• Revolution’s End

  • The Patty Hearst Kidnapping, Mind Control, and the Secret History of Donald DeFreeze and the SLA
  • By: Brad Schreiber
  • Narrated by: Brad Schreiber
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (57 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Winner, International Book Awards

Winner, Independent Publisher Book Awards

Forty years after the Patty Hearst "trial of the century", people still don't know the true story of the events.

Revolution's End fully explains the most famous kidnapping in US history, detailing Patty Hearst's relationship with Donald DeFreeze, known as Cinque, the head of the Symbionese Liberation Army. Not only did the heiress have a sexual relationship with DeFreeze while he was imprisoned, she didn't know he was an informant and a victim of prison behavior modification.

Neither Hearst nor the white radicals who followed DeFreeze realized that he was molded by a CIA officer and allowed to escape, thanks to collusion with the California Department of Corrections. DeFreeze's secret mission: infiltrate and discredit Bay Area antiwar radicals and the Black Panther Party, the nexus of 70s activism. When the murder of the first black Oakland schools' superintendent failed to create an insurrection, DeFreeze was alienated from his controllers and, his life in jeopardy, decided to become a legitimate revolutionary.

Revolution's End finally elucidates the complex relationship of Hearst and DeFreeze and proves that the largest shoot-out in US history, which killed six members of the SLA in South Central Los Angeles, ended when the LAPD purposely set fire to the house and incinerated those six radicals on live television, nationwide, as a warning to American leftists.

©2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Skyboat Media, Inc. (P)2017 Brad Schreiber

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Interesting spin

The author is really enamored with the SLA. At times he’s downplaying the severity of what they did.
Interesting story but not super objective in my opinion.

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Mike Brown, blah, blah, blah

Why does a book that's supposed to be about Patty Hearst and the SLA start off with a paean about a petty criminal who was shot after trying to strangle a cop?

No need to listen to the remainder of the book. Misleading title to be sure.

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great book

great flow and details- author keeps the story going in a fantastic fashion
great history with super narration

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Keep it in church, Mr. Schreiber.

I found Mrs. Schreiber’s insight into the covert activities at Vacaville fascinating. Despite his masterful skill in detailing each event in an easily understandable narrative, Schreiber loses creditability with his seemingly uncontrollable dribble about the sanctimony of revolutions to bring about social change. Please…Just the facts, Mr. Schreiber.

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untold story about a very dark time of US history.

untold story about a very dark time of US history. makes me question almost everything I thought I knew about the 60's and early 70's.

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FREEZE!!! Or you may lose your mind!!!

S.L.B, P.I.L, G,B, whatever….. at the end of the day it always seems to be the C.I.A. Tons of information and name make it hard to follow at times. Hit it while it’s still a freebie. Narration was good.

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