A Higher Loyalty by James Comey audiobook

A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership

By James Comey
Read by James Comey

Macmillan Audio 9781250192455
9.08 Hours 1
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"Comey's conversational tone instantly connects with the listener, and hearing him deliver the book's highly charged contents in his own voice brings authenticity and immediacy to the presentation...This greatly anticipated, revelatory memoir needs to be heard." — AudioFile Magazine In his audiobook, A Higher Loyalty, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like, and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of power, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader. Mr. Comey served as director of the FBI from 2013 to 2017, appointed to the post by President Barack Obama. He previously served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, and the U.S. deputy attorney general in the administration of President George W. Bush. From prosecuting the Mafia and Martha Stewart to helping change the Bush administration's policies on torture and electronic surveillance, overseeing the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation as well as ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, Comey has been involved in some of the most consequential cases and policies of recent history. More praise for A Higher Loyalty: "It was essential that Comey himself narrate this book, not only because his absence would have distracted listeners familiar with his voice but also because only the author could credibly convey the range of raw emotions emanating from the experiences he shares from this most eventful of lives." - Booklist, Starred Review

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Summary

#1 New York Times bestseller

A #1 New York Times audio bestseller

A #1 iBooks bestseller in Autobiographies & Memoirs

A USA Today Pick of Not-to-Miss New Books 

A Washington Post Top 10 Book on Leadership for 2018

A Newsweek Pick of Best Nonfiction for Summer Reading

A Time Magazine Pick

An Entertainment Weekly Pick of 15 Juiciest Political Books to Come in 2018

A Publishers Weekly Pick of Most Anticipated Books of Spring

A Library Journal bestseller

Among longlisted titles for Washington Post Best Books of the Year, 2018

Among longlisted titles for Seattle Times Best Books of the Year, 2018

"Comey's conversational tone instantly connects with the listener, and hearing him deliver the book's highly charged contents in his own voice brings authenticity and immediacy to the presentation...This greatly anticipated, revelatory memoir needs to be heard." — AudioFile Magazine In his audiobook, A Higher Loyalty, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like, and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of power, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader. Mr. Comey served as director of the FBI from 2013 to 2017, appointed to the post by President Barack Obama. He previously served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, and the U.S. deputy attorney general in the administration of President George W. Bush. From prosecuting the Mafia and Martha Stewart to helping change the Bush administration's policies on torture and electronic surveillance, overseeing the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation as well as ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, Comey has been involved in some of the most consequential cases and policies of recent history. More praise for A Higher Loyalty: "It was essential that Comey himself narrate this book, not only because his absence would have distracted listeners familiar with his voice but also because only the author could credibly convey the range of raw emotions emanating from the experiences he shares from this most eventful of lives." - Booklist, Starred Review

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Editorial Reviews

“Only former FBI director James Comey himself could convincingly narrate this audiobook. Fortunately, Comey’s conversational tone instantly connects with the listener, and hearing him deliver the book’s highly charged contents in his own voice brings authenticity and immediacy to the presentation. Comey has a pleasant speaking voice, and he demonstrates a professional narrator’s command of pacing and intensity. Anecdotes from his childhood and private life and in-depth details on his tenure at the FBI, including what led up to his firing, offer a more complete picture of Comey as an honest, principled man who is open about his mistakes and his role in the current political situation. This greatly anticipated, revelatory memoir needs to be heard.” AudioFile
“Summer’s political must-read.” Newsweek
“Comey…has worked in three administrations, and his book underscores just how outside presidential norms Trump’s behavior has been…Comey’s book fleshes out the testimony he gave before the Senate Intelligence Committee in June 2017 with considerable emotional detail, and it showcases its author’s gift for narrative…[with] some near-cinematic accounts.” New York Times Book Review
"[A] piercing and candid memoir. Comey revisits conflicts between duty and politics under three presidents…Comey mines his recollections for leadership lessons…His damning portrait of Trump, on the other hand, is a study in unethical, off-putting anti-leadership…This is a troubling and important account of the clash between power and justice.” Publishers Weekly
“On November 11, President Donald Trump called former FBI director James Comey a political hack ‘proven now to be a liar.’ Comey responded by quoting from an 1855 sermon by the Reverend Charles Haddon Spurgeon: ‘If you want truth to go round the world you must hire an express train to pull it; but if you want a lie to go round the world, it will fly.’ Perhaps this memoir’s title is another possible response.” Library Journal

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Author Bio: James Comey

Author Bio: James Comey

James Comey is a former US civil servant and author whose first book, the #1 New York Times bestseller A Higher Loyalty, was made into a Showtime limited series, “The Comey Rule.” He had served as the seventh director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 2013 until May 9, 2017, when he was fired by Donald Trump.

A Yonkers, New York native, he attended the College of William and Mary and the University of Chicago Law School and then returned to New York and joined the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York as an assistant US attorney. There, he took on numerous crimes, most notably organized crime in the case of the United States v. John Gambino, et al. He then became an assistant US Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia, where he handled the high-profile case that followed the 1996 terrorist attack on the US military’s Khobar Towers in Khobar, Saudi Arabia.

He returned to New York after 9/11 to become the US attorney for the Southern District of New York. At the end of 2003, he was tapped to be deputy attorney general at the Department of Justice under then Attorney General John Ashcroft.

Comey left the Department of Justice in 2005 to serve as General Counsel and Senior Vice President at defense contractor Lockheed Martin. Five years later, he joined Bridgewater Associates, a Connecticut-based investment fund, as its general counsel. In early 2013,he became a lecturer in law, a senior research scholar, and Hertog Fellow in National Security Law at Columbia Law School.

After he was fired as FBI Director, he held the King Lecture Chair in Public Policy at Howard University for 2017-18 and served as a distinguished lecturer in public policy at the College of William and Mary for 2018-2019. In September 2020, his first book, A Higher Loyalty, was made into a Showtime limited series, “The Comey Rule.”

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 9.08
Audience: Adult
Language: English