A Different Drummer

  • by Michael K. Deaver
  • Narrated by Michael K. Deaver
  • 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A warm, personal portrait of Ronald Reagan, A Different Drummer brims with recollections from a relationship that has spanned three decades. A former aide and longtime family friend, Michael Deaver worked with the former chief executive for 20 consecutive years. Now he offers his memories of Ronald Reagan as governor, president, and friend. Reagan remains a mystery even to biographers with total access. But in A Different Drummer, Deaver writes not only of Reagan's dizzying highs, but also shares the lows, including the tough times that would test the strength of their friendship. Finally, he shares a poignant look at Reagan today as he battles Alzheimer's. This is Nancy Reagan's "finest hour", Deaver writes, a validation of the greatest love story he has ever known.
With anecdotes that are insightful, entertaining, intimate, and surprising, A Different Drummer sheds remarkable new light on an American icon admired by many and understood by few.
With a foreword by Nancy Reagan.


What the Critics Say

"Deaver is a great reader. Known as the public relations whiz in Reagan's White House, Deaver has a voice that sounds like John Chancellor's: deep, clear, and expressive. There is not a stilted moment in this audiobook. Deaver sounds like he is sitting at the fireplace telling stories about a friend." (AudioFile)


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Customer Reviews

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Worth Your TIme

Mike Deaver's book is a well written portrait of a Great American who did what he thought best for our great country. I was sorry to get to the end of it. Narration is super and the book is Excellent!
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- Reviewer# 10213

Great book!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, highly recommend.

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Different Drummer?

I love the little insights we got about the relationship between Ron & Nancy. I also gained a greater appreciation for Pres. Reagan and the importance he played in our country's history.

What does Michael K. Deaver bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

I love when the author reads his/her own book. You can feel the emotion and closeness he had with the Reagan's.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


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- H. McMullin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-12-2005
  • Publisher: HarperAudio