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The Trump Tapes

Bob Woodward's Twenty Interviews with President Donald Trump

About The Book

“The most memorable contribution to this year’s American political literature, however, was not a printed book. The Trump Tapesis an audio collection that offers a passport to the heart of darkness.” —The Guardian

“An uncharacteristic warning from one of the most respected, non-partisan journalists in the world” —Jake Tapper, CNN

“It was riveting. I couldn’t get enough of it.” —Gayle King, CBS Mornings


The Trump Tapes explodes with the exclusive, inside story of Trump’s performance as president—in his own words as he is questioned, even interrogated by Woodward, on the president’s key responsibilities from managing foreign relations to crisis management of the coronavirus pandemic.

This is the job Trump seeks again. How did he do the first time? This is the authentic answer, laying bare his repeated failures, obsessions, and grievances.

The Woodward interviews take a reader to a reporter’s laboratory meticulously examining the Trump presidency like never before—spellbinding and devastating.

*Including all 27 letters between President Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un

About The Author

Lisa Berg

Bob Woodward is an associate editor at The Washington Post, where he has worked for more than 50 years. He has shared in two Pulitzer Prizes, one for his Watergate coverage and the other for coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He has authored 21 bestselling books, 15 of which have been #1 New York Times bestsellers.

About The Readers

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Donald J. Trump is the very definition of the American success story, continually setting the standards of excellence while expanding his interests in real estate, sports, and entertainment. He is a graduate of the Wharton School of Finance. An accomplished author, Mr. Trump has authored over fifteen bestsellers and his first book, The Art of the Deal, is considered a business classic and one of the most successful business books of all time. Mr. Trump has over eight million followers on social media and is a frequent guest across a variety of media platforms.

Lisa Berg

Bob Woodward is an associate editor at The Washington Post, where he has worked for more than 50 years. He has shared in two Pulitzer Prizes, one for his Watergate coverage and the other for coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He has authored 21 bestselling books, 15 of which have been #1 New York Times bestsellers.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Originals (October 24, 2022)
  • Runtime: 11 hours and 29 minutes
  • ISBN13: 9781797124735

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Raves and Reviews

"This audiobook is a collection of interviews conducted by WASHINGTON POST journalist Bob Woodward with Donald Trump throughout the past decade. As anyone who has heard Trump speak can attest, the former president can talk around a subject with the best of them, but this work puts that skill to the test. Woodward does not accept Trump's word salads as answers. Trump sounds typically brash and boastful, talking glibly about everything, often exaggerating or telling out-and-out untruths. When he does, Woodward corrects him, sometimes to his face, other times in notes to listeners."

– AudioFile Magazine

“There is no question that hearing Trump has an impact that reading alone cannot match….??Woodward is showing in his own way how difficult it is to do journalism and historiography at the same time….In a Morning Edition interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep, Woodward speaks of how "the power of the audio" brings home something disturbing about Trump. ‘His voice is so consumed with himself and how he feels and his conclusions.’"

– Ron Elving, NPR

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