• Fall Out: A Year of Political Mayhem

  • By: Tim Shipman
  • Narrated by: Rupert Farley
  • Length: 29 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-15-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.7 (7 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

By the best-selling author of All Out War, short-listed for the Orwell Prize 2017.
The unmissable account of politics covering Theresa May's time as PM through to the end of the election campaign. Stuffed to the brim with revelation and explanation of political debates and arguments and a superb follow-up to All Out War.
'May you live in interesting times' says the proverbial Chinese curse. And it is difficult to think of a recent period in which politics have been so unpredictable and fast-changing. As Political Editor of The Sunday Times, Tim Shipman has been at the forefront of it all. His book of last year, All Out War, has become the book on the 2016 referendum campaign. Shipman's writing is noted for its grasp of human drama as well as his intimate understanding of the political arguments and differences at stake.
Fall Out continues the story of British politics from the entry of Theresa May into Downing Street as Prime Minister through to the end of the general election campaign - and its aftermath. Written with his trademark wit and access to sources no-one else has, this book takes all who listen to it to the heart of the political drama that is unravelling every day before us as Britain tries to work out its new place in the world post-Brexit.
©2017 Tim Shipman (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers
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Critic Reviews

Praise for All Out War: "I can't imagine a more even-handed or better sourced, all points-of-view account of the biggest story in British politics since WWII.... A fine book.' (Andrew Marr, The Sunday Times)
"Shipman's dispatches are a must read if you want to understand what happened beneath the smog and beyond the noise of the conflict." (Nick Robinson)
"Shipman is brilliantly qualified to write the inside story of the referendum, with his unrivalled access to all the players." (John Rentoul)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Chris Tech on 01-23-18

Brilliant and insightful

I couldn’t stop listening to this, the insights into the recents British political events was gripping and not a little depressing to find out how ineffectual some senior members of government are.

The shear volume of sources and first hand accounts is incredible.

This is bar far the longest book I’ve listened to but it didn’t feel like it.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By J. B. Mitchell on 02-07-18

Excellent book, spoiled by dreadful performance

What did you like most about Fall Out: A Year of Political Mayhem?

This is an incredibly well researched book. The author tells a compelling story quite brilliantly.

What did you like best about this story?

The detail. Here is the background to a year which we remember well - which explains so much of what was previously hidden.

What didn’t you like about Rupert Farley’s performance?

I admire Farley as an actor, but his reading of this brilliant book made it hard to follow. His frequent emphasis on the wrong words (changing the sense of what the author was saying) and the pauses in the wrong places were incredibly distracting.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

As someone who remains in despair over Brexit, the book increased my feelings of anger directed at the clueless politicians who are driving this Country over the proverbial cliff.

Any additional comments?

Yes - I would highly recommend this book, but if you have a Kindle, get that version. Failing that, just buy the book and read it the old fashioned way. If you are minded to get the audio version, read the 'free' sample first.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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