• Crisis of Character

  • A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses His Firsthand Experience with Hillary, Bill, and How They Operate
  • By: Gary J. Byrne
  • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Americas
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (3,149 ratings)
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Posted directly outside President Clinton's Oval Office, former Secret Service uniformed officer Gary Byrne reveals what he observed of Hillary Clinton's character and the culture inside the White House while protecting the first family in Crisis of Character, the most anticipated book of the 2016 election.

©2016 Gary J. Byrne (P)2016 Hachette Audio

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Crisis of Character

This was an interesting book about the Clinton's from firsthand experience. You get a look at what is going on as if you were walking around the White House. If the Clinton's were as the book describes them, then it is no wonder Monica Lewinsky became involved. Monica was as snarky as the rest of them. I think the book went on a little too long because the last part was a story more about the author and my interest faded in the end. If you are curious about the Clinton's, this is not speculation but on site information.

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Great listen!!

This book is so much more than what I had expected. Well written and presented. I have the utmost respect for Gary and his wonderful wife. Thank you for all you have done and all you still do.

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Not just a tell-all

This is so much more than the recent media hype. It's about Clinton shenanigans (I am being kind with that word) and manipulation of the truth, but it's also about the kindness and class of the Bush Whitehouse, as well as about the career of a guy who has some interesting tales to tell.

Seems like Byrne has a penchant for speaking up when he sees a wrong or incompetency and had plenty of chances for this along the way in his long career with more than one branch of the federal government.

Anybody who works knows how the go-with-the-flow (suck-up) mediocre employee often succeeds while the lone person speaking up, however right he or she may be, often gets shafted. I think Byrne is well aware of the latter.

His experience in the airlift evacuation of refugees from Cypress (I hope I am remembering that country correctly) left me shaking my head in wonder.

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Great Listen!

I enjoyed hearing a day experience in the White House under different presidents and a few inside tales. I especially enjoyed hearing the viewpoint of an officer during his work and how that effects his life. Well read and well written.

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Interesting perspective

I don't think it's the most well written book. Not sure if it's the reader or the way it was written, but I found the story line corny. BUT I do think the author has some points that are important to consider. I watched interviews with the author and he seems like a nice guy that just doesn't like the Clintons.

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Incredible

Very interesting insight into the Clinton administration, the secret service and the federal government. It is hard to put this audio book down.

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So important to know the truth!

I enjoyed the story but was terribly disturbed by the corrupt mess in Washington. It's a complete disgrace that leadership hold themselves above the law and endanger those they were elected to protect.

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The Truth About the Clintons

it was reassuring to have what I already knew about the Clintons to be verified, but for one who is unaware of their vile behavior, this is an eye-opening read. Be aware that the entirety of the book is not just about the Clintons, but also Mr Byrnes' experience as an Air Marshall. If I had been reading this book as anything other than audio, I probably would have skipped over some of the more technical details, but just listening made it more interesting. Mr. Troxell's voice lends itself to making some of the more banal passages quite palatable. I would recommend this book.

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Very eye opening

Great book with a lot of detail and some comparisons to other Presidents. It's really a shame what the Clintons were able to get away with. I am still baffled that Hillary was able to get so many votes when she is clearly the one not fit to be president. She can talk the talk like many other orators in history. You know who I'm talking about. Definitely worth a listen.

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Interesting Story

Not surprised at either Clinton behavior, and while the book is not especially well written, I think he has hit the nail on the head. Good performance by narrator, and interesting to hear about the Air Marshal part of it. Glad I listened to it.

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