The Original Watergate Stories

  • by Bob Woodward - foreword, Carl Bernstein - foreword, The Washington Post
  • Narrated by David Marantz
  • 5 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

To mark the 40th anniversary of the Watergate scandal, The Washington Post's seminal Watergate stories have been gathered together for the first time as an audiobook, including a foreword by journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein assessing the impact of their stories 40 years later.
"5 Held in Plot to Bug Democrats' Offices Here", said the headline at the bottom of page one in The Washington Post on Sunday, June 18, 1972. The story reported that a team of burglars had been arrested inside the offices of the Democratic National Committee in the Watergate office complex in Washington. On assignment, Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward uncovered a widespread political scandal and cover-up at the highest levels of government, culminating with the resignation of President Richard Nixon. The Post won a Pulitzer Prize for its work, which became the subject of two best-selling books and the renowned movie All the President's Men.
This audiobook is a look back at the dramatic chain of events that would convulse Washington for two years and lead to the first resignation of a US president, forever changing American politics.


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This book came out in 2013 to mark the 40th Anniversary of the Watergate Scandal. The forward is by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. The stories were published in the Washington Post and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973.

This is a compilation of the newspaper stories but they are not in chronological order and it is not a complete compilation. Woodward selected certain stories to present but it does give an informative picture of the scandal. This makes a good review for someone like me that lived through the scandal but for young people it would make a beneficial reference and starting point to launch further investigation.

I read the memoir of Katharine Graham’s “Personal History”. It won the Pulitzer Prize in 1998. Her memoir provided information about what tactics Richard Nixon took in his attempt to stop the Post from publishing the stories. As I read this book I remembered what Graham had said and it only made the stories in this book even more interesting.

David Marantz does a good job narrating the book. Marantz is an actor, voiceover artist and audiobook narrator.
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- Jean

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-20-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios