • Carly G

    Fun insight into the Trump campaign leading up to the 2016 presidential election as told from the perspective of a millennial journalist. You get the inside scoop on Trump's bizarre idiosyncrasies as he vacillates from Katie's number one fan to her worst critic ("Little Katie" he calls her). Political reporting is balanced with an honest, humorous memoir of life on the road as a campaign reporter and all its non-glamorous aspects, like no sleep, weight gain, and dirty clothes. Katie is a great narrator and has an articulate, lively and pleasant voice.

  • brandon l

    so incredibly glad I took a chance on a political read ~ Katy Tur narrates in her signature anchor tone and it sincerely makes her journey all the more unbelievable and fascinating to listen to. I finished this in 2 days, I was hanging on the edge of my seat needing to know what happened all the way up to election day through her eyes. this is such an important story that had to be told, everyone American needs to hear it, every American with curiosity and anxiousness for the future of our nation needs to hear the truth Katy Tur tells in her book.

  • Joe K

    Just all around great book. Hated to finish it. Felt like I was leaving a good friend.

  • Clint Z

    Excellent take on the day to day craziness of the 2016 campaign.

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