Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow audiobook

Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators

By Ronan Farrow
Read by Ronan Farrow

Little, Brown, Little, Brown & Company 9780316486668
10.73 Hours Unabridged
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In this instant New York Times bestselling account of violence and espionage, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Ronan Farrow exposes serial abusers and a cabal of powerful interests hell-bent on covering up the truth, at any cost. In 2017, a routine network television investigation led Ronan Farrow to a story only whispered about: one of Hollywood's most powerful producers was a predator, protected by fear, wealth, and a conspiracy of silence. As Farrow drew closer to the truth, shadowy operatives, from high-priced lawyers to elite war-hardened spies, mounted a secret campaign of intimidation, threatening his career, following his every move, and weaponizing an account of abuse in his own family. All the while, Farrow and his producer faced a degree of resistance they could not explain -- until now. And a trail of clues revealed corruption and cover-ups from Hollywood to Washington and beyond. This is the untold story of the exotic tactics of surveillance and intimidation deployed by wealthy and connected men to threaten journalists, evade accountability, and silence victims of abuse. And it's the story of the women who risked everything to expose the truth and spark a global movement. Both a spy thriller and a meticulous work of investigative journalism, Catch and Kill breaks devastating new stories about the rampant abuse of power and sheds far-reaching light on investigations that shook our culture. INDIE BOUND #1 BESTSELLER USA TODAY BESTSELLER WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER

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Summary

Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award

Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest

New York Times bestseller

A New York Times Bestseller in Audio

An Elle Magazine Pick of the Best Audiobooks

An Apple iBooks bestseller in Audiobooks

USA Today bestseller

O Magazine Pick of Best True Crime Books

A #1 Amazon.com bestseller in Corruption & Misconduct in Politics

A Library Journal Best Book of the Year in Social Sciences

One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2019 in Nonfiction

A USA Today Pick for Fall

A New York Times Pick of the Month

A Los Angeles Times Pick for Its Book Club

An Entertainment Weekly Pick of Biggest Books for Fall

A Time Magazine Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2019

A New York Times Pick of the Week

A Boston Globe Pick of Greatest Books of Fall

A Kirkus Reviews Pick of Most Talked About Books This Month

A Bustle Pick of New #MeToo Movement Books for Fall

In this instant New York Times bestselling account of violence and espionage, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Ronan Farrow exposes serial abusers and a cabal of powerful interests hell-bent on covering up the truth, at any cost.


In 2017, a routine network television investigation led Ronan Farrow to a story only whispered about: one of Hollywood's most powerful producers was a predator, protected by fear, wealth, and a conspiracy of silence. As Farrow drew closer to the truth, shadowy operatives, from high-priced lawyers to elite war-hardened spies, mounted a secret campaign of intimidation, threatening his career, following his every move, and weaponizing an account of abuse in his own family.


All the while, Farrow and his producer faced a degree of resistance they could not explain -- until now. And a trail of clues revealed corruption and cover-ups from Hollywood to Washington and beyond.


This is the untold story of the exotic tactics of surveillance and intimidation deployed by wealthy and connected men to threaten journalists, evade accountability, and silence victims of abuse. And it's the story of the women who risked everything to expose the truth and spark a global movement.

Both a spy thriller and a meticulous work of investigative journalism, Catch and Kill breaks devastating new stories about the rampant abuse of power and sheds far-reaching light on investigations that shook our culture.


INDIE BOUND #1 BESTSELLER

USA TODAY BESTSELLER

WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“As a novel, it would be a page-turner. As a reported piece of nonfiction, it’s terrifying.” Time
“Monumental, haunting…In this self-narrated account, he describes the lengths he and his fellow reporters went to in order to reveal Weinstein’s hideous secret—and the power of the women who chose to take a stand.” Elle (audio review)
“[The] best (and most horrifying) spy thriller of the year…He weaves a breathless narrative as compelling as it is disturbing.” Entertainment Weekly
“The book details the extraordinary lengths some of the world’s most powerful people, including Harvey Weinstein, go to protect themselves: silencing their accusers, intimidating journalists, and more.” New York TImes Book Review
“Farrow’s dark memoir of the era in which he helped unearth the abuses of Harvey Weinstein unfolds like a classic noir.” Washington Post
“A humdinger of a story… a nuanced appreciation of how women are smeared and discredited…Combines righteous anger, gossip and comedy." The Times (London)
“Read this book…Farrow’s greatest success was to listen, believe and act, even at his own peril." Los Angeles Times
Catch and Kill is exhaustively reported...and compulsively readable, with nearly every page revealing a provocative detail about a household name in media or entertainment. Rolling Stone
"A breathtakingly dogged piece of reporting, in the face of extraordinary opposition." The Guardian (London)
“A measured but damning portrait.” NPR
“The book is full of plot and drama…This is a story about a ruling class of men who protect one another—and about the courage of women who speak up.” Philadelphia Inquirer
“Catch and Kill is an important, frightening book…it’s also a propulsive, cinematic page-turner.” Salon
“A vividly detailed, in-the-trenches account of the epic effort it took to try to bring down just a piece of the wall of patriarchy that has kept women exploited and oppressed in the media industry and American life forever.” Baltimore Sun
“This is an urgent, significant book…on a par with classics from Seymour Hersh and Bob Woodward. A meticulously documented, essential work.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Part memoir, part spy thriller, the book is an engrossing account of the dark arts employed by the powerful to suppress their stockpiled bad behavior as well as the cover-up culture that pervades executive suites.” Hollywood Reporter
Catch and Kill reads like a great detective novel and could lead to a safer and more just future.” Gloria Steinem, activist and #1 New York Times bestselling author
Catch and Kill…digs deep and Farrow is never afraid to tell the truth, no matter where the sparks may fly.” James Patterson, #1 New York Times bestselling author

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Author

Author Bio: Ronan Farrow

Author Bio: Ronan Farrow

Ronan Farrow is an investigative journalist who writes for the New Yorker and makes documentaries for HBO. He is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, the George Polk Award, and the National Magazine Award, among other commendations, and has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. He has been an anchor and reporter at MSNBC and NBC News, and his writing has appeared in publications including the Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. A series of stories he wrote in 2017 exposed the first allegations of sexual assault against the movie producer Harvey Weinstein. Prior to his work as a journalist, he served as a State Department official in Afghanistan and Pakistan and reported to the Secretary of State as a senior official focused on youth uprisings. He is a Yale Law School-educated attorney and studied at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/True Crime
Runtime: 10.73
Audience: Adult
Language: English